Bachelor of Business

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

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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. 

From the outset, Swinburne’s Bachelor of Business challenges you to be innovative, to make a positive social impact and, to be clear on how you can contribute as an individual and as part of a team in government, for-profit and for-purpose businesses.

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

Build up your CV with real industry experience while you study through our Work Integrated Learning programs, which are a guaranteed part of all our bachelor degrees and can include placements, internships or industry-linked projects

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 double degree options

You can also study Business in a double degree with ArtsAviation ManagementBusiness Analytics and AnalysisDesignEngineeringHealth ScienceLaws, or Media and Communication.

Interested in business? You may like to explore our other business courses.

International Business major

This major is only available in conjunction with Swinburne's offshore partner institutions FPT Vietnam and INTI Malaysia, or at Swinburne Sarawak campus. Students must start their study at one of these locations and are able to transfer to Hawthorn and complete this major onshore.

Every international student application is considered for a scholarship
Whether you’re living in Australia or overseas, you’re automatically considered for a scholarship of up to 30% off your course fees. Please check our updated entry requirements.

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Start dates

Hawthorn campus

  • Semester 1 - 27 February 2023
  • Semester 2 - 31 July 2023

Duration

3 Year/s

Full-time

VTAC codes

  • 3400235103 (IFP)
  • 3400235101 (CSP)

CRICOS code

088382J


Fees

A$36900 (annual for 2023)*

The indicative course fees shown in Course Search apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

International students in Australia who hold student visas are required to study full-time and on campus. Courses that are taught entirely online are only available to international students studying outside Australia or those in Australia who are not on a student visa. Online courses are not available to international students in Australia who hold a student visa.