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Bachelor of Finance, Economics and Statistics (Honours)

A single four year undergraduate degree offered by the ANU College of Business and Economics

BFESHONS
  • Length 4 year full-time
  • Minimum 192 Units
Admission requirements
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Field of Education
    • Banking Finance and Related Fi
  • Length 4 year full-time
  • Minimum 192 Units
Admission requirements
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Field of Education
    • Banking Finance and Related Fi

The Bachelor of Finance, Economics and Statistics (Honours) is an elite four year honours degree. The degree is targeted at excellent undergraduate students seeking a quantitative degree program that will equip them for graduate studies in Finance, Economics or Statistics and/or that will make them desirable to prestigious Government or Industry employers. The degree will fill a gap at the ANU by providing an attractive option for outstanding undergraduates who are seeking a quantitative degree program that has applications in a wide range of business areas. The degree will comprise courses from Finance, Economics and Statistics and also relevant courses from Mathematics.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. Determine which financial models should be utilised to analyse and price financial assets.
  2. Demonstrate their understanding of the economic foundations of financial assets as claims on resources in various market and corporate settings to design financial instruments and strategies.
  3. Adapt time series statistics and financial econometrics to evaluate financial economic models.
  4. Demonstrate the skills necessary to critically engage with and evaluate financial economic problems.
  5. Evaluate key research questions as demonstrated through a process of planning, developing and executing a body of research work.

Further Information

Please note: The following courses are not offered in 2016 and will need to be replaced with

1.       ECON2111 Microeconomics 2 (H) – not on offer, replace with ECON2101 Microeconomics 2 (P)

2.       ECON2112 Macroeconomics 2 (H) – not on offer, replace with ECON2016 Economics II(H)

3.       ECON2142 Strategic Thinking:  An Introduction to Game Theory (H) – disestablished, replace with ECON3153 Game Theory (H)

Other Information: This program can only be commenced in Semester 1.

Study Plans:
Study Plans for Commencing Semester 1

Admission Requirements

Admission to all programs is on a competitive basis. Admission to undergraduate degrees is based on meeting the ATAR requirement or an equivalent rank derived from the following qualifications:

• An Australian year 12 qualification or international equivalent; OR
• A completed Associate Diploma, Associate Degree, AQF Diploma, Diploma, AQF Advanced Diploma, Graduate Certificate or international equivalent; OR
• At least one standard full-time year (1.0 FTE) in a single program of degree level study at an Australian higher education institution or international equivalent; OR
• An approved tertiary preparation course unless subsequent study is undertaken.

Click HERE for further information about domestic admission.

More information about ATAR requirements for individual programs can be found HERE.

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The table below is a guide to the entry level required for domestic applicants. Exact entry level will be set at time of offer.

Domestic applicant entry requirements

Queensland Band equivalents are a guide only - selection is made on an ATAR equivalent that is not available to students.

International applicant entry requirements

International applicants may view further information on admissions requirements at Entry Requirements for International Undergraduate Applicants

The University reserves the right to alter or discontinue its programs as required.

ATAR:
99
QLD Band:
1
International Baccalaureate:
42

Prerequisites

ACT: Specialist Mathematics Extended major/minor at least 160 (recommended - Specialist Mathematics double major)

NSW: HSC Mathematics Extension 1 with a minimum performance band of E3 (recommended Studies:HSC Mathematics Extensions 2)

QLD: Mathematics B and Mathematics C, with a grade of 'H' in each

SA/NT: Mathematics 1 (Double) and Mathematics 2 with a score of at least 15/20 in both subjects

TAS: Mathematics Stage 2 and Mathematics Stage 3 with a score of at least 15/20 in both subjects

VIC: Mathematical Methods 3&4 and Specialist Mathematics 3/4 with at least 36/50 in each subject

WA: Applicable Mathematics and Calculus with a score of at least 72/100

IB: Mathematics (HL) with at least 6

Bonus Points

ANU offers bonus points for nationally strategic senior secondary subjects, and in recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies. 

Bonus points are applied to Bachelor degree applicants with an ATAR at or above 70. Points are awarded in accordance with the approved schedule, and no more than 10 points (maximum 5 academic points and maximum 5 equity points) will be awarded. Academic bonus points do not apply to programs with an ATAR cutoff of 98 or higher.

Visit the ANU Bonus Points website for futher information.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$42,960.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Finance, Economics and Statistics (Honours) is comprised of the following 192 units, of which:

A maximum of 60 units may come from completion of 1000-level courses

 

The 192 units must include:

120 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

BUSN1001 Business Reporting and Analysis

ECON1101 Microeconomics 1

ECON2016 Economics II (H)

ECON2101 Microeconomics 2(P)

ECON3100 Economics 3 (H)

ECON3101 Microeconomics 3

ECON3102 Macroeconomics 3

ECON3153 Game Theory (H)

EMET2007 Econometrics I: Econometric Methods

FINM1001 Foundations of Finance

FINM2001 Corporate Finance

FINM2002 Derivatives

FINM2003 Investments

FINM3005 Corporate Valuation

MATH1115 Advanced Mathematics and Applications 1

MATH1116 Advanced Mathematics and Applications 2

STAT1008 Quantitative Research Methods

STAT2001 Introductory Mathematical Statistics

STAT3013 Statistical Inference

STAT3056 Advanced Mathematical Statistics

 

6 units from completion of courses from the following list:

ECON1100 Economics I (H)

ECON1102 Macroeconomics 1

 

6 units from completion of courses from the following list:

MATH2320 Advanced Analysis 1: Metric Spaces and Applications

MATH2322 Advanced Algebra 1: Groups, Rings and Linear Algebra

MATH3029 Probability Modelling with Applications

 

6 units from completion of a course from the following list:

STAT2032 Financial Mathematics

STAT3040 Statistical Learning

 

6 units from completion of courses from the subject area ECON Economics

 

48 units from completion of one of the following Honours specialisations:

Finance Honours

Statistics Honours

Economics Honours

 

Students must achieve a minimum 75% weighted average mark in the first 120 units of courses attempted in order to remain enrolled in the Bachelor of Finance, Economics and Statistics (Honours).

 

ECON3100 Economics 3 (H) must be completed within the first 120 units of courses attempted.

 

Students who do not achieve a minimum of 75% weighted average mark or do not complete ECON3100 Economics 3 (H) within the first 120 units of courses attempted will be transferred to the Bachelor of Economics.

Specialisations

Elective Study

Once you have met the program requirements of your degree, you may have enough electives to complete an additional elective majorminor or specialisation.

Study Options

Year 1 48 units STAT1008 Quantitative Research Methods 6 units FINM1001 Foundations of Finance 6 units ECON1101 Microeconomics 1 6 units MATH1115 Advanced Mathematics and Applications 1 6 units
BUSN1001 Business Reporting and Analysis 6 units FINM2001 Corporate Finance 6 units ECON1100 Economics I (H) 6 units MATH1116 Advanced Mathematics and Applications 2 6 units
Year 2 48 units STAT2001 Introductory Mathematical Statistics 6 units FINM2002 Derivatives 6 units ECON2101 Microeconomics 2(P) 6 units FINM2003 Investments 6 units
ECON3153 Game Theory (H) 6 units ECON Elective 6 units ECON2016 Economics II (H) 6 units Course from MATH list 6 units
Year 3 48 units EMET2007 Econometrics I: Econometric Methods 6 units STAT3013 Statistical Inference 6 units ECON3101 Microeconomics 3 6 units FINM3005 Corporate Valuation 6 units
ECON3100 Economics 3 (H) 6 units STAT3056 Advanced Mathematical Statistics 6 units ECON3102 Macroeconomics 3 6 units STAT2032 Financial Mathematics 6 units OR STAT3040;
Year 4 48 units Honours Year Honours Year Honours Year Honours Year
Honours Year Honours Year Honours Year Honours Year

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The Bachelor of Finance, Economics and Statistics (Honours) is an elite four year honours degree. The degree is targeted at excellent undergraduate students seeking a quantitative degree program that will equip them for graduate studies in Finance, Economics or Statistics and/or that will make them desirable to prestigious Government or Industry employers. The degree will fill a gap at the ANU by providing an attractive option for outstanding undergraduates who are seeking a quantitative degree program that has applications in a wide range of business areas. The degree will comprise courses from Finance, Economics and Statistics and also relevant courses from Mathematics.

Single degree

This degree requires a total of 32 courses (192 units) as follow:

  •  24 courses (144 units) for the Bachelor Component
  • 8 courses (48 units) from the Honours Component
Commencing Semester 1:

Semester 1 

Semester 2 

Double degree

  • This degree is not available as a double degree

About this degree

In a Bachelor of Finance, Economics and Statistics (Honours) single degree program you will study a total of 32 courses (192 units).  Typically you will take 4 courses per semester. You will be required to complete all the given courses in the Bachelors Component and select your Honours Program. 

Enrolment Status

It is possible to enrol in fewer courses per semester but it will take you longer to finish your program and get your degree. If you are an international student you must always be enrolled full-time in 24 units each semester.

Electives

Please see the following link for study options. This program is not available for commencement in second semester. 

Study Options

Bachelor of Finance, Economics and Statistics (Honours)

This is a typical study plan for the first year of a student undertaking a Bachelor of Finance, Economics and Statistics (Honours)

Study Options

Year 1 48 units STAT1008 Quantitative Research Methods 6 units FINM1001 Foundations of Finance 6 units ECON1101 Microeconomics 1 6 units MATH1115 Advanced Mathematics and Applications 1 6 units
BUSN1001 Business Reporting and Analysis 6 units FINM2001 Corporate Finance 6 units ECON1100 Economics I (H) 6 units MATH1116 Advanced Mathematics and Applications 2 6 units

Disciplines

For further information on specific discipline you can:

Academic Advice

Please refer to the CBE Fast Track page:
https://www.cbe.anu.edu.au/fasttrack 

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