Bachelor of Finance
*N/A: Not applicable, N/P: Not published, NC: New course, RC: Range of criteria.
Additional information on the 2018 intake is now available at the ATAR Wizard.
Study a Bachelor of Finance with accounting and finance subjects ranked in the world's top 200.*
Prepare for a career in the fast-paced world of finance with a qualification that builds your knowledge in a range of financial specialisations.
Your subjects are designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of the major areas of finance including corporate and international finance, investment valuation, portfolio management and risk management. You'll also develop an awareness of the principles of sustainability and entrepreneurship.
As you progress into second and third years, you can complete specialised financial electives such as financial and estate planning, derivative securities, mergers and acquisition and security valuation.
You'll also have the chance to take a study tour or internship elective, or to complete your electives overseas at one of our partner universities. We have connections with top business schools including the University of Innsbruck and the Berlin School of Economics.
Our unique industry Professors of Practice work within this course to improve course curriculum, student learning experience, and engage with industry and business.
*QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017
Specialisations, majors and minors
In addition to the finance major defined within the core subjects of this course you may choose to complete a second major, or one or two minors, instead of completing all nine elective subjects. The majors and minors may be chosen from any on offer in the university, subject to there being no more than eight subjects for a major and four subjects for a minor, and subject to having completed any prerequisite subjects required.
Several attractive majors, which complement this course, for you to consider are:
- International business
Several attractive minors, which complement this course, for you to consider are:
- International commerce
- International management
For more information on business majors and minors and the subjects on offer see majors or minors.
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Selection may also be based on ENTER/ATAR, GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
A study score of 25 in any Business or any Mathematics equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
Once you graduate, you'll be ready to build a career in banking, stockbroking, insurance, financial planning, financial consulting or even working with the Reserve Bank of Australia.
Depending on subject choice, students may be eligible to graduate with an accounting qualification accredited by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ); please refer to the Handbook for further details. Graduates may apply for membership with Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA).
Membership may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Fees and costs
Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning.
Find out more about undergraduate course fees.
Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.
How to apply
Applications for Summer Semester 2018/19 and Semester 1, 2019 will open later this year.
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See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus: