(#15 globally) with a QS 5-Star rating in “Accounting and Finance” in 2020 (QS Top Universities)
Well above world standard” for research in FoR1502 (Banking, Finance and Investment) 2010-2018 (ERA Outcomes)
Ranked 30th in the world for contributing 57 publications to the top 4 A* finance journals since 2010 (ASU-FMA Rankings)
The School of Banking and Finance has a strong commitment to research, learning, and teaching. As such, each of our academic staff members specialise in one of two areas: high quality, active research; or, innovative and quality-rich teaching. Members of our staff have been awarded large Australian Research Council (ARC) grants and, in several cases, have successfully been awarded multiple grants. Many also undertake active roles across the discipline, including key members of industry associations, editorial board memberships, internationally recognised keynote speakers, and present their work at top tier sector conferences and seminars.
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The School has active fourth year Honours, Masters research and PhD research programs and has maintained quality annual postgraduate research enrolments over recent years. To date, we have celebrated the achievements of over 75 higher research degree students who have received their qualifications under the tutelage of our academics. These graduates have gone on to get initial job placements at top universities and corporations around the world, such as Florida Atlantic; New School of Economics, Moscow; London School of Economics; Monash; Commerzbank AG; Morningstar; and, NASDAQ.
We seek to maintain the highest international standards in both fundamental and applied research in banking and finance. Through this research we aim to aid the advancement, development and practical application of scientific research of relevance to industry and commerce.
We foster this objective in several ways, including:
Our School ranks as the top finance school in Australia for publications in 20 of the best international finance journals.
Current research students at the UNSW School of Banking and Finance.
Banking and Finance faculty members and PhD students are well represented at international finance conferences with a wide range of research papers accepted for presentation.