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Banking and Finance

Undergraduate Major

MJDU-BNKFN

Major
Banking and Finance Double Major (BCom)
Admission criteria
Guaranteed ATAR 70
Credit
400

Outline

Learn how companies, government and households work, with a focus on financial markets and institutions.

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019).

Global education

You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.

Learn how companies, government and households work, with a focus on financial markets and institutions.

In Banking, you’ll study the developments of the financial sector and learn about the field of economics. You’ll develop a working knowledge of the Australian banking and financial system with a broad perspective of the environment of business.

In Finance, you’ll gain an understanding of the structure and operations of financial markets in management. You’ll learn about investment evaluation, decide how to fund activities, and understand the roles played by financial markets and instruments.

This double major sits within the Bachelor of Commerce degree. To apply for this double major, you will apply for the Bachelor of Commerce.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Why study

  • Combining these two majors will give you in-depth knowledge of the Australian banking and financial system. In this corporatised world, such knowledge is highly sought after and will give you a competitive edge when entering the workforce.

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia has partnered with Curtin to offer internships to students who have completed 200 credits or more of their commerce degree. These internships will give you credit towards your degree, increase your industry experience and put you in direct contact with leading professionals.

How this course will make you industry ready

You’ll examine real banking institution through assessments and case studies. This means you’ll learn from today’s corporate environment and be ready to use what you have learnt as soon as you graduate.

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

Professional recognition

  • This course is recognised as a University Affiliation Program by the CFA Institute.
  • This course is accredited by FASEA
  • Students may be eligible for membership of the Economic Society of Australia (WA branch), Financial Services Institute of Australasia, and the Women in Finance Network.

Career information

  • Account manager
  • Bank manager
  • Corporate finance analyst
  • Credit analyst
  • Financial auditor
  • Financial consultant
  • Financial investment advisor
  • Financial manager
  • Investment banking analyst
  • Investor relations associate

Entry requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.0

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Cut-off scores

Please note: The cut-off scores below are for 2018 only.

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 5
HKDSE 15
IB 24
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 60
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 70
WAUFP (CPS) 53
India (CBSE) 60%
India (HSC) 65%
Sri Lanka 5

Please select a country above.

Other requirements and notes for this course

Regional campuses may offer the common first year units only.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Please view the Bachelor of Commerce degree for indicative fees.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

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