Qualification Level



3 years full time or equivalent part time

Start Date

March, July, November



Bachelor of Business with a Major in Financial Planning

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

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.

Management accountant

Ensures financial security by developing budgets to drive business performance and strategy.

Treasury roles

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

Learning at Swinburne Online

Designed by business professionals for business students

The Bachelor of Business with a Major in Financial Planning is an internationally recognised qualification from a university ranked among the top 2% in the world. Taught by industry professionals, the course has been designed specifically to meet the requirements of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA). You will graduate with an industry standard qualification, which will open doors to business opportunities both in Australia and overseas.

A community of thinkers

At Swinburne Online, you will form part of an online community of switched-on business students. You’ll learn from practicing accounting professionals, gain insights into areas of business you may not be familiar with, and form a valuable industry network. The connections you make could lead to your next career, or business venture.

A unique learning experience

You shouldn’t have to put your life on hold to study, so we have created a degree that can fit around it. By studying a business degree online, you can work to your own schedule and you’ll learn from industry professionals in a purpose-built online environment. Here you will develop practical skills and techniques you can apply in a range of industries.

Support and assistance

Everyone has questions from time to time. That’s why we have a dedicated team of tutors and support staff on-call to help you, seven days a week. So whether you need help with analysing financial statements or have a technical issue, there’s always someone you can talk to.

Course units

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. Read our Applying and Enrolling FAQs.

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.

Courses are only available to Australian and New Zealand citizens, permanent residents and humanitarian visa holders.

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