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 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

Careers

This course could lead to a career in:

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

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

Common First Year Units

Year 2, Semester 1

24 credit point (2) Specialisation units

24 credit point (2) Elective units

Year 2, Semester 2

24 credit point (2) Specialisation units

12 credit point (1) Elective unit

Year 3, Semester 1

24 credit point (2) Specialisation units

24 credit point (2) Elective units

Year 3, Semester 2

24 credit point (2) Specialisation units

24 credit point (2) Elective units

** Elective units are chosen from any undergraduate units at Victoria University - no more than 12 credit points (1) from 1000 series units and at least 48 credit points (4) must be from 3000 or 4000 series units.

Admission information

  • Year 12: To qualify for admission into the Bachelor of Business, applicants must have successfully completed a course of study at VCE or equivalent. Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 25 in English (ESL) or 20 in any other English. Selection Mode: Current Year 12 applicants: ATAR and two-stage process with a middle-band of approximately 20%. Middle-band: consideration is given to performance in the full range of Year 12 studies undertaken. A study score of at least 25 in English (any) = a maximum aggregate 2 points higher. A study score of at least 20 in one or more business (any), information technology (any) or mathematics (any) = an aggregate 2 points higher per study, to a maximum 10 points. Consideration may also be given to the SEAS application and the Victoria University West + 5 scheme. Overall maximum of 12 aggregate points.
  • International: Completed a secondary school qualification equivalent to Australia's year 12 or VCE qualification (refer to Year 12 Admission requirements for details). In addition to VCE admission, applicants must provide evidence of proficiency in the English language: International English Language Testing System (IELTS) result with an overall score of 6.0 and no individual band score less than 6.0 or equivalent.
  • Mature: 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.
  • Other: Applicants with a Diploma (AQF 5) may apply for advanced standing of up to 8 units (96 credit points).

How to apply for this course

Apply through VTAC

Applications close on 5 December 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:
    • submit a VTAC Personal Statement
    • attend an interview, audition, information session or workshop
    • submit a folio
    • sit a test

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.

Apply direct to VU

You can submit an application for this course directly to VU via our online Admissions Centre

Note that your direct application will not be assessed until all VTAC applications have been processed.

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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