Welcome from the Head of School

The School of Banking and Finance, UNSW Australia Business School was established in 1988 and is the largest School of its kind in Australia.

Our more than 40 faculty specialise in various fields of finance and are from diverse international backgrounds (Albania, Australia, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Italy, Korea, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, UK, Ukraine, Vietnam, USA, and Zimbabwe) with PhDs from Chicago, Erasmus, INSEAD, Northwestern, NTU, NUS, NYU, SFI, Tilburg, UBC, UCLA, UNSW, USC, UT Austin, Washington University etc. We are committed to consistently producing first class theoretical and empirical research in finance and are opinion and knowledge leaders in local and regional financial markets.

We are Australia’s top ranked school in research and among the top five in the Asia-Pacific region. We are ranked 30th in the ASU-FMA Rankings (2010-2015); 31st in the UT Dallas (2013-2016) Rankings in the world for contributing publications to the top finance journals; 11th in QS rankings (Accounting and Finance); ERA rating of 5 in FoR1502 (Banking, Finance and Investment).

We maintain close ties with industry, both locally and internationally, and aim to cultivate an enthusiastic and exciting research and teaching culture. A diverse range of degrees in banking and finance is offered including: coursework programs leading to Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) and BCom (Hons); a Master of Commerce (MCom) with specialisations in Banking, Finance, Funds Management and International Finance; a Master of Financial Analysis, Master of Financial Planning and a Master of Finance.

The School of Banking and Finance is a key member of the Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre (CMCRC), the Centre for International Finance and Regulation (CIFR), and the Securities Industry Research Centre of Asia-Pacific Ltd (SIRCA). These organizations are world leaders in providing specialist financial research infrastructure.

The School of Banking and Finance has strong ties to many major international business schools, which is highlighted by the depth of expertise represented in our seminar series and the breadth of distinguished researchers visiting the school.

We are committed to espousing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in all our activities as we continue to drive debate and provide expert advice to address the integrity of financial markets as a global challenge.

We warmly welcome you to our school.

Professor Jerry T. Parwada
Head of the School of Banking & Finance

Looking for a course coordinator or someone to help?

+61 2 9385 5867​​

bankfin@unsw.edu.au​​​

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