Finance

Finance focuses on decision-making processes for individuals and managers under conditions of risk and uncertainty.

Finance addresses investment, financing, and payout decisions of a firm, the effects of interest rates and risk on the pricing of asset and liabilities, as well as the structure and operations of financial markets and institutions.

Shaun Chung-Buckland, Commerce graduate

Shaun Chung-Buckland
Bachelor of Commerce 2012
Read Shaun's story.


Undergraduate finance

Finance is all about decision making. Do I buy or sell, invest or borrow? Finance specialists research and analyse the financial aspects of organisations and provide advice on investments. This major offers a broad understanding of the structure and operations of financial markets in Australia, plus the theory and techniques underlying financial management.  Finance is offered as a major in the Bachelor of Commerce.

Career opportunities

The finance major equips you for entry into the finance and investment areas in business organisations, firms involved in the finance industry, or the government sector. As a graduate you will be well prepared to take advantage of employment opportunities in many areas: banking, broking, credit analysis, funds management, insurance, international finance, risk management, securities analysis or treasury management.


Commerce at Deakin

Deakin's Bachelor of Commerce is a popular choice, with its solid foundation in business studies and flexibility to choose from more than 20 major sequences.  As a Bachelor of Commerce student, you will study a common first year of units, then choose your major sequences as you progress through your degree.  This flexible structure enables you to tailor your degree for maximum employability.  Valuable work integrated learning opportunities are available, giving you professional work experience in your area of specialisation and enhancing your career prospects.


Postgraduate finance

Deakin's Master of International Finance is a specialist course that develops a professional capability in finance, with a particular emphasis on international trade and associated financial markets. Graduates working in the finance sector will improve their professional capabilities.  Graduates without a background in finance will gain advanced knowledge in financial markets and appropriate research methodologies. 

The Graduate Certificate of International Finance and the Graduate Diploma of International Finance are available as pathways to the Master of International Finance. 

Career opportunities.

Deakin's Master of International Finance can lead to careers in many finance sectors such as banking, broking, credit analysis, fund management, insurance, international finance, risk management, securities analysis or treasury management in local and international markets.

Carlsten Pinto

Carlsten Pinto
Master of International Finance 2009
Graduate Diploma of International Business 2010
Read Carlsten's story.

Please note: Course lengths may vary in response to requirements under the Australian Qualifications Framework. Applicants should refer to the handbook for the latest information.

Undergraduate (Bachelor) degrees
Bachelor of Arts - Chinese/Bachelor of Commerce Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Commerce Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of Commerce /Bachelor of Information Systems Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of Commerce Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Science Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of Commerce Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Commerce Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion/Bachelor of Commerce Course information for: Local Students International Students
Postgraduate degrees
Graduate Certificate of Commerce Course information for: Local Students
Graduate Certificate of International Finance Course information for: Local Students International Students
Graduate Diploma of International Finance Course information for: Local Students International Students
Master of Business Administration (International) Course information for: Local Students International Students
Master of Business Administration (International)/Master of Commerce Course information for: Local Students International Students
Master of Business Administration (International)/Master of Information Systems Course information for: Local Students International Students
Master of Business Administration (International)/Master of International Finance Course information for: Local Students International Students
Master of Business Administration (International)/Master of Professional Accounting Course information for: Local Students International Students
Master of Business Administration Course information for: Local Students International Students
Master of Commerce Course information for: Local Students International Students
Master of International Finance Course information for: Local Students International Students
Master of International Finance/Master of Professional Accounting Course information for: Local Students International Students
Master of Professional Accounting/Master of Commerce Course information for: Local Students International Students

Why study at Deakin?

Professional accreditation

By selecting the appropriate combination of units within the Master of International Finance, students may gain membership of the:

Finance and Treasury Association (FTA)
Financial Planning Association (FPA)
Financial Services Institute of Australia (FINSIA)

Leading Australia with international recognition 

Deakin's Bachelor of Commerce is internationally recognised and EPAS accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). EPAS is an international quality benchmark for business programs worldwide. Deakin is the only Australian university with EPAS accreditation for its Bachelor of Commerce.

Study abroad

Gain a competitive edge with an international study experience, and earn credit towards your degree. The Faculty of Business and Law offers a number of unique study tours throughout the year to destinations such as India, China and Europe. Or consider one of the many study abroad opportunities offered by Deakin. Find out more.



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