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Undergraduate

Bachelor of Business (Finance)

Bachelor of Business (Finance) (BBIZ)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 2 years full-time (accelerated), 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Start
  • Feb, Jul, Nov

Overview

  • Take control of business finances with UniSQ’s Bachelor of Business majoring in Finance. Learn about the financial side of running a business, managing money and how companies create value for their shareholders.
  • Explore the fundamentals of financial environments and modern analytical techniques, learning the ins and outs of business finance, personal financial planning, financial policy, foreign exchange risk, asset selection, stockbroking, investment management, international financial management and financial economics.
  • Get a bachelor degree in two years — study via UniSQ's accelerated pathway option for business (full-time study for six consecutive semesters) and graduate sooner. Alternatively, you can study full-time over three years or enrol part-time and balance study with work or family commitments.
  • Our flexible delivery allows you to study finance courses online wherever it suits you, or on-campus in Toowoomba or Springfield.
  • Delve further into the financial space by combining your Finance major with our Tax Practitioner and/or Economics minor, or expand your business knowledge with a second 8-uni major from the Bachelor of Business or another approved bachelor degree.

Further study

If you’re interested in postgraduate study, you can go on to study the Graduate Certificate of Business (Finance), Graduate Diploma of Business (Finance), or the Master of Business (Finance) provided you meet all the entry requirements.
 

Career outcomes

  • Graduates of the Finance major have the theoretical knowledge, technical skills and ability to critically analyse information for a career in the finance industry in a fast-changing world.
  • Whether you've graduated from a Bachelor of Business or Bachelor of Commerce (Finance), your career opportunities will include financial services, banker, insurance, funds manager, financial analyst, industrial analyst, investment analyst, investment banker, security analyst, underwriter, options/future trader, treasury, foreign exchange trader/officer, share trader, financial markets dealer, corporate secretary, foreign exchange dealer, risk manager, lending officer, finance officer, corporate or policy adviser, business consultant, financial advisor and market research officer.
  • Positions within government are in high demand. Career opportunities exist for finance graduates in the Department of Defence and in the field of financial crime; an emerging field with a focus on anti-money laundering, counter-terrorism and fraud.

Entry requirements

Find the entry requirements most relevant to you.

Recent secondary education

Adjusted Entry score including adjustment factors (additional points given in certain circumstances). Unadjusted Entry score not including adjustment factors.
ATAR The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) is a percentile rank used to assess the results of high-school applicants for undergraduate entry into university. 62.70 -

Pre-requisites

To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:

  • English (Units 3 & 4, C), and
  • General Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to a grade C or higher in Units 3 and 4 at high school level (typically studied in Year 12). Find out more about assumed knowledge.

Further admission information

Adjustments are additional points given in certain circumstances that may increase your Rank. Find out if you qualify for any adjustment factor pathways such as educational disadvantage where you live, and subjects you passed. 

Tafe (VET) qualification

If you have completed a qualification from a TAFE or qualified private provider, you may be able to use these qualifications to meet UniSQ's entry requirements.

Work and life experience

You may be able to use your work experience and other adjustment factors to increase your selection rank and meet UniSQ's entry requirements.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

If you identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent you may be eligible to enter the Indigenous Higher Education (IHEPP) program.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 24 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 8
1 x 8-unit Finance major 8
1 x second 8-unit major 
or 2 x 4-unit minors
or 1 x 4-unit minor plus 4 x electives
8
Total 24

Refer to the UniSQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Double degrees

You may like to study the Bachelor of Business as part of a double degree to give you the flexibility tailor your degree to your ambition.

  • Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Science

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported

The Federal Government contributes to the cost of your course and you need to pay a student contribution.

AUD 14630
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 23200

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2022. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships

At UniSQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Apply via QTAC

Apply via QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) if you:

  • have never studied with UniSQ before, or
  • are a Year 12 student, or
  • want to transfer to UniSQ from another university.
Mode QTAC Codes
Online 904125
Springfield 924121
Toowoomba 904121

Copy your QTAC code and continue through to the QTAC website to complete your application.

Apply through QTAC

If you are applying via QTAC, please check our application closing dates.

Apply directly to UniSQ

You may be able to apply directly to UniSQ if you:

  • are a current or previous UniSQ student returning to study with complete or incomplete qualifications (excluding Head Start students), or
  • have recently graduated from TAFE.
Applications for Semester 1, 2 and 3 2023 are now open.

Further information

Discover further information on applying to study at UniSQ that is relevant to you.

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