Undergraduate

Finance

Finance is the lifeblood of the economy. Learn how money and projects come together.

Careers and further study

This course opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.

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.

Further Study

You can pursue further studies at honours level or undertake a specialised degree such as the Master of Applied Finance, or a generalist master’s degree such as the Master of Commerce or (after appropriate work experience) the 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 a generalist master’s degree such as the Master of Commerce or (after appropriate work experience) the Master of Business Administration.

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What can I earn?

Accountants - Average weekly pay - $1,660 AUD

Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate TreasurersAverage weekly pay - $1,916 AUD

Credit and Loans Officers - Average weekly pay - $1,295 AUD

Finance ManagersAverage weekly pay - $2,286 AUD

Financial Brokers - Average weekly pay - $2,231 AUD

Financial Investment Advisers and Managers - Average weekly pay - $2,307 AUD

Earnings are median for full-time non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate, before tax, including amounts salary sacrificed. These figures are a guide only and should not be used to determine a wage rate.

Source: joboutlook.gov.au

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Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. 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 this course
Domestic Fees

Undergraduate – Commonwealth supported students

Course Credit Points
144
Average Annual Fee - 2021
$8,747.06
Typical Fee Range - 2021
$3,950.00 - $14,500.00

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

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
144
Total Course Fee - 2020
$114,000.00
Total Course Fee - 2021
$118,500.00

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. 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 this course's Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

Admission requirements

For applicants with recent secondary education, information on admission criteria is available on our entry standards page.
Bachelor of Economics

Maths requirement

Prerequisite subjects: Mathematics Applications ATAR with a Mathematics unit completed in your first year.

Recommended subjects: Mathematics Methods ATAR.

Bachelor of Economics
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

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.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

How to apply

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

Course details

Discover how managers make financial decisions, what influences the decisions of investors, the means by which companies obtain their financing, and the kinds of risks and rewards associated with financial choices.

About the course

A major in Finance teaches you the practical aspects of finance, 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.

In addition to the fundamental theories that have shaped the current thinking on financial issues, you'll consider 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. If you choose to pursue a career as a financial economist, you have the option to combine your Finance major with a major in Economics. This major is taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, workshops and other in-class activities.

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Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
  • Albany (Regional campus)
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
CRICOS code
  • 003006C
  • 068916E
  • 106082A
Finance
Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
  • Albany (Regional campus)
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
CRICOS code
  • 003006C
  • 068916E
  • 106082A
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BCom); 4 years (BPhil [Hons])
TISC Codes
  • UWBPH
  • UWCOM
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

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Your degree options

This major is offered as a degree-specific, or first, major for these degrees. It is also offered as a second major in our other bachelor's degrees.

Why take a second major

  • Expand your skills - Taking a second major either in a complementary area or in something like music or languages will show you have developed skills such as, teamwork, creativity, critical thinking, digital literacy and presentation skills – which are highly sought after in the workforce.
  • Add it to your resume – Employers are looking for graduates who have skills in a variety of areas. Two majors will expand your career prospects and help you stand out amongst the crowd.
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