Highlights

  • Study capital planning, funds acquisition, stock broking, and investments management
  • Take part in hands-on projects including quantitative data analysis, and practise your skills in our Securities Dealing Room.
  • Prepare yourself for a career as a banking and finance professional, business analyst, corporate secretary, risk manager or investment manager.
  • Meet the academic requirements for associate membership of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia
  • You can also study this major as part of QUT's new Bachelor of Business - International degree, which includes one year of compulsory overseas studies.

Highlights

  • Study capital planning, funds acquisition, stock broking, and investments management
  • Take part in hands-on projects including quantitative data analysis, and practise your skills in our Securities Dealing Room.
  • Prepare yourself for a career as a banking and finance professional, business analyst, corporate secretary, risk manager or investment manager.
  • Meet the academic requirements for associate membership of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia
  • You can also study this major as part of QUT's new Bachelor of Business - International degree, which includes one year of compulsory overseas studies.

Why choose this course?

Finance is a dynamic field, focusing on the borrowing, lending and investing of money by individuals, financial institutions, business and government organisations. Professional financiers administer the finance function of organisations, analysing and interpreting information to assess their needs and provide advice.

With a degree in finance you will develop the skills to analyse business portfolios and provide recommendations for best financial returns. In this course you have the opportunity to listen to real-world practitioners as they explain how the value of investments changes over time.

You will learn core concepts and skills in finance related to project evaluation, capital structure, security analysis and pricing, portfolio management, international finance and risk management.

Throughout this course you will take part in hands-on projects including capital investment appraisal, firm valuation, portfolio allocations and risk management using up-to-date information from our Securities Dealing Room.

Students who are keen to gain a deeper understanding of finance should consider enrolling in one or both of the finance extensions. Empirical finance extension develops students’ advanced technical and research skills and is a useful foundation for students considering honours. Financial services extension is designed for students considering a career in the banking and financial services sectors.

If you are fascinated by foreign investment, exchange rates, stock market fluctuations or corporate finance, consider a career in finance.

Real-world learning

The major begins with units on quantitative analysis and economics that extend your learning from the core units of our Bachelor of Business degree. You will then be exposed to core concepts and skills in finance, including financial instruments, capital planning, funds acquisition, asset and debt management, financial analysis, and investments management.

The finance capstone unit integrates learning across the major by giving you the opportunity to apply your skills to a variety of simulations of real-world situations in the finance industry.

Securities Dealing Room

QUT’s Securities Dealing Room gives you access to data from Bloomberg, providers of financial data to many of the world’s financial institutions. This comprehensive set of data on companies, commodities and economies will allow you, in your final-year project work, to conduct real-world financial analysis with the theories you have learned.

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Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Financial management skills are in demand by businesses of all kinds. The skills you develop in this course will prepare you for a variety of career paths including investment strategy, financial portfolio management, stock analysis or even corporate borrowing and managing foreign exchange risk.

Graduate positions include:

  • financial analyst
  • financial markets dealer
  • commercial banker
  • banking and finance professional
  • corporate secretary
  • investment manager
  • stockbroker.

Professional recognition

Graduates of the finance major meet the academic requirements for associate membership of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

Research pathways

Bachelor of Business (Honours) option

High-achieving students who wish to take further studies may enrol in BS63 Bachelor of Business (Honours).

Possible careers

  • Business Analyst
  • Commercial Banking Professional
  • Corporate Treasurer
  • Financial Project Manager
  • Foreign Exchange Dealer
  • Insurance Professional
  • Investment Analyst
  • Investment Banker
  • Investment Manager
  • Risk Manager
  • Stockbroker

Details and units

Finance major units

  • Financial markets
  • Finance 1
  • Economics 2
  • Corporate finance
  • International finance
  • Investments
  • Risk management and derivatives
  • Finance capstone

Recommended complementary study areas

Finance extension options

  • Empirical finance

Second major and minor options

  • Economics
  • Accountancy
  • Management
  • International business

Additional minor options

  • Applied economics
  • Quantitative economics

Finance major units

  • Financial markets
  • Finance 1
  • Economics 2
  • Corporate finance
  • International finance
  • Investments
  • Risk management and derivatives
  • Finance capstone

Recommended complementary study areas

Finance extension options

  • Empirical finance

Second major and minor options

  • Economics
  • Accountancy
  • Management
  • International business

Additional minor options

  • Applied economics
  • Quantitative economics

Requirements

Selection rank
76.00

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2021.

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Course code
BS05
QTAC code
413021
CRICOS code
003491G
Delivery
  • Online
  • Gardens Point
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time
Duration
3 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February, July and November
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course, we assume you have sound knowledge of the subject/s listed below. If you don't have the subject knowledge, you can still apply for the course but we encourage you to undertake bridging studies to gain the knowledge:

  • English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • General Mathematics, or Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

More about assumed knowledge

 

Year 12 early offer scheme 

If you’re a current Queensland Year 12 student, you may be eligible to receive an offer for this course on the last day of Queensland Year 12, before receiving your ATAR or selection rank. 

Find out more about the QUT Year 12 Early Offer Scheme 

Helping you to get into your course

If you don't think your ATAR or selection rank is high enough to get into this course, you can guarantee your entry with guaranteed advanced standing by upgrading through one the following programs which you can select as one of your QTAC preferences:

QUT College Diploma in Business 

QUT College Diploma in Business graduates will automatically receive an offer to start the Bachelor of Business within three weeks after completion of the diploma. You will also automatically receive 1 year (96 credit points) credit transfer and be able to complete the degree in 2 years as a full-time student (or equivalent part-time).

Find out more about the QUT College Diploma in Business 

Dual TAFE-Qld Brisbane/QUT award

If you enrol in a QTAC offer for one of the following dual TAFE-Qld Brisbane/QUT awards you will automatically receive a QUT conditional offer in June (semester 1 QTAC offer) or October (semester 2 QTAC offer) after your enrolment at TAFE-Qld Greater Brisbane is confirmed.

  • Diploma of Accounting

  • Diploma of Business/Diploma of Leadership and Management

  • Diploma of Business/Diploma of Marketing and Communication

Upon completion of the TAFE-Qld diploma(s) you will be able to enrol at QUT. You will also automatically receive 1 year (96 credit points) credit transfer and be able to complete the degree in 2 years as a full-time student (or equivalent part-time). More details will be provided in your QUT conditional offer letter.

 

Offer guarantee

If you achieve an ATAR or selection rank of 84.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

More about advanced standing

Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your ATAR/selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your ATAR or selection rank will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your ATAR or selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2021

The figures listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent ATAR students. The entry thresholds box at the top of this page shows the lowest adjusted ATAR/selection rank required to receive an offer for all applicants for the most recent January QTAC offer round.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
Highest ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank 98.70
Selection rank 99.95
Median ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank 87.00
Selection rank 87.00
Lowest ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank 70.50
Selection rank 76.00

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

Minimum academic requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

I completed secondary school in Australia

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • General Mathematics, or Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

More about assumed knowledge

ATAR/selection rank
76.00
Offer guarantee

If you completed secondary school in Australia and achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 84.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Assumed knowledge

It is assumed you have knowledge in the equivalent General Mathematics, or Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C).

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2022 fees

2022: CSP $14,600 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2022 fees

2022: $31,100 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2021 fees

2021: CSP $14,500 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2021 fees

2021: $31,100 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

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HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

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Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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