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Bachelor of Business and Commerce Major Finance

Bachelor of Business and Commerce Major Finance (BBCM)
CRICOS: 092182E

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 3 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Feb, Jul, Nov
Note: The November intake (Semester 3) is only available for domestic students at USQ Springfield or via online study.

Overview

  • Take control of business finances with USQ’s Bachelor of Business and Commerce majoring in Finance, and learn about the financial side of running a business, managing money and how companies create value for their shareholders.
  • Learn the fundamentals of financial environments and modern analytical techniques and apply your study to various areas of the finance spectrum, learning the ins and outs of business finance, personal financial planning, financial policy, foreign exchange risk, asset selection, stockbroking, investment management, international financial management and financial economics.
  • Become equipped with the transferable skills of information gathering and critical thinking, allowing you to apply relevant analysis to your chosen industry or speciality.
  • You have the option to choose a second major from a range of business and commerce fields to shape the career you want and strengthen your position. For example, a double major in Accounting and Finance is one of our most popular combinations.

Professional accreditation

Finance major graduates will meet the educational entrance requirements to become a member of the Financial Services Institute Australia (Finsia).

Career outcomes

  • With your Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) your career opportunities will include financial services, banker, insurance, funds manager, financial analyst, industrial analyst, investment analyst, investment banker, security analyst, underwriter, options/future trader, treasury, foreign exchange trader/officer, share trader, financial markets dealer, corporate secretary, foreign exchange dealer, risk manager, lending officer, finance officer, corporate or policy adviser, business consultant, financial advisor and market research officer.
  • Positions within government are in high demand. Career opportunities exist for finance graduates in the Department of Defence and in the field of financial crime; an emerging field with a focus on anti-money laundering, counter-terrorism and fraud.

Entry requirements

Starting uni in 2021?

If you want to start your studies in 2021, the format of subject pre-requisites will change slightly from previous years. ATAR will also replace OP for Queensland students who graduate from high school from 2020. Find out more about these changes to ensure you are prepared to apply.

Pre-requisites

To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:

  • English
  • Mathematics A

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA). Find out more about assumed knowledge.

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this degree. If your country is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility. 

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 24 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 8
1 x 8-unit Finance major 8
1 x second 8-unit major 
or 2 x 4-unit minors
or 1 x 4-unit minor plus 4 x electives
8
Total 24

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 22640
On-campus

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 25600

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2021. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

CRICOS: 092182E

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2021- Monday 22 February, 2021
  • Semester 2, 2021 - Monday 12 July, 2021
  • Semester 3, 2021 - Monday 15 November, 2021.

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