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Bachelor of Business with a Major in Finance

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  • Qualification

    Undergraduate

  • Duration

    3 years full time or equivalent part time

  • Units

    24

  • Start Date

    Mar, Jul, Nov

  • Estimated Fees

    $32,262

What are the entry criteria?

Non-Year 12 entry

Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including diplomas, advanced diplomas, associate degrees and degrees). Additional performance criteria and prerequisite requirements may also apply.

Students admitted to the course with prior tertiary studies that satisfy part of the academic requirements of this course may be eligible for academic credit.

Applicants without a formal qualification but with significant and relevant work experience and appropriate English language skills, or a suitable Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) result, will be considered if they can demonstrate that they can undertake the course with a reasonable prospect of success.

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The University may determine selection criteria and restrictions in respect of courses to apply in addition to these entry requirements.

Year 12 entry

Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification.

VCE Pre-requisites

  • Applicants must meet the associated minimum ATAR score
  • Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL

The full Course Information Set and Whole of Institution Set are available for reference.

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Overview of the course

Our Bachelor of Business with a Major in Finance will help students master the core skills and knowledge in the fields of business, management and operations in order to succeed in roles in modern organisations.

A major in Finance will help students understand how to analyse and assess financial forecasts as well as the value of companies. The aim of this major is to be able to manage risk, investigate investment opportunities and examine the values of assets such as bonds and shares.

  • Career opportunities
  • Learning outcomes
  • Business Analyst

    Analyzes an organisation or business domain and documents its business, processes or systems.

  • Marketing Manager

    Develop advertising strategies and brand campaigns and generally oversee all marketing activities within an organisation.

  • Entrepreneur

    Lead your own company by innovating and implementing new ideas across your business.

  • International Business Consultant

    Help businesses grow internationally through risk management and assessment.

  • Financial risk management

    Examine the sources of financial risk and the importance of implementing effective financial risk management procedures in business entities.

  • Management accounting

    Analyse the relationship between cost, volume and profit, and its implications for managerial decision making.

  • Macroeconomic policy

    Learn how to use various macroeconomics models when analysing economic events and public policies.

  • Banking operations and governance

    Examine the measurement of credit risk and its impact on the management of Financial institutions.

  • International trade and finance

    Examine solutions to current international issues based on research from a variety of sources.

  • Management of investment portfolios

    Examine contemporary issues in the emerging investment markets.

Why study with Swinburne Online?

  • Internationally recognised qualification

  • Ranked among the top 2% worldwide

  • Learn from industry professionals

  • Graduate with an industry standard qualification

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