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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Area of Study

All areas of study information should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. The units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Business and Economics component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Business and Economics


The Finance major is designed to equip graduates to be able to operate effectively in today's financial markets. Career opportunities include:

  • international banking
  • international finance
  • investment management
  • treasury management
  • money market operations
  • corporate finance
  • project finance
  • financial modelling and forecasting
  • the securities industry and stockbroking.


To complete the Finance major in the Bachelor of Commerce students must complete:

(a.) The following three units (18 points):

  • AFC1000 Principles of accounting and finance
  • AFC2140 Corporate finance
  • AFC3140 Advanced corporate finance

(b.) two units from the following list (12 points):

  • AFC2000 Financial institutions and markets
  • AFC2240 Equities and investment analysis
  • AFC2340 Debt markets and fixed income securities
  • AFC3170 Management of financial intermediaries
  • AFC3230 Financial analysis and valuation
  • AFC3240 International finance
  • AFC3340 Options, financial futures and other derivatives
  • AFC3440 Pension and financial planning
  • AFC3540 Modelling in finance
  • AFX3355 Property investment
  • AFX3871 International study program in banking and finance

(c.) three units (18 points) from the following list or units from (b.) not previously completed:

Note: The major requires completion of at least two units (12 points) at each of second and third-year levels.

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Relevant Courses

Single degrees

  • 0179 Bachelor of Commerce
  • 2015 Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance)
  • 4419 Bachelor of Commerce (Dean's Scholars Program)

Double degrees

  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 4403 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 4417 Bachelor of Biomedical Science and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 3823 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering
  • 3830 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Business Information Systems
  • 1319 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Economics
  • 0548 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Engineering
  • 0546 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws
  • 3834 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering
  • 1469 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science
  • 1185 Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 2630 Bachelor of Pharmacy and Bachelor of Commerce