Highlights

  • Study dynamic and contemporary issues in financial planning.
  • Work with a supervisor to integrate what you’ve learnt in your degree to complete a thesis in your field of study.
  • Complete in 2 semesters full-time or 4 semesters part-time.

Highlights

  • Study dynamic and contemporary issues in financial planning.
  • Work with a supervisor to integrate what you’ve learnt in your degree to complete a thesis in your field of study.
  • Complete in 2 semesters full-time or 4 semesters part-time.

Explore this course

What to expect

This course provides high-achieving undergraduate students with analytical, theoretical and empirical skills that differentiate them from other graduates. It gives you the chance to integrate the practical and conceptual knowledge gained through your degree.

As an honours graduate, you can clearly demonstrate an ability to undertake rigorous independent research.

Careers and outcomes

Possible careers

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

Details and units

The course is designed for total immersion in academic study for a full-time year. Therefore undertaking the honours course part-time is generally discouraged. Not all schools permit mid-year entry. The structure of the course is such that the coursework units in the first semester logically precede the research thesis, which is largely completed in the second semester.

Students must complete two prescribed units (24 credit points), two option units (24 credit points) and a dissertation (48 credit points).

The course is designed for total immersion in academic study for a full-time year. Therefore undertaking the honours course part-time is generally discouraged. Not all schools permit mid-year entry. The structure of the course is such that the coursework units in the first semester logically precede the research thesis, which is largely completed in the second semester.

Students must complete two prescribed units (24 credit points), two option units (24 credit points) and a dissertation (48 credit points).

Requirements

Course code
BS63
CRICOS code
009038B
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Duration
1 years full-time
2 years part-time
Duration
1 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July
Commencing studies in 2022: this program is available for on-campus studies only.

A recognised bachelor degree or masters by coursework with at least a major in financial planning with a minimum grade point average of 5.00 (on QUT's 7-point scale), completed within the last 2 years, plus:

  • Suitable honours topic
  • Proposed honours supervisor

If you do not meet the grade point average requirement but you have:

  • Excelled in the final semesters of your degree; or
  • Completed a double degree and excelled in the business or commerce part of your double degree

you are encouraged to apply.

Places are subject to supervisor availability, infrastructure, and other required resources.

BS06 Bachelor of Business (Dean's Scholars)

All current BS06 Bachelor of Business (Dean's Scholars) graduates will automatically receive an offer to start within three weeks of the current semester results being released. Please contact the Honours Coordinator in the relevant School to discuss academic supervision before commencement of the 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.

More about advanced standing

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2021

Bachelor of Business (Honours)

This course is not open to current year 12 students. This course is open to graduates with a relevant completed degree with a suitable grade point average and honours topic. Thus no offers were made on the basis of OP.

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

Minimum academic requirements

Applications in 2022

In response to COVID-19, QUT has reviewed the availability of programs to be delivered offshore for students studying in 2022. 

You must be onshore in Australia to apply for this program and cannot commence online. 

If the Australian Government makes any changes to the international border closure, QUT will communicate directly with students who have an offer and may be eligible to commence earlier than 2023.

Academic entry requirement

A recognised bachelor degree or masters by coursework with at least a major in financial planning with a minimum grade point average of 5.00 (on QUT's 7-point scale), completed within the last 2 years, plus:

  • Suitable honours topic
  • Proposed honours supervisor

If you do not meet the grade point average requirement but you have:

  • Excelled in the final semesters of your degree; or
  • Completed a double degree and excelled in the business or commerce part of your double degree

you are encouraged to apply.

Places are subject to supervisor availability, infrastructure, and other required resources.

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, 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
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. 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 no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
79 16 16 21 18

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.

2022 fees

2022: CSP $14,700 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2022 fees

2022: $33,000 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2021 fees

2021: CSP $14,500 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2021 fees

2021: $33,000 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.

Find out more about undergraduate course fees

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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