Finance and banking professionals use analytical knowledge and skills to help clients find financial solutions, start new businesses or expand existing ones. They work in corporate finance, financial markets, managed funds and superannuation, or in retail banking and private wealth management.
The Finance major gives you a broad understanding of the structure and operations of financial markets. You’ll learn about investment evaluation and how to make decisions on funding activities and disbursement of profits. You’ll also examine the role of financial markets.
This major will put you in a good position to sit for the highly regarded CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) exams, because it incorporates at least 70 per cent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge into its curriculum.
This major sits within the Bachelor of Commerce degree. To apply for this major, you will apply for the Bachelor of Commerce.
You can also study this major as part of a Science and Commerce double degree.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
Recommended double majors:
- Financial Planning
- International Business
- Property Investment and Development
What jobs can the Finance Major (BCom) lead to?
- Bank manager
- Corporate finance analyst
- Credit analyst
- Economic analyst
- Financial manager
- Investment banker
- Private business
What you'll learn
- identify, understand, apply and analyse financial issues and their impacts on national and international financial environment
- communicate quantitative and qualitative financial analysis professionally and in ways that are responsible and appropriate for local, national and international business contexts
- distinguish, identify and apply available technologies and methodologies to investigate financial issues in ways that demonstrate critical thinking and responsible judgement
- apply acquired skills individually and in a group to facilitate the understanding and solution of financial issues in a professional and ethical manner while appreciating the importance and impact of cultural diversity on making financial decisions
- understand the implications and potential impacts of current developments as well as identify new developments in the field of finance and integrate available strategies into the existing body of knowledge