A Statistical Note on Australian Banking and Finance Enrolments, Student Load and Composition, 1989-1999
AbstractThis statistical note examines trends in Australian banking and finance enrolments and student load, along with the composition of enrolments and course completions, over the 1990s. Unpublished higher education statistics from the Department of Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (DETYA) is extracted at the specific and broad field of study level for the purposes of the analysis. Three main trends are noted. First, banking and finance courses are among the fastest growing business-related fields in Australia. On average, enrolments in banking and finance courses increased annually by some 17.94 percent over the period, with postgraduate enrolments growing at an annual rate of 32.34 percent, and undergraduate enrolments at 15.25 percent. Second, while the composition of banking and finance enrolments has changed markedly during the last decade, female participation rates are lower than other business-related fields. Female enrolments currently make up less than one third of all research students in banking and finance. Finally, the share of enrolments by overseas and domestic fee-paying students has also increased. In 1998 only some 37.30 percent of banking and finance course completions were by non-fee-paying students, whereas in all business-related programs this figure is slightly more than 60 percent.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by School of Economics and Finance, Queensland University of Technology in its series School of Economics and Finance Discussion Papers and Working Papers Series with number 091.
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