Finance and Banking
Finance and banking covers two broad areas, financial management and financial services. Financial management involves financial analysis, investment evaluation and fund procurement while financial services is aligned with employment in merchant banks, investment houses, stockbroking firms and financial planning and consulting companies.
USQ's Faculty of Business and Law offers a variety of programs and courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
We have a number of undergraduate courses that specialise in finance and banking, e.g. Bachelor of Commerce. Our range of postgraduate courses in this speciality includes the Master of Business with specialisations in Applied Finance and Financial Planning.
Completion of the Bachelor of Commerce with a finance major will allow graduates to meet the educational entrance requirements to become an Associate Member of the Financial Services Institute of Australia (Finsia). Completion of the Master of Business Applied Finance specialisation will allow graduates to meet the educational entrance requirements to become a Senior Associate member of Finsia, and meet the education requirements for professional membership of the Finance and Treasury Association (FTA). This specialisation also provides two exemptions in the CPA program. Completion of the Master of Business with a Personal Financial Planning specialisation will enable personal financial planning professionals to satisfy the requirements to become licensed as financial services providers or authorised representative, and provide graduates with advanced standing into the CFP® Certification Program with the Financial Planning Association of Australia.
A degree in finance and banking can lead you to a range of career opportunities including financial analyst, stockbroker, risk management, investment banker and security analyst. The University also provides advice on job searching and career planning for students who are looking for a job in their field.
Student profiles of graduates from the finance and banking discipline can be found within this area.
Further finance and banking-specific resources and staff lists about the programs offered by the Faculty of Business and Law are also available.