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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.

Duration
4 Years - Full-time

Intakes
Spring - January
Summer - June
Autumn - September

Tuition Fees
AED 232,943
USD 63,472
(VAT 5% inclusive)

 
 

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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

Accreditation and Recognition

All Business programs at the University of Wollongong in Dubai are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the UAE Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs and are licensed by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA). Also, all Business programs of the University of Wollongong are accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

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.

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 42 cp of General Education, 72 cp from program core (including 6 cp Capstone subject) and the specific major requirements.

Program Core

Subject Code Subject Title Credit Points
MATH060* Foundation Mathematics for Business 6
OPS 113 Business Oriented Information Systems 6
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
 
Plus at least one of the subjects from the following list
ECON102 Economics and Society 6
ACCY112 Accounting in Organisations 6
MGNT102 Business Communications 6
 
COMM331 (Capstone) Integrative Business Capstone 6

* Challenge tests are available in MATH060. The tests are held in the first week of the semester and exemption from a subject will be granted on attaining a score of 60% or above.

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, Students must select seven (7) elective subjects of which a maximum of three (3) can be at 100 level and remaining subjects must be at 200 or 300 level. Zero level subjects cannot be taken as electives.

 

General Education (GED)

All students enrolled starting autumn 2020, must complete 42 credit point of General education as follows:

Subject Code Subject Title Credit Points
GEDA010 Academic Language Skills 6
GEDB010 Research Language Skills 6
GED 020 Academic Study Skills 2 6
ARTS317 Muslim Societies Across the Ages 6
INE 301 Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 6
One subject from Arabic Language * 6
One subject from UAE Studies ** 6
 
* Options in Arabic Language
ARA 101* Arabic for Beginners 1A 6
ARA 102* Arabic for Elementary level users 6
 
** Options in UAE Studies
PUBH115 Public Health 6
URBS103 Urban Sociology 6
GEOG222 Society and Environment 6
IRAE135 UAE and International Relations 6

* Placement tests will be conducted in ARA101 and ARA102 at the start of the semester

For students who enrolled prior to Autumn 2020, please refer to the following link

 

Program Director

Dr Kashif Saleem

Dr Kashif Saleem
Associate Professor
PhD, Economics and Business Administration, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland; MSc Economics, Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration, Finland; MSc Business Economics, University of the Punjab Pakistan; BCom Auditing and Accounting, University of the Punjab, Pakistan

He is a member of the Multinational Finance Society, the Graduate School of Finance, Finland, the Eurasia Business and Economics Society...

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