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MJRU-FINCE

Finance

Undergraduate major

Gain comprehensive skills in managing money and knowledge of financial markets, and learn how to manage investment risks that we may face in the future.

Course outline
  • Qualification
    Finance Major
  • Credit

    Credit

    200
Course outline

Select your preferred degree

This course belongs to multiple degrees. Select the single degree or double degree below to see the application deadlines.

Course outline

What can I do with a degree in Finance

Enjoy a meaningful career

Helping secure funding and achieve long-term stability for non-profit organisations, enabling them to deliver initiatives that address social, environmental, or humanitarian needs.

Earn a high salary

Finance Managers earn double the median weekly earnings of other workers in Australia, earning $3,225 per week before tax.

labourmarketinsights.gov.au (2024)

Enjoy strong job growth

Employment for Finance Managers in Australia is expected to grow strongly, with a projected increase of 11.7% by 2026.

labourmarketinsights.gov.au (2024)

Finance

Outline

Outline

Finance professionals operate globally with great flexibility, helping people and companies manage financial matters, set their financial goals and make investment decisions. They work in a range of areas, including corporate finance, financial markets, managed funds, superannuation, banking, and private wealth management.

In this course you’ll learn about the role, structure, and operations of financial markets, and how to make decisions on investments, funding activities and disbursement of profits. You’ll become skilled at providing finance solutions and advice on starting or expanding businesses, drawing on acquired knowledge in capital budgeting, financial risk management, cash flow and profitability analyses.

You’ll develop strong practical skills using the industry-standard Refinitiv Workspace software for trading and analysis, and simulated trading through StockTrak. You could also begin building your professional network, with opportunities to engage with industry professionals through internships, guest lectures and industry events, such as the CFA Institute Research Challenge.

The finance industry is a dynamic area that offers challenging careers with high earning potential. This versatile major can be tailored to suit a particular career, or complemented with other business areas, such as Accounting or Economics, to provide broad career options.

If you wish to pursue a career as a financial planner, we recommend studying our double major in Finance and Financial Planning.

Parent degrees

You can study this major under the following degrees:

Your choice of parent degree can influence the type of career you might have.

Our Commerce degree also offers additional opportunities to customise your course by offering specialisations as well as majors.

Double degree

You can study our Economics major as part of the following double degrees:

What jobs can the Finance course lead to?

  • Credit analyst
  • Finance manager/consultant 
  • Innovation consultant/analyst 
  • Investment banker/analyst 
  • Portfolio manager 
  • Stockbroker/trader

What jobs can a Finance double major lead to?

What you'll learn

  • acquire and utilise relevant financial technologies, and methodologies to critically analyse financial problems in ways that demonstrate creative thinking and responsible judgement, GC1, GC3, GC4, GC5, GC6
  • demonstrate a well-developed understanding of the role the finance industry has on ethical decision making and influencing positive sustainable development goals in culturally diverse societies, GC1, GC2, GC3, GC4, GC5, GC6
  • demonstrate industry readiness and emotional intelligence acquired individually and in groups through the use of industry-specific technologies applicable to current and future innovations in corporate, investment, and international finance, GC1, GC2, GC3, GC4, GC5, GC6
  • identify, understand, and solve complex corporate finance and investment problems to create solutions in a changing global financial environment, GC1, GC3, GC4, GC5, GC6
  • communicate complex quantitative and qualitative financial analysis professionally, clearly, and persuasively that contribute to profitable, environmentally sustainable, and ethically responsible financial decisions, GC1, GC3, GC4, GC5, GC6

Why study Finance

Access to professional software

Experience Wall Street at Curtin, with access to Refinitiv Workspace (formerly Eikon) software, StockTrak simulations, and leading industry data platforms Capital IQ and DatAnalysis pro.

Engage with industry

You'll have the opportunity to engage with industry through internships, guest lectures and industry events, and compete in competitions such as the global CFA Institute Research Challenge.

Professional recognition

This course is recognised by the CFA Institute, and Curtin students may qualify for the CFA Program Student Scholarship.

Professional recognition

Graduates of this course may be eligible to apply for affiliate membership of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute. For CFA membership, a passing score for level 1 exam is needed along with more than one year of professional work experience.

From day one I started to engage in industry and in my final year I received a scholarship to intern for the NZ Taxpayers' Union in Wellington, New Zealand.

Ryan Soares
Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees and charges

Please view the Bachelor of Commerce degree for indicative fees.

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  • Curtin course code: MJRU-FINCE
  • Last updated on: 24 July 2024

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