What will I learn?

Professionals in finance use analytical knowledge and skills to help clients find financial solutions, start new businesses or expand existing ones. They work in corporate finance, financial markets, managed funds and superannuation, or in retail banking and private wealth management.

The finance major gives you a broad understanding of the structure and operations of financial markets. You’ll learn about investment evaluation and how to make decisions on funding activities and disbursement of profits. You’ll also examine the role of financial markets.

Course content incorporates at least 70 per cent of the CPA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which positions you well to sit for CFA exams.

Finance is offered as part of the Bachelor of Commerce. You can enhance your studies with a secondary major or choose from a range of elective units to support your career goals.

What you'll learn

communicate in oral, written, qualitative and quantitative media channels; be able to syntheses and select appropriate communication schemes dependent upon the nature of problem and audience
distinguish, identify and apply available technologies and methodologies to investigate financial issues
identify new developments in the field of finance and integrate available strategies into the existing body of knowledge; and be able to reflect upon their implications for the finance discipline
understand the implications and potential impacts of current developments in the national and international capital markets on both domestic and international economies
understand the importance and impact of cultural diversity on making financial decisions in both national and international contexts
apply acquired skills individually and in a group to facilitate the understanding and solution of financial issues in a professional and ethical manner
understand, apply and analyse financial knowledge and issues and their impacts on national and international financial markets
identify structures and formulate issues and apply appropriate skills to solve capital market problems
collect and analyse empirical data and conceptual information and be able to synthesis into appropriate frameworks for analysis of financial issues

Why study Finance Major (BCom)

  • Our staff provide high-quality teaching that applies theory to real life examples. They also undertake practical research in areas such as energy economics, public economics and the economics of electronic commerce.
  • Modern teaching technologies are used for ease of communication between you and your lecturers.
  • You will use real case studies and examples to apply your learning and problem solving skills.

Career information

  • Insurance Officer
  • Bank Officer
  • Financial Dealer and Broker
  • Financial Dealer's Assistant
  • Credit Analyst
  • Bank Manager
  • Financial Planner
  • Investment Banker
  • Finance Manager

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business and Law

CRICOS

013905G

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$29,800.00 (US$ 20,479) per year
Total indicative course fee: AUD $89,300

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 February 2020, 6 July 2020, 2 November 2020

Venue

Curtin Singapore

90 and 92 Jalan Rajah,

329162, Singapore, Singapore

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$29,800.00 (US$ 20,479) per year
Total indicative course fee: AUD $89,300

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

13 January 2020, 4 May 2020, 31 August 2020

Venue

Dubai Campus

Curtin University,

Block 11, 4th floor, Dubai International Academic City,

345031, DUBAI, UAE

Entry requirements

For students from United States

United States High School Diploma or a High School Diploma based on a US curriculum with a GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 (or an average grade of B) and a Total score (Evidence-based Reading and Writing section and Math section) of at least 1000 out of 1600 in the SAT from the same sitting, a minimum of 400 in Evidence-based Reading and Writing section, and 400 in Math section is required. This qualification does not satisfy any course prerequisites. English Language Requirements: IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking - 6.0; Overall band score 6.5; TOEFL Score: 79 (overall); Reading 13; Listening 13; Speaking 18; Writing 21; Pearson Test of English - Academic (PTE-A) 58, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 50; C1 Advanced (CAE) - 176 with 169 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking; C2 Proficiency (CPE)- 190 with 176 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.

For international students

Students from different countries should have qualifications equivalent to Australian Year 12 and a scaled mark of at least 50 in English, Literature, or English as an Additional Language or Dialect.

English Language Requirements:

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking - 6.0; Overall band score 6.0; TOEFL Score: 79 (overall); Reading 13; Listening 13; Speaking 18; Writing 21; Pearson Test of English - Academic (PTE-A) 58; Occupational English Test (OET) Grade B in listening, reading, writing and speaking; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking 190, Overall score: 176; Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking 176, Overall score:169.

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Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Curtin College
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