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:
- Financial planning and advising for individual investors
- Funds management
- Retail, commercial and investment banking
- Financial analysis
- Corporate finance
- Treasury management
- Trading and dealing
- Management consulting.
Entry requirements for the Bachelor of Commerce
The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in 2016. 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 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.
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.