Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning)

  • Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    HECS-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration:

    3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

  • Start date:

    March, July, November

  • Awarded by:

    Swinburne Online

  • Career Outcomes:

    Financial Planner | Risk Analyst | Investment Advisor | Financial Advisor | Business Risk Manager | View All

Course Rundown

You’re good with numbers and want a career helping people. This Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning) course may be your first career step. 

Designed for those looking to work in financial planning, this practical course will build in-depth skills in economics, finance, financial risk and planning, and prepare you to help people with their retirement planning, financial management and financial planning. 

Grounded in business principles, this specialised financial planning will help you navigate complex regulatory and ethical situations with confidence ease. Designed by practising accountants and delivered online, this relevant, flexible qualification ensures you start your career connected to industry leaders.

If you’re good with numbers, like thinking strategically, and want to help people, a career in the exciting world of financial planning could be for you, and this course is your first step.


To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education or its equivalent; AND
  • Meet the minimum associated ATAR score; OR
  • Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary degree.

Applicants must also fulfil English language requirements.

What You’ll Learn

In this financial planning course, the subjects you may study 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
  • Retirement and estate planning
  • Introduction to business information systems
  • Introduction to management
  • Fundamentals of marketing

Why study with Swinburne Online?

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With strong links to industry and a focus on practical skills, Swinburne gives students an edge in the competitive job market. Placing in the prestigious QS Graduate Employability Rankings, Swinburne shapes graduates who are confident and competent in meeting the challenges of a fast-changing world. Over 100 years, Swinburne has educated more than 150,000 graduates in areas ranging from science, technology and engineering through health, education and business to media, design and innovation. Swinburne Online has drawn on more than 20 years’ experience in the online tertiary education space to help over 9,600 students graduate with an industry-recognised qualification.

Student Support

As a Swinburne Online student you’ll have access to a range of support options to help you get the most out of your learning. A dedicated team of Student Advisors are available seven days a week to answer your questions – academic, technical or administrative. You’ll also be assigned an eLearning advisor who will be your academic point of contact for the duration of your course.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning) from Swinburne Online. 

This qualification enables you to seek employment in a range of  financial planning and management roles across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. You may choose to seek employment as a financial planner, investment adviser, accountant, financial analyst, risk management specialist, or business manager. You may also choose to undertake further study in order to specialise your qualification.

This course is awaiting accreditation from Financial Planners Australia. 

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

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive a government study loan through HECS-HELP.

Swinburne Online also offers a number of scholarships and grants as a means of promoting equality, recognising excellence, and alleviating financial hardship. Enquire now for more information.

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

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.