Bachelor of Finance with Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences (BFin BMaCompSci)

Program Code

BFIBM

Academic Year

2020

Program Faculty

Faculty of the Professions

Special Notes

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

Overview

This is a flexible interdisciplinary double degree designed for students who wish to study mathematics, statistics or computing. Those studies can be combined with courses from commerce, design studies, economics, engineering, finance, humanities and social sciences or sciences.

Finance is an important area of application of mathematics. There is a need to model and control uncertainty in financial markets and in financial arrangements. Employment opportunities exist in banks, corporations, and the insurance and investment industry. Study of mathematical modelling, statistics and computing provides a strong grounding for a career in finance.

Students who do well in their courses may complete an additional year of study to obtain an Honours Degree of Bachelor of Finance or an Honours Degree of Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences in Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics or Computer Science, which provides opportunity for research and enhanced employment prospects.

The Bachelor of Finance with Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences is an AQF Level 7 qualification with a standard fulltime
duration of 4 years.

Conditions

Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Finance with Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences

There shall be a Bachelor of Finance with Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the double degree of Bachelor of Finance with Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 96 units, comprising:

1. Courses to the value of 57 units from the Bachelor of Finance, including Core courses to the value of 27 units and Elective courses to the value of 30 units.

2. Courses to the value of 39 units from the Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences including Core courses to the value of 18 units and Elective courses to the value of 21 units.

3. At least 36 units of Mathematical and Computer Sciences courses of which at least 12 units are at Level III. The course MATHS 3025 Professional Practice III is not considered a Mathematical Sciences course for the purpose of this clause. The course ENG 1002 Programming (Matlab and C) is considered a Computer Science course for the purpose of this clause.

Course requirements for Majors in Applied Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Data and Decision Sciences, Data Science, Distributed Systems and Networking, Mathematical Sciences, Pure Mathematics and Statistics are provided in the Academic Program Rules for the degree of Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences.

Core Courses

Bachelor of Finance

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ACCTING 1002 Introductory Accounting 3
CORPFIN 1002 Business Finance 3
CORPFIN 2501 Financial Institutions Management 3
CORPFIN 2502 Business Valuation 3
CORPFIN 3501 Portfolio Theory & Management 3
ECON 1009 International Financial Institutions and Markets I 3
ECON 1012 Principles of Economics I 3
ECON 2508 Financial Economics II 3

and

Courses to the value of 3 units from the following:

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

Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ENG 1002 Programming (Matlab and C) 3
STATS 1005 Statistical Analysis and Modelling I 3
MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA 3
MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB 3
MATHS 2103 Probability & Statistics II 3

Courses to the value of 0 units from the following:
Students who have not passed SACE Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics are required to enrol in MATHS 1013 Mathematics IM as a prerequisite to enrolling in MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA.

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

and

Courses to the value of 3 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
MATHS 3025 Professional Practice III 3
PROF 1000 Professional Practices 3