Bachelor of Commerce (Major: Finance)

School of Business, Sydney Campus

They say that money makes the world go round. It’s true. No matter which organisation you are working for the chances are they are earning, borrowing, spending, investing or moving money around the world. By studying our Bachelor of Commerce (Major: Finance) you will learn the ways in which people, institutions, markets, governments and countries manage their finances. Graduates can choose to work in the public sector, a private company or a not-for- profit organisation.

  • Why study this degree?

    With a focus on team-based learning and assessments that utilise real-world case studies, a Bachelor
    of Commerce with a Major in Finance equips you with the skills you need to succeed in the modern
    workforce. Designed to teach both technical and conceptual skills, this degree program covers
    everything from managerial finance and taxation to financial valuations and more.

    You will learn and develop the analytical skills necessary to handle the planning, management, and
    control of a company’s financial resources, as well as the ability to evaluate the level of risk and
    return. And, at the end of the program, all graduates are eligible to join the Financial Services
    Institute of Australasia (FINSIA), ensuring you are supported by an official industry body.

    As part of your degree, you will be required to undertake 150 hours of practicum. Our Business
    Internship program includes seminars on career planning and professional development, as well as
    presentations by industry leaders from companies like ICM, Coca Cola Amatil and Microsoft.

  • Program summary

    Core Curriculum 

    • Logos I
    • Logos II
    • Logos III

    Year One

    • Accounting for Business
    • Business Communication
    • Business Information Technology
    • Business Law
    • Economics
    • Principles of Management
    • Principles of Marketing
    • Quantitative Methods for Business

    Years Two and Three

    • Principles of Finance or Financial Markets and Instruments
    • Managerial Finance
    • Taxation
    • Corporate Finance
    • International Finance
    • Financial Analysis and Valuation
    • Business Internship


    Plus two additional finance electives (undertaken during Years Two and/or Three) to be selected

    • Microeconomic Theory and Policy
    • Macroeconomic Theory and Policy
    • Intermediate Mathematics for Economics and Finance
    • Topics in Economics
    • Topics in Economics
    • Financial Accounting for Business
    • Financial Accounting A
    • Financial Accounting B
    • The Economics of Financial Crises
    • Advanced Economics
    • Econometrics
    • Company Law

    Plus four general electives to be selected by the student.

    Full details of the program requirements are contained in the Program Regulations.

  • Study Abroad

    You will have the opportunity to complete part of your degree at one of our partner institutions
    through our exchange program. Get in touch with the Study Abroad Office to find out more about
    studying in Asia, Europe and North America.

  • Real-world experience

    You will learn from academics who are industry leaders and, through our practicum placements and
    internship programs, you will gain real professional experience and make valuable contacts with
    potential employers.

  • Entry requirements

    Academic requirements for this program are outlined below.  In addition, to be eligible for admission, all applicants need to satisfy minimum requirements outlined at admission requirements. These include those relating to age and English Language Proficiency.  We also consider your application more broadly – your non-academic achievements (such as any previous leadership roles, volunteering, work, church and/or community involvement) as well as personal qualities - your aspirations and interests and your capacity to complete your chosen program.

    Applicants with recent Secondary Education:

    • HSC Performance Band Results with a Band 4 in English and a minimum average of Band 4s in HSC Category A Courses (or interstate equivalent). Applicants must be eligible for an ATAR or OP.
    • Minimum International Baccalaureate (IB) score of 25.

    Applicants with Higher Education Study

    • Other university studies completed at undergraduate level or higher. Programs in Arts & Sciences and Business require a minimum of 2 successfully completed subjects. Programs in Education, Nursing, and Philosophy & Theology require a minimum of 4 successfully completed subjects; or
    • Successful completion of the Notre Dame Tertiary Pathway Program or of another Enabling Program at a level deemed sufficient by the University.

    Applicants who have successfully completed subjects at another University, which are relevant to the selected program of study, may be eligible for Advanced Standing.

    Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

    • Completed AQF Certificate IV or higher in a relevant discipline, from an accredited provider such as TAFE or a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

    Applicants to the School of Education require a completed AQF Diploma or higher in a relevant discipline.

    Applicants with Work and Life Experience

    Applicants with relevant work and life experience who left secondary education more than two years ago and have not undertaken VET or higher education study since then may seek admission on the basis of:

    • Their experience. ‘Experience’ could include a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education such as Mature Age entry, relevant professional experience, community involvement or work experience. Applicants may have undertaken non-formal programs that have helped prepare them for tertiary education or are relevant to the proposed higher education field of study. Evidence must be provided as to the type and duration or employment (minimum of two years) in a relevant industry. The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) may be required.
    • STAT – Scores of 150 in the Multiple Choice and Written English sections are required.
    • Higher School Certificate (HSC) (or equivalent) results if these have been completed within the last 5 years.
  • Fees

    This Program has the following loan scheme(s) available for eligible students:

    The FEE-HELP loan scheme assists eligible fee-paying students with the payment of all, or part, of their tuition fees, not including additional study costs such as accommodation or textbooks. Your FEE-HELP debt will be indexed each year in line with the Consumer Price Index.

  • Career opportunities

    The following careers are open to graduates of this program:

    • Corporate finance
    • Financial planning
    • Banking
    • Money management
    • Broking
    • Consulting
    • Not-for-profit organisations
  • More information

    For more information on the Bachelor of Commerce (Major: Finance), please call our Prospective
    Students Office on +61 2 8204 4404 or email

    All international enquiries should contact the International Students Office on

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