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Bachelor of Business with a Major in Accounting and Financial Planning

Undergraduate | SWI-BAP-DEG | 2024

Guide clients through complex financial decisions

Learn to interpret and communicate financial information and use the latest technology to add business value. You’ll study investment, taxation, insurance, and more. Make confident decisions and steer clients towards sustainable financial futures.

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Bachelor of Business with a Major in Accounting and Financial Planning

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Career opportunities

Finance Manager

Play a crucial role in supporting organisations to make informed financial decisions. You'll be able to find ways to improve profitability, a key aspect of financial leadership.


Help clients manage their finances and give expert advice on financial reporting, forecasting and analysis.

Management Accountant

Drive the future of your organisation - you'll communicate your financial expertise to inform important decisions that will affect your company and its' growth.

Financial Accountant

Take the reigns and run the accounting and financial activities of an organisation. Ensure reporting requirements are met and provide timely and accurate information to the management team.

Financial Controller

Oversee the day-to-day operations of your finance department. Through a strong analytical lens, you'll lead the development and implementation of complex financial strategies.

Financial Planner

Assist individuals and companies to reach their long-term financial goals. Provide expert advice on investing, retirement planning, superannuation and other key financial aspects of people's lives.

Project Manager

Take a leadership role not just in project planning, but delivering the exciting results. You'll be part of every process, from ideation to execution.

Professional recognition

This course meets the educational requirements of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) and is accredited by the Financial Planning Education Council (FPEC). It is also accredited by the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Australia.

Financial Adviser Standards (FAS)

From January 2022, the Financial Adviser Standards (FAS), which forms part of the Treasury Department of the Australian Government, sets the education and training standards and the Code of Ethics for licensed financial advisers in Australia. Prior to FAS, this was managed by the Financial Advisers Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA).

FAS has approved Swinburne Online’s undergraduate and post graduate courses in Financial Planning. This includes the Bachelor of Business with a major in Financial Planning and the Bachelor of Business with a major in Accounting and Financial Planning. It also includes the Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning. Graduates of a FAS approved Swinburne course will satisfy the education standards and requirements prescribed by FAS to provide financial advice in Australia.

Financial Planning Association of Australia's CFP Certified Program

Graduates are eligible for entry into the Financial Planning Association of Australia’s CFP (CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER) certified program. Students who hold a Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning from Swinburne Online will receive recognised prior learning for CFP1 – 4, and will only need to complete the CFP Capstone unit to become a CFP.

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International

Swinburne business degrees are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, and are a part of the five per cent of business schools worldwide accredited by AACSB. The alumni of AACSB accredited business schools are among the world’s most influential leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs impacting business, government, and non-profit sectors.

Career outlook

Finance Managers:
Over $120K
Financial Brokers:
Over $120K
Financial Dealers:
Over $120K
Financial Investment Advisers and Managers:
Over $120K

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