Bachelor of Commerce : Finance (BCOM FIN) Degree
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 UOWD's Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) - Finance in UAE will provide you with the specialised skills to help you succeed in a growing international business sector. The program 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.
Spring - February
Summer - June
Autumn - September
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.
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
- Investment Bankers
- 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 Australia degree after completion.
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.
|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|
|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|
|OPS 216||Operations Management||6|
|MGNT110||Introduction to Management||6|
One subject from the following 3 options (6cp):
|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.
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)|
|One subject from Natural Science (6cp)|
|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|
|Plus one further subject (6cp) from:|
|Humanities or Arts or Social or Behavioural Sciences||6|
Students are expected to complete 6 electives (30 cp) from 100, 200 or 300 levels.
Dr Alison Thirlwall
BA University of East London, MBA Open University, PhD University of Waikato
Dr Thirlwall obtained her PhD from the University of Waikato in New Zealand (a triple accredited business school), specialising in workplace bullying in New Zealand institutes of technology and polytechnics. She also holds an MBA...
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