Bachelor of Commerce (Major: Finance)

School of Business, Fremantle Campus

More than just dollars and cents, finance is the study of resource allocation, including the processes, markets, institutions and instruments that facilitate the transfer of money and wealth. When you study a Bachelor of Commerce with a Major in Finance from The University of Notre Dame Australia, you will develop strong analytical skills in the planning, management, and control of financial resources.

  • Why study this degree?

    Here at The University of Notre Dame Australia, we are deeply committed to delivering a high-quality, ethical, and practical business education that will help you thrive in the constantly-evolving business environment. This means that all of our students are supported and mentored by industry leaders, with small class sizes also ensuring you receive the personal attention you deserve.

    Initially, you will build a strong foundation of business knowledge, with eight courses covering Accounting, Business Communication, Business IT, Business Law, Economics, Quantitative Methods, and the Principles of Management and Marketing. You will then build on this knowledge with six finance-specific subjects such as Corporate Finance, International Finance and more.

    Designed to equip you with the technical and conceptual skills expected in this field, a Bachelor of Commerce with a Major in Finance is designed to prepare you for a variety of roles and career opportunities. Whether you want to become a financial analyst or a fund manager, a Commerce degree from The University of Notre Dame Australia will give you the edge you need.

  • Program summary

    Three Core Curriculum courses

    • Introduction to Philosophy
    • Introduction to Theology
    • Ethics

    Eight Business foundation courses

    • Accounting for Business
    • Business Communication
    • Business Information Technology
    • Business Law
    • Economics
    • Principles of Management
    • Principles of Marketing
    • Quantitative Methods for Business

    Six Finance courses

    • Corporate Finance
    • Financial Analysis and Valuation
    • International Finance
    • Managerial Finance
    • Principles of Finance
    • Taxation

    Two Finance elective courses

    • Advanced Economics
    • Econometrics
    • Financial Accounting
    • History of Austrian Economics
    • Human Resource Economics
    • Intermediate Mathematics for Economics and Finance
    • Macroeconomic Theory and Policy
    • Microeconomic Theory and Policy
    • The Economics of Financial Crises
    • Topics in Economics
    • Company Law

    Four general electives

    Choose from other electives in Business, Arts & Sciences, Health Sciences, and Philosophy & Theology (some restrictions may apply). Electives can also be used to create another Major or Minor area of specialisation in the School of Business.

    More information about the courses can be found at the course descriptions page.

    Full details of the program requirements are contained in the Program Regulations.

  • Real-world experience

    You will learn from academics who are industry leaders and, through our practicum placements and internship programs, you will gain real professional experience and make valuable contacts with potential employers.

  • Study Abroad

    You will have the opportunity to complete part of your degree at one of our partner institutions
    through our exchange program. Get in touch with the Study Abroad Office to find out more about
    studying in Asia, Europe and North America.

  • Entry requirements

    Academic requirements for this program are outlined below.  In addition, to be eligible for admission, all applicants need to satisfy minimum requirements outlined at admission requirements. These include those relating to age and English Language Proficiency.  We also consider your application more broadly – your non-academic achievements (such as any previous leadership roles, volunteering, work, church and/or community involvement) as well as personal qualities - your aspirations and interests and your capacity to complete your chosen program.

    Applicants with recent Secondary Education:

    • Indicative ATAR of 70 with a score of 50+ in ATAR English, ATAR Literature or ATAR English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD)
    • Minimum International Baccalaureate (IB) score of 24
    • Completed AQF Certificate IV or higher in a relevant discipline, from an accredited provider such as TAFE or a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) with a score of 50+ in ATAR English, ATAR Literature or ATAR English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD).

    Applicants with Higher Education Study

    • Other university studies completed at undergraduate level or higher, a minimum of 4 successfully completed subjects;
    • Successful completion of the Notre Dame Tertiary Pathway Program or of another Enabling Program at a level deemed sufficient by the University;

    Applicants who have successfully completed subjects at another University, which are relevant to the selected program of study, may be eligible for Advanced Standing.

    Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

    • Completed AQF Certificate IV or higher in a relevant discipline, from an accredited provider such as TAFE or a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

    Applicants with Work and Life Experience

    Applicants who left secondary education more than two years previously and who have not undertaken VET or higher education study since then, but with relevant work and life experience. Such experience may include, but is not limited to:

    • STAT scores of at least 135 in the Multiple Choice section and 140 in the Written English section are required
    • Mature-age completion of two Year 12 WACE or HSC exams with a resulting ATAR of 70 or above
    • Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) or equivalent results if these have been completed within the last 5 years.

    Please note: all applicants must be of school leaving age or older to apply.

  • Fees and costs

    More information can be found at the Fees page.

  • Career opportunities

    The following careers are open to graduates of this program:

    • Banker
    • Financial analyst
    • Stockbroker
    • Securities manager
    • Capital markets manager
  • More information

    For more information on the Bachelor of Commerce (Major: Finance), please call our Prospective Students Office on +61 8 9433 0533 or email

    All international enquiries should contact the International Students Office on

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