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.

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 Learning Outcomes

    Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to demonstrate:

    CLO Description
    1 Demonstrate advanced theoretical and technical business knowledge in real world business and cultural contexts.
    2 Communicate oral and written skills to present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences
    3 Research, reflect and critically analyse business and organisational theoretical concepts and issues in local, national and international contexts.
    4 Exercise critical thinking and responsible judgement in developing new understanding.
    5 Demonstrate accountability and responsibility for their own learning.
    6 Work effectively with others on shared goals in a variety of international settings and context

    Course Structure

    To qualify for award of the degree of Bachelor of Commerce Global (Honours) a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 192 credit points including:

    • 54cp of core Bachelor of Commerce subjects
    • 6cp of internship subjects
    • 48cp Accountancy or Finance major
    • 48cp of Honours subjects 

    In addition to the 54 cps of core subjects, 6 cp of internship subjects and 48 cp for the Accountancy major an additional 18 cps of specified LAW subjects are required for professional accreditation. A further 6cps 300-level LAW subject is required to complete a Business Law minor. See Accountancy table below for subjects required to be taken.

    No more than 72 credit points of 100 level subjects shall be completed.

    Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
    Core
    ACCY111 Accounting Fundamentals in Society 6
    COMM101 Principles in Responsible Business 6
    COMM121 Statistics for Business 6
    ECON100 Economic Essentials for Business  6
    FIN111 Introductory Principles of Finance
    (*Finance students only to undertake in year 1)
    6
    MARK101 Marketing Principles 6
    ACCY112 Accounting in Organisations 6
    COMM191 Introductory Global Internship 0
    COMM292 Global Internship 6
    COMM392 Advanced Global Internship 0
    Plus one capstone subject
    COMM331 Integrative Business Capstone 6

    Major Study Areas

    Accountancy

    Overview

    The Bachelor of Commerce Global (Honours) in Accountancy offers advanced accountancy topics including financial reporting, auditing and management accounting. You will learn about financial accounting in its organisational, social and political contexts as well as study relevant law subjects (including taxation law and law of business organisations) so as to be eligible for associate membership of professional accounting bodies. Students seeking professional accreditation must consult with the Course Director early in their studies.

    Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
    MARK343 International Marketing 6
    ECON251 Industry and Trade in East Asia 6
    ACCY200 Financial Accounting IIA 6
    FIN111 Introductory Principles of Finance 6
    MGNT110 Introduction to Management 6
    ACCY201 Financial Accounting IIB 6
    ACCY211 Management Accounting II 6
    FIN222 Corporate Finance 6
    ACCY305 Financial Accounting III 6
    ACCY342 Auditing and Assurance Services 6
    ACCY231 Information Systems in Accounting 6
    ACCY312 Management Accouting III 6
    LAW101 Law, Business and Society 6
    LAW302 Law of Business Organisations 6
    LAW315 Taxation Law 6
    Any 300 Level Law subject 6
     

    Professional Recognition 

    A Bachelor of Commerce Global (Honours) Accountancy enables graduates to meet the educational requirements of a number of national and international professional registrations and memberships, depending on the subjects completed. For more information visit Professional Recognition.

    Honours subjects in Accountancy 

    Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
    COMM480 Honours Research Proposal 6
    ACCY401 Honours Research in Accounting 24
    Plus three (3) six credit points 400 level subject From the Faculty of Business calendar as
    advised by the research supervisors and approved by the Discipline Leader (Accounting)

    Finance

    Overview

    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's the right time? These are some of the questions answered in the domain of finance.

    You will study finance in depth, examining investment, financial markets, financial modelling and portfolio analysis. You will learn advanced statistical techniques for analysis and modelling, including the classical linear regression model, model diagnostics, univariate time series modelling and forecasting.

    You’ll explore corporate finance, including financial strategies, security analysis and portfolio management. The course is both rigorous and practical, with an emphasis on applications and real world financial management. It will give you the theoretical knowledge and tools of business finance that are demanded by employers in all sections of the world economy.
     

    Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
    MARK343 International Marketing 6
    ECON251 Industry and Trade in East Asia 6
    ACCY200 Financial Accounting IIA 6
    FIN222 Corporate Finance 6
    MGNT110 Introduction to Management 6
    FIN223 Investment Analysis 6
    FIN226 Financial Markets and Institutions 6
    FIN324 OR
    FIN351
    Financial Statement Analysis OR
    International Finance
    6
    ECON339 Applied Financial Modelling 6
    FIN323 Portfolio Analysis 6
      Elective subject 6
      Elective subject 6
    FIN322 Advanced Corporate Finance 6
      Elective subject 6
      Elective subject 6

    Honours subjects in Finance

    Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
    COMM480 Honours Research Proposal 6
    FIN401 Honours Research in Finance 24
    Plus three (3) six credit points 400 level subject From the Faculty of Business calendar as
    advised by the research supervisors and approved by the Discipline Leader (Finance)

    Please click the subject codes in the above tables for information on sessions of offer for each subject at different locations.  For information regarding timetables, tutorials, and classes please visit the Timetables and Classes page.

     

    Course Handbook

    (Current year structure - subject to change)

    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).

    Why choose this course

    Study at a world class institution
    Join an institution ranked in the top two per cent of universities in the world and recognised as one of the best modern universities (QS World University Rankings 2018).

    Study in three of the world’s global business hubs
    As part of your second year, you will study at UOW’s teaching locations in Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai.

    Guaranteed internships with high profile organisations
    By completing multiple internships, you will gain real-world work experience with top-rated multinational firms – giving you the edge in a highly competitive global job market.

    Significant financial support
    UOW will fund your flight and accommodation expenses while studying at each UOW teaching location. In addition, by completing multiple internships, you will receive a total of $18,000 in industry sponsored travel grants to supplement your second year of study abroad.

    Integrated Honours degree
    Enhance your research and analytical skills through honours study creating an option to continue into an advanced research degree.

    Academic mentorship
    An Academic Course Director will be on hand to offer support and career guidance to Global Honours students. Local academic mentors and student buddies will also be available at each overseas teaching location.

    Exceptional leadership skills
    From your international experience you will emerge with a global perspective and strong cross-cultural communication and leadership skills highly valued by employers.

    Unique professional development
    A series of events and professional development opportunities will be integrated into your degree, preparing you for success in your chosen career, and for the next generation of leadership roles.

    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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