Table A - Finance

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Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Honours in Finance

Achievement of Honours in Finance requires 48 of credit points from this table comprising:
(i) 48 credit points of 4000-level unit

Finance major

Achievement of a major in Finance requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level core units
(ii) 12 credit points of 2000-level core units
(iii) 12 credit points of 3000-level core units
(iv) 12 credit points of 3000-level selective units.

Units of study

The relevant units of study are listed below.

1000-level units of study

Core
BUSS1020
Quantitative Business Analysis
6    N ECMT1010 or MATH1005 or MATH1905 or MATH1015 or STAT1021 or ENVX1001 or ENVX1002 or DATA1001 or MATH1115
Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS1040
Economics for Business Decision Making
6    N ECON1001 OR ECON1040
Semester 1
Semester 2

2000-level units of study

Core
FINC2011
Corporate Finance I
6    A BUSS1030
P (BUSS1020 or ECMT1010 or ENVX1001 or ENVX1002 or DATA1001 or ((MATH1005 or MATH1015) and MATH1115) or 6 credit points in MATH units including MATH1905) and (BUSS1040 or ECON1001 or ECON1002)
Intensive January
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
FINC2012
Corporate Finance II
6    P FINC2011
Semester 1
Semester 2

3000-level units of study

Core
FINC3017
Investments and Portfolio Management
6    P FINC2012


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Semester 1
Semester 2
FINC3600
Finance in Practice
6    P completion of at least 120 credit points including FINC2011, FINC2012 and FINC3017


This unit should only be undertaken by students in their final semester of the Finance major.
Semester 2
Selective
BANK3011
Bank Financial Management
6    P BANK2011 or ECOS2004 or FINC2011
N FINC3018
Semester 1
Semester 2
FINC3011
International Financial Management
6    P FINC2012
Semester 1
FINC3012
Derivative Securities
6    P FINC2012


Knowledge of calculus, regression, probability theory and random distributions are helpful for this subject
Semester 2
FINC3013
Mergers and Acquisitions
6    P FINC2012
Semester 2
FINC3014
Trading and Dealing in Security Markets
6    P FINC2012
Semester 2
FINC3015
Financial Valuation: Case Study Approach
6    P FINC2012 or FINC2002
N FINC3005
Semester 1
FINC3019
Fixed Income Securities
6    P FINC2012
Semester 2
FINC3020
Financial Risk Management
6    A FINC3017
P FINC2012
Semester 2
FINC3021
Finance Theory
6    A HSC 3 Unit mathematics
P FINC2012
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
FINC3025
Real Estate Finance
6      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

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2

4000-level units of study

Core
BUSS4000
Honours in Business
   P BUSS4001 AND 2 x Honours coursework units in the specialisation area ((BUSS4112 and BUSS4113) or (BUSS4212 and BUSS4213) or (BUSS4312 and BUSS4313) or (BUSS4412 and BUSS4413) or (BUSS4512 and BUSS4513) or (BUSS4612 and BUSS4613) or (BUSS4712 and BUSS4713) or (BUSS4812 and BUSS4813)).
C BUSS4104

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS4001
Business Honours Research Methods
12    P Students must meet the entry requirements to the Honours program, including completion of a pass undergraduate degree and a major in the specialisation area
Semester 1
BUSS4412
Finance Honours A
6    P Students must meet the entry requirements to the Honours program, including completion of a pass undergraduate degree and a major in the specialisation area
C BUSS4001: BUSS4413
Semester 1
BUSS4413
Finance Honours B
6    P Students must meet the entry requirements to the Honours program, including completion of a pass undergraduate degree and a major in the specialisation area
C BUSS4001; BUSS4412
Semester 1
BUSS4104
Business Honours Thesis
24    P BUSS4001 + 2 x Honours coursework units in the specialisation area
C BUSS4000
Semester 2