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Bachelor of Business (Finance)

  • Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study mode:

    Online
    On Campus
    Blended

  • Payment options:

    HECS-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    3 years full time or part-time equivalent

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Murdoch University

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What you'll learn

About this course

Financial management is one of the world's largest and most diverse industries, and with a Bachelor of Business (Finance) from Murdoch University, you'll be well placed to start a career in a rewarding, challenging sector.

You'll learn how to manage money for individuals and corporations, and be trained in the accounting, legal and risk management skills required to make sound, well-informed decisions for your clients. You'll learn about capital investment decisions, portfolio management, working capital management, capital markets, options, futures, forward exchange contracts and other key financial instruments.

With a focus on industry-relevant experience, this course offers the option of profession work experience as an elective unit, and introduces financial management in a global context, to ensure that your graduate skillset reflects the employment market you'll be entering.

Eligibility

To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Completed Australian senior secondary studies with an ATAR equal to or above this year's admission cut-off; OR
  • Achieved a multiple choice score of 135 or above in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT); OR
  • Completed a recognised post-secondary course; OR
  • Completed approved university preparation (foundation) studies; OR
  • Completed at least one year of study at a recognised tertiary or higher education institution; OR
  • Completed 2 units at an Australian university or through Open Universities Australia

If you don't meet any of these academic entry requirements, Murdoch University offers several pathways, including the FlexiTrack university preparation program, to help you qualify for this course.

All students must satisfy Murdoch University's minimum English requirements by demonstrating competency in the English Language.

Areas of study

In this business course, the subjects you may study include:

  • Academic skills for business
  • Transforming business
  • Foundational mathematics for business
  • Foundations of management and governance
  • Foundations of accounting
  • Foundations of business law
  • Understanding business research: an introductory approach
  • Finance law
  • Corporate finance
  • Treasury management
  • Empirical research methods for business OR
  • Applying mixed methods research to business
  • Investment analysis
  • International finance
  • Derivative securities

Plus your choice of general elective units.

You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education or work experience meet certain criteria.

One of the top 500 universities in the world (2016-2017 Times Higher Education World University Rankings), Murdoch University has a reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Across its campuses in Australia, Dubai and Singapore, Murdoch offers over 200 undergraduate and postgraduate courses spanning a broad range of disciplines, including veterinary science, Information Technology, law, business, psychology and counterterrorism. Murdoch University is part of the Innovative Research Universities network, a group of universities that advises the Australian government on higher education policy.
Murdoch University is committed to providing tailored support to all its students in order to help them meet their educational objectives. It provides a wide range of dedicated services, including career and employment assistance, counselling, disability support, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs and study advice. In addition, students have access to a wide range of services including mentoring for first-year students and bespoke programs to support learners who are elite athletes, international students, LGBTIQ students or reservists in the Australian Defence Force.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Bachelor of Business (Finance) from Murdoch University.

You might choose to seek employment in financial markets after completing this course, and could pursue work in the following areas:

  • Stock broking
  • Portfolio management
  • Trading
  • Insurance
  • Banking

You could also choose to enter the public sector and work in fiscal policy.

You'll also become eligible for associate membership of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA).

Curious about where a career in accounting could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Financial Dealer
  • Financial Broker
  • Management Consultant
  • Financial Dealer's Assistant

Payment options & support

Finance options

Eligible students can apply for a HECS-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.

Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you choose to study in that year.

Murdoch University also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.

You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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