Bachelor of Commerce: Finance (BCom Fin) Degree

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Business finance is concerned with the principles of capital and investment in a commercial setting. If you have an interest in the broad spectrum of financial disciplines including economics, statistics and accounting, the Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) in Finance will provide you with the specialised skills to help you succeed in a growing international business sector. At UOWD, the BCom in Finance will help you gain an in-depth understanding of the role of financial management in business, including how to solve financial problems and identify, justify and communicate financial advice, based on a range of social, economic and regulatory factors. You will also acquire knowledge about the role of financial institutions, particularly the operation of securities markets, develop an understanding of how companies raise capital and choose between investment options and understand how financial institutions operate in the current business environment. 

Career Opportunities

The UAE’s rapid growth as a major international business hub means there are a wealth of employment possibilities in the financial services sector. There are also opportunities for employment in global banks and international financial consultancy firms. Graduates of the BCom in Finance can undertake professional roles such as:

  • Financial Planners
  • Consumer Bankers
  • Financial Consultants
  • Credit Controllers
  • Auditors
  • Investment Bankers
  • Economists
  • Insurance Brokers
  • Financial Analysts.

Accreditation and Recognition

This program is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs and is fully recognised within the UAE, GCC nations and internationally for further education and employment in the private and public sectors.

In addition, the program is quality assured by UOW, which is registered with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the national regulator of the higher education sector in Australia. UOWD graduates have the opportunity to exchange their UOWD degree for the equivalent UOW degree after completion.

Program Structure

To qualify for award of the degree of Bachelor of Commerce (Finance), a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 204 Credit Points (cp) which include 60 cp of General Education 72 cp from Program Core, 54 cp from Major and 18 cp of Electives 

1.     General Education (GED)

Students are required to complete 60 credit points of General Education from the following six (6) categories: (a) Information Technology and Mathematics (18 cp), (b) English, Arabic or other languages (18 cp), (c) Islamic Studies or History or Culture (6 cp), (d) Natural Sciences (6 cp), (e) Humanities or Arts (6 cp) and (f) Social or Behavioural Sciences (6 cp).

2.    Program core

Subject code Subject title Credit points
ACCY111 Accounting Fundamentals in Society 6 cp
ACCY112 Accounting in Organizations 6 cp
COMM101 Principles of Responsible Commerce 6 cp
COMM113 Business Oriented Information Systems 6 cp
COMM121 Statistics for Business 6 cp
ECON101 Macroeconomic Essentials for Business 6 cp
ECON111 Introductory Microeconomics 6 cp
FIN111 Introductory Principles of Finance 6 cp
MARK101 Marketing Principles 6 cp
MGMT102 Business Communications 6 cp
MGMT110 Introduction to Management 6 cp
COMM334 (Capstone) Intercultural Applications of Socially Innovative Business 6 cp


3.    Major

Subject code Subject title Credit points
ACCY200 Financial Accounting 6 cp
ECON240 Financial Modelling 6 cp
FIN222 Corporate Finance 6 cp
FIN223 Investments Analysis 6 cp
FIN226 Financial Markets and Institutions  6 cp
FIN322 Advanced Corporate Finance 6 cp
FIN323 Portfolio Analysis 6 cp
FIN324 Financial Statement Analysis 6 cp
FIN351 International Finance 6 cp


3.     Electives

Students are expected to complete 3 electives (18 cp) from 100, 200 or 300 levels.

General Education Subjects

Information Technology or Mathematics (18cp)

MATH015* Foundation Mathematics A 6 cp
STAT015* Introduction to Statistics 6 cp
CSCI015* Computer Applications 6 cp

*Challenge Tests are available in MATH 015, CSCI 015 and STAT 015. The tests are held in the first week of the semester and exemption from a subject will be granted on attaining a mark of 60% or above. 

English, Arabic or other languages (18 cp)

GED010 Academic Study Skills 1 12 cp
GED020 Academic Study Skills 2 6 cp

Islamic Studies, History or Culture (6 cp)

ARTS017 Islamic Culture 6 cp

Social or Behavioural Sciences (6 cp)

PSYC015 Introduction to Psychology 6 cp
SOC103 Introduction to Sociology 6 cp

Natural or Physical Sciences (6 cp)

ENVI030 Environmental Sciences 6 cp
PHYS030 Foundation Physics 6 cp

Humanities or Arts (6 cp)

ARTS035 Introduction to Philosophy 6 cp
LAW101 Law, Business and Society 6 cp
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