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Bachelor of Businesswith 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

Overview of the course

Our Bachelor of Business with a Major in Finance will help you to master the core skills and knowledge of business, management and operations.

With this qualification you will understand how to analyse and assess financial forecasts as well as the value of companies.

The aim of this major is to equip you with the skills to manage risk, investigate investment opportunities and examine the values of assets such as bonds and shares.

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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 of up to 16 units.

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

If you are applying as an international student, please view the English Language Requirements.

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Career & Learning

Career opportunities

  • Financial Analyst

    Analyses the economic conditions along with business financials to determine its performance and make recommendations for the future.

  • Stockbroker

    Execute, buy and sell orders for stocks and other securities on behalf of clients. Stockbrokers are usually associated with a brokerage firm and handle transactions for both retail and institutional customers.

What you will learn

  • 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.

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Course Units

  • Financial Information for Decision Making (ACC10007)
  • Industry Consulting Project (BUS30009)
  • Advanced Innovative Business Practice (BUS30024:)
  • Learning and Communicating for Innovative Business Practice (COM10011)
  • Economic Principles (ECO10004)
  • Macroeconomic Policy (ECO20004)
  • Financial Statistics (FIN10002)
  • Banking Operations and Governance (FIN20013)
  • Financial Management (FIN20014)
  • Financial Risk Management (FIN30014)
  • Management of Investment Portfolios (FIN30016)
  • International Trade and Investment (INB60003)
  • Introduction to Business Information Systems (INF10003)
  • Finance Law (LAW30002)
  • Introduction to Management (MGT10001)
  • Fundamentals of Marketing (MKT10007)
  • Electives
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