The School ranks as the top finance school in Australia for publications in 20 of the best international finance journals.
Banking and Finance has a strong commitment to research and a vibrant research culture. All academic staff members are active in research and/or research supervision. Members of staff receive large Australian Research Council (ARC) grants and in several cases receive multiple grants and play an active role in research activities in the discipline including editorial board memberships, and presenting their work at conferences and seminars.
The School has active fourth-year honours, Masters research and PhD research programs and has maintained annual postgraduate research enrolments of over 50 students during recent years. In most years a Banking and Finance fourth-year undergraduate student receives the University Medal.
The School seeks to maintain the highest international standards in both fundamental and applied research in banking and finance and, through that research, to aid the advancement, development and practical application of scientific research of relevance to industry and commerce.
This objective is fostered in several ways including the publishing of research findings, the organisation of a School Research Seminar Series, sponsorship of the Australasian Finance and Banking Conference, hosting of International visitors and by supporting the acquisition of Australian and International databases utilised by researchers in the School.