The Banking and Financial Services sector is an important area of the Australian economy. The sector covers banking, broking, insurance, financial advice, fund management, superannuation and mortgage broking among many other large business functions.
UNSW Science offers a range of degrees and courses that can prepare you for a career in Banking and Financial Services, with skills in data science, mathematics, statistics, systems design and problem solving that will give you an edge in the highly competitive industry.
Careers in Banking & Financial Services
Most Australians are in some way dependent on the work of those in banking or financial services, through managing mortgages, superannuation, investment portfolios or other financial products.
Jobs in the sector are often with one of the ‘big 4’ banks – the Commonwealth Bank, National Australia Bank, Westpac or ANZ - which employ roughly half of the industry, or smaller banks, credit unions and other financial organisations, such as mortgage lenders, insurance companies, financial advisors and brokerages.
Banking and financial services professionals may have a range of skills and specialisations such as computing, people management, project management, problem-solving, communication skills and detailed planning.
One common thread in all banking and financial services occupations is a deep understanding of mathematics. For example, people mathematics and data science specialisations analyse the numbers behind investments, seeking a competitive edge. Successful candidates discover new opportunities to apply their skills to financial innovation.
- Investment Advisor
- Fund Manager
- Insurance Advisor
- Share Trader
- Data Scientist
- Company Secretary
- Corporate Treasurer
- Chief Finance Officer