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About Finance

Money, Money, Money! Finance is all about managing money, whether you are advising a large corporation or someone’s personal finances. During your Finance studies, you will learn about many issues relevant to the corporate financial manager. These include areas like capital investment decisions, cost of capital, sources of funds, dividend policy, working capital management, efficient capital markets, portfolio management, the use of options, futures, forward exchange contracts and other derivative financial instruments. You will also receive an introduction to international finance.

By teaching you about these issues you will become equipped with the necessary skills to obtain employment in such areas as stock broking, insurance and banking as well as preparing you with the skills for careers in finance in public and private sector organisations.

What can you do with a Finance degree?

The following are just some of the professions you could consider when you take the Finance degree - Financial Manager; Credit Manager; Trust Officer; Management Accountant; Internal Auditor; Forensic Accountant; Cash Manager; Monetary/Financial Economist; Public Finance Economist or Statistician. You may, especially if you choose to take a double major with another Commerce area, work participating in various business strategies, quality management, or developing and using information systems to track financial performance.

Careers in Financial Planning or Management, particularly in terms of personal financial planning will focus on planning financial futures. This includes areas such as funding your retirement or your child’s education. Employment in this area can be within large financial institutions or companies or at the level of a sole proprietor of a small business.

If you are thinking about a career in corporate finance you would be looking at a role where you would work towards growing the business, making acquisitions, planning for its financial future and manage any cash on hand. You might work for a large multinational company or a smaller player with high growth prospects. As you might imagine, a role in the corporate finance arena can be varied.
Some of your potential employers may be Commercial Banks; Financial Institutions; Insurance Companies; Credit Management Companies; Credit Unions or Mortgage and Finance Companies.

How to apply

To apply for one of our programs you must submit all the required documentation outlined in the checklists below.

You can submit documentation via post, email, facsimile or in person. Please be aware that in order to gain a full offer you must meet our minimum entry requirements and all your original transcripts will need to be sighted by one of our Admissions Officers.

Please use the checklist below and submit all documentation before the relevant due date.

UG/MUPC Application Checklist:

  1. Complete the undergraduate application form.
  2. Submit all of your completed qualifications and the transcripts of your results.
  • This will help the university to properly assess your application.
  • Incomplete applications will not be processed.
  1. Enclose certified copies of your English test score (IELTS or TOEFL) if applicable.
  2. An application fee should be included along with the application.
  • Undergraduate application fee – AED 250
  1. Submit two passport size photographs.
  2. Submit your passport copy with visa page.

Applications sent without this fee will not be processed.

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What our students say

Study Finance Degree

Karam Abdo - Finance

'Murdoch gave me opportunities to explore beyond my line of study.'

Having had to relocate my base from Palestine to Dubai after marriage, I was on the lookout for a course which could be completed in minimal time. I was already done with my first year bachelor education back in my country. Murdoch Dubai gave me the unique opportunity to transfer my credits and continue from where I had stopped.

Currently I am in my first year at Murdoch majoring in Finance. As a child I loved numbers and enjoyed mathematics and statistics as subjects. I aspire to follow the footsteps of my sister who is also a finance graduate and very successful in her career.

The distinct feature about Murdoch is the small class size which enables the lecturer to have a personal interaction with each student. In my country, the teacher hardly knew any of our names!

I love to explore my interest in photography which is beyond my field of study. I admire the works of Mr Prakash who is an adjunct lecturer at Murdoch Dubai and try to gain useful insights from him whenever possible.

Upon graduation, I would choose to work in the banking industry.