Finance, Major (0226)

  • Western Sydney University Major Code: 0226

Previous Code:  SP2023.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Programs:  Yes.  Check that your program has the available credit points required to complete the subjects in this field of study. Any requisite requirements must also be met. Consult your Program Advisor for further advice.

Contemporary managers benefit from having a grasp of the fundamental concepts of finance theory. This major introduces students to these concepts, including the time value of money, risk and return, capital budgeting and capital structure – and to the tools of financial decision-making in the context of the Australian institutional environment. Students examine the investment, financing and dividend decisions of corporations and develop an understanding of the basic practices of financial management from the perspective of both large and small firms. Students will develop a strong financial compass and be enabled to make financial decisions with greater confidence.


Campus Mode Advice
Parramatta City Campus - Macquarie Street Internal Dr Laurel Jackson
Sydney City Campus* Internal Neelam Goela

Curriculum delivered through an agreement with another party

Major Structure

Students must successfully complete 60 credit points as listed below.

Subject Title Credit Points
ACCT 7012Corporate Finance10
BUSM 7021Credit and Lending Decisions10
BUSM 7031Financial Institution Management10
BUSM 7032Financial Institutions and Markets (MAF)10
BUSM 7053International Finance10
BUSM 7072New Venture Finance10
Total Credit Points60