Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance)

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The Bachelor of Business Banking and Finance will develop your understanding of the institutions, instruments and markets of the financial services sector.

Build skills and knowledge for a career in areas such as banking and financial services, funds management, treasury and financial markets, and wealth management. You can also select units of study to satisfy ASIC's RG146 compliance requirements, allowing you to work in organisations providing financial product advice to retail clients.

The Bachelor of Business gives you options to tailor your learning to your specific needs. All students study  a common first year which is complemented in second and third years by specialisations in either two business disciplines, or a single specialisation and an area of study.

Course essentials

Open for Mid-year entry
Apply direct to VU

You will be able to select your specialisation when you start your online application.

Direct applications close on 18 July 2014.

OR

VTAC applications close on 6 June 2014. Apply via the VTAC website

Note that campus locations may offer different options (e.g. study mode, fee type.)

Already a VU student?

You can transfer into this course through our internal transfer process.

Careers

This course could lead to a career in:

  • banking
  • funds management
  • financial planning
  • stockbroking
  • superannuation
  • insurance
  • investment
  • risk management
  • financial institutions

Real world learning

Kris Bondin saw the year of industry experience as part of his studies at VU as an opportunity to get a taste of the real world.

Employer testimonial

"It is this same work ethic that we see in VU graduates today, and as such, we have been employing VU graduates since 2002."

Find out more about what employer Robert Hadded says about VU graduates.

Study pathways

There are recognised study pathways for this course. You may be able to complete your course faster by getting credit for previous study.

Diploma to undergraduate degree

You will get credit in the Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance) (BBUS-BSPBAF) if you have studied this undergraduate Diploma course at VU:

Diploma of Business (Enterprise)

  • You will get a year of credit.

Transferring to VU

You can get credit in the Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance) (BBUS-BSPBAF) for study you have done at other universities. We have formal credit transfer arrangements for this course with the following universities

Henan College of Finance and Taxation

  • If you studied the Diploma of International Accounting you may get up to a year of credit.

Henan College of Finance and Taxation

  • If you studied the Diploma of International Trade Practice you may get up to a year of credit.

Henan College of Finance and Taxation

  • If you studied the Diploma of International Business you may get up to a year of credit.

IIBT

  • If you studied the Foundation Program you may get up to one and a half years of credit.

Riteway Asia Institute

  • If you studied the Professional Diploma of Business Administration you may get up to a year of credit.

Yew Chung Community College, Shanghai and Hong Kong

  • If you studied the Two-Year Associate Degree in Arts Programme you may get up to a year of credit.

Facchochshule Bonn-Rein-Sieg

  • If you studied the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration you may get up to one and a half years of credit.

Facchochshule Bonn-Rein-Sieg

  • If you studied the Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration you may get up to one and a half years of credit.

HELP University College, Malaysia

  • If you studied the Bachelor of Business (Finance) Hons you may get up to one and a half years of credit.

Sunway College - Johor Bahru

  • If you studied the Diploma of Business Administration you may get up to a year of credit.

Sunway University College - Kuala Lumpur

  • If you studied the Diploma in Business Administration you may get up to a year of credit.

Sunway University College - Kuala Lumpur

  • If you studied the American Degree Transfer Program you may get up to a year of credit.

National Institute of Business Management - NIBM

  • If you studied the Higher Diploma you may get up to a year of credit.

University of Economics

  • If you studied the Bachelor of Business in Finance and Banking you may get up to one and a half years of credit.

Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE)

  • If you studied the Bachelor of Economics you may get up to a year of credit.

Melbourne Institute of Technology

  • If you studied the Diploma of Business you may get up to a year of credit.

Taylors Unilink

  • If you studied the Diploma of Business you may get up to a year of credit.

Workforce Plus

  • If you studied the Diploma of Management you may get over a year of credit.

Workforce Plus

  • If you studied the Advanced Diploma of Business you may get over a year of credit.

Universal Institute of Technology

  • If you studied the Advanced Diploma of Management you may get over a year of credit.

Australis Institute of Technology and Education

  • If you studied the Diploma of Business you may get up to a year of credit.

Australian Vocational Learning Centre

  • If you studied the Diploma of Business you may get up to a year of credit.

To find out more about the pathways available for this course, please contact the College of Business.

Advanced Standing (previously known as Recognition of Prior Learning)

Get credit for your work, study and life experience through our Advanced Standing process.

Find out more about Advanced Standing.

Graduate faster

If you've done previous study related to this course, you may be awarded credit. This means you can graduate in less time.

Completing this course also gives you a head-start on other VU courses at a higher level of study.

We also award credit for relevant work and life experience. This is called Advanced Standing (previously known as Recognition of Prior Learning).

Course objectives

The course aims to provide graduates with the necessary skills to manage a wide range of banking and finance activities in addition to developing a sound business education.

Units and electives

Core Units of Study

Professional Development Units of Study

Plus

either:

Seven elective units of study

OR

Specialisation Two - seven units of study

OR

The combination of an Area of Study* chosen from business, legal studies, arts, science, health or engineering with electives totalling seven units of study

* An Area of Study is defined as five units of study approved by the course coordinator selected from a specialisation.

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take, and optional 'elective' units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Credits

Each unit is worth a set amount of study credits based on the amount of time you study. Generally, 1 credit is equal to 1 hour of study per week.

Admission information

  • Year 12:

    To qualify for admission to the course, an applicant must have successfully completed a course of study at year 12 or equivalent*. Year 12 Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 - study score of at least 20 in English (any). Selection Mode: Current Year 12 applicants: Equivalent National Tertiary Entrance Rank (ENTER) and two-stage process with a middle-band of approximately 20%. Non-current year 12 applicants: ENTER and/or academic record*. Middle-band: consideration is given to performance in the full range of VCE studies undertaken.

    * Applicants who have not completed Year 12 but who possess appropriate educational qualifications, work or life experiences which would enable

    them to successfully undertake the course, will be considered for admission.

    In addition to satisfying the entry requirements for Australian resident students or demonstrating equivalence, overseas students must provide evidence of proficiency in the English language:International English Language Testing System - overall score of 6 and no individual band score less than 6.0.

  • Other:

    There are no special admission requirements for this course.

How to apply for this course

Apply direct to VU

Direct applications close on 18 July 2014.

Before applying:

Note that campus locations may offer different options (e.g. study mode, fee type). You may wish to review:

  • The course index to confirm the study options available at each location.
  • Advice to applicants which provides information about how to apply for your course and what happens when you submit your application.

Also consider whether you wish to apply for:

  • Special consideration: For people with specific life circumstances, you can request these be taken into consideration when assessing your course application.
  • Extra credit for past skills and study (this is known as 'Advanced standing').

When you're ready:

Apply direct to VU

You will need to create an account (or use your existing VU one).

You'll be able to submit applications for one or more courses and track the progress of these whenever you like.

After you apply:

It is important that you check emails from us (remember to also look in the Spam folder) and complete any requests for information by the given dates, otherwise your application may not be considered.

Apply through VTAC

Applications close on 6 June 2014.

When you're ready:

  1. Apply via the VTAC website.
  2. As part of the application you may need to complete extra requirements such as:

Extra requirement details are available in the VTAC Guide.

You need to complete all extra requirements by the given dates, otherwise your application may not be considered.

Transferring between VU courses

Want to swap into this course from another VU course? You can apply online at the Admissions centre .

Remember it’s best to be accepted into your new course before withdrawing from your current course.

You can also contact us directly:

  • Ring us on +61 3 9919 6100
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