Course details

CRICOS course code: 003491G

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

Finance is a dynamic field, focusing on the borrowing, lending and investing of money by individuals, financial institutions, business and government organisations. Professional financiers administer the finance function of organisations, analysing and interpreting information to assess their needs and provide advice.

With a degree in finance you will develop the skills to analyse business portfolios and provide recommendations for best financial returns. In this course you have the opportunity to listen to real-world practitioners as they explain how the value of investments changes over time.

You will learn core concepts and skills in finance related to project evaluation, capital structure, security analysis and pricing, portfolio management, international finance and risk management.

Throughout this course you will take part in hands-on projects including capital investment appraisal, firm valuation, portfolio allocations and risk management using up-to-date information from our Securities Dealing Room.

Students who are keen to gain a deeper understanding of finance should consider enrolling in one or both of the finance extensions. Empirical finance extension develops students’ advanced technical and research skills and is a useful foundation for students considering honours. Financial services extension is designed for students considering a career in the banking and financial services sectors.

If you are fascinated by foreign investment, exchange rates, stock market fluctuations or corporate finance, consider a career in finance.

Highlights

Study capital planning, funds acquisition, stock broking, and investments management
Take part in hands-on projects including quantitative data analysis, and practise your skills in our Securities Dealing Room.
Prepare yourself for a career as a banking and finance professional, business analyst, corporate secretary, risk manager or investment manager.

Career outcomes

Financial management skills are in demand by businesses of all kinds. The skills you develop in this course will prepare you for a variety of career paths including investment strategy, financial portfolio management, stock analysis or even corporate borrowing and managing foreign exchange risk.

Graduate positions include:

financial analyst
financial markets dealer
commercial banker
banking and finance professional
corporate secretary
investment manager
stockbroker.

Possible careers

Business Analyst
Commercial Banking Professional
Corporate Treasurer
Financial Project Manager
Foreign Exchange Dealer
Insurance Professional
Investment Analyst
Investment Banker
Investment Manager
Risk Manager
Stockbroker

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 31,100 Per Year
Start date: 18 July 2022
21 November 2022
27 February 2023
Duration: 3 years
Study mode: Full time
Address

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Gardens Point Campus
2 George Street Brisbane Queensland 4000
Australia

Entry criteria

  • Foundation Program Year completed at an Australian University with a final overall grade average of 4.5 (on a 7 point scale) and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Intensive Program with a grade average of at least 4.4 out of 7 and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Foundation Program with a grade average of at least 4.4 out of 7 and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Diploma program with a grade point average of at least 4.0 out of 7; and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).

IELTS Academic score of 6.5 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 6; TOEFL iBT score of 79 with Listening, Reading score of 16, Writing score of 21 and Speaking score of 18; Pearson PTE (Academic) score of 58 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 50; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) score of 176 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 169.

Address

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
Gardens Point Campus
2 George Street Brisbane Queensland 4000
Australia