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Finance, Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #274 (QS) , | Online
Prepare to succeed in the fast-paced financial sector with the most established Finance degree from University of South Australia. With a focus on the borrowing, lending and investing of money, you will develop a dynamic understanding of the complex finance industry as part of your degree. 

About

Degree overview

  • The University of South Australia Business School is in the top one per cent worldwide1 and has been awarded an overall five stars for excellence in the QS Stars Ratings 2019.
  • Join a university ranked in the Top 150 institutions in the world for Accounting and Finance.
  • Study at the No.1 Business School in South Australia for graduate careers.
  • Gain the knowledge and confidence to succeed in the fast-paced financial sector with South Australia's most established finance degree.
  • This Finance degree from University of South Australia focus on borrowing, lending and investing money.
  • Learn in our state-of-the-art IRESS Trading Room on campus, which includes a market data feed and financial analysis tools – the same technology used by the world's leading banks and investment firms.
  • Fast-track your studies and complete an undergraduate degree and masters degree in just four years with our 3+1 Pathway to Masters package.

Career outcomes

Your career

As the No.1 Business School in South Australia for graduate careers1, our quality teaching and experiences beyond the classroom will ensure you graduate career-ready.

The financial services industry is one of the leading sectors in the Australian economy and plays a key role in facilitating the productive flow of funds between industries, companies and people.

Between now and 2020 the availability of finance-related roles in Australia is expected to increase by:

  • 19 per cent (financial brokers and dealers, and investment advisers)
  • 21.9 per cent (financial investment advisers and managers)
  • 11 per cent (insurance agents and sales representatives)2

Careers to consider include:

  • Bond trader: executing bond trades on behalf of investors
  • Business adviser: working with new or established businesses; analysing business plans and financial statements; advising on investments, marketing, funding and financial trends; understanding consumer needs and how to improve profitability
  • Commercial banker: providing financial advice to corporate clients; promoting banks' financial services; building relationships with banking customers to create more accounts; coordinating different bank departments to ensure smooth operations
  • Corporate loan manager: liaising between institutions and clients to find suitable corporate loan arrangements; soliciting loans; representing creditors to borrowers and vice versa
  • Equity analyst: studies and analyses financial information and trends for clients; advises on share buying; reviews stocks, bonds and other financial instruments for reporting
  • Investment banker: raising capital for companies, governments and other entities; assisting with large, complicated financial transactions; providing advice in areas such as mergers and acquisitions, regulatory environments, and risk assessment
  • Investment fund manager: providing financial advice about investment matters such as buying and selling of trusts, shares and bonds; analysing data and available information to make decisions and recommendations about investments
  • Stockbroker: buying and selling securities on a stock exchange or behalf of clients; advising on trades including opening and closing prices; counselling whether to hold or sell securities

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • If you require a student visa, you will need to allow additional time to apply for a student visa.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Accounting for Business 
  • Quantitative Methods for Business 
  • Principles of Economics 
  • Business and Society 
  • Business Law 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    60

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    50

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General Requirements

CRICOS CODE: 080918B

  • Meet any prerequisite requirements with a minimum grade of C- or equivalent
  • Qualify for the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), and achieved a competitive Selection Rank (ATAR), or
  • Complete secondary qualifications equivalent to SACE, or
  • Complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 24 points

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  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    31000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31000 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Domestic Students: Commonwealth Supported

Living costs for Adelaide

  • 1328 - 2480 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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