Oct 13 2017

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Bachelor of Finance

Do you dream of living and thriving in the leading financial cities of the world – New York, London, Shanghai, Sydney or Hong Kong? Stop dreaming and get going. An ANU Bachelor of Finance will equip you to excel in the global financial marketplace.

As a student you will be challenged to solve a variety of financial problems while developing a keen analytical mind. Having these skills will prove invaluable in the fast changing world of finance.

As a Bachelor of Finance graduate from the Australian National University you will be highly sought-after, so aim high and think about which cityscape view you want from your office.

Career Options

ANU provides you with more choice for your entrance score by offering the new Flexible Double Degree program.

The ANU Flexible Double Degree lets you build skills for your chosen career without forfeiting your passion. It’s your choice to build a double degree partnership that suits your head and your heart.

Employment Opportunities

Finance has applications in many fields including banking, financial consulting and planning, funds management, merchant banking, stock broking, and treasury. Examples of job titles are listed below:

Financial dealer/broker
Financial dealers and brokers conduct financial market transactions on behalf of clients and offer advice on financial matters.

Financial manager/analyst/specialist
Combines financial knowledge with management, marketing, and operational skills in order to recognise the impact of financial data on the business as a whole, as well as on individual areas within the business. Translates financial data into non-financial terms and communicates it to all levels within the organisation.

Mathematical statistician
Designs and analyses experiments, develops new statistical theories and forecasting models, and designs sample surveys and quality control systems.

Corporate Treasurer
Plans short and long term finance for organisations and advises on the financial consequences of internal and external decisions. They design investment portfolios to manage financial risk for organisations by acquiring, looking after, and investing funds.

Operations manager
Possesses expertise in both finance and information technology. Usually works closely with the Chief Finance Officer and the IT department, to measure the value of software and web-deployed applications. Helps businesses make decisions that are both financially and technologically sound. Is also responsible for working with vendors of financial software and applications.

Learning Outcomes

  • Recognise the important role of investment and financing decisions, equities, bonds and derivatives in the financial markets.
  • Have an understanding of the three basic ideas underpinning finance: the time value of money; diversification; and, arbitrage and their application to corporate financial decision-making; investment decisions and portfolio management; derivatives and risk management; portfolio construction; corporate valuation; and debt markets.
  • Apply theoretical foundations in practice.
  • Develop the skills necessary to critically engage with and evaluate financial problems.
  • Develop the skills necessary to work independently and collaboratively to collect, process, interpret and communicate the outcomes of financial problems.

Admission Requirements

Admission to all programs is on a competitive basis, taking into account all relevant academic qualifications. If you hold more than one qualification, admission will be based on your overall record. Tertiary qualifications are generally weighted more heavily than secondary. If you have completed an approved tertiary preparation course or alternative entry scheme, you will be assessed on the results of that scheme alone, unless you have undertaken subsequent study.

Click HERE for further information about domestic admission pathways.

The table below is a guide to the entry level required for domestic applicants. Exact entry level will be set at time of offer.

Domestic applicant entry requirements

From 2010, the UAI/ENTER/TER will be referred to as ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) for admission. See for further information.

Queensland Band equivalents are a guide only – selection is made on a UAI equivalent that is not available to students.

International applicant entry requirements

International applicants may view further information on admissions requirements at Entry Requirements for International Undergraduate Applicants

The University reserves the right to alter or discontinue its programs as required.

ATAR: 86 QLD Band: 8 International Baccalaureate: 32


None. But assumed knowledge is:-
ACT: Mathematical Methods (Major)
NSW: Mathematics
QLD: Mathematics B
SA/NT: Mathematical Studies
TAS: Mathematics Methods
VIC: Mathematical Methods (CAS)
WA: Mathematics 3C/3D
IB: Mathematics (SL)

Bonus Points

The National Access Scheme 2014

ANU offers bonus points for nationally strategic senior secondary subjects, and in recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies. Please note that Bonus Points do not apply to the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery program.

Bonus points are applied to all applicants with an ATAR at or above 70. Points are awarded in accordance with the approved schedule, and no more than 10 points (maximum 5 academic points and maximum 5 equity points) will be awarded.

Bonus points do not apply to programs with an ATAR cutoff of 98 or higher.

Bonus Points are only awarded to domestic applicants applying for admission through UAC who have not previously attempted tertiary study.

Academic Bonus Points: senior secondary students do not need to apply for ANU academic bonus points. They are automatically added in accordance with the schedule.

Educational Access Scheme: senior secondary students do not need to apply if their school is part of the Priority School Funding Program or Country Areas Program. All other applicants should refer to for more information.

Indicative fees

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The Bachelor of Finance offers you a rigorous program of training in the theory and applications of finance. The program involves a core in mainstream finance supplemented by studies in related quantitative techniques, methodologies, economics, and management.

Single degree

  • This degree requires 24 courses (144 units)
  • A maximum of 60 units of 1000 level courses
  • 14 compulsory courses
  • 10 electives (of which 2 must be CBE List 1 elective courses)

Double degree

  • This degree requires 16 courses (96 units) of CBE courses
  • A maximum of 8 courses (48 units) of 1000 level CBE courses
  • 14 compulsory courses
  • 2 CBE List 1 elective courses

About this degree

Single degree
In a Bachelor of Finance single degree program you will study a total of 144 units. Typically you will take 4 courses per semester (total of 24 units) as a full time student giving you a total of 24 courses across your whole degree. You will need to complete a minimum of 16 CBE courses (96 units) but will also get to choose 8 courses (48 units) from other ANU Colleges. You can try a range of courses or take a major or minor in a non-CBE subject, the choice is yours.

Double degree
You will need to complete a minimum of 16 CBE courses (96 units)

Enrolment Status

It is possible to enrol in fewer courses per semester but it will take you longer to finish your program and get your degree. If you are an international student you must always be enrolled full-time in 24 units each semester.

Remember you will need to enrol in courses for both First Semester and Second Semester. You will be able to change your enrolment in courses up until the end of week 2 of each semester without penalty.

Majors and Minors

You must choose to major in either Capital Markets or Quantitative Finance.


You can use your electives to enrol in any courses that you like, provided you meet prerequisite requirements.

Remember that you can choose up to 8 courses from another ANU College if you are undertaking the single Bachelor of Finance degree.
If you are in a double degree, your electives must be CBE courses.

Don’t forget the maximum number of 1000 level courses is 10 in a single degree and 8 in a double degree.

Study Options

Bachelor of Finance (Capital Markets major)

This is a typical study plan for the first year of a student undertaking a Bachelor of Finance degree with a major in Capital Markets

Study Options

Year 1 48 units

BUSN1001 Business Reporting and Analysis 6 units

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