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What will I learn?

Banks play an important role in the economy, attracting savings, granting credit, investing in industries and facilitating business through payment systems. Our banking major takes an applied approach and will allow you to gain in-depth understanding of how banks and financial intermediaries function in the world economy, as well as how they operate internally.

There is significant demand for graduates with specialised undergraduate study in banking, as careers in this area are rapidly evolving with technological and financial innovation.

You will study theory and practice relating to financial services, with an emphasis on practical application techniques.

You will learn the role of banks in the financial system, the management and regulation of banks in domestic and international contexts, and the activities of private and investment banks.

The unique quantitative skills developed through this major will provide you with a head start over other graduates in the financial industry.

By studying at the Business School, you will be joining our Discipline of Finance, a leading research group currently ranked among the top finance groups in the Asia-Pacific region.

Career Pathways

Completing a Banking major is essential for anyone who wants to pursue a career in the commercial or investment banking, risk management or financial industry regulation. However, studying banking is useful for everyone generally interested in business, because understanding how banks operate and are managed will be useful in any business dealings with them. Our graduates will find themselves in a variety of careers such as:

  • Commercial and investment banking
  • Financial services
  • Consulting
  • Risk management
  • Financial industry regulation
  • Central banking
  • Government departments

Which department am I in?

The University of Sydney Business School

CRICOS

012849G

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
Year 1 Tuition fee: AUD $48,000; This indicative tuition fee is subject to annual increase each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

31 January 2022, 30 June 2022

More details

Start date

21 February 2022, 1 August 2022

Venue

The University of Sydney

Camperdown/Darlington Campus,

Level 5, JFR (Jane Foss Russell) Building, 160 City Road,

DARLINGTON,

New South Wales,

2008, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission to this course is on the basis of the following criteria: a secondary education qualification (including national and international equivalents), or approved higher education study, including approved preparation courses. English Language Requirements: IELTS overall score of 6.5 with no band below 6.0; TOEFL Paper based score of 565; TOEFL IBT: 85; PTE Academic score of 61; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 58; Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 45; Cambridge English scale: CAE and CPE: 176.

For international students

Admission to this course is on the basis of the following criteria:

a secondary education qualification (including national and international equivalents), or approved higher education study, including approved preparation courses.

IELTS: A minimum result of 7.0 overall and a minimum result of 6.0 in each band

TOEFL - IBT score: A minimum result of 96 overall including a minimum result of 17 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 19 in Writing

Pearsons Test of English: A minimum result of 68 overall and a minimum result of 54 in each band

Application deadline: Jan/31 for Semester 1 and June/30 for semester 2.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About The University of Sydney

The University of Sydney is ranked 4th in the world and 1st in Australia for graduate employability by the 2020 QS Graduate Employability Rankings.

  • Consistently placed among the world’s top 50 universities
  • 2 subjects in the world’s top 10 - QS 2019 Subject Rankings
  • 30 subjects among the top 50 - QS 2019 Subject Rankings
  • Sydney is ranked 3rd in the list of the world’s best cities