Bachelor of Finance
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.
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English and in Mathematics (any). Applicants with comparable qualifications will be considered.
English language requirement
IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0;
TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English;
TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22;
Satisfactory completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B (EFS5 UG minimum 60 per cent) which is available from La Trobe Melbourne. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website;
La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 60 per cent final result in a course;
English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): a minimum score of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50.
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a pass grade of C or higher;
or approved international equivalent.
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
Annual tuition fee (A$)
Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your 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
Please apply through VTAC if you’re completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if you’re completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.
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:
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