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

Why combine Economics with Finance?  

Finance professionals manage money and financial assets to help individuals and employers reach their goals. Economists look at the 'big picture', and give expert advice on policy design and business strategy.

Combined, the two provide an all-inclusive view of markets, the economy and business. They come together in a wide range of rewarding and well-paid careers which you’ll be uniquely placed to pursue.

What will you do?

  • Understand wealth management and financial modelling in depth.
  • Study valuation issues and financial markets.
  • Explore economic theories and their practical applications at all levels.
  • Build skills in mathematics, statistics and data analysis.
  • Master creative problem-solving, decision-making and communication.

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  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions information

    SATAC Code 314151
    2019 CSP ATAR 69.3
    2019 CSP IB 25
    Guaranteed Entry Score - ATAR 75
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Future Students team

    2019 Admissions Data for school leavers
    ATAR
    (raw ATAR, excluding any applicable adjustment factors)
    Lowest ATAR to receive an offer 58.85
    Median ATAR to receive an offer 81.9
    Highest ATAR to receive an offer 99.05
    Selection Rank
    (ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
    Lowest Selection Rank to receive an offer 69.3
    Median Selection Rank to receive an offer 86.8
    Highest Selection Rank to receive an offer 99.95
    Minimum eligibility score 65
    Additional criteria considered Selection rank only
    Selection Criteria
    Recent Secondary Education Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the completion of Year 12 within the last two years, however if you completed your secondary education more than two years ago, you may still be able to be considered on the basis of your secondary schooling. You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Selection Rank (ATAR plus any applicable adjustment factors). Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
    Assumed Knowledge While a knowledge of mathematics is good background for finance, mathematics and commerce courses, SACE Stage 2 Mathematical Methods (if studied year 12 prior to 2017, the equivalent subject was called Mathematical Studies) is essential for certain electives within this program. Consequently to enjoy maximum choice within the programs, SACE Stage 2 Mathematical Methods is recommended.
    Higher Education Study You must have completed at least six months full time equivalent higher education study (the number of courses and units will vary depending on your prior institution however at the University of Adelaide, this equates to 4 courses / 12 units). 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. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
    Vocational Education and Training (VET) study 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. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
    Work and life experience To be eligible to sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) as as pathway for entry, you must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2020. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2020 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2019 or 2018), 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 2018). 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.
    Other Entry Pathways
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 314151

    Student Profile
    Applicant background Semester one/Full year intake 2019
    Number of students Percentage of all students
    (A) Higher Education study
    (includes a bridging or enabling course)
    5 19.2%
    (B) Vocational education and training (VET) study N/A N/A
    (C) Work and life experience
    (admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
    <5 N/A
    (D) Recent secondary education:
    • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
      (regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors)
    14 53.8%
    • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered
      (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
    N/A N/A
    • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor
      (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)
    N/A N/A
    International students <5 N/A
    All students 26 100.0%

    International applicants

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    CRICOS 042341J
    Intake February and July
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    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
    IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    Secondary School Qualifications Selection Rank (International) 70
    International Baccalaureate (IB) 25
    Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 17
    United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia] 25
    General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level 6
    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 65
    British Columbia Certificate of Graduation (Canada) 4.6
    Alberta High School Diploma (Canada) 74
    ISC & CBSE [India] 60%
    ISBE [India] 70%
    SAT [US] 1120
    Abitur 3.7
    Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education 2.2
    Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong 7.5
    STPM or Matrikulasi 2.67
    Kuwait General School Secondary Certificate 70
    The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program 70
    Eynesbury Foundation Program 339
    ANU Foundation Studies 64
    Monash Foundation Year 67.5
    Trinity College Foundation Studies Program 70
    UNSW Foundation Year 6.5
    University of Sydney Foundation Studies Program 6.5
    Western Australia University Foundation Studies Program 56
    University of Queensland Foundation Studies Program 4.0
    Non-Go8 Foundation Score 70
    Other Qualifications Students who don't meet the academic requirements or who have other qualifications from the South Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, Philippines 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 Pathway Programs
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  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $38,500

    Scholarships

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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

    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 Economist, Export / Import trade, Financial Analyst, Foreign Affairs, Health Economist, Humanitarian / Aid Worker, Industrial Organiser, International Development Worker, Oil and Gas Analyst, Policy Adviser, Statistician

  • Degree Structure

    A total of 96 units is required to complete the Bachelor of Economics with Bachelor of Finance.

    Example Study Plan

    Indicative Study Plan
    Year Level 1
    Core courses ACCTING 1002: Introductory Accounting I
    ECON 1008: Data Analytics 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 CORPFIN 2501: Financial Institutions Management II
    CORPFIN 2502: Business Valuation II
    ECON 2504: Intermediate Econometrics II
    ECON 2506: Intermediate Microeconomics II
    ECON 2507: Intermediate Macroeconomics II
    ECON 2508: Financial Economics II
    ECON 2513: Global Economic History II
    Electives One Level II elective
    Year Level 3 and 4
    Core courses CORPFIN 3501: Portfolio Theory and Management III
    CORPFIN 3502: Options, Futures and Risk Management III or MATHS 3012 Financial Modelling: Tools and Techniques III
    Electives Two Level III Finance courses
    and
    Four Level III electives
    Core courses ECON 3525: Economic Policy Analysis III
    Electives Three Economics Level III courses 
    Four level III electives
    Note: This is an indicative study plan and subject to change.  Please visit Study Plans for useful guides to help plan enrolment.
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Last updated: Saturday, 24 Aug 2019