What will I learn?

As our economy becomes more data driven, financial and investment decisions will increasingly be guided by insights from data. This course bridges the gap between data analytics and finance and investment decisions.

You will develop a solid foundation in predictive analytics and its applications in finance and investment decision-making, using techniques from data mining, statistics, modelling, machine learning and artificial intelligence to analyse current data and make sound investment predictions.

You will also learn how best to communicate your ideas to stakeholders who do not possess any data analytics knowledge.

Career information

Financial analyst
Financial investment adviser

What you'll learn

Understand the economic foundations of financial markets and how these foundations can manifest in reality via market data
Analyse market data in a logical, rational and critical way and correctly identify the information in the data
Obtain, evaluate and apply relevant econometric techniques to market data in order to obtain useful predictions to aid business decisions
Communicate effectively with a wide range of people from different disciplines, professional positions and countries; communicate financial data analytic findings via both verbal and written media
Evaluate and utilize appropriate technologies to construct data analytics for financial market data and to compute useful predictions that aid business decisions
Appreciate the need for, and develop, a lifelong learning skills strategy to pursue continuing development
Recognize the global nature of financial and investment analytics and apply international standard practices and skills to produce excellent prediction outcomes
Practice appropriate data collection methodologies in finance industry with consideration of and respect for cultural diversity, indigenous perspectives and individual human rights
Apply lessons learnt in all areas of finance and investment analytics, demonstrating leadership and ethical behaviour at all times.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business and Law



Study options

Full Time (6 months)

Tuition fees
A$15,300.00 (US$ 10,246) 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

Specifically, applicants require a bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a quantitative discipline, such as mathematics/statistics, computer science, engineering, economics or finance, or at least 5 years relevant work experience in a role requiring quantitative knowledge/skill.

English language requirements: 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