Bachelor of Finance (Honours)

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.

Brian Gray Scholarship Program

  • Top 100 in the world for Accounting and Finance^
  • AACSB accredited
  • Australia's #1 University for entrepreneurship education

^Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities, 2017

Entry Requirements

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Admissions information

SATAC Code 3BH009
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake February
Additional Entry Requirements
Potential applicants need to contact the Faculty of the Arts, Business, Law and Economics ( 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 Arts, Business, Law and Economics.
Selection Criteria
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 Pathways
How to Apply

Before applying make sure you understand the eligibility and entry requirements for your chosen degree. Look out for any prerequisites or assumed knowledge subjects. Some degrees also have additional entry requirements like interviews and auditions.

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Application information for domestic students

Fees and Scholarships

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Indicative annual tuition fees
Commonwealth-supported place: $15,140

Where the standard duration of the program is less than one year the full cost of the program is displayed.

More information on Student Contribution Amounts.


These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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Career Readiness

Finance 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 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

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)

Potential careers

Business Manager, Econometrician, Economist

Degree Structure

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

International areas. 

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: Wednesday, 31 May 2023