UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

UWA BUSINESS SCHOOL

UWA Business School is your passport to the world. They are the only business school in Western Australia, and one of only eight institutions in Australia, to be accredited by both the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

ROSEMARIE NATHANSON FINANCIAL MARKETS TRADING ROOM

The UWA Business School is proud to host a world-class trading room as a training tool for all level of students. UWA’s Trading Room represents a state-of-the-art trading and analysis centre, where users can gain access to real-time data from more than 400 global markets. With 50 financial terminals and data from the ASX, NYSE and LSE available, the Trading Room brings together more than 35 million financial instruments, from stocks and bonds to currencies and commodities, where you’ll discover four million-plus gigabytes of historical market data at your fingertips.The Trading Room was named Education Project of the Year at the annual international AV Awards in London. The awards recognise and reward excellence across the audio visual industry. The Trading Room and supplier, 3D AV was one of more than 700 competing projects from 82 countries.

DEGREE PROGRAMS

Bachelor of Commerce

The Bachelor of Commerce offers 8 majors enabling you to combine subjects in a way that matches your career goals and personal interests. You will have the opportunity to choose a second major from the Bachelor of Commerce or from the majors available in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Biomedical Science or Bachelor of Science degrees. You do not need to choose your final major(s) until your 2nd year, so you can try out 2 or 3 different subjects to see which interests you most.

8 Degree-specific majors

Accounting Business Law Economics Finance Human Resource Management Management Marketing Professional Economics

Course Accreditation & Employability
UWA Business School’s the only 1 in Western Australia accredited by the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)  and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) . These are the leading business school accreditation in Europe and North America respectively, meaning that your business degree will be recognised by employers around the world.

The Accounting and Finance majors are recognised by Australian and international professional bodies such as Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand  as a critical step towards gaining professional accreditation.

Bachelor of Accounting

Accounting prepares you for a career across borders. Acknowledged as ‘the language of business’, accounting is spoken by all organisations – big and small – all government agencies and departments, and all not-for profit institutions around the globe.

Accounting is essential for monitoring and guiding business operations to enable managers to gain an accurate and up-to-date picture of the financial health of their organisations.

Our Accounting major focuses on the preparation, interpretation and communication of accounting information that is essential for effective decision-making within an organisation. You can choose to undertake focused study in financial or management accounting, or complete a more generalised program of study covering a range of accounting subjects in greater depth.

Course Accreditation
This course is fully accredited by the three professional accounting bodies Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, CPA Australia, CPA  and Institute of Public Accountants, IPA .

MASTER PROGRAMS

Master of Commerce

The Master of Commerce is ideal for recent graduates seeking to develop further expertise to pursue careers in business and can boost employment opportunities around the world through the UWA Business School’s international accreditations and corporate supporters.

It is suited both to graduates with a non-business degree seeking a postgraduate qualification in business, as well as business graduates wanting to add new areas of specialisation to their skill set. You’ll complete core units in ethics, economics, financial accounting, global business, management, and marketing.

In addition, the Master of Commerce gives you the scope to specialise in:

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Employment Relations
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Business Information and Logistics Management

The flexible course structure gives you the choice of combining two specialisations, completing more extensive study in one specialisation, or combining one specialisation with an array of electives from across the other specialisations. Career opportunities are vast and depend on your choice of specialisation. The flexible structure enables you to design the course to suit your career interests.

Master of Applied Finance

The Master of Applied Finance is a practical course designed both for graduates already working in the finance sector, as well as those with a non-finance background who wish to move into the finance area.

Covering a wide range of applied finance topics, this specialised master’s course leads to careers in corporate banking and finance, stock market trading, insurance, investment management and other areas of applied finance.

You will study under the guidance of experienced Finance professionals, including professors who have served on the Commonwealth Government Superannuation Round table, acted as expert witnesses in court cases, and developed an Equity Preference Index in partnership with Colonial First State.

The curriculum complements the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program, with topics including risk management, capital markets, and international finance. Candidates preparing for the CFA qualification are encouraged to enrol in the Master of Applied Finance as a preparatory course.

Course Accreditation
UWA Business School is accredited internationally by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. AACSB is a worldwide, not-for-profit membership organisation of educational institutions, businesses and other entities devoted to the advancement of management education.

Master of Economics

The Master of Economics is designed for students who plan to pursue careers as economic researchers and decision makers in the public or private sectors. The course attracts people employed by the public service and private enterprise, as well as teachers already holding a Bachelor of Economics who seek to improve their professional qualifications through postgraduate studies. Topics covered include microeconomics, macroeconomics, international economics, financial economics, resource economics, public economics, quantitative economics, economic history and economic development.

UWA’s Economics discipline enjoys a large number of international visiting experts and guest lecturers. For more than two decades, the discipline has been a partner in the innovative PhD Conference in Economics and Business, which has hosted almost 600 students from major universities around the world. In addition, the discipline’s international connections are further enhanced by a significant flow of economists from other institutions who visit the Business School to present research results and to work with our staff and students.

Career Pathways
Graduates can expect to find work in government agencies at the local, state and federal levels, as well as opportunities in the private sector including banks, consultancy companies, international agencies, insurance companies and the finance industry.

Master of Business Analytics

Duration:2 Years Fees: TBC* /year Intakes:Feb, Jul

The Master of Business Analytics equips students with the analytical skills needed to extract meaning from complex data sets, the ability to converse with other technical experts (such as computer scientists), and the capacity to make meaning of the output. This business expertise is highly sought after in the global workplace.

This course includes a Business Analytics Industry Project unit which is a project-based unit used to enhance and demonstrate your cognitive skills surrounding the application and interpretation of data analytics in a business context, and to develop communication skills to transfer knowledge clearly, effectively and appropriately in relation to data analytics issues.

This course is ideal for:

  • Senior management or professionals who wish to upskill in a growing area allowing you to make stronger and more informed business decisions.
  • Recent Master of Business Administration (MBA) graduates seeking more intensive study in business analytics.
  • Recent Business or Commerce graduates who have specialised in management or accounting and who desire additional capabilities in information and logistics management.
  • Recent Engineering or Science graduates who have specialised in computer science or data science wanting to apply their knowledge to a business and management context.

Career Pathways

  • Data analyst
  • Business analyst
  • Market economist/analyst
  • Financial analyst
  • Human resource analyst
  • Business intelligence analyst
  • Insights analyst
  • Data consultant
  • Senior business analyst

Scholarships

Value up A$45,000 for undergraduate & A$30,000 for postgraduate studies.
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT TOTAL VALUE
ATAR 98+ A$15,000 Up to A$45,000
ATAR 95-97.99 A$10,000 Up to A$30,000
ATAR 90-94.99 A$8,000 Up to A$24,000
ATAR 85-89.99 A$5,000 Up to A$15,000
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT TOTAL VALUE
ATAR 98+ A$15,000 Up to A$45,000
ATAR 95-97.99 A$10,000 Up to A$30,000
ATAR 90-94.99 A$8,000 Up to A$24,000
ATAR 85-89.99 A$5,000 Up to A$15,000
*Note: The indicated course fees is per annum based and based on completing a standard full time study load. Fees may increase yearly.

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