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Financial Planning, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (WUR) Brisbane, Australia| Online
The Master of Financial Planning offered by Griffith University provides the high level knowledge and skills required by modern financial advisers to start and progress their career. This includes coverage of the practice and theory of financial planning including financial markets, investments, risk management, taxation, retirement and estate planning, and behavioural finance.
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Overview

The Master of Financial Planning 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. Those with qualifications and experience in the field can also enter the program and progress to the advanced level study.

This two year program includes work placements and research projects.

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

Career opportunities

Upon completion of the program, career opportunities exist in the financial services industry (namely, banks, funds management and financial planning companies) in various roles including client services officers, authorised representatives, financial advisers and para-planners.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Financial Planning Fundamentals
  • Financial Markets
  • Income Tax Law for Accountants
  • Applied Financial Planning
  • Professionalism in Financial Services
  • Behavioural Finance and Wealth Management
  • Investments
  • Retirement and Estate Planning
  • Applied Taxation
  • Personal Risk Management
  • Case Studies in Financial Planning  

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      up to 24 months

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      For the international students: 4 years part-time (online only)

  • Credits
    160 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

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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).

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

CRICOS- 085650G

  • hold any 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30000 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    25500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25500 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Brisbane

  • 1402 - 2530 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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