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, 54 cp from program core, 6 cp Capstone subject and the specific major requirements. 

General Education (GED)

Students are required to complete 60 credit points of General Education from the following seven (7) categories:

Subject Code Subject Title Credit Points
English, Arabic or other languages (18cp)
GED 010 Academic Study Skills 1 12
GED 020 Academic Study Skills 2 6
Information Technology and Mathematics (12cp)
MATH060 Foundation Mathematics for Business 6
OPS 113 Business Oriented Information Systems 6
Islamic Studies or History or Culture (6cp)
ARTS017 Islamic Culture 6
One subject from Natural or Physical Sciences (6cp)
ENVI030 Environmental Science 6
PHYS030 Foundation Physics 6
One subject from Humanities or Arts (6cp)
ARTS035 Introduction to Philosophy 6
LAW 101 Law, Business and Society 6
One subject from Social or Behavioural Sciences (6cp)
PSYC015 Introduction to Psychology 6
SOC 103 Introduction to Sociology 6
Innovation and Entrepreneurship (6cp)
INE 301 Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 6

Program core

Subject Code Subject Title Credit Points
ACCY111 Accounting Fundamentals in Society 6
COMM101 Principles of Responsible Business 6
COMM121 Statistics for Business 6
ECON100 Economic Essentials for Business 6
FIN 111 Introductory Principles of Finance 6
MARK101 Marketing Principles 6
OPS 216 Operations Management 6
MGNT110 Introduction to Management 6
One subject from the following 3 options (6cp):
  1. ACCY112 : Accounting in Organisations
  2. ECON102 : Economics and Society
  3. MGNT102 : Business Communications
COMM331 (Capstone) Integrative Business Capstone 6

*Students majoring in Accountancy or Finance must undertake ACCY112. Students majoring in International Business are strongly encouraged to take ECON102.

Major

Subject Code Subject title Credit Points
ACCY200 Financial Accounting II A 6
ECON339 Applied Financial Modelling 6
FIN 222 Corporate Finance 6
FIN 223 Investment Analysis 6
FIN 226 Financial Markets and Institutions  6
FIN 322 Advanced Corporate Finance 6
FIN 323 Portfolio Analysis 6
Plus one of the subjects from the following list:
FIN 324 Financial Statement Analysis 6
FIN 351 International Finance 6
Plus 6 electives. Zero level subjects cannot be taken as electives

 

Electives

Students are expected to complete 6 electives (30 cp) from 100, 200 or 300 levels.

 

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