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Bachelor of Business with a Major in Financial Planning

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  • Qualification

    Undergraduate

  • Duration

    3 years full time or equivalent part time

  • Units

    24

  • Start Date

    Mar, Jul, Nov

  • Estimated Fees

    $32,262

What are the entry criteria?

Non-Year 12 entry

Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including diplomas, advanced diplomas, associate degrees and degrees). Additional performance criteria and prerequisite requirements may also apply.

Students admitted to the course with prior tertiary studies that satisfy part of the academic requirements of this course may be eligible for academic credit.

Applicants without a formal qualification but with significant and relevant work experience and appropriate English language skills, or a suitable Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) result, will be considered if they can demonstrate that they can undertake the course with a reasonable prospect of success.

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The University may determine selection criteria and restrictions in respect of courses to apply in addition to these entry requirements.

Year 12 entry

Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification.

VCE Pre-requisites

  • Applicants must meet the associated minimum ATAR score
  • Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL

The full Course Information Set and Whole of Institution Set are available for reference.

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Overview of the course

The Bachelor of Business with a major in Financial Planning invites you to learn in-depth skills in financial planning – giving you the knowledge to help others through economics. You’ll cover a range of finance topics that everyday citizens need help with, including financial management, taxation, ethics, retirement planning, investments and even financial risk.

The Bachelor of Business with a Major in Financial Planning is approved by the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA).

  • Career opportunities
  • Learning outcomes
  • Financial Analyst

    Analyses the economic conditions along with business financials to determine its performance and make recommendations for the future.

  • Tax Analyst

    Evaluates company operating information and recommend strategies on tax.

  • Accounts Officer

    Monitors and processes business payments and expenditure.

  • Treasury roles

    Focuses on cash management, corporate finance and financial risk management within a business.

  • Management Accountant

    Provide financial, compliance and strategic support to a business.

  • Taxation

    Understand the major principles of tax planning issues and concepts.

  • Principles of Financial Planning

    Examines the management of financial planning practices and develop a Statement of Advice based on the unique characteristics and requirements of clients.

  • Ethical client relationships

    Learn about the fundamental ethical principles, the main ethical issues encountered, and the ethical behaviour support resources available, in professional financial planning services practice

  • Investment planning

    Gain knowledge of the financial system, various regulatory bodies, key participants and potential risks in the financial markets.

  • Retirement and estate planning

    Learn about retirement planning with a particular focus on the superannuation industry and estate planning.

  • Management of Personal Financial Risk

    Gain understanding of the pervasive nature of pure risk on individual and society.

Why study with Swinburne Online?

  • Internationally recognised qualification

  • Ranked among the top 2% worldwide

  • Learn from industry professionals

  • Graduate with an industry standard qualification

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