Finance professionals are concerned with the management of assets to create wealth for investors or companies. The finance discipline examines how individuals, businesses and institutions raise funds to implement investment strategies and how they allocate these funds to a variety of investment opportunities. When dealing with investments, finance professionals consider the time between investment and future payoff and the risks attached to these future payoffs.

The finance major covers three key areas:

  • Capital markets and financial institutions
  • Investments and financial planning
  • Corporate finance

During your degree, you will have the option to study each of these areas, as well as personal finance and real estate finance.


Graduates of the Finance major are well prepared for careers in the following areas:

  • Corporate finance
  • Financial planning and advising for individual investors
  • Financial analysis
  • Funds management
  • Management consulting
  • Retail, commercial and investment banking
  • Treasury management
  • Trading and dealing.

Entry requirements for the Bachelor of Commerce

Clearly-in Rank 2017
95.00 Guide only

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in 2017. i

The Clearly-in Rank should be used as a guide for entry. It is not set in advance and may vary from year to year. The Clearly-in Rank is determined by the number of places available, the number of applicants listing the course as a preference and the academic achievement of those applicants.

Access Melbourne 2017
88.00 Guaranteed entry

Access Melbourne allows you to be considered below the Clearly-in Rank. Guaranteed entry is available to eligible students from a rural area or disadvantaged financial background. i

Access Melbourne can help you gain a place in a course, even if your ATAR is below the Clearly-in Rank. Eligible students must apply through Access Melbourne and meet prerequisites.

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Minimum ATAR 2017
93.00 Guide only i

You must achieve the minimum ATAR (if indicated) to be considered for entry to this degree. The Clearly-in Rank may be above the Minimum ATAR, depending on the demand for the course and the number of places available.


Units 3 & 4: A study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in EAL, and at least 25 in Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics.

Applicants intending to major in Actuarial Studies or undertake a breadth sequence in Engineering Systems are strongly encouraged to complete VCE Specialist Mathematics or equivalent. Applicants intending to undertake an Engineering sequence in Electrical or Mechanical Systems are encouraged to undertake VCE Physics or equivalent If this has not been completed, applicants may be required to undertake additional physics subjects.