Honours Degree of Bachelor of Finance
Turn high-achieving into a higher degree
There are many reasons we encourage graduates to apply for an honours year. You might want to build a necessary foundation for postgraduate research in your specialisation. You could be seeking answers to questions no one else is asking in business research. Perhaps you’re pursuing advanced communication skills and financial knowledge to gain a competitive edge in the job market.
What will you do?
- Attend regular classes for advanced coursework.
- Complete a major research project on a topic of your choice.
- Partner with an academic mentor who’ll support and encourage your progress.
For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year, with some exceptions.
For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2021 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.
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SATAC Code 3BH009 Deferment Yes - 2 year Intake February Enquiries Future Students team Additional Entry RequirementsPotential applicants need to contact the Faculty of the Professions (email@example.com) before applying to ensure that they meet the criteria required for entry into the program.
In addition, an Expression of Interest form will need to be submitted to the Faculty of the Professions.
Higher Education Study Students who have completed the required undergraduate program to a satisfactory level may be eligible to apply for the Honours program. Other Entry PathwaysSATAC Code: 3BH009
CRICOS 041727K Intake February
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 Pearson Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 C1 Advanced 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 RequirementsMore Information
Tertiary Qualifications Graduate entry only
Fees and Scholarships
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Indicative annual tuition feesCommonwealth-supported place: $14,500
More information on Student Contribution Amounts.
Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $43,000
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Career ReadinessFinance graduates will be in a strong position to gain employment with private and public companies anywhere in the world, and also in many government departments. They may be employed by trading and merchant banks, investment firms, consulting specialists, private and public corporations and local and national government agencies. Openings for graduates are in treasury and risk management, stockbroking, fund and portfolio management, international trade and derivatives trading and pricing.
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
Graduate AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Career and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Adelaide Business School is AACSB* accredited, and as such our programs have passed rigorous standards of quality. AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and only the best schools in the world earn AACSB accreditation.
* Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Business Manager, Econometrician, Economist
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
You can find the academic program rules for this degree under the Faculty of the Professions rules.
Areas of Specialisation
Example Study Plan
Indicative Study Plan
First Semester Core courses COMMERCE 4037: Research Methodology (H)
CORPFIN 4102: Advanced Finance (H)
Electives One course from the below list:
CORPFIN 4033: Quantitative Methods (H)
COMMERCE 4100: Qualitative Methods (H)
ECON 4014: Econometrics IV (H)*
*Students may select one of these courses in lieu of either quantitative or qualitative
methods by agreement between the student and the supervisor.
Second Semester Research project Second semester involves a research project of around 12,000 to 15,000 words. This thesis counts for 50% of the year’s assessment.
COMMERCE 4105: Dissertation (H)
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Last updated: Saturday, 21 Nov 2020