The University of Adelaide

Bachelor of Finance

The University of Adelaide

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00123M

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'll pursue data analysis or even manage a hedge fund.


  • 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.


  • International finance
  • International business
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Commerce

Standard 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).


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.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
North Terrace International: $129,000
  • ATAR: 75
  • Full-time : 3 years

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