- 2019



Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2019 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 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

Contact details

Monash Business SchoolMonash Business School (http://business.monash.edu/contact-us)



Finance and economics encompasses the complex and dynamic industry of money, banking, credit and investments.

This major gives you the high-level skills required to manage, organise and invest money. You will learn how to develop financial policies and products, and gain knowledge that will enable you to solve complex financial problems using mathematical models and techniques. Your studies will include asset and risk management, capital markets, stock portfolio, international finance, and forecasting and budgeting.

Finance and economics will provide you with the skills to manage money and work in financial or business management, and gain a strong understanding of their implications for businesses.


Finance and economics is listed in the Bachelor of Business Administration at Peninsula as a major.


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

  • integrate and synthesise knowledge from across economics and finance disciplines to create innovative solutions for business decision making.


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:

  • BFB1001 Foundations of finance
  • BFB2140 Corporate finance 1
  • BFB3121 Investments and portfolio management
  • ECB1102 Introductory macroeconomics
  • ECB2330 Macroeconomic policy
  • ECB2731 Managerial economics
  • ECB3121 Economics of international trade and finance
  • ECB3143 Economics of money and banking

Relevant courses


Single degrees

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

  • B2007 Bachelor of Business Administration

Students in other single bachelor's degrees may be able to complete this major using 48 points of their free electives.

Double degrees

Successful completion of the major can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the Bachelor of Business Administration component in the following double degrees:

  • B2045 Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Media Communication
  • B2046 Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts