The combined degrees program of Bachelor of Finance and Bachelor of Arts requires the completion of a minimum of 144 units of study.
Students enrolled in a combined degree program must complete the full program specified within the combined program for each degree before they can graduate with either award.
Students who commence but subsequently do not wish to complete the combined degrees program may be eligible to transfer to either the Bachelor of Finance or the Bachelor of Arts program and to receive credit for some, or all, of the topics already completed.
Program of study
To qualify for the combined degrees of Bachelor of Finance, Bachelor of Arts degree, a student must complete the following program of study with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic:
- a Finance component of at least 72 units for the Bachelor of Finance as detailed below
- an Arts component of at least 72 units for the Bachelor of Arts as detailed below
Not all topics necessarily are available in a given year.
Bachelor of Finance component
To qualify for the Bachelor of Finance a student must complete 72 units with a grade of P or better or NGP in each topic. This must include:
Core - Year 1, 2 & 3 topics
67.5 units comprising:
BUSN1001 Accounting Principles (4.5 units)
BUSN1009 Quantitative Methods (4.5 units)
BUSN1012 Management, People and Organisations (4.5 units)
BUSN1013 Economics for Business (4.5 units)
BUSN1014 Financial Markets (4.5 units)
BUSN1015 Foundations of Finance (4.5 units)
BUSN1019 Law for Business (4.5 units)
BUSN2021 Management of Financial Institutions (4.5 units)
BUSN2027 International Finance (4.5 units)
BUSN2034 Interpersonal Skills for Professionals (4.5 units)
BUSN2037 Financial Management (4.5 units)
BUSN3029 Investments and Portfolio Management (4.5 units)
BUSN3043 Governance, Sustainability and Ethics (4.5 units)
BUSN3049 Corporate Finance (4.5 units)
Including 4.5 units from:
BUSN2040 Macroeconomics (4.5 units)
BUSN3028 Personal Financial Planning (4.5 units)
BUSN3031 Derivatives and Risk Management (4.5 units)
Elective - Year 1, 2 or 3 topics
Select 4.5 units of elective topics from across the University provided pre-requisites are met.
Other topics may be substituted with approval.
Bachelor of Arts component
To qualify for the Bachelor of Arts a student must complete 72 units with a grade of P or better or NGP in each topic. This must include:
Core – Year 1 topics
9 units comprising:
COMS1001 Academic and Professional Communication (4.5 units)
PHIL1060 Critical Thinking (4.5 units)
Core – Year 2 topics
9 units comprising:
ARTS2001 Digital Transformations (4.5 units)
Plus one of:
HIST2077 Crisis and Catastrophe: Past Experiences, Future Prospects (4.5 units)
GEOG2030 Sustainable Development in a Global World: Challenges and Prospects (4.5 units)
PHIL2164 Humanity in a Global Age (4.5 units)
PHIL2165 The Ethical Challenge of Climate Change (4.5 units)
SOCI2027 Precarity and Possibility: Creating Social Change for the 21st Century (4.5 units)
Core – Year 3 topic
4.5 units comprising:
ARTS3001 BA Futures (4.5 units)
- a 36-unit major sequence, comprising two Year 1 topics (9 units), two Year 2 topics (9 units), two Year 3 topics (9 units), plus two topics (9 units) from Year 2 or 3 according to requirements for the specific major sequence;
- a further three topics (13.5 units) at each year level (Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3) for the elective component.
For acceptable majors please refer to the Bachelor of Arts course rule for details.