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Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Banking) - MGB303

Course Code: MGB303
Course Version: 1
Location:
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): School of Information Systems & Accounting
UAC Code: 361229
CRICOS Code: 095928K
Lowest Selection Rank: NEW
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Increase your options with a career in finance and banking

On this course, you’ll be introduced to the theory and practice of the worlds of commerce, finance and banking. A highly practical degree, you’ll develop knowledge and techniques in risk management and credit assessment, and will learn how to manage risks in financial services firms.

You’ll also explore topics including shares, debentures, derivatives and discounted cash flows, and will study methods to price a range of financial instruments. You’ll be involved in a range of Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experiences linking directly to the finance and banking industries, and will graduate with sound knowledge of commerce and a breadth of professional skills which will ensure a successful career, whichever path you choose.

Study a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Banking) at UC and you will:

  • evaluate the concepts and theories acquired in finance and banking
  • exercise critical thinking skills when dealing with ambiguous and incomplete information
  • identify and obtain relevant information for decision making and providing advice to stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds
  • utilise discipline-specific technologies to analyse complex problems in a variety of contexts
  • communicate a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a variety of stakeholders, addressing a diverse range of business/commerce problems
  • develop the capacity to exercise initiative and professional judgement in an ethically and socially responsible manner.

Work Integrated Learning

The Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Banking) sees academics and industry working together to develop a range of diverse WIL opportunities for students, including internships, work placements, industry projects, competitions, exhibitions, study tours, virtual real-world learning experiences and more.

Through the WIL experiences across the course, you’ll acquire the necessary professional skills consistent with industry expectations for your future career in the worlds of finance, banking and commerce. Previous Finance and Banking students have undertaken internships with organisations including International IDEA, Legal Aid ACT, National Australia Bank, eChoice and the US Embassy.

The course culminates in a capstone project, which aims to integrate what you’ve learned across your degree and prepare you for the transition to either successful future employment or further studies.

Career opportunities

  • Financial analyst
  • Portfolio manager
  • Stockbroker
  • Investment banker
  • Share trader
  • Financial consultant
  • Bank manager
  • Investment analyst
  • Financial manager
  • Financial broker
  • Foreign exchange trader

Course-specific information

Students should note the assumed knowledge requirements for individual majors and minors when choosing a program of study.

High-achieving students can enrol in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) program.

Enquiries

Prospective Domestic Students:
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students:
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students
In person, Student Centre Building 1 (take a BGL Faculty course advice ticket) or Email bglstudent@canberra.edu.au

Admission Requirements

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:
- Year 12 ATAR
- other Australian Qualification
- work experience
- overseas qualification

We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes.
More information is available on our Alternative Entry page: http://www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/applications/apply-now/alternative-entry

Assumed Knowledge

It is recommended that students have Mathematics T/Mathematic Applications (ACT) or Mathematics (NSW) and English (major) (ACT) or English Advanced (NSW), or their equivalents. International students need to meet the English language requirements of the University of Canberra. Students should note the assumed knowledge requirements for individual majors and minors when choosing a program of study.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2019 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Credit Arrangements

Credit arrangements (if available) for this course can be found on the University's Credit Search website.

Course Requirements

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For a list of breadth majors and minors follow this link. Other majors may also be available so seek course advice if you want more information.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Banking) BCom (Fin&Bnkg)

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2019 CSP $31,500

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Evaluate and synthesize concepts and theories acquired in finance and banking. 1.1 UC graduates are professional: employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills.
Exercise critical thinking skills when dealing with ambiguous and incomplete information. 1.3 UC graduates are professional: use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems.
Identify and obtain relevant information for decision making and providing advice to stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds 1.2 UC graduates are professional: communicate effectively; and
3.3 UC graduates are lifelong learners: adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas.
Utilise discipline-specific technologies to analyse complex problems in a variety of contexts. 1.1 UC graduates are professional: employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;and
2.5 UC graduates are global citizens: make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives.
Communicate a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a variety of stakeholders, addressing a diverse range of business/commerce problems. 1.2 UC graduates are professional: communicate effectively.
Develop the capacity to exercise initiative and professional judgement, in an ethically and socially responsible manner. 2.6 UC graduates are global citizens: behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.
Engage in a range of authentic, work-integrated learning opportunities to reflect on and improve professional practice in areas of communication, judgement, cross-cultural teamwork. 3.1 UC graduates are lifelong learners: reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development.

Course Duration

Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.

Honours

High performing students may be eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) course.

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

View the number of student enrolments for this course for the previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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