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Finance and Financial Planning
- Finance and Financial Planning Double Major (BCom)
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
Gain broad knowledge of investments, portfolio management and corporate finance in this FASEA approved degree.
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Financial planners help people manage their financial affairs and plan their futures. They have a deep understanding of finance, relevant sections of the law, high ethical standards and excellent people skills.
In this double major, you will gain a broad knowledge of investments required to provide financial advice.
Your learning will address subjects in areas, including financial principles, financial instruments, markets, tax law, corporate finance, portfolio management, estate planning, ethics and compliance. You will also learn about the psychology behind people’s financial decisions and behaviours.
From 1 January 2019, every person entering the profession of financial planning must have completed a degree approved by FASEA, Australia’s Financial Advisor Standards and Ethics Authority. Curtin’s Finance and Financial Planning double major, which covers key bodies of knowledge identified by FASEA in considerable depth, was one of the first programs in Australia to get this approval.
This double major concludes with a unique 120-hour work placement capstone experience, where you will intern with one of the WA Chapter of the Financial Planning Association’s member organisations.
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.
- Learn from staff who undertake practical research in areas such as energy economics, public economics and the economics of electronic commerce.
- Use real case studies and examples to apply your learning and problem-solving skills.
- Attend lectures featuring representatives from financial companies. In the past, such companies have included Gilkinson Investments, Lighthouse Capital, Barns Financial Services and St.George Bank.
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.
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.
- This major is accredited by the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority.
- You may be eligible for membership of the Association of Financial Advisers, CFA Institute, Economic Society of Australia (WA branch), Financial Planning Association of Australia and the Women in Finance Network. Graduates may be eligible to apply as an Affiliate Member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA).
- Budget analyst
- Corporate finance analyst
- Financial manager
- Financial planner
- Private business
What you'll learn
- Refer to Course Learning Outcomes of the B-COMRCE
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, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.
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:
Tel: 1300 222 888
Fees & charges
Please view the Bachelor of Commerce degree for indicative fees.
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- Curtin course code: MJDU-FINPL
- Last updated on: February 12, 2021