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Bachelor of Economics with Bachelor of Finance

Degree Type Double Degree

Duration 4 years full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 314151

CRICOS 042341J

The combined program of Economics and Finance integrates the benefits of the more general economics program with the specialisation of finance. By appropriate selection of courses, it is possible to complete both programs within four years of full-time study. Students who complete this program are very well placed in the employment market.

A wide number of our courses have met the competence area for Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

  • Entry Requirements

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    Domestic applicants

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    SATAC Code 314151
    2016 CSP ATAR 65.1
    Adelaide Approved Score 75
    2016 CSP IB 24
    Mid-year entry? Yes
    Deferment? Yes - 2 year
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    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).

    Alternative entry pathways
    • Higher Education applicants
      You must have completed at least half a year full time equivalent university study. A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You compete on the basis of your best GPA.
    • VET applicants
      You must have completed an AQF Certificate IV or above from a Registered Training Organisation. Your application will be ranked according to the level of the award.
    • Special Entry applicants
      You must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2017. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2017 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2016 or 2015), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2015). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
    • Without formal qualifications?
      You may be eligible for our special access schemes.
    • Credit Estimator
      The Credit Estimator is an application that provides information about the possible credit you may receive at the University of Adelaide based on your prior learning.
    • TAFE/VET Credit Pathway
    • Other Entry Pathways
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 314151

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    International ATAR 75
    IB 25
    IELTS Overall 6 [more info]
    Mid-year entry? Yes
    CRICOS 042341J
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Equivalent Scores
    International ATAR 75
    IB 25
    A-Level 7
    UEC [Malaysia] 20
    SAT [US] 1200
    ISC & CBSE [India] 70%
    ISBE [India] [1] 80%
    OSSD OAC [Canadian Pre-U] 70
    Eynesbury Foundation Program 360
    Bradford Foundation Program 74
    [1] Acceptable Indian State Board Examinations: Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Commonwealth-supported place: $10,175

    More information on Student Contribution Amounts.

    International applicants

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    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.

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  • Careers

    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Professional Accreditation

    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 PS146 tier I Compliance, in the areas of generic knowledge derivatives and securities.

    The Bachelor of Finance degree covers material relevant for entry to the Chartered Financial Analysts and Financial Planning Association.

    A wide number of our courses have met the competence area requirement for the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

    Potential careers

    Auditor, Business Manager, Data Analyst, Diplomatic corps, Econometrician, Economist, Environmental Consultant, Environmental Economist, Export / Import trade, Financial Analyst, Foreign Affairs, Health Economist, Humanitarian / Aid Worker, Human Resource Manager, Industrial Organiser, Intelligence Officer, International Development Worker, Management Consultant, Natural Resource Manager, Oil and Gas Analyst, Planning Officer / Urban Planner, Policy Adviser, ...

  • Global Learning

    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.

  • Degree Structure

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    Example Study Plan

    Indicative study plan
    Year level 1
    Core Courses ACCTING 1002: Introductory Accounting I
    ECON 1008: Business and Economic Statistics I or Statistical Practice I 
    ECON 1012: Principles of Economics I
    ECON 1009: International Financial Institutions & Markets I
    CORPFIN 1002: Business Finance I
    Semester I Mathematics
    Semester II Mathematics
    Electives One Level I Elective
    Year level 2
    Core Courses ECON 2508: Financial Economics II and/or CORPFIN 2502: Business Valuation II
    CORPFIN 2501: Financial Institutions Management II
    ECON 2504: Intermediate Econometrics II
    ECON 2506: Intermediate Microeconomics A II
    ECON 2507: Intermediate Macroeconomics II
    ECON 2513: Global Economic History II
    Electives Two Level II Electives
    Year level 3 and 4
    Core Courses CORPFIN 3501: Portfolio Theory & Management III
    CORPFIN 3502: Options, Futures & Risk Management III and/or Financial Modelling: Tools & Techniques III
    Electives Two Level III Finance courses
    Four Level III Electives
    Core Courses ECON 3524: Economic Policy Analysis III Part A
    ECON 3525: Economic Policy Analysis III Part B or PROF 3501 International Internship or PROF 3502 Professions Internship Program
    Electives Two Economics Level III courses 
    Four Level III electives
    Note:Current students, please visit the link below for your study plan templates:

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Last updated: Wednesday, 18 Jan 2017


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