Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance)

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Course essentials

  • Offered by:
  • VU course code:
  • Location:
    City Flinders and Off-shore
  • Other locations:

    Liaoning University, Shenyang, China; Sunway University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  • Delivery mode:
    On campus
  • Duration:
    3 years full time or longer for part time

Launch your career in banking and financial services, funds management, treasury and financial markets, and wealth management.

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

In this course you will also be able to undertake units of study that will provide you with knowledge in areas of financial markets, management of financial institutions, and investment management.

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.


This course could lead to a career in:

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

Work Integrated Learning

Students are encouraged to secure industry-based experience. The Centre for Work Integrated Learning assists students in preparing for employment.

VU's highly-skilled staff negotiate with industry professionals to develop and manage suitable positions for College of Business students.

Study pathways

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.

Course structure

Admission requirements

  • 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).

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