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Bachelor of Finance - 184JA

Course Code: 184JA
Course Version: 2
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): Canberra Business School
UAC Code: 361244
CRICOS Code: 073948K
Selection Rank: 70
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Join the high-flying world of finance

Fascinated by the frenetic world of finance? Want a career in banking or financial planning? Our Bachelor of Finance gives you the flexibility you need to soar. Choose a major that most interests you and we will arm you with the essential knowledge you need to take on this challenging sector.

Study our Bachelor of Finance at UC and you will:

  • learn knowledge and skills to hit the ground running in the workplace
  • focus on the importance of social responsibility in the financial services industry
  • choose a major in banking and financial services or financial planning
  • be able to customise your degree to include a second major in business or other area of study that interests you.

Work-integrated learning

During your course you will have the option to undertake an internship program. This will give you the advantage of industry experience and a chance to establish professional connections in the workplace.

Career opportunities

  • Banking manager
  • Financial services analyst
  • Finance manager
  • Financial planner
  • Fund manager

Course specific Information

If you don’t meet the entry requirements for this course you can apply for a Bachelor of Commerce. You’ll then have the option of transferring at the end of first year if your grade average is strong.


This course is offered with a major in banking and financial services or financial planning. The typical study plan will change depending on which major you choose.

Banking and Financial Services

This major is for students who wish to steer their finance career towards banking or related professions with a focus on subjects such as Law of Financial Institutions and Services and Credit and Lending Decisions.

Financial Planning

This major is for students who wish to provide professional financial planning services with a focus on subjects such as Investments and Revenue Law.


Current and Commencing Students
In person, Student Centre Building 1 (take a BGL Faculty course advice ticket) or Email
Prospective Students
Email Ph 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)

Admission Requirements

Normal UC requirements for admission to an undergraduate course.

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.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

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


Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Finance B Fin

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



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.

Professional Accreditation

The Financial Planning Major has been accredited by the Financial Planning Association of Australia.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
- Graduates of the Bachelor of Finance will have acquired an in-depth disciplinary knowledge and a cohesive set of cognitive, technical and generic skills in either or both of the following areas, banking and financial services, and financial planning. The program is designed to produce graduates with the necessary skills and attributes to work as socially responsible professionals in the financial services industry. This degree also prepares students for postgraduate studies.

Graduates who complete the Bachelor of Finance will: - obtain an in-depth knowledge of relevant disciplinary theory and practice. - acquire a broad understanding of concepts which are fundamental to the financial services industry, such as basic business finance, statistics, commercial law, specifically laws concerning financial services firms and tax law, management of financial services firms, financial planning, risk analysis, and information systems.
- Communication
- Analysis and inquiry
- Problem solving
- Working independently and with others
- Professionalism and social responsibility
Graduates will develop:
- the cognitive skills required to critically analyze, evaluate and synthesize concepts and theories acquired in a number of discipline areas, including, finance, statistics, systems theory, economics and law.
- the technical and generic skills required to apply discipline-specific technologies in banking and in financial planning. For example, students are required to become proficient in the use of discounted cash flow techniques in a range of contexts, including the pricing of debt and equity instruments. They also develop skills in the identification and mesurement of variious types of business and financial risk. They also develop skills in developing strategies to ameliorate or manage these risks.
- the independent learning skills needed to stay up-to-date with advances in theoretical frameworks and professional practices after graduation.
- the personal skills required to provide socially responsible professional advice in a range of situations including personal financial planning, managing financial services firms, conducting analyses of risk. Graduates will be able to exercise critical thinking and applied analytical skills in identifying which information is relevant to specific decisions being made. They will also be able to identify whether they have all relevant information when advising clients or management, and have the ability to succinctly request or obtain missing information.
- the communication skills needed to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a variety of stakeholders usiing technical and non-technical language, depending on the audience.
- Communication
- Analysis and inquiry
- Problem solving
- Working independently and with others
- Professionalism and social responsibility
Application of Knowledge and Skills
Graduates of the Bachelor of Finance will be able to:
- apply the knowledge and skills acquired to a diverse range of problems that early career professionals in the financial services industry would be expected to deal with.
- demonstrate a capacity to exercise their own initiative and professional judgement in a socially responsible manner when analysing problems that are not clearly defined, complex, and require application of concepts in a variety of disciplinary and sub-disciplinary contexts
- incorporate communication, applied research, teamwork and negotiation skills appropriate in the financial services industry.
- Communication
- Analysis and inquiry
- Problem solving
- Work independently and with others
- Professionalism and social responsibility

Course Duration

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


High performing students may be eligible for entry into the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) course.

UCC Pathway

Diploma of Business; Diploma of Business Extended.


  • Past Offerings
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2020->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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