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Financial planning is all about wealth creation
It's about having the skills and the knowledge to make people's money work for them—not the other way around. As well as possessing analytical and problem solving skills, financial planners need to be excellent communicators in order to develop client relationships. Clients entrust financial planners to give them the best advice on their financial future so being able clearly explain concepts and strategies is vital in ensuring your client can make informed decisions.
As a graduate, you’ll be an innovative and creative thinker, and have the skills necessary to understand and build a very rewarding career bringing people's financial and personal goals to reality.
Brand new Bachelor of Business, commencing 2021
The new Bachelor of Business is a new degree for a new way of thinking in the new economy. Designed around a collaborative approach to problem solving, this degree offers you more majors than any other business degree in Australia. More choice means more opportunity, so whether you want to be an accountant, executive, own your own business or an international consultant, this degree will make you a more compelling business partner. Commence in 2021 and choose your majors in 2022.
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Study financial planning at Griffith
Join the new way of thinking
The world is catching up with a clear shift away from outdated business practices. The new Bachelor of business is a genuine alternative to traditional business degrees. It’s a whole new way of thinking for a whole new generation of future business professionals.
Griffith University has been a leader in financial planning education for a long time, building a team of academics dedicated to this area. Industry professionals work with us to develop and deliver our financial planning courses, ensuring that when you graduate, you'll have the skills to be job-ready and in demand.
Study your way
Build your studies around the lifestyle that suits you. With the flexibility of studying on-campus, online, part-time or full-time, over two or three trimesters each year, you have more control over your studies and can fit your degree into your life. Fast-track it or take it slow. No matter where you are, we ensure you get all the support you’ll need to achieve in your studies, from academic assistance to financial support through scholarships. You can start your degree in February, July or October.
Exceptional educational experience
You can be assured you’re getting a high-quality education with excellent flexibility and support because Griffith ranks in the top 7 in Australia for overall educational experience for undergraduates in the QILT 2019 Student Experience Survey.
Griffith Business School is an accredited member of AACSB International which means our business degrees are internationally recognised for excellence and outstanding business education. It’s the most prestigious accreditation a business school can earn.
The Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) has approved accreditation for Griffith Business School’s Financial Planning bridging courses and Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning (2014 to current) for existing advisers and career changers. These are the minimum requirements for existing advisers to meet the new education standards.
You can graduate with a degree accredited under the new standards set out by the Financial Planning Association of Australia and the Financial Planning Education Council. Griffith was the first university in Australia to receive this accreditation, giving you a competitive advantage in the job market.
You’ll also meet the relevant RG146 compliance requirement of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, and be eligible for membership of the Financial Planning Association of Australia’s Certified Financial Planner® Certification Program.
Study to suit your lifestyle
Whether you’re balancing work, family or just life in general, we understand that study isn’t your only commitment. That’s why Griffith Business School’s postgraduate financial planning degrees have been developed to be flexible, so you can fit your degree into your busy schedule. Study full-time or part-time, online, on-campus or a combination of both. Plus, as life gets busy, you’ll have the flexibility to accelerate or slow down your study to make your university life easier and more enjoyable.
Online study gives you access to the same high-quality content, the same academics, plus the option to study anywhere, anytime, with dedicated support when you need it. Of course, even if you choose to study online, you can still come to campus to take advantage of all the great facilities we have to offer. Explore the three ways to study online at Griffith and find out how you can mix-and-match to suits your needs.
Accelerate your online study
At Griffith Business School, you can choose to fast-track your financial planning study. Become a recognised financial planner in just 16 months, studying part-time, by completing our accelerated online degrees the Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning, or the FASEA accredited Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning and the Master of Financial Planning. Ideal for busy people, each course is run 100% online, part-time over six weeks, so you can focus on one subject at a time and still fit in work and family commitments. With six intakes every year, you can start almost straight away.
The accelerated online experience at Griffith includes:
100% online content
No matter where you are based in Australia, our courses are 100% online so all learning materials and assessments are accessible wherever you choose to study.
Our accelerated online programs are fast-tracked, so you study one course every six weeks to gain your qualification sooner.
From your initial enquiry and application to graduation, we’ll support you with a dedicated Student Advisor team for the whole journey.
Engage with a community of like-minded, experienced professionals in an interactive and collaborative digital learning environment.
Start straight away
With six intakes a year, you can virtually start whenever you’re ready.
Want to know more about accelerated online study at Griffith?
Griffith financial planning graduate Natalie Cross was named the inaugural FPA University Student of the Year by the Financial Planning Association of Australia. After completing her studies, Natalie took up a role with independent financial planning practice Tupicoffs. She is now a client service manager in a working environment where new experiences and new avenues are constant and welcomed. 'Financial planning is so important because it can make a real difference to people's lives and can make people's dreams come true.'
Become a researcher
If you are considering ongoing research study, Griffith Business School has a number of disciplines where you can specialise by studying a PHD.
Unsure if you meet the entry requirements?
If you don’t meet the criteria for your degree, you can still come to Griffith. Our admission pathway options can help you improve your selection rank, upgrade to your preferred degree or satisfy subject prerequisites.
Forge your path with Business at Griffith
New thinking for the new economy
Inspiring generations and preparing business leaders.
Build your professional and social networks, and enhance your business skills with hundreds of practical activities.
Rewarding excellence and potential, no matter your background. Valued up to $20,000. ATAR 99.95–66.00
Become a trusted adviser
Financial planners develop and implement financial plans for their clients
Financial planners develop and implement financial plans for their clients. Some of the areas a financial planner will advise on include retirement planning, superannuation, taxation, debt management, insurance and risk, estate planning, managed investments, securities and futures markets. Financial planners may also specialise in such areas as ethical investments, loans and mortgage advice, taxation advice and more.
Griffith graduates are employed for their unique perspective in a wide range of occupations and industries including brokerage firms, smaller accountancy practices, trust companies, financial partnerships, insurance firms, commercial banks, portfolio management firms, sole practitioners, investment banks and financial planning consultancies.
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