Campus North Terrace Campus
Degree Type Bachelor
Duration 3 years full-time or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 314401
The Bachelor of Finance degree introduces students to the global and institutional aspects of the world's financial systems. There is a broad coverage of the specialised financial institutions, their asset classes, and the markets in which the different assets are traded. Areas of study include financial markets, valuation issues, international trade and finance, financial modelling and financial management. Students admitted to the Bachelor of Finance may choose to graduate with one of the following degrees:
The Bachelor of Finance program comprises a range of courses in finance, economics, mathematics and statistics. Students may choose a particular area of specialisation during their second and third years or continue with a more general approach.
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information for this program.
I am a:
|2016 CSP ATAR||65.55|
|2016 CSP IB||24|
|2016 Adelaide Approved Score||75|
|Deferment||Yes - 2 year|
|Year 12 Applicants||You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).|
|Assumed Knowledge||While a knowledge of mathematics is good background for finance, mathematics and commerce courses, SACE Stage 2 Mathematical Studies are essential for certain electives within these programs. Consequently to enjoy maximum choice within the programmes, SACE Stage 2 Mathematical Studies is recommended.|
|Intake||February and July|
|Australian Year 12||Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject|
|English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide||
|Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements||A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements|
|Secondary School Qualifications||International ATAR||75|
|International Baccalaureate (IB)||25|
|Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)||11|
|United Entrance Certificate (UEC)||20|
|General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level||7|
|Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)||70|
|ISC & CBSE [India]||70%|
|Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education||2.5|
|Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong||7.5|
|STPM or Matrikulasi||2.78|
|The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program||74|
|Eynesbury Foundation Program||360|
|Other Qualifications||Students who don't meet the academic requirements or who have other qualifications from the South Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, Phillipines or Taiwan may be eligible to apply for a Pre-University Pathway to prepare for or gain entry into the University's undergraduate academic programs. For additional information see Admissions Information - Academic Requirements|
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information for this program.
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|Annual tuition fees||
Commonwealth-supported place: $10,050
More information on Student Contribution Amounts.
|Annual tuition fees||International student place: $33,000|
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
Work Placement: [Can include]
The University's business programs have been awarded international accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) http://www.aacsb.edu/accreditation/
AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and has been earned by less than 5% of the world's business schools.
This means the University of Adelaide's Business Degrees are recognised internationally for their high quality.
Graduates of the finance degree are entitled to affiliate membership of the nationally-recognised Financial Services Institute of Australia (Finsia). Full membership of Finsia requires completion of the Institute's Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment, progress towards which is greatly facilitated by completion of this degree.
By undertaking specific courses, graduates can also obtain partial compliance with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission RG146 (tier 1 Compliance), in the areas of generic knowledge derivatives and securities.
A wide number of courses have met the competence area requirement for Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
Banker, Commodities or Futures Trader, Accountant, Actuary, Finance Manager, Financial Adviser, Financial Services Officer, Fund and Portfolio Manager, International Government and Trade Policy Adviser, International Trade or Business Analyst, Business Manager, Econometrician, Economist, Management Consultant, Auditor, Business Analyst, Business Data Analyst, Foreign Affairs, Statistician, Government or Corporate Policy Adviser, Stockbroker, Financial Systems / Computer Analyst ...
A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.
To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.
Your program has been designed to provide you with the opportunity to add a global experience to your studies. You can do this by incorporating a study tour or a semester exchange into your study plan.
Study tours are usually two or three weeks in duration. They can be credited towards electives or core courses. Study tours are usually held during the summer or winter break. The Faculty of the Professions runs different and repeated study tours every year. Some examples are below and current study tours being offered can be found here: Go Global
|International Internship – PROF 3501||2nd Year||3||Elective|
|Partner & Country||Course||University of Adelaide Credit||Units||Year/ Level||Core/ Elective|
|Maastricht University - Netherlands||Options and Futures||Options, Futures and Risk Management III||3||3rd Year||Elective|
|Time Series Modelling||Finance Elective Level III||3||3rd
|Financial Management and Policy||Finance Elective Level III||3||3rd Year||Elective|
|Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management||Portfolio Theory and Management III||3||3rd Year||Core|
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
For those wishing to focus on the interaction of economics and finance, choices could include financial economics, international trade and finance and financal econometrics. Students with commercial aspirations undertake courses in corporate finance, futures and risk management, portfolio theory and management, and investment analysis and valuation. All eligible students are admitted to the Bachelor of Finance program but may choose to follow the Bachelor of Finance (international) stream.
|Year level 1|
|Core Courses||ACCTING 1002: Introductory Accounting I
ECON 1012: Principles of Economics I
CORPFIN 1002: Business Finance I
ECON 1009: International Financial Institutions & Markets I
ECON 1008: Business and Economic Statistics I or
STATS 1000: Statistical Practice I
One approved Maths Combination from:
MATHS 1009: Introduction to Financial Mathematics I and MATHS 1010: Applications of Quantitative Methods in Finance I
MATHS 1011: Mathematics IA and MATHS 1012: Mathematics IB
|Elective||One Level I Elective|
|Year level 2|
CORPFIN 2501: Financial Institutions Management II
ECON 2508: Financial Economics II
CORPFIN 2502: Business Valuation II
ECON 2504: Intermediate Econometrics II or
MATHS 2103: Probability and Statistics
|Electives||Four Level II Electives|
|Year level 3|
CORPFIN 3501: Portfolio Theory & Management
CORPFIN 3502: Options,Futures andRisk Management III or
MATHS 3012: Financial Modelling: Tools and Techniques III
Two Level III Finance courses from the list below:
CORPFIN 3500 Corporate Finance Theory III
CORPFIN 3503 Corporate Investment and Strategy III
CORPFIN 3504 Treasury and Financial Risk Management III
ECON 3506 International Trade III
ECON 3502 Econometrics III
ECON 3510 International Finance III
ECON 3511 Money, Banking and Financial Markets III
STATS 3005 Time Series III
|Electives||Four Level III Electives|
|NOTE:CURRENT STUDENTS, please visit this link for your study plan templates: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/professions/hub/ug/downloads/|
May include, but not limited to: Examinations, Group Assignments, Individual Assignments, Consulting Projects, Presentations, Quizzes, Tests, Tutorial Work as prescribed within each course.
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"I have always wanted to help people. Originally the plan was to study medicine, but then discovered I had a passion for business. When exploring my options, I saw the Bachelor of Finance and instantly knew this was the career path I wanted to go for. I have joined the AIESEC student group in my first year and this has allowed me to meet many new friends. Through the accounting class I have been introduced to the CA Achievers program (Chartered Accounts) which has led to an internship.â