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Finance Major

Code MAAAAI

For students interested in pursuing a fast-paced career in stockbroking, investment banking, financial advice, and in the finance division of any corporation.

This major equips students with the necessary knowledge and employability skills, such as leadership, teamwork, critical thinking, communication and problem-solving required for success in the industry.

Code

MAAAAI

Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

Membership

Students can apply for membership with Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA). Graduates are eligible for membership with Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA).

Graduates are eligible to apply for membership with the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA). They will also meet the academic requirements for professional membership.

Details

Structure

Core units
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ECF1120Finance I15
ECF2210Capital Markets 15
ECF2222Corporate Finance 15
ECF2226Investment Finance 15
ECF3120Financial Modelling 15
ECF3310Credit and Lending Decisions15
RECOMMENDED ELECTIVES
Unit Code Unit TitleCredit Points
Students must select two (2) units from the following:
ECF3312Financial Institutions Management 15
ECF3211Superannuation and Retirement Planning15
ECF3510Personal Finance15

For more detailed unit information for this Major take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Notes

Learning Outcomes

  1. Access, analyse and critically evaluate relevant information to solve challenging finance problems systematically.
  2. Apply broad finance knowledge to a range of business situations, incorporating international/global/cultural perspectives.
  3. Collaborate effectively in team settings to produce measurable outcomes.
  4. Communicate finance knowledge, concepts and advice persuasively and clearly in both written and oral formats, using relevant technology.
  5. Generate creative ideas for business innovations that respond to opportunities and constant change.
  6. Reflect on feedback and critique one's own performance in order to identify and plan opportunities for development.
  7. Value professional behaviours and/or personal citizenship that reflect an appreciation of the interrelationship between business ethics and corporate social responsibility.

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities

Potential careers exist in the financial services sector including, banking, financial advisory, financial planning, investment advisory and other financial consulting both in industry and government. There are opportunities for finance graduates in quantitative and analytical fields such as financial modelling, risk and investment analytics.

Possible future job titles

Bank Officer, Investment Analyst, Financial Analyst, Corporate Advisory, Paraplanner, Financial Planner, Wealth Manager

This Major can be studied in the following courses

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"I chose ECU because it offered fully online units with fantastic student support, which was ideal when I was working full time at the start of my degree"
Aaron Tucker
Aaron TuckerBachelor of Business (Finance) student

My entire world view has been expanded by studying at ECU. I had no real idea how complicated Finance was before I started. The further into my studies I have progressed, the more I have leant on things I picked up in the first year introductory classes. The skills I have picked up during my course have always had a compounding effect and I now feel comfortable to market myself to employers.

The lecturers are deeply knowledgeable and very helpful when you have concerns or questions. I have met many fellow students through my studies that I now call friends.

I can't recommend ECU highly enough, especially given their flexibility and world class facilities.

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