Banking Courses and Finance Courses, there’s more options out there than you might think
If you are considering Banking Courses and Finance Courses, you may be surprised to find that there are more options out there than you might think.
Courses and Finance Courses
Bachelor of Financial Planning
With new legislation ready to come in in January 2019, to become a financial planner will require a degree in finance, accounting, economics or in financial planning itself. Universities around Australia are now offering financial planning as a major across various degrees, usually accounting, business or commerce. The University of Wollongong has a financial planning major offered as part of their Bachelor of Commerce (they also have one offered as part of their mathematics and finance degree). The course is 3 years full time with an option to complete the first 2 years at one of their satellite campuses in southern NSW. The first year is a common year of business before specialised subjects relating to financial planning are introduced in year two.
VET in Banking Services Management
For those looking for a foot in the door within the banking sector a VET in banking services management is worth considering. If you’re interested in becoming a bank customer service officer and being the face of a bank then you should think about the possibilities this course could offer. TAFE SA has a Diploma of Banking Services Management which can be completed entirely online and within 12 months if done full time. The course can also count towards certain university degrees for those interested in continuing with their study.
Bachelor of Economics
A bachelor of economics can lead to many different options from the obvious economist or a financial markets broker to a financial analyst role, and many more. An economics degree looking at predictive behaviour and trends, markets and capital can offer a great grounding for a range of careers. Many universities offer economics as a major within business and commerce degrees, some have a straight economics degree. The University of Queensland offers a Bachelor of Economics at its St Lucia campus with various majors available depending on your interests. The course is 3 years with a possible honours year available, and several dual programs offered for those interested.
Bachelor of Commerce
For many people, there’s no difference between a business degree and a commerce degree, however they can offer quite different majors to study and therefore career options at the end of your degree. If you’re looking for a role within the finance sector such as a loan officer, mortgage adviser or bank manager you may decide upon a commerce degree. Monash University offers a Bachelors of Commerce at their Clayton campus. The course is 3 years full time and there’s the option of an honours year available. They have a range of majors available and the option of a dual program, and the course includes industry placement or internship choices.
Bachelor of Actuarial Studies
Many people will never have heard of actuarial science, which is using financial, statistical and mathematical analytical methods to examine risk. Many universities offer it as a major in their commerce degrees, and a few offer it as a degree in its own right. Macquarie University has a Bachelor of Actuarial Studies, which is recognised by the Society of Actuaries. The course is 3 years and on campus in Ryde. For those thinking about a career as an actuary, a financial markets broker or within the insurance industry, this kind of course is ideal.
Whether you choose to undertake Banking courses or Finance courses, as you can see, both support a wide range of career options.