Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance)

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Course essentials

This information is for Australian residents. View the international version of this course


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.

Careers

This course could lead to a career in:

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

Work Integrated Learning

As part of VU’s commitment to Work Integrated Learning, students are encouraged to secure industry-based experience with assistance from VU staff.

Study pathways

If you have completed the following diploma or advanced diploma course(s) at VU, you will be guaranteed a place in this bachelor degree. In some cases you may receive credit for your previous study, reducing the time it takes to complete your course.

Diploma of Business (Enterprise)

You will be credited for 8 units (a year) of study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

Credit for skills and past study

If you have completed study with another university or institution and believe you are eligible to receive credit for skills and past study, you can apply for advanced standing.

Applications for advanced standing can be made after a discussion with your course coordinator or academic adviser.

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

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.
  • 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 direct to VU

Direct applications close on 17 July 2015.

Before applying:

Note that campus locations may offer different options (e.g. study mode, fee type).
You may wish to read our 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 Skills recognition for VE/TAFE courses and Advanced standing for HE courses).

When you're ready:

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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.

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