Overview

This major equips graduates with a sound business education and the necessary skills to manage a wide range of activities in the banking and financial sector.

Course description

After developing a solid grounding in business in your first year, customise your degree with a major in Banking & Finance. Launch your career in banking and financial services, funds management, treasury and financial markets, and wealth management. This major will develop your understanding of the financial institutions, financial instruments and markets of the financial services sector.

Core Subject

Year 1

CORE BUSINESS UNITS

BAO1101      Accounting for Decision Making
BCO1102      Information Systems for Business
BEO1105      Economic Principles
BEO1106      Business Statistics
BHO1171      Introduction to Marketing
BLO1105       Business Law
BMO1102      Management and Organisation Behaviour
BPD1100       Integrated Business Challenge
Year 2 & 3

Compulsory Major

BANKING AND FINANCE (BMABKF)
BEO2000
Financial Institutions and Monetary Theory
BEO2001     Commercial Banking and Finance
BAO2001     Corporate Finance
BAO3402     International Banking and Finance
BAO3404     Credit and Lending Decisions
BLO3405
Law of Financial Institutions and Securities
BAO3403
Investment and Portfolio Management
BPD3100     Applied Business Challenge

Compulsory Minor (Discipline Minor)

ACCOUNTING (BMIACT)
BAO2000     Accounting Information Systems
BAO2202     Financial Accounting
BAO2203     Corporate Accounting
BAO2204     Management Accounting
Suggested Electives (Breadth Minor)

BPD2100     International Business Challenge
Elective 1
Elective 2
Elective 3


(Students are given option to choose electives from other majors that are being offered during the semester)

*Subject to change

CAREERS AND PROSPECTS

GRADUATE OUTCOMES AND CAREERS

You'll gain insights into the intricate workings of financial markets and investment management. You'll also learn how to successfully manage financial institutions. Opportunities in the financial services sector are limitless and include roles within:

  • Banking
  • Funds management
  • Financial planning
  • Stockbroking
  • Superannuation
  • Insurance
  • Investment
  • Risk management
  • Financial institution.

Professional Recognition

Graduates who successfully completed the appropriate subjects will meet the academic requirements for admission to the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FIINSIA), The Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP).


TESTIMONIALS

Rupini Deepa Rajagopalan
Banking & Finance
University of Hamburg, Germany
Junior Professor
" My experience at VU has been one of fond memories. The lecturers and staff were always dedicated and ready to help me with all my questions. "
Celine Phang Shih Yin
Banking & Finance
CIMB Bank Berhad
Assistant Vice President
"VU is about learning that moulds a lifetime, learning that shapes the future and giving memorable life experiences. VU is truly a place I call “my second home”."

INTERESTED?

This specialisation is offered as an option as part of the Bachelor of Business (Hons) degree.

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