Bachelor of Commerce Global (Honours) – Finance*

Course summary

The Bachelor of Commerce Global (Honours) majoring in Finance is a unique degree offering the country’s best and brightest students the opportunity to gain a truly global study experience and real-world professional skills.

Finance is about money and investments. People on their own and in partnerships, companies and other entities (including state and federal governments), have a common objective of profitable investment. What is a government-secured bond? What is a share? What are the reasons for investing in either' and when is the right time? These are some of the questions answered in the domain of finance.

This Degree

After completion of a foundation year at the Wollongong campus covering the core disciplines of business, you will study advanced finance topics. You will then undertake your second year of study at three of the University of Wollongong’s global locations – PSB Academy in Singapore, CCCU in Hong Kong and UOW in Dubai. The third year and fourth, and final year of honours study, will be completed at the Wollongong campus. Industry engagement is an integral component of this degree with the opportunity to undertake an internship each year for the first three years of the degree.

What you will study

You will learn the theoretical knowledge and tools demanded by employers in all sections of the world economy: investment, financial markets, financial modelling and portfolio analysis. You will explore corporate finance, including financial strategies, security analysis and portfolio management. You will also complete an honours thesis and have the opportunity to undertake multiple internships over the course of your studies.

*Subject to final approval

Course information

Study area

Business

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

384

ATAR (UAI)

95

IB Score

36-37

Duration

4 years full-time

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

UAC Code

753620

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

Academic Requirements

This program is not available to international applicants.

Credit Transfer

Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Economics and Finance students who have passed all subjects and have a WAM of 80 at the end of their first session (Autumn*), will be eligible to apply for entry into the degree. Applicants will be required to submit a 1 page written application and undertake an interview.

Entry Requirements

Assumed Knowledge: Any 2 units of English
Age Minimum: Students entering the program must be at least 17 years of age, as they must be 18 years or older to study overseas in the second year.

Please note: Students accepted into the program will not be eligible to receive a Faculty Undergraduate Scholarship.

Tertiary/Secondary Studies

Applicants who achieve an appropriate score in one of the following qualifications may be considered for admission:

Mature Age

As per Tertiary/Secondary Studies.

Credit Transfer

Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Economics and Finance students who have passed all subjects and have a WAM of 80 at the end of their first session (Autumn*), will be eligible to apply for entry into the degree. Applicants will be required to submit a 1 page written application and undertake an interview.

Fees

2018 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Wollongong
On Campus

Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject. For information regarding student contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Admission information

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW’s Admissions Procedures Policy, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.


STARTING YOUR JOURNEY

Starting your studies at UOW means learning from some of the brightest minds on the planet. It means having the freedom and flexibility to tailor your experience, follow your passion and see where it takes you. It means belonging to a University with an international reputation for world-class research and exceptional teaching quality—benefits that will help support you in your future career.


Admission criteria


Higher education

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of tertiary studies. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Vocational education & training

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of a prior qualification that is accredited by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), such as those provided at TAFE. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Recent secondary education

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of ATAR (Australian Tertiary Academic Rank) or equivalent (ENTER, International Baccalaureate (IB), QLD’s Overall Position (OP), etc.) or an Australian Year 12 equivalent overseas qualification. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Work & life experience

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree as a mature age student who does not have a sufficient ATAR (or Year 12 results), has not completed previous alternative study or did not finish to a Year 12 level at high school. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


Profile information

This information provides indicative enrolment and an explanation of the basis of admission of students in this course.


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT

This table is intended to show the breakdown of the student group for a course or group of related courses. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed information to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with other factors. For more information on ‘bonus points’ and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants, see ‘Points to UOW’.

ATAR PROFILE OF ATAR-BASED OFFERS IN 2016

ATAR

Selection Rank

Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

75th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

25th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)
Understanding ATAR profile data

ATAR refers to the unadjusted, raw ATAR profile for all students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR.
Selection Rank figures represent the ATAR profile of the same student group but includes the impact of ATAR-related adjustments such as 'Points to UOW'.

STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2016.

APPLICANT BACKGROUND

2016 intake

2016 intake (%)

Higher education study

-

-

Vocational education & training study

-

-

Recent secondary education

Basis of admission

ATAR Only

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR)

-

-

Work & life experience

-

-

International students

-

-

All students

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (number of students is less than 5)
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)
Understanding student profile data

Higher education study includes people who have studied a University course or completed a bridging or enabling course.
Vocational education and training (VET) study includes people who have undertaken VET study since leaving school.
ATAR only includes people admitted only on the basis of ATAR, regardless of whether this includes adjustment factors such as equity or bonus points.
ATAR plus additional criteria includes people who were admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test,
early offer conditional on minimum ATAR).
Other criteria only (non-ATAR) includes people admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone,
schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement).
Work & life experience includes people admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above.
International student represents all other students.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

2018 Autumn

Wollongong

Session Commences
26 February 2018

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants: All applications must be made through UAC. On-time UAC applications close 29 September.
  • International applicants: This program is not available to international applicants

Session Detail
Orientation: 20 - 22 February
Session: 26 February - 21 June

    Course Structure

    (Current year structure - subject to change)

    Course Handbook

    Accreditation & professional recognition

    Graduates of the Bachelor of Commerce Global Honours (Finance) are eligible to apply for membership of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA).

    *Accreditation subject to approval

    Why choose this course

    Study in 3 of the world’s global business hubs
    As part of the second year, you will study on a trimester basis at PSB Academy in Singapore, CCCU in Hong Kong and UOW in Dubai.

    Guaranteed internships with high profile organisations
    By completing multiple internships, you will gain real-world work experience with top-rated multinational firms preparing you for success as professionals not just graduates.

    Significant financial support
    Financial sponsorship totalling $48,000 will be available to support your travel and accommodation expenses.

    Academic mentorship
    Academic support will be provided as well as the assistance of a local mentor at each location during the overseas study component.

    Exceptional leadership skills
    You will receive relevant industry driven content and a firm foundation in the principles of ethical commerce, preparing you for success in your chosen career, and for the next generation of leadership roles.

    Unique professional development
    A series of value add events and professional development opportunities will be built into the degree to offer you a superior experience.

    Career opportunities
    • Auditor
    • Banker
    • Analyst
    • Financial controller
    • Accountant
    • Policy advisor
    • Business adviser
    • OHS officer
    • HR manager consultant
    • Stock broker
    • Insurance broker
    • Fund manager
    • Exporter/importer
    • Public relations coordinator
    • Market researcher
    • Advertising executive
    • Brand/product manager
    • Event manager
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