Finance

Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) – BCOMRCE(Curtin) – MJRU-FINCE

MoHE approval code: JPT/BPP(R2/343/6/0184) 09/25

Location Perth, Malaysia, Singapore or Dubai
Study Method Full-time
Study Mode On-Campus
Intake February or July
Duration 3 Years

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The field of finance can take you anywhere in the world and to many careers. You can work in corporate finance for big business, for well-known financial institutions, or in financial markets in Australia and overseas.

Financial planners help people to make smart decisions with their money. They take time to understand each client’s goal and objectives. They formulate a financial plan, monitor progress and help their clients maintain a budget. If you enjoy working with people and want to help others progress financially, this could be the industry for you.

As a Curtin finance graduate you may seek membership of professional bodies such as the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, the Economic Society of Australia and the Financial Planning Association of Australia. You are eligible for associate membership of the Financial Planning Association after work experience requirements are met.

The financial planning course is accredited by the Financial Planning Association of Australia as an approved undergraduate qualification that satisfies the education entry requirements of the Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®) certification, if you intend to become a CFP® practitioner.


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Minimum English language entry requirements

ENGLISH QUALIFICATION SCORE
International English
Language Testing System
(IELTS)
Overall 6.0
(no individual band
below 6.0)
Test of English as a
Foreign Language (TOEFL)
79 (band minimum W-21,
L-13, R-13, S-18)
SPM 1119 English C
GCE ‘A’ Level E
GCE ‘O’ Level C

Cut-off scores

QUALIFICATIONS SCORE
GCE-A Level/ STPM/ (best of 3 subjects) 5
UEC (best of 5 selected subjects) 20
HKDSE 15
IB 24
Ontario Gr 60
ATAR (WACE/ SACE/ HSC/ VCE/ AUSMAT/ SAM/ MUFY) 70
WAUFP (CPS) 53
India/ Pakistan 65%
Sri Lanka 5

Cut-off scores key:

GCE : General Certificate of Education
STPM : Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia
IB : International Baccalaureate
ATAR : Australian Tertiary Admission Rank – applicable to all Australian matriculation
HKDSE : Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education
India : Includes All India Senior School Certificate awarded by The Central Board of Secondary School Education (CBSE), Indian School Certificate (ISC) awarded by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), Higher School Certificate (HSC) awarded by one of the State Secondary School Boards. Certificates awarded by the CBSE and the CISCE are generally considered to represent a higher level of achievement than state certificates.
Sri Lanka : GCE ‘A’ level issued by the Department of Examinations

Score Conversion for Advanced level/GCE/GCSE:
Grades awarded from 2010 onwards: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1
Grades awarded up to 2009: A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1
AS Levels equal half of that of an Advanced Level, e.g. 3 points for an A*, 2.5 points for an A (prior to 2010)

Subject Grades Conversion for STPM : A=5, A- =4, B+ =4, B=3, B- =2, C+ = 2, C=1
The following UEC subjects are included in the aggregate of best five subject:
• Mathematics • Advance Mathematics I • Advance Mathematics II • Biology • Chemistry • Physics • Business Studies • Bookkeeping and Accounts • Accounting
• Economics • History • Geography • Computing and Information Technology

Note: scores for individual prerequisites may be taken into consideration for assessment purposes.

Course Prerequisites

Mathematics desirable

• Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)
• Public Services Department (JPA)
• Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute
• Australian Marketing Institute
• The Communications Council
• Public Relations Institute of Australia

Graduates may seek membership  of professional bodies such as Australian Institute of Banking and Finance, The  Economic Society of Australia and the Financial Planning Association of Australia.

Diploma applications will be treated on case to case basis.

• Finance Officer
• Finance Manager
• Fund Manager
• Forex trader
• Stock Broker in investment banks
• Financial Analyst
• Investment analyst
• Financial Planner
• Financial Consultant
• Private Banker
• Research Analyst
• Compliance Officer

Finance (Semester 1 & 2, 2023 Intake)

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1
Financial Decision Making
Markets and Legal Frameworks
Communication, Culture and Indigenous Perspectives in Business
Strategic Career Design

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2
Analytics for Decision Making
Introduction to Finance Principles
*Optional Unit (Refer to the Optional Units list below)
Elective Unit (Choose from Commerce Majors)

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 3
Business Analysis for Investment 
• Pre-requisite(s) : Introduction to Finance Principles
Introduction to Financial Instruments and Markets
• Pre-requisite(s) : Introduction to Finance Principles
**2 x 100 credit Specialisations OR 1 x 100 credit Specialisation + 4 elective units from Commerce Major

**2 x 100 credit Specialisations OR 1 x 100 credit Specialisation + 4 elective units from Commerce Major

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 4
Quantitative Techniques for Business
Corporate Finance
• Pre-requisite(s) :  Business Analysis for Investment OR Introduction to Finance Principles
**2 x 100 credit Specialisations OR 1 x 100 credit Specialisation + 4 elective units from Commerce Major
**2 x 100 credit Specialisations OR 1 x 100 credit Specialisation + 4 elective units from Commerce Major

YEAR 3 SEMESTER 5
International Finance
• Pre-requisite(s) : Business Analysis for Investment OR Introduction to Finance Principles
Portfolio Management
• Pre-requisite(s) : Business Analysis for Investment OR Introduction to Finance Principles
**Double major OR 2 x 100 credit Specialisations OR 1 x 100 credit Specialisation + 4 elective units from Commerce Major
**Double major OR 2 x 100 credit Specialisations OR 1 x 100 credit Specialisation + 4 elective units from Commerce Major

YEAR 3 SEMESTER 6
Introduction to Derivative Securities
• Pre-requisite(s) : Business Analysis for Investment OR Introduction to Finance Principles
**2 x 100 credit Specialisations OR 1 x 100 credit Specialisation + 4 elective units from Commerce Major
**2 x 100 credit Specialisations OR 1 x 100 credit Specialisation + 4 elective units from Commerce Major
Business Internship OR Interactive Study Tour
• Pre-requisite (s): Completion Successful completion of 300 credit points
OR Enhancing Your Business Mind
• Pre-requisite (s): Completion Successful completion of 400 credit points

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List of Optional Unit
Introductory Economics
Introduction to Business Information Systems
Principles of Tourism, Hospitality and Events
Discovering Marketing
Integrated Marketing Communications
Discovering Public Relations
Introductory to Business Law

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List of Specialisations – Students to decide at the end of Year 1

Marketing Foundations Specialisation
1. Marketing Across Borders
2. Consumer Behaviour
3. Discovering Marketing

* Student to select 1 x 25 credits from the optional units 4, 5
4. Digital Marketing Strategy
5. Retailing and E-Commerce

Public Relations Specialisation
1. Discovering Public Relations
2. Digital Public Relations and Storytelling
* Student to select  2 x 25 credits from the optional units 3, 4, 5, 6
3. Public Relations and Reputation Management
• Pre-requisite (s): Discovering Public Relations OR any previous version
4. Public Relations in Industry
• Pre-requisite (s): Digital Public Relations and Storytelling OR any previous version
5. Campaign Planning and Evaluation
• Pre-requisite (s): Digital Public Relations and Storytelling OR any previous version
6. Cross-Cultural Communication

Tourism and Hospitality Essentials Specialisation 
1. Principles of Tourism, Hospitality and Events
2. Hospitality Experience
3. Contemporary Issues in Tourism Management
• Pre-requisite (s): Principles of Tourism, Hospitality and Events 

* Student to select 1 x 25 credits from the optional units 4, 5
4. Marketing for Tourism, Hospitality and Events
5. Managing Tourism Destinations
• Pre-requisite (s): Principles of Tourism, Hospitality and Events 

Event Management Specialisation
1. Sustainable Event Development
2. Event Management
* Student to select 2 x 25 credits from the optional units 3, 4, 5
3. Digital Marketing Strategy
4. Managing Operations
5. Business and Sustainable Development

Small Business Start-Up Specialisation
1. Start-up Business Planning
2. Small Business Growth
* Student to select 2 x 25 credits from the optional units 3, 4, 5, 6
3. Business and Sustainable Development
4. Entrepreneurship
5. Digital Marketing Strategy
6. Introduction to Finance Principles

Social Leadership & Ethics Specialisation
* Student to select 4 x 25 credits from the optional units 1,2, 3, 4, 5
1. Business and Sustainable Development
2. Business Ethics
• Pre-requisite (s): Successful completion of 200 credit points
3. Organisational Behaviour
4. Strategic Management
• Pre-requisite (s): Communication, Culture and Indigenous Perspectives in
Business OR Fundamentals of Management

5. Managing Change

Workforce Management Specialisation
1. Building a Sustainable Workforce
• Pre-requisite (s): Human Resource Management Introduction
2. Human Resources Management Introduction
*Student to select 2 x 25 credits from the optional units 3, 4, 5, 6
3. Strategic Rewards and Performance Management 
4. Start-Up Business Planning
5. International Human Resources Management
• Pre-requisite (s): Human Resource Management Introduction
6. Business Ethics
• Pre-requisite (s): Successful completion of 200 credit points

Business Law and Policy Specialisation
1. Introduction to Business Law
2. Applied Contract Law
*Student to select 2 x 25 credits from the optional units 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
3. Company Law for Business
4. International Business Law
5. Business Intellectual Property
• Pre-requisite (s): Company Law for Business, OR Introduction to Business Law, OR Business Law 
6. Practical Employment Law
7. Introduction to Australian Taxation Law

Accounting for Business Decisions Specialisation
1. Cost Analysis for Decision Making
• Pre-requisite (s): Accounting – The Fundamentals of Business, OR Financial Decision Making, OR Accounting – The Language
of Business

2. Business Technologies and Data Management for Accountants
3. Accounting Modelling and Data Visualisation
• Pre-requisite (s): Cost Analysis for Decision Making
4. Accounting – The Fundamentals of Business
• Pre-requisite (s): Financial Decision Making OR  Accounting – The Language of Business

 Information Systems in Business Specialisation
1. Enterprise Architectures
2. Business Applications

• Pre-requisite (s): Introductory Systems Analysis and Design
*Student to select 2 x 25 credits from the optional units 3, 4, 5
3. Introduction to Business Information Systems
4. Introductory Systems Analysis and Design
5. Database
• Pre-requisite (s): Introductory Systems Analysis and Design 

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Specialisation
1. Management of Innovation
* Student to select 1 x 25 credits from the optional units 2, 3
2. Design Thinking and Visual Narrative
3. Entrepreneurship
* Student to select 2 x 25 credits from the optional units 4, 5, 6, 7
4. Business and Sustainable Development
5. Managing Change
6. Managing Operations
7. Digital Interactive Prototyping in Marketing
• Pre-requisite (s): Designing User Experiences

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

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