A basic knowledge of finance benefits a wide variety of career choices where careful financial decision making is necessary. Finance professionals need strong quantitative skills. For students studying science and engineering, the discipline of finance provides great opportunities to apply those quantitative skills in practice. Financial decisions often involve behavioural elements, so psychology or social science students may find that finance studies offer a way of applying what they learn in their major area of study. An understanding of personal financial management will be valuable in managing your personal finances throughout your life.
Students enrolling in finance subjects as breadth must have completed VCE Units 3/4 Mathematical Methods, with a minimum study score of 25. To enrol in second year finance subjects, students need to have taken an approved quantitative subject at first year level. To enrol in third year finance subjects, students need to have taken an approved quantitative subject at second year level.
The following breadth tracks are available to students enrolled in a non-Commerce degree: