Bachelor of Business (Professional)

with a major in Finance – Blended learning – on-campus and digital learning

BA-BUSPROF Degree including work placement Hawthorn Send me a link to this course

Selected major: Finance

Take this major if you're interested in a career in investment banking, financial consultancy, asset management, financial securities, trading stocks and brokerage.

In this CFA-affiliated finance program, you'll develop a deep knowledge of finance, ethics, financial technologies, and financial markets.

Learn to analyse and assess financial forecasts and the value of companies, identify and manage risk, investigate investment opportunities, and drill down to work out the real value of assets like shares and bonds. 

The strong industry links in this major will help prepare you for your career, including getting to know a variety of relevant financial technologies used in the industry to analyse financial data.

The Bachelor of Business with a major in Finance incorporates at least 70 per cent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge, emphasising the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

Completing this will position you well towards obtaining the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, one of the world's most respected and recognised investment credentials. 

The Bachelor of Business (Professional) includes a 12-month paid work placement.

From the outset, this degree will challenge you to combine business innovation with making a positive social impact.

Select a major area of specialisation and combine it with core studies in business, management and operations to become an entrepreneurial thinker and business innovator.

This premium degree is designed so you’ll be clear on how you and your skills can contribute as an individual and as part of a team in government, for-profit and for-purpose businesses.

All our bachelor degrees include a guaranteed Work Integrated Learning opportunity, which could be a placement, internship or industry-linked project. This Professional Degree includes a mandatory 12-month paid work placement. You'll benefit from Swinburne’s unique industry partnerships, gain invaluable full-time work experience and earn credit towards your degree.

In this degree’s Industry Consulting Project (BUS30032), one of our industry partners will put forward a real problem. Finding solutions will require you to put what you’ve learned into practice. You’ll team up with other students to analyse the issue and propose solutions back to your client.

Sustainable Business Practice (BUS30031) teaches you to tackle problems and opportunities with holistic thinking. In this unit, you’ll work as part of a multidisciplinary team to find innovative, creative, and practical business solutions, that also consider ethical business practices and sustainability goals.

Swinburne’s Logistics and Supply Chain Management major is endorsed by The Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA).

Business degree options

You may also be interested in the Bachelor of Accounting and Business Information Systems (Professional) or Bachelor of Business Information Systems (Professional).

You can also study Business in a double degree with Arts, Aviation Management, Business Information Systems, Design, Engineering, Health Science, Laws, or Media and Communication.

Interested in business, you may like to explore our other business courses.

There are no exams for this course, except where required for professional accreditation.

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Start dates

Hawthorn campus

  • Semester 1 - 27 February 2023

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Duration

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Full-time, Part-time

VTAC codes

  • 3400210691 (CSP)
  • 3400210693 (IFP)