Undergraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2014 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 2014 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.


The honours program offered by the Department of Banking and Finance provides students with an enhanced opportunity for careers in industry or academia by providing advanced studies in finance. It provides students with an opportunity to challenge and extend their knowledge, and is different from anything they will have previously experienced in their undergraduate studies. An honours degree provides graduates with analytical skills, problem-solving, strategic thinking, presentation and communication skills as well as personal development and career benefits. Honours classes are typically small and involve a high level of staff and student interaction.

Students in honours are exposed to the latest research and knowledge in the units chosen and develop research and presentation skills, as well as improving self-confidence and networking skills for the future. While some employers require an honours year, others recognise the attributes an honours graduate brings to the workforce. Honours is the first step towards a position at a university as well as higher degree studies.


To complete the finance major in the Bachelor of Commerce or related double degrees students must complete:

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

  • ACC1000 Principles of accounting and finance
  • BFC2140 Corporate finance
  • BFC3140 Advanced corporate finance

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

  • ACC3230 Financial analysis and valuation
  • BFC2000 Financial institutions and markets
  • BFC2240 Equities and investment analysis
  • BFC2340 Debt markets and fixed income securities
  • BFC3170 Management of financial intermediaries
  • BFC3240 International finance
  • BFC3340 Options, financial futures and other derivatives
  • BFC3440 Pension and financial planning
  • BFC3540 Modelling in finance
  • BFX3355 Property investment
  • BFX3871 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 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 Scholars Program

Double degrees

  • 4403 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 4097 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program and Bachelor of Commerce Scholars Program
  • 4417 Bachelor of Biomedical Science and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 4641 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Honours)
  • 3830 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Business Information Systems
  • 1319 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Economics
  • 4635 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
  • 0546 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws
  • 4649 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours)
  • 1469 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science
  • 4428 Bachelor of Commerce Scholars Program and Bachelor of Economics
  • 4645 Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 4425 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 1185 Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 2630 Bachelor of Pharmacy and Bachelor of Commerce