Undergraduate

Finance

Finance is the lifeblood of the economy. In our Finance major, you'll learn how money and projects come together.
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Address

Student Central

The University of Western Australia(M355) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

International

1800 653 050

Hours

8.30am – 5pm AWST, Monday – Friday

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career opportunities.

Career Pathways

Finance graduates find employment as financial consultants, investment bankers, credit managers, financial analysts and financial engineers in banks, corporations and financial institutions.
Finance graduates find employment as financial consultants, investment bankers, credit managers, financial analysts and financial engineers in banks, corporations and financial institutions.
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Career Opportunities

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Further Study

You can pursue further studies at honours level or undertake a specialised degree such as the Master of Applied Finance, or generalist master's degree such as the Master of Commerce or Master of Business Administration.
You can pursue further studies at honours level or undertake a specialised degree such as the Master of Applied Finance, or generalist master's degree such as the Master of Commerce or Master of Business Administration.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this major. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or your desired course.

Domestic Fees

Undergraduate – Commonwealth supported students

Course Credit Points
144
Annual Credit Points
48
Average Annual Fee - 2018
$10,065.00
Typical Fee Range - 2018
$9,003.00 - $10,596.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Undergraduate – onshore students

Course Credit Points
144
Annual Credit Points
48
Annual Fee - 2016
$34,000.00
Total Course Fee - 2016
$102,000.00
Annual Fee - 2017
$36,000.00
Total Course Fee - 2017
$108,000.00
Annual Fee - 2018
$37,300.00
Total Course Fee - 2018
$111,900.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for UWA bachelor’s degrees with a required Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of 80.00.

Admission requirements

To be eligible for school-leaver entry to UWA you are required to achieve the Western Australian Certificate of Education and obtain the minimum ATAR to gain a place in your chosen degree.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this major? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

This major teaches you about the financing and managing of financial resources. How do managers make financial decisions, where do companies get their financing from, how do investors decide how they should invest, and what are the risks and rewards associated with differing financial choices? The practical aspects of finance are taught, including corporate finance issues such as the appropriate mix of equity and debt to finance projects, identifying the optimal dividend policy, and the resourceful selection of business projects. You'll also learn aspects of investment and appropriate risk management techniques.

About The Course

In addition to the fundamental theories that have shaped the current thinking on financial issues, you'll learn about the major issues of the day, such as the recent global financial crisis and significant corporate and economy-wide events. Critical analysis, leadership skills, effective communication, ethical thinking and the development of strong research skills are the hallmarks of UWA's major in Finance.
Finance

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2017
Locations
  • Albany (selected Level 1 units)
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12-15 contact hours, plus at least twice as much of your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-FINCE
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BCom); 4 years (BPhil [Hons])
Finance
Status
  • Available 2017
Locations
  • Albany (selected Level 1 units)
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12-15 contact hours, plus at least twice as much of your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-FINCE
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BCom); 4 years (BPhil [Hons])
TISC Codes
  • UWCOM
  • UWBPH
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
Faculty
  • Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education - Business

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