Bachelor of Finance (BFin)

Program Code

BFIN

Program Minimum Units

72

Standard Duration

3 Years

Program Faculty

Faculty of the Professions

AQF Level

07

Academic Year

2017

Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies).

Overview

This program aims to enable students to understand global financial markets, design dynamic financial management strategies for business or provide top-level financial advice to governments, companies or individuals. All students will complete a common first year after which they can choose to specialise in international finance. This specialisation will allow students to focus on the interaction of economics and finance at an international level. The finance pathway is for those interested in trading international financial instruments and providing financial and monetary advice to multinational companies and government, along with working in both merchant and retail banks.
The Bachelor of Finance and Bachelor of Finance (International) are AQF level 7 programs with a standard full-time duration of 3 years.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Finance

There shall be a Bachelor of Finance.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Finance, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 72 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 45 units
  2. Elective courses to the value of 27 units
  3. A specialisation in International Finance may be offered in lieu of Elective courses to the value of 21 units
  4. Level I courses not exceeding 30 units
  5. Level II courses to the value of at least 12 units
  6. Level III courses to the value of at least 18 units including at least 12 units of Finance courses
Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 45 units.

Level I

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ACCTING 1002 Introductory Accounting I 3
ECON 1009 International Financial Institutions & Markets I 3
CORPFIN 1002 Business Finance I 3
ECON 1012 Principles of Economics I 3

and

Courses to the value of up to 3 units may be taken from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ECON 1008 Business and Economic Statistics I 3
STATS 1000 Statistical Practice I 3

and

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
MATHS 1009 Introduction to Financial Mathematics I 3
MATHS 1010 Applications of Quantitative Methods in Finance I 3

or

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA 3
MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB 3

or

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA 3
MATHS 1013 Mathematics IM 3

Level II

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
CORPFIN 2501 Financial Institutions Management II 3
ECON 2508 Financial Economics II 3
CORPFIN 2502 Business Valuation II 3

and

Courses to the value of up to 3 units may be taken from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ECON 2504 Intermediate Econometrics II 3
MATHS 2103 Probability & Statistics II 3

Level III

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
CORPFIN 3501 Portfolio Theory & Management III 3

and

Courses to the value of 3 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
MATHS 3012 Financial Modelling: Tools & Techniques III 3
CORPFIN 3502 Options, Futures & Risk Management III 3

and

a. Level III Finance courses to the value of 6 units from the Finance Elective list.