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Bachelor of Businesswith a Major in Financial Planning

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Course guide

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  • Qualification

    Undergraduate

  • Duration

    3 years full time or equivalent part time

  • Units

    24

  • Start Date

    Mar, Jul, Nov

Overview of the course

Stay ahead of the game – gain a degree in financial planning with Swinburne Online and you will be ready to meet the new education requirements of the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA).

Our Bachelor of Business with a Major in Financial Planning will equip you with the knowledge you need to provide professional financial planning to others. You’ll cover financial management, taxation, ethics, retirement planning, investments and even financial risk.

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

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 of up to 16 units.

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

If you are applying as an international student, please view the English Language Requirements.

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  • Career opportunities
  • What you will learn
  • 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.

Course Units

  • Financial Information for Decision Making (ACC10007)
  • Taxation (ACC30005)
  • Industry Consulting Project (BUS30009)
  • Advanced Innovative Business Practice (BUS30024:)
  • Learning and Communicating for Innovative Business Practice (COM10011)
  • Economic Principles (ECO10004)
  • Financial Statistics (FIN10002)
  • Principles of Financial Planning (FIN10003)
  • Financial Management (FIN20014)
  • Ethics and Client Relationships (FIN20015)
  • Investment and Financial Planning Project (FIN30017)
  • Management of Personal Financial Risk (FIN30018)
  • Retirement and Estate Planning (FIN30019)
  • Introduction to Business Information Systems (INF10003)
  • Introduction to Management (MGT10001)
  • Fundamentals of Marketing (MKT10007)
  • Electives
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How online study works

  • Support with choosing the right course for your career goals

  • One-to-one contact with dedicated tutors to guide your learning

  • A team of Student Advisors for support, 7 days a week across extended hours

  • You'll graduate with the exact same degree as an on-campus student

Your study journey

Support for you

Everyone has questions from time to time. So whether you need help with an assignment or have a technical issue, there’s always someone you can talk to.

We know your day doesn’t always begin at 9am and finish at 5pm, so we’ve extended our support hours to ensure you can get the answers you need when you want them. Our dedicated team of tutors and support staff are on-call to help you, seven days a week.

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