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Financial Planning, Master

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (WUR) Online
The Master of Financial Planning program offered by Griffith University has a foundation component (Graduate Certificate) which allows those without a prior degree in financial planning and those looking for a career change to participate
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Overview

The Master of Financial Planning program offered by Griffith University includes coverage of the practice and theory of financial planning including financial markets, investments, risk management, taxation, retirement and estate planning, and behavioural finance. Those with qualifications and experience in the field can also enter the program and progress to the advanced level study.

Griffith University offers a range of flexible delivery modes including on-campus and online. Find out more about our Financial Planning programs.

Career opportunities

Career opportunities exist in the financial services industry (namely, banks, funds management and financial planning companies) in various roles including client services officers, business development, client administration officers and trainee para-planners.

Employment opportunities in financial planning are increasing this is because of succession planning issues (with many planners reaching retirement age), an increase in the level of education requirements for planners and an increase in the population of individuals that require financial advice.

Career Development

To ensure that you can optimise your career opportunities, when you join the program you will join the Finance and Financial Planning at Griffith LinkedIn group to allow you network with other students and Course Convenors. In addition, in each course, you will be able to engage with other students through digital mediums. Further, even though you will be studying online you will be able to come to all of the Griffith Business School events as well as using the Griffith University career services.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Financial Markets
  • Income Tax Law
  • Financial Planning Fundamentals
  • Personal Risk Management
  • Applied Financial Planning
  • Retirement and Estate Planning
  • Investments
  • Behavioural Finance and Wealth Management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

      This program comprises 12 courses to be completed over two years. 

  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

    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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Financial Planning, a student must:
  • hold a related Bachelor degree (or equivalent) from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (using a 7.0 scale),OR
  • hold a Griffith Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning (or equivalent) with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (using a 7.0 scale). Students with a Griffith Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning will receive 40 credit points of advanced standing.

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

    30000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30000 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    25500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25500 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Funding

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