If you’re aiming high in your career, there’s really no limit to how far you can go in the changing world of banking.
- Full-time or part-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Full-time or part-time
- 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Get the skills and knowledge you need to enjoy a career anywhere in the world. Banking is an industry famous for offering a wide range of opportunities, great working conditions and a commitment to ongoing training and learning.
You’ll explore how the banker-customer relationship works and learn the skills you need to build a customer’s trust, create and manage loans, make strategic investment decisions and help businesses, governments and people with their finances to help them achieve their goals.
Banks and financial institutions work based on having debt built into their structure – and you’ll learn to understand the interest, credit and liquidity risk management issues that this can create. You’ll examine how the Australian banking system works and how it affects the local business environment, as well as international trade.
9 reasons to study Banking at Murdoch
- Work with real international organisations on real projects as part of our work integrated learning program.
- Build your network of contacts by becoming a member of professional bodies and associations through our industry connections.
- Learn from experts in banking and finance as they share their experience and insights from a range of perspectives.
- Gain the practical skills needed to identify business opportunities, analyse problems and implement solutions.
- Earn over $1,000 per week when you graduate*.
*Source: joboutlook.wa.gov 2018
- Financial and Insurance Services employment is projected to rise by 5.6% over the next five years. The top five occupations in this industry include bank workers, financial investment advisers and managers, financial brokers, credit and loan officers and insurance, money market and statistical clerks*.
*Source: Australian Government’s Department of Jobs of Small Business, Australian Jobs 2018
- Solve real business problems and experience the many perspectives you’ll find in the workplace as you work with other commerce students who are specialising in other areas.
- Combine your degree or take on a double major in another area to expand your career prospects even further. You could choose to double major in Global Business and Politics to get insights into both the business and political world. This option is only available in a Bachelor of Commerce – and only at Murdoch.
- You might be eligible for our MasterClass program, where you could complete a postgraduate qualification while studying your undergraduate degree. We are the only Australian university to offer this opportunity.
What you’ll learn
Build the knowledge and skills you need to meet your career or study goals. Here are some of the things you’ll learn:
- international financial markets and institutions
- finance law
- commercial banking
- credit and lending decisions
- treasury management.
Customise your courseCustomise your course with a second major or combined degree. Adding a second major or combined degree enhances your career prospects and allows you to specialise in two areas of study. Here are some combinations we recommend:
- Business Law
- Global Business and Politics
- Commerce + Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Your future career
Studying a Bachelor of Commerce in Banking means you will graduate with a degree that is globally recognised.
Careers could include:
- Bank Worker
- Financial Investment Adviser or Manager
- Financial Broker
- Credit and Loan Officer
- insurance, money market and statistical clerk.
You could work in banks, brokerage firms, consultancy or professional services firms, insurance companies, investment banks, superannuation firms, universities or institutions, state and federal government agencies, non-governmental organisations (known as NGOs), not-for-profit organisations, major international brands or in other areas.
When you graduate, you could be eligible for membership with the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA).
For more details about this course, please download our information pack.
- Perth campus and external
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Mid-year start available (International students)
Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.
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Fees & Scholarships for Domestic StudentsInternational Students
At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.
We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
How to apply as a Domestic StudentInternational Student
Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.
Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.
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Your Document Checklist
Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have some or all of the following documentation ready for a quick application.
- Completed official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion
- ATAR results
- STAT Test results