Bachelor of Economics with Bachelor of Finance
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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Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions
information for this program.
I am a:
|2021 CSP ATAR||65|
|2021 CSP IB||24|
|Guaranteed Entry Score - ATAR||75|
|Guaranteed Entry Score - IB||26|
|Deferment||Yes - 2 year|
|Intake||February and July|
|Enquiries||Future Students team|
2021 Admissions Data for school leavers
(raw ATAR, excluding any applicable adjustment factors)
|Lowest ATAR to receive an offer||56.6|
|Median ATAR to receive an offer||88.1|
|Highest ATAR to receive an offer||98.7|
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
|Lowest Selection Rank to receive an offer||65|
|Median Selection Rank to receive an offer||92.25|
|Highest Selection Rank to receive an offer||99.95|
|Minimum eligibility score||65|
|Additional criteria considered||Selection rank only|
|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 Pathway. 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 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 Pathway. 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 Pathway. 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 2022. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2022 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2021 or 2020), 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 2020). 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 Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.|
|Other Entry Pathways|
|Applicant background||Semester one/Full year intake 2021|
|Number of students||Percentage of all students|
|(A) Higher Education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
|(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)
|(D) Recent secondary education:|
|Intake||February and July|
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||
|Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements||A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements|
Academic Entry RequirementsMore Information
|Secondary School Qualifications||Selection Rank (International)||70|
|International Baccalaureate (IB)||24|
|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)||65%|
|Alberta High School Diploma (Canada)||74|
|ISC & CBSE [India]||65%|
|SAT (in conjunction with American High School Diploma)||1120|
|AP (in conjunction with American High School Diploma)||6|
|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||59%|
|Monash Foundation Year||64|
|Trinity College Foundation Studies Program||70|
|UNSW Foundation Year||6.4|
|University of Sydney Foundation Studies Program||6.5|
|Western Australian Universities' Foundation Program (WAUFP)||54|
|University of Queensland Foundation Studies Program||4.0|
|Non-Go8 Foundation Score||70|
|SMA3 (in conjunction with National Final Examination Certificate)||80|
|Gao Kao (China National College Entrance Examination)||60%|
|KCSE (Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education)||B+|
|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|
Fees and Scholarships
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
I am a:
|Indicative annual tuition fees||
More information on Student Contribution Amounts.
|Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units)||International student place: $42,000|
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Graduate AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
- Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Professionalism and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
- Digital capabilities
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
A wide number of our courses have met the competence area requirement for the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
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
A total of 96 units is required to complete the Bachelor of Economics with Bachelor of Finance.
Example 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
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: Tuesday, 14 Sep 2021