• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
The Bachelor of Business: Financial Planning Major at Swinburne Online invites you to learn in-depth skills in financial planning – giving you the knowledge to help others through economics. 

Overview

In the Bachelor of Business: Financial Planning Major at Swinburne Online, 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.

Learning outcomes

  • 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.

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.

Accreditation

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Duration description

      3 years full time or equivalent part time

  • Credits
    24 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Financial Information for Decision Making
  • Taxation
  • Industry Consulting Project
  • Advanced Innovative Business Practice
  • Learning and Communicating for Innovative Business Practice
  • Economic Principles
  • Financial Statistics
  • Principles of Financial Planning
  • Financial Management
  • Ethics and Client Relationships
  • Investment Planning
  • Management of Personal Financial Risk

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

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

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20724 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 62160 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    10956 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32874 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
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Funding

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