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Bachelor of Business (Finance)

Analyse business portfolios and make recommendations for the best financial returns. Take part in hands-on projects using QUT’s Securities Dealing Room.
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Guide to entry thresholds

OP
9
Selection rank
81
View the entry requirements
Campus
Gardens Point
Campus
Gardens Point
Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time
3 years full-time
Entry
February and July
February, July and November
QTAC code
413021
CRICOS
003491G

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2018.

 

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.

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.

Career outcomes

Career 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

Requirements

OP 9
Rank 81

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2018.

Don't have an OP or rank?

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Course code
BS05
QTAC code
413021
CRICOS code
003491G
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Duration
  • 3 years full-time
  • 6 years part-time
  • 3 years full-time
Entry
  • February and July
  • February, July and November Conditions apply for International students wishing to commence study in November. Contact bus@qut.edu.au for more information.
OP Guarantee
Yes

Assumed knowledge

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

  • English
  • Maths A, B or C

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

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Guaranteed entry

If you receive an adjusted OP 1-5 (or equivalent selection rank), you are guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2018

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
OP Selection rank OP Selection rank
Highest OP/selection rank to receive an offer
OP 1
Selection rank 99
OP 1
Selection rank 99
Median OP/selection rank to receive an offer
OP 8
Selection rank 84
OP 7
Selection rank 86
Lowest OP/selection rank to receive an offer
OP 12
Selection rank 73
OP 9
Selection rank 81

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

Minimum academic requirements

I completed my studies outside of Australia

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

Guide to entry thresholds

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2018.

OP
9
Rank
81
Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you completed secondary school in Australia and received an OP 1-5 or equivalent, and you meet the course prerequisites, you are guaranteed an offer for this course in the January offer round

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, Singapore, 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
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English 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 within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
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.

2019

2019: CSP $11,000 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2019

2019: $29,900 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2018

2018: CSP $11,000 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2018

2018: $28,700 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.

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.

Find out more about government loans

Scholarships

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

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Corporate Partners in Excellence (CPIE) Scholarship - commencing students

A scholarship for future undergraduate students who want to study a Bachelor of Business.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship (Academic)

A scholarship for future undergraduate students who want to study in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

Business Academic Excellence Scholarship

A scholarship for future undergraduate students who want to study business.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

Laurie Cowled Indigenous Scholarships for Business Students

A scholarship for current undergraduate Indigenous female students studying business.

Scholarship eligibility
Of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent; Struggling financially; Women

Triple Crown Scholarship

A scholarship for future international students who want to study business.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

Equity scholarships scheme

A scholarship for low-income students studying in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Struggling financially

Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship (Elite Athlete)

A scholarship for future undergraduate students who want to study in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Sporting excellence

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