The University of Newcastle, Australia
Selection Rank
65.00
76.38 (Median SR)
65.00
76.38 (Median SR)
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International entry requirement

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

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Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 3 August 2020
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 3 August 2020
  • Trimester 2 - 4 May 2020
  • Trimester 3 - 31 Aug 2020
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 3 August 2020
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 3 August 2020
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 3 August 2020
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 3 August 2020
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 3 August 2020
Fees

AUD29,220 (indicative annual fee, 2020)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees

English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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Duration

3 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Program code: 40029
CRICOS code: 001603J

Finance Major

Understanding finance requires a detailed knowledge of both the business and financial environment. 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 as well as the international scope covered in a finance major will leave you work-ready for employment in global markets.

Studying finance can lead to well-paid career opportunities, in an industry where a shortage of talent, combined with an ageing workforce, is driving growth in the job market.

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 will study courses in the principles of economics, accounting, management, decision-making and law. You will learn how they apply to financial operations 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 study courses such as investments and international finance in more depth, and focus on selecting others 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.

Suitable for commerce students with:

  • An interest in working in corporate finance to foster organisational growth through the assessment of financial systems and practices.
  • Goals to understand the inner workings of financial activity in a variety of contexts.
  • A commitment to learning key financial valuation theories.

What do you learn in the finance major?

This commerce major contains a variety of courses to help you learn about financial valuation, assessment and strategy.

  • Corporate Finance: The finance major will teach you to advise decision makers and leadership within organisations in all matters of financial activity, from investments to portfolio management.
  • Valuation: You will learn about growth forecasting and how to determine the value of equity.
  • Risk Management: You will be given the opportunity to study how financial institutions manage liquidity, and associated derivatives including credit, interest and capital.

Which degrees include this major?

The Bachelor of Commerce and any associated degree program allow you to study a major in finance: