- Total units 48 Units
- Areas of interest Commerce, Finance
- Major code FINM-MAJ
- Academic career Undergraduate
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.
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.
This major requires the completion of 48 units, which must include:
24 units from completion of the following course(s):
|Foundations of Finance
6 units from completion of the following course(s):
|Quantitative Research Methods
A maximum of 0 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:
|Foundations of Economic and Financial Models
|Marketing for Financial Services
units from completion of the following course(s):
|Financial Intermediation and Debt Markets