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Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning)

  • Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    24 units

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    RMIT University

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What you'll learn

About this course

The Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning) is an online qualification through Open Universities Australia that will equip you with the strong professional standards currently required by the finance industry. You will receive a recognised degree through RMIT that has been developed with your career prospects in mind and will foster your understanding of the ethical, legal and professional consequences of your work.

You will cover foundational topics such as accounting, statistics, commercial law and financial markets before progressing into more specific planning units like superannuation, insurance, wealth creation, investments and portfolio management. You will also study communications, marketing and computing which will provide you with a competitive edge upon graduation.


Applicants must have completed a minimum of two core RMIT OUA units in order to be eligible to enter this program.

Areas of study

In this Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning) course, the subjects you will study may include: Business pathway:

  • Tertiary learning strategies
  • Principles of economics
  • Management of concepts (introduction to management)
  • Accounting for business
  • Preparing for university learning intensive
  • Preparing for academic writing

Financial planning core units:

  • Accounting for business
  • Financial accounting 1
  • Business law
  • Business statistics
  • Introduction to information technology
  • Principles of economics
  • Macroeconomics 1
  • Personal wealth management (previously introduction to financial planning)
  • Financial markets
  • Marketing concepts
  • Organisational behaviour
  • Introductory finance (previously: introduction to finance)
  • Taxation
  • Superannuation and retirement planning
  • Law of investments and financial markets
  • Insurance and social security
  • Wealth creation and preservation
  • Investment and portfolio management
  • Financial planning practice management
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.

OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning) from RMIT University.

This online course in financial planning will offer you the skills to pursue a career in personal financial planning matters with employment pathways in stockbroking, funds management, superannuation, accounting, banking and insurance.

Curious about where a career in accounting could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Accountant
  • Financial Dealer
  • Financial Broker
  • Financial Planner
  • Management Consultant
  • Marketing Officer
  • Business Systems Analyst
  • Economist
  • Administrative Assistant

Payment options & support

Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP, or scholarships.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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