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  • Objectives
    This course builds on the postgraduate diploma, providing you with the opportunity to complete your own research project and dissertation under the guidance of an experienced researcher.
  • Entry requirements
    A bachelor degree or equivalent in commerce majoring in economics and/or finance with a high course weighted average, an honours degree in economics or finance, a Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (Economics and Finance) or completion of a professional master in economics and/or finance or a related field with an above average academic performance.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Commerce (Economics and Finance)
  • Course description
    Master of Commerce (Economics and Finance)

    MCom(Curtin)

    Course CRICOS Code: 042168F
    Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 2 Years

    Introduction

    This course is designed for students who want to extend their theoretical knowledge and associated techniques to a higher level. Students focus on one of the two areas, although coursework and research may be carried out in both areas. The degree is suitable for those who plan to pursue careers as professional economists or finance specialists in both public and private sectors, or in academia.

    Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisities

    A degree or equivalent in commerce majoring in economics and/or finance with a high course weighted average, honours degree in economics or finance, Post Graduate Diploma in Commerce (Economics and Finance) or completion of a professional master in economics and/or finance, or a related field with an above average academic performance.

    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

    Duration and Availability

    The duration of this course is two years full-time or equivalent part-time study. For entrants with a bachelor degree in finance, economics or other appropriate field, the course can be completed in three full-time semesters.

    Additional Course Expenses
    Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

    Course Structure Disclaimer
    Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.

    Course Structure                                                                                         Hrs/Wk     Credit
    Year 1 Semester 1

                                  SELECT 2 OPTIONS                                                                           100.0
                                                                                                                                           100.0
    Year 1 Semester 2
                                  SELECT 2 OPTIONS                                                                           100.0
                                                                                                                                           100.0
    Year 2 Semester 1
                                  SELECT 2 OPTIONS                                                                           100.0
                                                                                                                                           100.0
    Year 2 Semester 2
                                  SELECT 2 OPTIONS                                                                           100.0
                                                                                                                                           100.0

    Optional Units (No Year Level Specified)                                                 Hrs/Wk     Credit

    10976     v.5           Economics (Micro) 566                                                             4.0     50.0
    10978     v.6           Economics (Public Finance) 568                                               4.0     50.0
    10979     v.5           Economics (International) 569                                                3.0     50.0
    10980     v.5           Finance (Corporate) 567                                                         4.0     50.0
    10982     v.5           Finance (International) 569                                                     4.0     50.0
    11652     v.2           Business Dissertation (Economics and Finance) 693               6.0     50.0
    11653     v.2           Business Dissertation (Economics and Finance) 694               6.0     50.0
    12460     v.4           Economics (Labour) 570                                                          3.0     50.0
    12461     v.4           Economics (Macro) 571                                                            3.0     50.0
    12464     v.4           Financial (Markets and Institutions) 576                                 4.0     50.0
    12893     v.4           Banking (Contemporary Issues) 580                                       4.0     50.0
    13618     v.3           Financial Econometrics 575                                                      4.0     50.0
    303937   v.3           Finance (Advanced Investment Analysis) 578                          4.0     50.0

    Availability
    Year      Location                 Period     All*     Internal    
    2009     Bentley Campus     Semester 1           Y                 
    2009     Bentley Campus     Semester 2           Y                 

    The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

    *The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

    ^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

    #Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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