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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Entry Requirements

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Admissions information

SATAC Code 314151
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
ATAR
(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
Selection Rank
(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
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 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
How to Apply
SATAC Code: 314151

Student Profile
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)
6 20.0%
(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)
15 50.0%
  • 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)
<5 N/A
International students 5 16.7%
All students 30 100.0%

Fees and Scholarships

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Indicative annual tuition fees
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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 and intellectual breadth
  2. Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
  3. Teamwork and communication skills
  4. Professionalism and leadership readiness
  5. Intercultural and ethical competency
  6. Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
  7. Digital capabilities
  8. 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: Tuesday, 14 Sep 2021