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Finsia’s mission to raise professional standards

Today Finsia announced an exciting initiative to connect their membership with Macquarie University to develop curriculum and contribute real-world perspectives to banking and finance programs.

Under the initiative, a range of opportunities will be offered to Finsia members to share their expertise and experience with the next generation of professionals in Australia's largest industry.

Chief Executive Officer Russell Thomas said that getting involved is a vital part of Finsia's mission to raise professional standards.

"Being a member of Finsia is about progressing your career, but it is also about giving expertise, insights and experience back to the industry. With this new initiative we have a sophisticated, digital platform for Finsia members to get involved with a range of opportunities to improve the industry's standards and competitiveness."

Macquarie University's Applied Finance Centre (MAFC), Finsia's education partner, is a foundation participant in the new initiative, with an Australia-wide network of institutions coming on board in the following months.

Professor Kevin Jameson, MAFC's Director, said that through the initiative "we give Macquarie graduates an inside edge. Graduates with analytical and critical thinking skills who understand commercial realities are highly prized by employers. Through Macquarie University's partnership with Finsia, students across a number of banking and finance programs at both undergraduate and postgraduate level can tap into an exclusive network of industry experts. Our partnership acknowledges our strong advocacy for the important role that industry practitioners play in the development and delivery of current, relevant, applied finance education."

We invite our members to participate in a range of activities within Macquarie University's new Master of Banking and Finance program, and the Bachelor of Applied Finance program.

The industry-leading Master of Applied Finance offered by MAFC to those already working within financial services will also select members to contribute to students' learning outcomes of this rigorous graduate applied finance program.

Today's announcement is the latest part of Finsia's innovative approach to developing opportunities for members' life-long connection with the financial services industry, and engagement with those in their early to mid-career, or committed to joining the industry. Finsia's launch in May of a new digital platform to provide member access to the region's largest network of industry professionals will help to facilitate these opportunities.

To get involved and learn more about the variety of options to contribute to the future of finance, visit


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