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Students who commenced study in 2016 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.

Monash University


Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2016 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.

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

Managing faculty

Faculty of Business and Economics

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Faculty of Business and Economics



Finance seeks to achieve the efficient and effective allocation of money manifested in terms of assets, equity and liabilities; it provides the institutions and instruments for the optimal flow of money between individuals, businesses, government and other organisations in the context of risk and return.

The major in finance will provide you with skills to work in mainstream functional finance roles with the rigour of a quantitative focus. Undertaking this degree will prepare you for careers in the corporate sector in roles such as Group Finance Director, Treasurer, Securities Dealer, Commodities Trader, Derivatives Trader, Investment Banker, Finance Analyst, Investment Analyst, Stockbroker, Chief Financial Ofcer, Mergers and Acquisitions Specialist, Risk Manager or Consultant.


Finance is listed in the Bachelor of Commerce at Clayton as a major or minor.


In addition to achieving the broad outcomes of their course, students successfully completing this major will:

  • be able to critically evaluate, analyse and interpret financial data and demonstrate the use of fundamental financial models and empirical techniques; and formulate and present investment and financing decisions and justifications thereof, and
  • comply with the Australian Business Dean's Council endorsed Finance Learning Standards of knowledge, application, judgement, communication and teamwork, and reflection.


Major requirements (48 points)

No more than 12 points at level 1 may be credited to a major and at least 18 points must be credited to the major at level 3.

Students complete:

(a.) The following six units (36 points):

(b.) Two units (12 points) from the following list with at least one unit (6 points) at level 3:

  • ACX3150 Financial analysis and valuation
  • BFC2000 Financial institutions and markets
  • BFC2240 Equities and investment analysis
  • BFC2340 Debt markets and fixed income securities
  • BFC3140 Corporate finance 2
  • BFC3170 Management of financial intermediaries
  • BFC3340 Derivatives 2
  • BFC3440 Pension and financial planning
  • BFX3355 Property investment
  • BFX3871 International study program in banking and finance
  • BTC3200 Finance law OR BTX3130 Stock exchange and derivatives law
  • ETC3460 Financial econometrics*

*required for admission to the Honours program in finance.

Minor requirements (24 points)

Students complete:

Relevant courses


Single degrees

Successful completion of the minor or major can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degree:

  • B2001 Bachelor of Commerce

Students in this course can complete the minor using 24 points of their free electives.*

Students in other single bachelor's degrees may be eligible to complete the minor or major by using 24 or 48 points of their free electives.

* Students cannot complete both the minor and major in the same area of study.

Double degrees

Successful completion of the minor or major can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the Bachelor of Commerce component in the following double degrees:

  • B2020 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts
  • B2021 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • B2014 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Commerce Specialist
  • B2008 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Computer Science
  • B2006 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Global Studies
  • B2025 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Information Technology
  • B2022 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Music
  • B2023 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science
  • D3003 Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce
  • E3005 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce
  • L3005 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce