Bachelor of Finance (International)
Extend your influence
Are you interested in the interaction of economics and finance at an international level?
Our Bachelor of Finance (International) is a specialised stream for global thinkers. In an increasingly connected world, we need financial expertise in this area more than ever.
What will you do?
Our international finance stream emphasises adaptability and large-scale insights. You’ll build a lifelong skill set as you:
- explore monetary and financial issues and developments across the world
- understand in depth how foreign exchange, debt and equity markets function
- study international money management and financial risk
- apply statistical methods to economic data
- learn best practice for working with multinational companies and government.
Where could it take you?
You’ll graduate ready for a range of careers in finance. You might advise government on international trade policy. You could work with merchant and retail banks across borders. Perhaps you’ll end up trading for multibillion-dollar hedge funds.
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For our students who are studying offshore in 2021 and 2022, 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.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions
information for this program.
I am a:
|2021 CSP ATAR||66.75|
|2021 CSP IB||24|
|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||N/A|
|Median ATAR to receive an offer||N/A|
|Highest ATAR to receive an offer||N/A|
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
|Lowest Selection Rank to receive an offer||N/A|
|Median Selection Rank to receive an offer||N/A|
|Highest Selection Rank to receive an offer||N/A|
|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.|
|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|
|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: $44,500|
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
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 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
Work placement can include:
Some Bachelor of Finance courses provide opportunities for gaining affiliate membership of the Financial Services Institute of Australia. (FINSIA). They also cover material relevant for entry to the Chartered Financial Analysts and Financial Planning Association.
Additionally, specific courses enable graduates to obtain partial compliance with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission RG146 (tier I Compliance) in the areas of generic knowledge derivatives and securities.
Adelaide Business School is AACSB accredited, and as such our undergraduate 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.
A wide number of courses have met the competence area requirement for Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
Banker, Finance Manager, Financial Adviser, Financial Services Officer, Financial Systems / Computer Analyst, International Government and Trade Policy Adviser, International Trade or Business Analyst
Students must complete core finance courses, which include:
- International Financial Institutions and Markets at level 1
- Business Finance and Financial Economics at level 2
- Portfolio Theory and Management at level 3.
The flexibility of the degree allows students to choose electives across all levels in a wide range of subject areas offered by other faculties. Applicants seeking entry into the Bachelor of Finance or the International specialisation use the SATAC code 314401.
Bachelor of Finance (International)
This specialisation is ideal for students wishing to focus on the interaction of economics and finance at an international level.
Finance courses include Money, Banking and Financial Markets, and International Finance which cover areas such as the mechanics and operation of foreign exchange, debt and equity markets, as well as providing coverage of important monetary and financial issues and developments in the world.
This finance pathway is for those interested in trading international financial instruments and providing financial and monetary advice to multinational companies and government, along with working in both merchant and retail banks.
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
You can find the academic program rules for the Bachelor of Finance under the Faculty of the Professions rules.
Areas of Specialisation
All Finance students are admitted to the Bachelor of Finance program but may choose to follow the Finance (International) stream.
Example Study Plan
|Year Level 1|
|Core courses||ACCTING 1002: Introductory Accounting
ECON 1012: Principles of Economics
CORPFIN 1002: Business Finance
ECON 1009: International Financial Institutions and Markets
ECON 1008: Business and Economic Statistics or
STATS 1000: Statistical Practice
One approved Maths combination from:
MATHS 1009: Introduction to Financial Mathematics I and MATHS 1010: Applications of Quantitative Methods in Finance I
MATHS 1011: Mathematics IA and MATHS 1012: Mathematics IB
|Electives||One level I elective|
|Year Level 2|
|Core courses||ECON 2504: Intermediate Econometrics
ECON 2506: Intermediate Microeconomics A
ECON 2507: Intermediate Macroeconomics A
ECON 2508: Financial Economics
CORPFIN 2502: Business Valuation
ECON 2500: International Trade and Investment Policy
CORPFIN 2501: Financial Institutions Management
|Electives||Two level II electives|
|Year Level 3|
|Core courses||CORPFIN 3501: Portfolio Theory and Management
CORPFIN 3502: Options, Futures and Risk Management
ECON 3511: Money, Banking and Financial Markets
ECON 3510: International Finance
|Electives||Four level III electives|
CURRENT STUDENTS, please visit this link for your study plan templates: www.adelaide.edu.au/professions/current-students/study-plans
Assessment may include, but not limited to: examinations, group assignments, individual assignments, consulting projects, presentations, quizzes, tests, tutorial work as prescribed within each course.
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Last updated: Wednesday, 20 Oct 2021