With changing financial planning regulations and a shortage of professionally recognised accountants, Swinburne’s Master of Professional Accounting/Master of Financial Planning is a unique opportunity to graduate with expertise in these two in-demand fields. Swinburne is the only university in Australia with this kind of degree.
This course is designed to equip graduates with the advanced conceptual and practical knowledge that meets the requirements of the fast-growing industries of financial planning and accounting.
You’ll gain specialised knowledge and research skills in accounting and financial planning related areas of business that will allow you to excel in your existing role or open you up to new opportunities.
This program is approved by the Financial Advisers Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA).
FASEA was established in 2017 by the Australian government to set the standards of licensed financial advisers in Australia. A FASEA approved degree is mandatory in order to practice as a financial planner or advisor in Australia.This course is also professionally accredited through CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and the Financial Planning Education Council (FPEC) on behalf of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA).
Every international student application is considered for a scholarship
Whether you’re living in Australia or overseas, you’re automatically considered for a scholarship of up to 75% off your course fees. Please check our updated entry requirements.
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Hawthorn (Semester 1, Semester 2) - View application and start dates
A$36480 (annual for 2020)*
The indicative course fees shown in Course Search apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.
Swinburne Financial Planning Association Member Scholarship
This scholarship provides a course tuition fee discount for students who are current members of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) who are studying a postgraduate course in Financial Planning delivered face-to-face at the Hawthorn campus or via online study with Swinburne Online. This scholarship also provides a unit tuition fee discount for students studying selected stand-alone bridging units.