Bachelor of Finance and Banking

Master money

Professional finance and banking is the art of managing, and maximising, money at every scale—for individuals and households, right up to giant corporations and governments.

Success requires strategic thinking, political awareness and business savvy. Our Bachelor of Finance and Banking gives you the knowledge and skills to excel.

What will you do?

Studying full-time over three years, you’ll gain in-depth understanding of:

  • international trade, banking and financial markets
  • retail and institutional banking, and its relationship with government and business
  • the principles and impact of monetary policy
  • major asset classes and investment options
  • specialised financial institutions.

You’ll also build strong skills in:

  • wealth and risk management
  • business data analytics and statistics
  • financial modelling.

And you’ll develop the critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills to clearly formulate and deliver monetary advice.

Where could it take you?

You could enter the commercial banking sector helping businesses fund their growth. You might become a financial advisor, helping people retire in comfort. Perhaps you’ll trade financial instruments in the ASX, or help shape government monetary policy.


Direct access to industry leaders and paid internship opportunities: The Academy by Deloitte
This degree gives you the opportunity to be part of our new The Academy by Deloitte. You’ll be part of a supportive student cohort that learns from one another and industry leaders. Formal and informal experiences will allow you to build relationships within the Deloitte network.


  • AACSB accredited
  • Australia's #1 University for entrepreneurship education^
  • ISO 9001 Certification

^QS World University Ranking by Subject, 2021

Entry Requirements

Please note: For programs including placements and/or study-related activities in settings where COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory, it is an inherent requirement that all students be fully vaccinated prior to undertaking the placement and/or study-related activity.
For our students who are studying offshore in 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 further information and a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

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Admissions information

SATAC Code 314401
2022 CSP ATAR 65.05
2022 CSP IB 24
Guaranteed Entry Score - ATAR 75
Guaranteed Entry Score - IB 26
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake February and July
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.
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 2023. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2023 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2022 or 2021), 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 2021). 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: 314401


2022 Admissions Data for school leavers
ATAR
(raw ATAR, excluding any applicable adjustment factors)
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer 59.5
Median ATAR to receive an offer 78.15
Highest ATAR to receive an offer 99.85
Selection Rank
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
Lowest Selection Rank to receive an offer 65.05
Median Selection Rank to receive an offer 80.9
Highest Selection Rank to receive an offer 99.95
Minimum eligibility score 65
Additional criteria considered Selection rank only
Student Profile
Applicant background Semester one/Full year intake 2022
Number of students Percentage of all students
(A) Higher Education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
15 19.5%
(B) Vocational education and training (VET) study <5 N/A
(C) Work and life experience
(admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
5 6.5%
(D) Recent secondary education:
  • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
    (regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors)
18 23.4%
  • 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 35 45.5%
All students 77 100.0%

Fees and Scholarships

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Indicative annual tuition fees
Commonwealth-supported place: $11,830

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Scholarships

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Careers

Career Readiness

Direct access to industry leaders and paid internship opportunities: The Academy by Deloitte
Students who as part of their studies take part in The Academy by Deloitte experience will have the benefit of undertaking a paid internship with Deloitte. This internship is designed to shape their business readiness through significant real-world client exposure, access to multiple networking opportunities and relevant professional training.

The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

Potential careers

Accountant, Bank Teller, Banker, Broker, Budget Analyst, Business Consultant, Business Management, Finance Manager, Financial Adviser, Financial Advisor, Financial Analyst, Financial Consultant, Financial Manager, Financial Planner, Financial Services Officer, Financial Systems / Computer Analyst, Financial Trader

Degree Structure

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Last updated: Thursday, 29 Sep 2022