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

Table A subject areas

The Business School website (sydney.edu.au/business/ugunits) contains the most up to date information on unit of study availability and other requirements. Timetabling information for current year is available on this website (sydney.edu.au/business/timetable). Students should note that units of study are run subject to demand.

Finance

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:
(1) 18 credit points in junior units of study: BUSS1010*(or ECMT1010), BUSS1030 and BUSS1040* (or ECON1001 or ECON1002)
(2) 18 credit points in compulsory senior units of study: FINC2011, FINC2012 and FINC3017; and
(3) a minimum of 18 credit points in elective senior units of study.
* Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce and related combined degrees must complete BUSS1020 and BUSS1040 as they are core units for this program.

Junior units of study (recommended)

BUSS1020
Quantitative Business Analysis
6    N ECMT1010 or ENVX1001 or ENVX1002 or MATH1005 or MATH1905 or MATH1015


This unit of study is a compulsory part of the Bachelor of Commerce, combined Bachelor of Commerce degrees.
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECMT1010
Introduction to Economic Statistics
6    N ECMT1011 or ECMT1012 or ECMT1013 or MATH1015 or MATH1005 or MATH1905 or STAT1021 or ECOF1010 or BUSS1020 or ENVX1001
Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS1040
Economics for Business Decision Making
6    N ECON1001


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    N BUSS1040
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
ECON1002
Introductory Macroeconomics
6      Intensive June
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main

Senior units of study

Compulsory units for the major
FINC2011
Corporate Finance I
6    A ((ECMT1010 or BUSS1020) and BUSS1040) or (ECON1001 and ECON1002 and BUSS1030) or (ACCT1001 and ACCT1002)
P (BUSS1020 or ECMT1010 or ENVX1001 or ENVX1002 or 6 credit points in MATH units including one of MATH1005, MATH1905 or MATH1015) and (BUSS1040 or ECON1001 or 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.
Intensive January
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
FINC2012
Corporate Finance II
6    P FINC2011 or FINC2001
N FINC2002
Semester 1
Semester 2
FINC3017
Investments and Portfolio Management
6    P FINC2012
N FINC3007


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Semester 1
Semester 2
Elective units for the major
BANK3011
Bank Financial Management
6    P BANK2011 or ECOS2004 or FINC2011
N FINC3018 or FINC3008
Semester 2
FINC3011
International Financial Management
6    P FINC2012 or FINC2002
N FINC3001
Semester 1
FINC3012
Derivative Securities
6    P FINC2012 or FINC2002
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
N FINC3003
Semester 2
FINC3014
Trading and Dealing in Security Markets
6    P FINC2012 or FINC2002
N FINC3004
Semester 2
FINC3015
Financial Valuation: Case Study Approach
6    P FINC2012 or FINC2002
N FINC3005
Semester 1
FINC3019
Fixed Income Securities
6    P FINC2012 or FINC2002
Semester 1
Semester 2
FINC3020
Financial Risk Management
6    A FINC3017
P FINC2012
Semester 2
FINC3021
Finance Theory
6    A 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 FINC2012
Semester 1
FINC3024
Personal Finance and Superannuation
6    P FINC2011
Semester 1
FINC3301
Applied Portfolio Management A
6    P FINC2012
C FINC3015

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
FINC3302
Applied Portfolio Management B
6    P FINC3301
C FINC3017
Semester 2

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      Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS4402
Finance Honours A
12   

Prerequisites: Students will meet the entry requirements to the Honours program, including completion of a pass undergraduate degree and a major in the specialisation area.
Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS4403
Finance Honours B
12    P BUSS4402


Prerequisites: Students will meet the entry requirements to the Honours program, including completion of a pass undergraduate degree and a major in the specialisation area.
Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS4004
Business Honours Thesis
12      Semester 1
Semester 2