a major in finance will teach you about money management, with a focus on investments, trading, financial law and risk.

Bachelor of Commerce

Finance

Available at Newcastle campus (Callaghan)

Students studying finance at NewcastleUnderstanding finance requires a detailed knowledge of both the business and financial environment. A Bachelor of Commerce with a major in finance will teach you about money management, with a focus on investments, trading, financial law and risk.

The broad range of skills and knowledge and the international scope covered in this specialisation will leave you work-ready for employment in global markets.

A finance major can lead to well-paid career opportunities. A talent shortage, combined with an aging workforce, is driving jobs growth across the industry.

Our courses are designed to provide recognition with the professional bodies in finance, including the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA).

In first year, you study key concepts and principles of economics, accounting, management, decision-making and law as well as how they apply to the financial operations and within the context of the current financial environment.

Second year will see you continue to study further business topics including communications, marketing, business strategy and politics, as well as beginning to focus on business and corporate finance.

As a third year finance student you will continue to study courses such as investments and international finance, but will also focus on selecting combinations that most suit your interests and career plans. Study options include: taxation; personal financial planning; financial institutions risk management; global trade and finance; money and banking and finance law.