Bachelor of Commerce (Major: Finance)

Finance is the study of resource allocation that includes the process, markets, institutions and instruments that facilitate the transfer of money and wealth. The major in Finance develops analytical skills in the planning, management and control of financial resources to achieve the financial goals of an organisation. Central to that task is the evaluation of risk and consequences of financial decision making. Challenging career opportunities exist in the securities and financial services industry, corporate financial management and government.

The Finance major is designed to impart the necessary technical and conceptual skills and competencies to equip students for success in this field. There is also a strong emphasis placed on communication skills and ethics.


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CourseBachelor of Commerce (Major: Finance)
Duration3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Practicum150 hrs Practicum Information
Recommended
Year 12 Subjects
Tertiary entrance level English, Economics, Mathematics and Accounting & Finance
Loan SchemeFEE-HELP FEE-HELP Information
CampusFremantle (also available at Sydney)
Study ModeFull-time, Part-time
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Outline of Studies
The focus of the Finance major is to develop an understanding of how to make optimal corporate financial decisions, in addition to giving insight into why companies and financial markets behave the way they do. The study of Finance is relatively complex and constantly undergoing change in response to shifts in economic conditions.
Practical Component
Notre Dame gives students a solid foundation for long-term career success. The Business degrees combine academic programs with a four to six week business internship, usually undertaken after the fourth semester. This enables students to gain valuable on-the-job experience and provides opportunities to interact with professional practitioners in their chosen industry.

The internship program delivers essential career-seeking skills through CV workshops, interviewing technique classes, coaching sessions and assistance for students to fi nd their perfect match for an internship placement. An internship provides students with the valuable opportunity of putting theory into practice.
Career Opportunities
Finance graduates find the sector to be diverse, dynamic and rewarding, with many interesting career opportunities to be found in accountancy and advisory firms, international companies, managerial consultancy firms, government, brokers and international banks. Within these institutions career opportunities include:
  • banking
  • capital budgeting
  • cash management
  • financial analysis and planning
  • insurance
  • investment banking
  • pension/superannuation fund management
  • project finance management
  • real estate
  • securities analysis
  • stockbroking


Practicum
Notre Dame gives students a solid foundation for long-term career success. The Business degrees combine academic programs with a four to six week business internship, usually undertaken after the fourth semester. This enables students to gain valuable on-the-job experience and provides opportunities to interact with professional practitioners in their chosen industry.

The internship program delivers essential career-seeking skills through CV workshops, interviewing technique classes, coaching sessions and assistance for students to find their perfect match for an internship placement. An internship provides students with the valuable opportunity of putting theory into practice.

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