BP251 - Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance)

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Plan: BP251 - Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance)
Campus: City Campus

Overview

Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance)
Award abbreviation: BBus(Ec&Fin)
Total credit points: 288
Career: UGRD
Duration: 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Location: Melbourne City campus
Owning school: Economics, Finance and Marketing (625H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/ecofinancemarketing
ASCED code: 081101
CRICOS code: 063198D

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Purpose of the Program

The Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance) program provides the knowledge and skills required in the financial management of public and private enterprises through a broad-based curriculum involving highly-focussed and in-depth theoretical and practical learning and professional training in economics and finance, combined with generalist business studies in statistics, accounting, marketing, management, and business IT. 

The program is delivered on-campus through face-to-face teaching and learning, with  some online components, where you will be engaged in a variety of learning experiences, including lectures and tutorials, individual assignments, collaborative team-based projects, presentations, and activities using the Financial Markets Training Simulator. Assessments include formal examinations, written assignments, presentations, evaluation of case studies, projects, and in-class tests.

The final year of the program includes the capstone course BAFI1018 International Finance which will provide you the opportunity to critically reflect on, consolidate and apply the theoretical approaches and work-practice experiences gained throughout the program in discipline related real-world scenarios, providing you with the skills and attributes necessary for work-readiness in your chosen career field or to progress successfully to further studies at the graduate level. This program will prepare you to work in a globalised, international context as a professional economist, analyst, researcher, trader, or financier in the banking, stockbroking, funds management, insurance and superannuation industries and in other private sector or government organisations requiring high level, technical expertise in financial and economic analysis, or for post-graduate studies and possible employment in tertiary education and academia.

 

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Articulation and pathways

Credit and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT University Credit Policy. Applicants who have completed studies or have partially completed a similar program at another institution (with entry criteria similar to this program) may be accepted with some credits or exemptions being granted towards this program.

Credit pathways between RMIT University VET programs, Higher Education Diplomas & Associate Degrees in the same or related discipline, enable you upon successful completion of a lower level qualification, at the required standard for admission, to apply for advanced standing in a higher level qualification.

Credit pathways between RMIT University programs enable you upon graduating from an RMIT University qualification to apply for advanced standing in a higher level qualification.

The current credit pathways for College of Business programs can be found at http://bit.ly/RMIT-Bus-Credit. These are subject to change.

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Entrance requirements

Academic Requirements:

Current Year 12:
Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 or equivalent, with a minimum ATAR of 65, or equivalent.
Pre-requisite studies in Australian Year 12 English (units 3 and 4) or equivalent, with a minimum study score of 25 (or ESL English 30) or equivalent.

Non Year 12:
Successful completion of an Australian Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Associate Degree, or equivalent. Partially completed Higher Education studies may also be considered.

Entrance requirements for international onshore applicants:
Additionally, all non-Australian residents and overseas full-fee paying students are required to meet RMIT English language requirements. For more information on these requirements and acceptable English Language tests please see www.rmit.edu.au/international/english-equivalent.

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External accreditation and industry links

Students and graduates of the program are eligible to apply for membership of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia).

Graduates who undertake additional specified courses can have these counted towards partially fulfilling the academic requirements for Associate Membership of CPA Australia.

www.finsia.com/
www.cpaaustralia.com.au

The above professional bodies have certain other requirements such as a period of relevant industry experience and training programs that would need to be met after graduation.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it.

All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic and print resources such as books, journals, newspapers, streaming media and past exam papers.  Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments, or you can work through Library subject guides and web-based tutorials, or use our online Ask a Librarian service. 

Computers for study are available at every Library site and wireless access is available if you are working from a laptop or mobile device.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library.

Online learning tools and content

Log in to myRMIT https://my.rmit.edu.au/portal/ and select the myStudies tab to access study resources for your program.

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students

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