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Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning)

Graduate with a financial planning qualification that will provide opportunities to engage with real-world financial problems throughout the degree and develop your technical and communication skills.
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Guide to entry thresholds

OP
9
Selection
rank
82
View the entry requirements
Campus
Gardens Point
Campus
Gardens Point
Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time
3 years full-time
Course starts
February and July
February and July
QTAC code
413021
CRICOS
003491G

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

 

Highlights

  • Financial planning is a service helping people and businesses to manage their financial affairs and meet their financial goals.
  • Build expertise in the fields of taxation, cash flow modelling, superannuation, insurance and investment planning to suit a diverse range of clients and contexts.
  • Develop superior communication skills to enable you to provide clear, ethical and professional advice to your clients.
  • Prepares you for a career as a financial planner, financial advisor, investment manager or superannuation adviser.
  • Graduates who complete the financial planning majors will satisfy the education requirements to seek membership of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA).
  • As a student of this degree you can become affiliated with the FPA at no charge gaining valuable access to career development activities and resources of the FPA.
  • Graduates will also be ready to participate in the educational qualifications and standards framework set by the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) which will be required before being able to provide personal financial planning advice to retail clients.

Highlights

  • Financial planning is a service helping people and businesses to manage their financial affairs and meet their financial goals.
  • Build expertise in the fields of taxation, cash flow modelling, superannuation, insurance and investment planning to suit a diverse range of clients and contexts.
  • Develop superior communication skills to enable you to provide clear, ethical and professional advice to your clients.
  • Prepares you for a career as a financial planner, financial advisor, investment manager or superannuation adviser.
  • Graduates who complete the financial planning majors will satisfy the education requirements to seek membership of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA).
  • As a student of this degree you can become affiliated with the FPA at no charge gaining valuable access to career development activities and resources of the FPA.
  • Graduates will also be ready to participate in the educational qualifications and standards framework set by the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) which will be required before being able to provide personal financial planning advice to retail clients.

Why choose this course?

Financial planning profession helps people and businesses to manage their financial affairs and meet their financial goals. Financial planners assist their clients to set their financial goals, prepare financial plans and implement recommendations. They provide advice on: cash flow and liability management; retirement, investment, tax and estate planning; and risk management and insurance planning.

In this course, you will build technical skills to provide effective, holistic solutions to complex and unpredictable financial problems. You will also develop superior communication skills in order to understand your clients’ needs and communicate effectively, ethically and professionally with your clients.

In your discipline units you will gain expertise in the fields of taxation, cash flow modelling, superannuation, insurance and investment planning to suit a diverse range of clients and contexts.

 

Real-world learning

We will provide you with opportunities to engage with real-world financial problems throughout your degree. You will conclude your degree with a capstone unit, financial plan construction, where you will engage with real-world clients to develop an understanding of their financial planning needs and create a financial plan for the clients.

What to expect

In this course you will be first introduced to foundational concepts, theories and practices in finance, taxation law and superannuation and retirement planning. You will further build your knowledge and skills in insurance, risk, management and estate planning, financial services and law and personal financial planning. Throughout this course you take part in practical projects including completion of tax returns and analysis of complex capital budgeting problems, superannuation funds and financial regulation issues. Your final two units will focus on advanced investment and client relationship management and financial plan construction.

Careers and outcomes

Professional recognition

Graduates who complete the financial planning major will meet the education requirements to seek membership of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA). Graduates will also be ready to participate in the educational qualifications and standards framework set by the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA), which will be required before being able to provide personal financial planning advice to retail clients.

Possible careers

  • Financial Advisor
  • Financial Planner
  • Investment Manager
  • Superannuation Advisor

Details and units

Your Degree at a glance

Year 1

Academically, you will build a base of broad business knowledge through the core units, covering all areas of business from finance and economics through to marketing and global business. Your will start your financial planning legal knowledge in the core unit Business Law & Ethics. Generic skills in all areas will enhance your understanding of how businesses operate within the commercial and legal environment. Commence your financial planning major in second semester by learning fundamental skills in finance and taxation law. 

 

Year 2

You will learn about personal financial planning, superannuation and specific financial planning regulation and law in this year. You can start to build your professional networks and find out more about the financial planning profession. You’ll also start to shape your career with the selection of a second study area.

 

Year 3

You will draw on the knowledge gained through your major to solve real-world accounting problems especially in terms of managing investments and client relationships and risk management and insurance planning and advice. You will also get practical knowledge of Financial Plan construction in the capstone unit for the degree.  For the best chance of a top job to launch your career, attend graduate recruitment events on campus and interact with financial planning industry partners.

Financial Planning major units

  • Personal Financial Planning
  • Taxation Law
  • Finance 1
  • Superannuation and Retirement Planning
  • Financial Services Regulation and Law
  • Insurance, Risk Management and Estate Planning
  • Managing Investments and Client Relationships
  • Financial Plan Construction 

Your Degree at a glance

Year 1

Academically, you will build a base of broad business knowledge through the core units, covering all areas of business from finance and economics through to marketing and global business. Your will start your financial planning legal knowledge in the core unit Business Law & Ethics. Generic skills in all areas will enhance your understanding of how businesses operate within the commercial and legal environment. Commence your financial planning major in second semester by learning fundamental skills in finance and taxation law. 

 

Year 2

You will learn about personal financial planning, superannuation and specific financial planning regulation and law in this year. You can start to build your professional networks and find out more about the financial planning profession. You’ll also start to shape your career with the selection of a second study area.

 

Year 3

You will draw on the knowledge gained through your major to solve real-world accounting problems especially in terms of managing investments and client relationships and risk management and insurance planning and advice. You will also get practical knowledge of Financial Plan construction in the capstone unit for the degree.  For the best chance of a top job to launch your career, attend graduate recruitment events on campus and interact with financial planning industry partners.

Financial Planning major units

  • Personal Financial Planning
  • Taxation Law
  • Finance 1
  • Superannuation and Retirement Planning
  • Financial Services Regulation and Law
  • Insurance, Risk Management and Estate Planning
  • Managing Investments and Client Relationships
  • Financial Plan Construction 

Requirements

OP 9
Rank 82

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

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Course code
BS05
QTAC code
413021
CRICOS code
003491G
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time
Duration
3 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July
OP Guarantee
Yes
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English
  • Maths A, B or C

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

More about assumed knowledge

Guaranteed entry

If you receive an adjusted OP 1-5 (or equivalent selection rank), you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

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Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2019

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
OP Selection rank OP Selection rank
Highest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 1
Selection rank 99
OP 1
Selection rank 99
Median OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 8
Selection rank 84
OP 8
Selection rank 84
Lowest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 13
Selection rank 72
OP 9
Selection rank 82

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

I completed secondary school in Australia

Guide to entry thresholds

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

OP
9
Rank
82
Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you completed secondary school in Australia, received an OP 1-5 or equivalent and you meet the course prerequisites, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge Advanced English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 16 21 18
Cambridge Advanced English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
58 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 21

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2020 fees

2020 CSP $11,200 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2020 fees

2020: $31,100 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

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HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

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Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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Corporate Partners in Excellence (CPIE) Scholarship - commencing students

A scholarship for future undergraduate students who want to study a Bachelor of Business.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

QUT Excellence Scholarship (Academic)

QUT's premier offering for students with outstanding academic achievement.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

Business Academic Excellence Scholarship

A scholarship for future undergraduate students who want to study business.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

Laurie Cowled Indigenous Scholarships for Business Students

A scholarship for current undergraduate Indigenous female students studying business.

Scholarship eligibility
Of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent; Struggling financially; Women

Triple Crown Scholarship

A scholarship for future international students who want to study business.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

Equity scholarships scheme

A scholarship for low-income students studying in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Struggling financially

QUT Sport Scholarship (Elite Athlete)

A scholarship for future and current undergraduate students who want to study in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Sporting excellence

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