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Undergraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any 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


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


This major equips graduates 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 modeling and forecasting, the securities industry and stockbroking.


To complete the finance major in the Bachelor of Commerce or related double degrees 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 Modeling 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
  • 2026 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Education
  • 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