• Total units 48 Units
  • Areas of interest Commerce, Finance
  • Major code FINM-MAJ

 The major in Finance introduces students to the basic concepts underpinning finance, applying them to the study of financial instruments and markets; the financial decisions facing the firm; investment decisions and portfolio management; derivatives and risk management.  In addition, depending upon the electives chosen students will study portfolio construction; corporate valuation; and debt markets.  The aim of the major in Finance is to develop skills and competencies in students that will enable them to embark upon a professional career in the fields of financial management, financial consulting and planning, funds management, investment banking and stockbroking.

 

Learning Outcomes

Bachelor graduates in Finance will be able to:

  • Recognise the important role of investment and financing decisions, equities, bonds and derivatives in the financial markets.
  • Have an understanding of the three basic ideas underpinning finance: the time value of money; diversification; and, arbitrage and their application to corporate financial decision-making; investment decisions and portfolio management; derivatives and risk management; portfolio construction; corporate valuation; and debt markets.
  • Apply theoretical foundations in practice.
  • Develop the skills necessary to critically engage with and evaluate financial problems.
  • Develop the skills necessary to work independently and collaboratively to collect, process, interpret and communicate the outcomes of financial problems.

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Requirements

This major requires the completion of 48 units, which must include:

24 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
FINM1001 Foundations of Finance 6
FINM2001 Corporate Finance 6
FINM2002 Derivatives 6
FINM2003 Investments 6

6 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
STAT1003 Statistical Techniques 6
STAT1008 Quantitative Research Methods 6

6 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
EMET1001 Foundations of Economic and Financial Models 6
MKTG2003 Marketing for Financial Services 6
STAT2032 Financial Mathematics 6

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
FINM3005 Corporate Valuation 6
FINM3006 Financial Intermediation and Debt Markets 6
FINM3008 Applied Portfolio Construction 6
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