Table of undergraduate units of study: The University of Sydney Business School

The University of Sydney Business School subject areas

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Finance

Errata
Item Change Date
1 BUSS2100 Business Placement A (Internship) has been removed as an elective option for this major. 20/08/2014
Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session
For the award of a major in Finance, students complete:
(i) six credit points in junior units of study from the University of Sydney Business School; *
(ii) 18 credit points in compulsory senior units of study: FINC2011, FINC2012 and FINC3017; and
(iii) a minimum of 18 credit points in elective senior units of study.
* It is strongly recommended that students who wish to complete a Finance major complete BUSS1020 (or ECMT1010) and BUSS1040 (or ECON1001 and ECON1002) in their first year of study (subject to degree constraints) prior to commencing study of any FINC units. BUSS1020 and BUSS1040 are completed as core units for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce and related combined degrees.

Junior units of study (recommended)

BUSS1020
Quantitative Business Analysis
6    N MATH1905


This unit of study is a compulsory part of the Bachelor of Commerce, combined Bachelor of Commerce degrees.
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECMT1010
Business and Economic Statistics A
6    N ECMT1011
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
BUSS1040
Economics for Business Decision Making
6    N ECOF1005


This unit of study is a compulsory part of the Bachelor of Commerce and combined Bachelor of Commerce degrees.
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON1001
Introductory Microeconomics
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
ECON1002
Introductory Macroeconomics
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main

Senior units of study

Compulsory units for the major
FINC2011
Corporate Finance I
6    A Assumed knowledge: ECMT1010 or BUSS1020, BUSS1040 or (ECON1001 and ECON1002) and BUSS1030 (or ACCT1001 and ACCT1002)
N FINC2001


Note: Study in Finance commences in second year. BUSS1020 (or ECMT1010), BUSS1040 (or ECON1001 and ECON1002) and BUSS1030 (or ACCT1001 and ACCT1002) are recommended for all students wanting to study Finance.
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
Winter Main
FINC2012
Corporate Finance II
6    P FINC2011 or FINC2001
N FINC2002
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Early
FINC3017
Investments and Portfolio Management
6    P FINC2011
N FINC3007


Students who achieved less than a credit in FINC2011 are advised not to attempt FINC3017 until they have completed FINC2012.
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
Elective units for the major
FINC3011
International Financial Management
6    P (FINC2012 or FINC2002) or (FINC2013 or FINC2003) or (FINC2014 or FINC2004)
N FINC3001
Semester 1
FINC3012
Derivative Securities
6    P (FINC2012 or FINC2002) or (FINC2013 or FINC2003) or (FINC2014 or FINC2004)
N FINC3002


Knowledge of calculus, regression, probability theory and random distributions are helpful for this subject
Semester 2
FINC3013
Mergers and Acquisitions
6    P (FINC2012 or FINC2002) or (FINC2013 or FINC2003) or (FINC2014 or FINC2004)
N FINC3003
Semester 2
FINC3014
Trading and Dealing in Security Markets
6    P (FINC2012 or FINC2002) or (FINC2013 or FINC2003) or (FINC2014 or FINC2004)
N FINC3004
Semester 2
FINC3015
Financial Valuation: Case Study Approach
6    P (FINC2012 or FINC2002) or (FINC2013 or FINC2003) or (FINC2014 or FINC2004)
N FINC3005
Semester 1
FINC3018
Bank Financial Management
6    P (FINC2012 or FINC2002) or (FINC2013 or FINC2003) or (FINC2014 or FINC2004)
N FINC3008
Semester 2
FINC3019
Fixed Income Securities
6    P (FINC2012 or FINC2002) or (FINC2013 or FINC2003) or (FINC2014 or FINC2004)
Semester 1
Semester 2
FINC3020
Financial Risk Management
6    A Assumed knowledge: FINC3017
P FINC2011 and FINC2012
Semester 2
FINC3021
Mathematical Finance
6    A Assumed knowledge: HSC 3 Unit mathematics
P FINC2012 or FINC2002
N FINC2013


This is a useful subject for students contemplating going on to study at honours level and/or undertake subsequent research degrees.
Semester 1
FINC3022
Alternative Investments
6    P FINC2012
Semester 1
FINC3023
Behavioural Finance
6    P FINC2011
Semester 1

Honours year units of study

For the award of the Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies) or any other non-Business School degree with Honours in Finance, students complete an additional honours year of study comprising the five units listed below.
BUSS4000
Honours in Business
  
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS4001
Business Honours Research Methods
12   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS4002
Business Honours Specialisation A
12   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS4003
Business Honours Specialisation B
12   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS4004
Business Honours Thesis
12   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2