Bachelor of Business - Applied Finance

The world of finance is complex and dynamic. Finance is the study of financial markets, institutions and instruments. It requires people who not only understand the ways in which individuals, businesses and organisations raise, allocate and use monetary resources over time, but who can also competently consider the risks inherent in any project.

As you would expect, Applied Finance at Western Sydney University has a strong practical focus, which will equip you with real-life conceptual and professional skills.

You will develop a strong grasp of finance along with foundational studies in accounting, economics, commercial law, management and marketing. You will be able to adapt to dynamic environments, both globally and domestically.

Local International
Delivery Mode On campus On campus
Location Sydney City; Parramatta City; University of Economics (Ho Chi Minh City)

Sydney City; Parramatta City; University of Economics (Ho Chi Minh City)

Duration 3F / 6P 3F
Intake InformationSemester 2 - (Spring); Semester 1 (Autumn); Summer Intake (28 November)Semester 2 - (Spring); Semester 1 (Autumn); Summer Intake (11 November)
Course Code

721008 [Sydney City]; 721016 [Parramatta City]

2786.1 [CRICOS Code 089205G]
Entrance Rank

New course [Sydney City]; 70.00 ATAR [Parramatta City]

Please refer to Admission Requirements

Fee Information

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Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

A Career in Applied Finance

In today's changing marketplace, the forces of deregulation, privatisation, globalisation and technological advances have created a wide variety of career opportunities in finance and investment. As an Applied Finance graduate, you can look forward to career opportunities in:

  • corporate finance (financial controllers or officers)
  • strategic planning and project evaluation (takeovers, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures)
  • money and capital markets (bonds, options, futures and swaps)
  • financial services management (financial planners, personal financial consultants, finance officers, super fund managers and trustees)
  • treasury hedging
  • equity analysis and trading
  • credit analysis
  • business brokerage
  • investment advising
  • retirement planning
  • portfolio management
  • public finance management in government departments.

How to apply

All domestic applications for entry to Western Sydney University undergraduate courses must be made through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) (opens in a new window). Step by step instructions are available on the Apply Now pages.

Instructions for international applications are available on the International Admissions pages.

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