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Bachelor of Applied Finance

Macquarie University

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As a Macquarie student, you can undertake your degree on-campus or online – or a combination of both. Our multimode approach offers you optimal choice and flexibility without compromising on quality. In response to COVID-19, Macquarie has a number of initiatives in place to ensure students and staff remain safe. Check the most up-to-date Macquarie University advice about COVID-19 arrangements.

The finance world is continuously evolving, making it a remarkably exciting field to work in. Being able to navigate through the complex world of markets, banks and laws – and provide optimal advice about growing wealth – is highly desirable in today's economy.

With the corporate finance and investment management skills you'll gain in this degree – the ability to help organisations create value, invest wisely and control risk – you'll find yourself in demand across the globe.

This degree focuses on financial organisations, markets and instruments, their effect on the flow of funds within the economy and the control of risk. Units within the degree apply current theory and analytical techniques to real finance industry situations.

The degree concludes with a capstone unit that covers a wide area of topics in finance and is delivered in full by industry professionals. You’ll undertake industry-relevant projects that will enhance your chances when seeking employment. Such demonstrable experience is extremely valuable when commencing your career in the industry.

Areas of study

Corporate finance, derivative pricing, financial economics, financial modelling, portfolio management, risk management.

Career opportunities

Business journalist, corporate finance manager, financial analyst, financial economist, fund manager, investment adviser, management consultant, market analyst, planning/policy analyst, public administrator, researcher, statistician, stockbroker.

Professional recognition

This degree is a partnering program with the CFA Institute, which awards the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. It also satisfies a major component of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) training requirement in relation to RG146.

Fees and charges

Visit the Macquarie University website for current fee information.

Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

Assumed knowledge: Mathematics Advanced. If you don't have the assumed knowledge, you're advised to include a mathematics or quantitative methods elective unit in your first year of study.

Recommended studies: Mathematics Extension 1.

Guaranteed selection rank: 85.00

Other applicants

Refer to the Macquarie University general admission criteria.

Further information

View all details of this course on the MQ website.

ATAR profile

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2021)

Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2022 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.

  1. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in the last 2 years) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites.
  2. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  3. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.


– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
NC = new course
NP = Not provided by institution
NR = No reportable profile
NS = No Semester 1 offers
NN = Unavailable (other)
NO = Entry on other criteria

Student profile

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