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Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance)

Course code: 0553 ~ Course abbreviation: BA/BBus(Bkg&Fin) ~ Total credit points required: 192 ~ 4 years full-time, 8 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Arts

Study mode and course location

On-campus (Caulfield)

Course description

This double degree course allows students to qualify with both the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance) degrees.

The Bachelor of Arts is a general, flexible degree which allows students to match academic interests with career aspirations to create a personalised course progression. Studying humanities will develop general knowledge and specific intellectual skills relating to human thought and relations, such as the way we communicate or how the past has affected the present. Social science analyses and explains societies and the relationships of individuals within those societies.

The Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance) component of this double degree is designed for those seeking a career in the banking and finance industry, especially in commercial and investment banking, corporate finance, stock markets, capital markets and derivative markets.

Course objectives

This course provides specialist study in a number of key functional areas of relevance to financial institutions and markets and the core business foundation units combined with the broad teaching and learning objectives of the Bachelor of Arts degree.

Course structure

Students must complete 96 points in the Bachelor of Arts component and 96 points in the Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance) component.

Areas of study

For information on arts majors and minors, refer to the `Areas of study' section on the Arts faculty website at

Course requirements

Arts component

(a) an arts discipline major (48 points)

(b) an arts discipline minor (24 points)

(c) an additional arts discipline first-year sequence (12 points)

(d) a further 12 points in arts units.

Business component

(i) six compulsory common core units (36 points):

(ii) a major of 10 units (60 points) in banking and finance

  • the requirements of the major are listed below
  • at least two units (12 points) must be completed at each of second and third-year levels

(iii) additional units from the faculty in the Bachelor of Business at Caulfield campus to reach the required minimum of 16 units.

Additional degree requirements:

  • a maximum of eight first-year level units (48 points)
  • a minimum of four third-year level units (24 points) from those offered by the faculty at the Caulfield campus.
Major in banking and finance

Six specified units (36 points)

  • AFF1300 Money and capital markets
  • AFF2401 Commercial banking and finance
  • AFF2631 Financial management
  • AFF3121 Investments and portfolio management
  • AFF3841 Lending decisions
  • MGX3100 Management ethics and corporate governance

plus four units from the following list

  • AFF2701 Equity markets
  • AFF2851 Accounting information systems and financial modelling
  • AFF3111 Personal financial planning
  • AFF3301 Money market operations
  • AFF3331 International banking and finance
  • AFX3871 International study program in banking and finance
  • AFF3351 Investment banking
  • AFF3651 Treasury management
  • AFF3751 Futures and options markets
  • AFX3355 Property investment
  • BTF2601 Banking law
  • ECF1200 Macroeconomics
  • ECF2331 Monetary theory and policy
  • ETX2121 Data analysis in business
  • ETF3300 Quantitative methods for financial markets

Professional recognition

The degree satisfies the education requirements for senior associate membership of the Australasian Institute of Banking and Finance. Holders of the degree who have not completed the two years of employment in the banking and finance industry required for senior associate membership are eligible for associate membership in the interim.

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