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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SATAC Code 314151 2019 CSP ATAR 69.3 2019 CSP IB 25 Guaranteed Entry Score - ATAR 75 Deferment Yes - 2 year Intake February and July Enquiries Future Students team
2019 Admissions Data for school leavers
(raw ATAR, excluding any applicable adjustment factors)
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer 58.85 Median ATAR to receive an offer 81.9 Highest ATAR to receive an offer 99.05 Selection Rank
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
Lowest Selection Rank to receive an offer 69.3 Median Selection Rank to receive an offer 86.8 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 Scheme. 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 (if studied year 12 prior to 2017, the equivalent subject was called Mathematical Studies) 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 Scheme. 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 Scheme. 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 2020. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2020 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2019 or 2018), 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 2018). 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 Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information. Other Entry PathwaysSATAC Code: 314151
Applicant background Semester one/Full year intake 2019 Number of students Percentage of all students (A) Higher Education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
5 19.2% (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)
- Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered
(e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
- 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)
N/A N/A International students <5 N/A All students 26 100.0%
CRICOS 042341J 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 IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6 TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21 Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 C1 Advanced Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169 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) 25 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) 4.6 Alberta High School Diploma (Canada) 74 ISC & CBSE [India] 60% ISBE [India] 70% SAT (in conjunction with American High School Diploma) 1120 AP (in conjunction with American High School Diploma) 6 Abitur 3.7 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 64 Monash Foundation Year 67.5 Trinity College Foundation Studies Program 70 UNSW Foundation Year 6.5 University of Sydney Foundation Studies Program 6.5 Western Australia University Foundation Studies Program 56 University of Queensland Foundation Studies Program 4.0 Non-Go8 Foundation Score 70 SMA3 (in conjunction with National Final Examination Certificate) 80 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
- Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
Fees and Scholarships
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Annual tuition feesCommonwealth-supported place: $10,630
More information on Student Contribution Amounts.
Annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $38,500
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
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Career and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- 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
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
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, 7 Apr 2020