The Bachelor of Finance and Business Economics (Advanced Leadership) requires the completion of 108 units with a grade of P or better or NGP in each topic and maintain a GPA of at least 5.5. The course can be completed in three years of full-time study (or the equivalent part-time).
The course is offered by the College of Business, Government and Law.
The minimum requirements for consideration for entry to all undergraduate courses are specified in detail in the University Entry Requirements.
This course provides students with the opportunity to develop broad finance and economics knowledge and competencies to facilitate careers in commercial business-related fields. Students will be encouraged and supported to develop transferable interpersonal and professional capabilities, including the capability to be reflective, self-evaluating and critically engaged, as well as to lead and manage projects and people. There is a particular focus on application of finance and economics knowledge, competencies and capabilities to authentic and diverse workplace experiences and projects. Students will apply their finance and economics knowledge and competencies to a broad range of commercial business/organisational practices including systems and processes, planning, production, operations and the use of current and emerging data and analytical practices.
Students successfully completing this course will be able to:
- critically apply broad theoretical and technical economics and finance knowledge and skills to inform strategic and operational accounting and management planning
- analyse strategic and operational business financial practices and decisions using theoretical and technical knowledge of regulatory, governance, compliance and legal requirements, and of the economic environment
- apply theoretical economics and finance knowledge, technical competencies and critical judgement to make recommendations for strategic and operational business planning
- explain the impact of socially responsible, ethical, economic, regulatory, sustainability, governance and global perspectives on economics and finance theory and practices
- communicate technical advice and ideas to specialists and non-specialists, in written and spoken forms
- manage time, self and tasks effectively as an individual and to collaborate with a diverse team
- use computer-based information systems or applications to solve or document business problems
Program of Study
To qualify for the Bachelor of Finance and Business Economics (Advanced Leadership) a student must complete 108 units with a grade of P or better or NGP in each topic and maintain a GPA of at least 5.5. Students who have a GPA below 5.5 at the end of two consecutive semesters will be supported to transfer to the Bachelor of Finance and Business Economics. This must include:
- 103.5 units of core topics
- 4.5 units of elective topics
Not all topics are necessarily available in a given year.
Except with the permission of the Dean (Education), the course must be completed within ten consecutive years. Failure to do so may constitute evidence of unsatisfactory progress. Where permission is given to complete in more than ten consecutive years, there may be a requirement for additional coursework in order to ensure relevant and up-to-date knowledge.
Core - Year 1 topics
31.5 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)
Elective - Year 1 topics
Plus a 4.5 unit elective topic from across the University where entry requirements are met.
Core - Year 2 topics
36 units comprising:
BUSN2021 Management of Financial Institutions (4.5 units)
BUSN2027 International Finance (4.5 units)
BUSN2031 Business Forecasting (4.5 units)
BUSN2034 Interpersonal Skills for Professionals (4.5 units)
BUSN2037 Financial Management (4.5 units)
BUSN2040 Macroeconomics (4.5 units)
BUSN2043 Managerial Economics (4.5 units)
BUSN3052 Leadership in Business and Society (4.5 units)
Core - Year 3 topics
36 units comprising:
BUSN3029 Investments and Portfolio Management (4.5 units)
BUSN3031 Derivatives and Risk Management (4.5 units)
BUSN3043 Governance, Sustainability and Ethics (4.5 units)
BUSN3044 Industry Placement (4.5 units)
BUSN3049 Corporate Finance (4.5 units)
BUSN3061A Industry Project (9 units)
Plus one of:
BUSN2024 Sustainable Resource Management (4.5 units)
BUSN3028 Personal Financial Planning (4.5 units)
Refer to Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)