A career in finance can open doors to almost any industry. Learn about the operations of financial markets and institutions, and how decision-making processes are administered where uncertainty's involved.

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. Career opportunities include:

  • banking
  • broking/risk management
  • credit analysis
  • funding management
  • insurance
  • international finance
  • securities analysis
  • treasury management.


Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.


Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, master’s and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.


Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)

Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.


Other/non-award courses

Non-award courses are generally single units of study that don’t add up to a university qualification. They’re a great way to explore an area of study before committing to a full degree, and can often be used as credit towards a degree course. Short courses and stand-alone study abroad programs also fall under this category.

Being Secretary of the Deakin Finance Association has allowed me to work with other clubs and to network outside of the University with top business firms.



Experience the world

When you travel and experience other cultures, you don't just learn about the world – you learn about yourself. Go on a team business internship to Jakarta and work in leading financial organisations, all while earning credit towards your degree.

Find out more about our overseas study programs

Research with us

Bring real, practical value to your career and make a difference to the world by specialising through a higher degree by research.

learn more about researching with uL


Deakin Business School (DBS) is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Only five per cent of business programs worldwide are AACSB accredited and DBS is one of only three in Victoria.

Other accreditation includes:

  • EPAS
  • European Foundation for Management Development 
  • Finance and Treasury Association
  • Financial Planning Association 
  • Financial Services Institute of Australia.

Bachelor of Commerce

Jack McNaught, a Deakin lecturer, and Deakin students, Shaun Chung-Buckland, Daniel Saliba and Jennifer Lowe, talk about the Bachelor of Commerce at Deakin.

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