What will I learn?

This is an engaging, industry-relevant course for professionals who wish to change their career to finance.

It will provide you with a strong understanding of financial accounting, financial principles, econometrics and economics, and help you apply your knowledge to current financial issues and trends in the workplace.

Career information

This course is suitable for those students wishing to pursue a career in the finance industry.

What you'll learn

Apply finance principles, theory and practice to current issues and trends in relation to financial markets
Think creatively and reflectively to generate innovative solutions to complex financial scenarios
Access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from a range of sources appropriate in financial scenarios; make valid judgements based on sound evidence; analyse case study material and journal articles
Communicate effectively to clients, staff, professionals, management and industry within the ethical and professional framework of financial institutions; prepare written academic reports and prepare and deliver oral presentations at a professional standard
Expertly use new and established technologies as they apply in financial markets
Continue to acquire new knowledge and expertise in the field of finance using a range of learning strategies
Describe and evaluate the impacts of financial markets and instruments in a global system; apply international standards and practices with in a global context
Show broad understanding of relevant professional and cross cultural communication theoretical concepts; work effectively in multicultural team environments and make positive contributions to class discussions
Work professionally and ethically both independently and collaboratively, complying with appropriate legislation and protocols.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business and Law



Study options

Full Time (6 months)

Tuition fees
A$15,600.00 (US$ 10,447) per year

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

Start date

3 August 2020, 1 March 2021, 26 July 2021


Curtin University

Bentley Campus,

Kent Street,


Western Australia,

6102, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must Completed a bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognized tertiary institution. Some courses may require a relevant work experience. 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.

For international students

A bachelor degree in a field of study other than finance or significant, relevant work experience (typically three to five years).

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Grade C; and Pearson Test of English Academic: 60. IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System): Writing, Speaking, Reading, and Listening: 6.0; Overall band score: 6.5; TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 79 Overall; Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21.

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About this uni

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019.

  • Top 1% of universities worldwide (ARWU 2019)
  • Partnerships with 130+ education institutions worldwide
  • A truly global university, with international campuses
  • Offers a range of internationally recognised courses