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: $115,500

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:


Provider CRICOS: 00123M

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

A dynamic campus life in Adelaide’s CBD  

Our main campus is located on North Terrace, one of the premier streets in Adelaide’s CBD. Surrounded by the State’s Art Gallery, Museum and Library, the campus is also walking distance from shops, cafes, businesses, parklands and Adelaide Oval. 
The North Terrace campus itself is stunning. A mixture of historical sandstone buildings and new purpose-built facilities. It’s a hive of activity and has a rich campus life, with most of the 27,000 students attending classes there each day. 
The University also has a campus at Roseworthy, 55kms north of Adelaide. Roseworthy is home to South Australia’s only veterinary school and houses internationally renowned equine, companion and production animal health centres. 
Our Waite campus is 8kms walk south of Adelaide and is the biggest plant and agricultural science research site in the Southern Hemisphere. 

Degrees for jobs of the future    

University of Adelaide degrees are relevant to the ever-changing needs of employers, industries and the community. We offer more than 180 undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in areas such as:
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Learn alongside bright minds  

A University of Adelaide degree doesn’t just get you your first job, a degree at Adelaide sets you up for a lifetime of learning and a successful career. 
Our students become more than just masters of their discipline, they learn how to think differently, solve problems, innovate and adapt to their environment. 
All our degrees include a strong research component, allowing students to contribute to discoveries from their first day at university.
We also provide our students with the opportunity to learn from internationally-acclaimed researchers, in small groups. We work closely with employers to ensure our students graduate with the skills they need to succeed in the workplace. 

Build a career from our reputation 

Established in 1874, the University of Adelaide is the third-oldest university in Australia. 
We are a member of the leading universities in Australia, the Group of Eight (Go8) coalition, and have strong partnerships with government, a wide range of industries, and universities right across the globe.    
Many notable people studied at the University of Adelaide, including astronaut Andy Thomas, former Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard and Nobel laureates William and Lawrence Bragg. World leaders, CEOs, Rhodes Scholars and Olympians are also amongst our alumni. 
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