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Bachelor of Business with a Major in Financial Planning

Undergraduate | SWI-BFP-DEG | 2024

Change more than your clients’ money habits—change their lives

Work with clients to secure their financial futures. Under the guidance of experienced professionals, you’ll study taxation, retirement planning, and personal financial risk. Gain valuable industry connections and launch your career with confidence.

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Bachelor of Business with a Major in Financial Planning

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Career opportunities

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.

Financial Adviser

Create tailored advice and education to help individuals reach their financial goals. Use your expert knowledge to help develop plans for investments as well as savings, budget, insurance, and tax strategies.


Work with financial planners to prepare documents and data for clients. You'll use financial management software, such as Xplan, to keep track and play an important role in the financial planning process.

Business Analyst

In this dynamic role, you'll use data analytics to assess processes, determine requirements and deliver data-driven recommendations and reports to key stakeholders.

Business Development Manager

Your role is all about the future - new customers, new markets, new products and new processes. You'll plan and strategise development, helping your company to reach their business goals.

Commercial Analyst

Working within the finance team of a company, you'll prepare budgets, forecasts and use financial data to guide decision making.


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

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.

Professional recognition

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.

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 – Financial Planning and the Bachelor of Business – 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 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.

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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