Bachelor of Finance

The University of Adelaide

Studying finance means learning the art of money management. What are the ins and outs of the financial world? How can individuals and employers best reach their financial goals? Finance professionals are pragmatic, quick-thinking and ambitious. They are skilled problem-solvers who stay informed and get results. With your degree you could work in commercial banking as a sales associate, trust officer or loan officer. You might become a financial adviser, helping people secure their dream homes and plan for retirement. Perhaps you will pursue data analysis or even manage a hedge fund.

Course Fee:

International: $129,000

Entry Requirements:

SACE; Selection via ATAR; Assumed knowledge: SACE Mathematical Methods or above is essential for certain electives within this degree (if Stage 2 studies were undertaken prior to 2017, the equivalent subject was known as Mathematical Studies).


This program gives you the skills and knowledge to excel in finance. You will: understand wealth management and financial modelling in depth; study valuation issues and financial markets; explore international trade and finance; learn about specialised financial institutions and their asset classes; build critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills. A common first year comprised of courses in finance, economics, mathematics, statistics and accounting is followed by the choice of pathway best suited to your interests. You must complete core finance courses which include 'International Financial Institutions and Markets' at level 1, 'Business Valuation' and 'Financial Economics' at level 2, and 'Portfolio Theory and Management' at level 3. The flexibility of the degree allows you to choose electives across all levels in a wide range of subject areas offered by other faculties. The Bachelor of Finance (International) specialisation is ideal if you wish to focus on the interaction of economics and finance at an international level. You might go on to trade international financial instruments, provide financial and monetary advice to multinational companies and governments, or work in both merchant and retail banks.

Subjects you can Study:

International finance; International business; Finance; Economics; Commerce


Some Bachelor of Finance courses provide opportunities for gaining affiliate membership of the Financial Services Institute of Australia. They also cover material relevant for entry to the Chartered Financial Analysts and Financial Planning Association. Additionally, completing certain courses will enable you to obtain partial compliance with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission RG146 (tier 1 Compliance) in the areas of generic knowledge derivatives and securities.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Terrace 65.15 Yes Part time
North Terrace 65.15 Yes Full time 3 years

Walk in remarkable footsteps

The University of Adelaide’s international reputation for breaking new ground has been forged by a continuous stream of exceptional people. We count among our alumni five Nobel Laureates, over 140 Fulbright Scholars and more than 100 Rhodes Scholars, including Australia’s first female Indigenous recipient. The country’s first female prime minister also studied here, as did the first Australian-born professional astronaut in space.
Today, our high-achieving culture continues to attract the world’s best and brightest, including students from more than 90 countries.

Be ready for the future workforce

Although many of the jobs you could be doing in a decade’s time don’t yet exist, your best preparation for them does at the University of Adelaide. We’re constantly updating and refining our degrees to ensure that — wherever your passions lie, you’ll gain the flexible capabilities to explore every opportunity tomorrow brings.
Importantly, our degrees’ recognised quality that opens career paths everywhere. We’re ranked inside the world’s top 50 universities in four subject areas; in the top 100 for another 12, and the top 150 for 10 more.*

Learn from world-leading research

As South Australia’s only member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight (Go8) research-intensive universities, our researchers collaborate with industry, government and leading institutions around the globe to address the world’s greatest challenges.
Our research—rated 5/5 in over 40 distinct fields^ informs all our degrees. Importantly, it also generates a tangible community benefit. Our total contribution to South Australia’s economy is over $4.23 billion†.
* QS World University Rankings By Subject, 2019. ^ Excellence in Research for Australia, 2018. † London Economics, 2018. 
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