Bachelor of Business (International Finance and Banking)

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Course Overview

Bachelor of Business (International Finance and Banking)

Develop the commercial mindset, knowledge & skills necessary for professional work in International Finance & Banking contexts.

Understand the international landscape of Global Finance, regular Commercial Markets, International & Investment Banking, and Entrepreneurial Finance.

In addition, electives may be undertaken in Personal Wealth Management and Financial Modelling.

Study Options:
Full Time Face-to-face
Start Date:
February & August
Course Duration:
2 Years (Fast-tracked Summer Semester)
Location:
Brisbane Campus
CRICOS Course code:
095816G [TEQSA CRS1400483]
Course Fees:
$2250 per subject (24 Subjects)
FEE-HELP:
Yes
Accredited by:
TEQSA

Course Overview

Bachelor of Business (International Finance and Banking)

Develop the commercial mindset, knowledge & skills necessary for professional work in International Finance & Banking contexts.

Understand the international landscape of Global Finance, regular Commercial Markets, International & Investment Banking, and Entrepreneurial Finance.

In addition, electives may be undertaken in Personal Wealth Management and Financial Modelling.

Study Options:
Full Time Face-to-face
Start Date:
February & August
Course Duration:
2 Years (Fast-tracked Summer Semester)
Entry Requirements:
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Location:
Brisbane Campus
CRICOS Course code:
095816G
Course Fees:
$3000 per subject (24 Subjects)
FEE-HELP:
No
Accredited by:
TEQSA

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Subject descriptions

Trimester 1: Foundations of Business

Learn the foundations of business and set yourself up with the essential business, communication, marketing and management skills.

This subject is an introduction to the skills required for successful learning in an academic environment at the tertiary level, and for effective communication in a business environment.

This subject provides an introduction to various types of professional communication, and helps students to develop essential skills for being able to effectively communicate in business environments and lays the foundations for working effectively in teams.

This subject provides students with a broad overview of the management functions within an organisation, with a focus on planning, organising, leading and controlling. Critical thinking and problem-solving is introduced.

This subject provides students with a conceptual base for understanding the role of the marketing function in modern organisations. It explores the major components of the marketing mix including customer segmentation, products, pricing, placement, advertising, selling, and digital marketing, with an emphasis on demonstrating how marketing contributes to creating value for customers, and eventually increasing value for the company.

Trimester 2: Foundations of Business

Complete the Foundations of Business subjects with an understanding of the cornerstones of Business Acumen including Accounting and Business Law.

This subject is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of accounting issues both in Australia, and internationally. It covers accounting standards and concepts, elements of financial statements, recognition criteria, alternative methods of valuation and reporting, and disclosure of the financial performance of companies. Specific attention is devoted to the process involved in recording economic events in accounting records, preparing primary financial statements that summarise a firm’s economic transactions, and interpreting information included in these statements for decision making.

This subject provides basic statistical methods that are widely used in modern business applications, and develops ideas for making decisions based on data. The aim is to equip students with essential knowledge and skills to interpret & forecast real-world data in a business context.

 

This subject introduces basic economic concepts and theories. The topics covered in this course are split between microeconomics, focusing on decision making of individual customers and firms (e.g. customers’ decisions on consumption, and firms’ decisions on production) and macroeconomics, which addresses economic issues at aggregate level (e.g. international trading, interest rates, taxes and government spending). The course lays the foundations for rational economical reasoning and develops skills of economic analysis.
This subject provides students with an introduction to the Australian legal system, and the legal rules regulating commercial activities in Australia. A substantial amount of the subject is dedicated to explaining the law of contract, relevant to most commercial exchanges of goods and services.

 

Trimester 3: Cornerstones of Finance

Equip yourself in the founding principles of Entrepreneurship, including Design Thinking and the notion of Mindset.
This subject provides students with a background in the laws, regulations, and ethics that guide responsible financial management. In later topics, Australian law and ethical obligations for finance managers are contextualised within global political and economic environments.
Financial analysis is a key aspect of the process by which executives formulate strategies for managing individual and corporate client finances. Building on knowledge acquired from Accounting Principles, this subject introduces students to the fundamentals of financial analysis. These include valuations, projections, and comparing investment models from management and user perspectives. Practically, the coursework instructs students on how to use financial statements to inform strategic financial decision making.
This subject introduces students to financial management in individual and commercial business environments. In simulated real-world exercises, students will also prepare financial plans that project sustained and stable economic growth. At completion of the subject, they will have acquired the knowledge and skills to identify organisational risk factors, and propose financial solutions to avoid undesirable business outcomes.

Summer Semester: Leadership, Teams & Culture

Discover how to build Innovation, Teams & Culture through Strategic Leadership in Action.
"Explore, compare and contrast the different leadership styles of successful new ventures and unicorn companies. Identify & develop your own unique leadership style."
“Diverse teams expand leadership abilities, and yield better results.”
Explore how diversity in teams creates a culture of innovation and high performance. Successfully manage risk by having the right balance of hard and soft skills, and the network and leadership style to influence decisions and effect change.

 

Elective Subjects

Swap out a course unit marked with (*) for one of the electives below.
In this subject students are introduced to investment and financial decisions that correspond to the management of individual wealth. In the coursework, students examine financial and investment planning, taxation, home ownership, and property investing. They also learn the utility of consumer credit and geared investments, superannuation, insurance, estate planning, and interest rate portfolio management. With a focus on domestic and international contexts, the subject is designed to provide students with the ability to develop and manage the financial plans for clients in a way that satisfies their specific goals and long-term objectives.
In financial industries, managers, analysts, and investors make ongoing decisions in relation to business problems. As these decisions are inevitably based on many variables, it is beneficial for practitioners to utilise a range of financial models. Such models typically integrate information from statements regarding pricing, rates, and valuation. They also include information about risk management and forecast predictive outcomes. In the coursework for this subject, students develop skills to create their own models and apply these to a range of business scenarios.
This subject introduces students to emerging trends and contemporary issues in finance and banking. The coursework covers innovations in banking and finance related to the advancement of technology and new forms of connectivity afforded by the Internet. It considers how these developments have revolutionised financial industries and will continue to do so in future.

Trimester 1: Finance Around The World

Learn the foundations of business and set yourself up with the essential business, communication, marketing and management skills.
This subject provides students with a broad understanding of the roles and functions of institutions within financial markets. The coursework details primary components of financial markets and the regulations that govern individual and corporate financial behaviour. It discusses interest and exchange rates, expectations, debt and equity, and the concept of social determination and parity.
This subject introduces students to the primary factors that influence financial management decisions in international environments. Coursework topics include foreign exchange, international finance markets, risk management in international finance, and foreign investment analysis. These topics outline means for measuring and managing exchange rate exposure and portfolios. In practical exercises, theory is applied to real-world case studies and scenarios, providing students with an understanding of environmental factors relevant to financial management.
"This subject provides students with an overview of money and capital markets in the global financial system. It addresses how major institutional players respond to market events in light of real-world political and social situations. Topics include investments in shares, bonds, and securities. They also include the roles of indexing, yield, and risk in performing market valuations. At completion of the subject, students will have developed skills to interpret, analyse, and respond to trends in macroeconomics."

Trimester 2: Commercial Markets & Risk

Learn the foundations of business and set yourself up with the essential business, communication, marketing and management skills.

"Commercial banking entails a variety of professional, ethical, and legal responsibilities that correspond to the obligations and perspectives of banking stakeholders including creditors, investors, and regulators. This subject educates students on the theoretical frameworks that underpin responsible banking practises. It also instructs students in how to effectively perform financial operations and mitigate banking risk. Coursework Case Studies are contextualised within global economic environments, and considered in relation to the requirements of international financial systems."
This subject introduces the fundamentals of portfolio management, including asset allocation, investment, and hedging strategies. Theoretical aspects of the coursework outline key concepts in portfolio management related to capital asset pricing, risk assessment, and performance measurement. Practical components of the course instruct students on the real-world applications of portfolio management in diverse domestic and international environments. Upon completing the subject, students should be able to describe and create financial portfolios for small and large-scale business entities.
This subject introduces students to derivatives and risk management in financial accounting. Topics include hedging, forwards and future pricing, as well as methods for valuation. Through the coursework, students will gain theoretical knowledge of approaches to financial risk management. They will also learn how to use probability and calculus statistical methods to make informed assessments of risk, and to guide financial investment.

Trimester 3: International Banking

Learn the foundations of business and set yourself up with the essential business, communication, marketing and management skills.

Credit and lending introduces the key principles in lending and borrowing loan funds. The course focuses on the risk and reward trade-off and the behaviour of borrowers. Students are also exposed to the loan market, the range of loan products it offers, and loan structures. Through theory and applied exercises, students learn to understand special types of credits like consumer loans, small business loans, corporate loans and agriculture loans, and their associated policy and legal issues. Topics include leasing and problem loan management. Upon completing this subject, students will have developed the necessary skills and knowledge to utilise credit risk models, financial information, and loan selection techniques to assess a borrower’s creditworthiness.
This subject provides students with an introduction to banking systems and services in developed and developing countries. Primary regions and countries analysed correspond to OECD membership, but non-OECD countries are also examined. The coursework provides students with a global perspective on banking in terms of operations, ethics, governance and law. Upon completing the subject, students will be aware of the social and cultural differences that determine financial relations within and between countries. Through a real-world application of theory, students will also become familiar with key issues related to project financing, cross-border risks, and international trade and investment.
This subject provides an overview of investment banking in the Australian financial sector. It introduces students to investment advisor requirements for individual and boutique businesses, and large-scale commercial clients. Topics covered include private equity, hedge funds, and risk in financial management services. They also include key aspects of domestic and international trading and the properties of capital markets.

Part 1/2: Work Integrated Learning Project

This subject is an introduction to the skills required for successful learning in an academic environment at the tertiary level, and for effective communication in a business environment. The primary focus of the subject is to help students prepare for and successfully engage in their academic studies in a wide range of business subjects. The subject focuses on the following areas: written and oral communication skills, tertiary literacies including critical reading, comprehending academic texts, researching, referencing, and the ability to communicate numerical data effectively in a business environment.

Summer Semester: Entrepreneurial Finance

Learn the foundations of business and set yourself up with the essential business, communication, marketing and management skills.

In recent years, entrepreneurial industries have become vital contributors to global economic systems. Accordingly, it is necessary to develop new financial measures to facilitate and benefit entrepreneurial business activity. This subject outlines the various sources of funding for entrepreneurs, and the financial management strategies these actors can use to develop and grow their contribution to industries. Topics include private equity, grants, seed, start-up, and expansion. Other coursework also outlines primary historical failures in entrepreneurship, implications related to IPO, and strategies for terminating business activities.

Part 2/2: Work Integrated Learning Project

The Professional Practice for Employability subject aims to integrate knowledge and skills developed during undertaking the Bachelor of Business (International Finance and Banking) degree. The subject enables final year students to work in a practical workplace setting, to work with communities or to work together in teams to design, implement, and evaluate a real life project sourced primarily from industry partner organisations. Students undertake a number of tasks and reflect upon personal and professional growth to foster their professional identities and transition to the workplace.

Elective Subjects

Swap out a course unit marked with (*) for one of the electives below.
In this subject students are introduced to investment and financial decisions that correspond to the management of individual wealth. In the coursework, students examine financial and investment planning, taxation, home ownership, and property investing. They also learn the utility of consumer credit and geared investments, superannuation, insurance, estate planning, and interest rate portfolio management. With a focus on domestic and international contexts, the subject is designed to provide students with the ability to develop and manage the financial plans for clients in a way that satisfies their specific goals and long-term objectives.
In financial industries, managers, analysts, and investors make ongoing decisions in relation to business problems. As these decisions are inevitably based on many variables, it is beneficial for practitioners to utilise a range of financial models. Such models typically integrate information from statements regarding pricing, rates, and valuation. They also include information about risk management and forecast predictive outcomes. In the coursework for this subject, students develop skills to create their own models and apply these to a range of business scenarios.
This subject introduces students to emerging trends and contemporary issues in finance and banking. The coursework covers innovations in banking and finance related to the advancement of technology and new forms of connectivity afforded by the Internet. It considers how these developments have revolutionised financial industries and will continue to do so in future.

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