Bachelor of Applied Finance vs Bachelor of Commerce (Finance/Accounting)? (1 Viewer)

Jim's Mowing

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Hey guys,

I'm still a 2021 HSC student and I want to get into the financial sector as a career path. What's the difference between these two degrees? My main concern is that the Bachelor of Applied Finance may be a bit too specialised to the point where it may be detrimental in the future - especially considering that it doesn't meet any CA/CPA qualifications, which are usually included as requirements in many financial analyst positions.

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Hey guys,

I'm still a 2021 HSC student and I want to get into the financial sector as a career path. What's the difference between these two degrees? My main concern is that the Bachelor of Applied Finance may be a bit too specialised to the point where it may be detrimental in the future - especially considering that it doesn't meet any CA/CPA qualifications, which are usually included as requirements in many financial analyst positions.

Thanks
Wouldn't CFA suit financial analysts better? I thought you can start the CFA in the mq applied finance degree.
 

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Oh yeah, that's right. My bad. But what are the fundamental differences between the two degrees? Do employers favour one over the other?
 

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Not super knowledgable on the applied finance degree but they study kinda watered down actuarial units for some of it so I'd assume it's more of a quantitative thingo.

Financial sector is super broad so yeah I don't think employers are looking for one thing. Like people with math/engo PhD's end up in trading/quant positions.
 

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