Selected major: Financial Planning
This major offers in-depth skills in financial planning - giving you the knowledge to help others reach their financial goals. It covers topics such as investment, taxation, financial risk, retirement and estate planning. It also provides a solid grounding in necessary legislations, relevant code of conduct and ethical issues connected to managing clients and their finances.
This major meets the educational requirements of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPEC) and is approved by the Financial Advisers Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA), ensuring you’ll learn the skills needed to enter the financial planning industry with confidence.
The Bachelor of Business with a major in Financial Planning and Bachelor of Business (Professional) with a major in Financial Planning are accredited by FPEC and approved by FASEA.
The Bachelor of Business is designed to equip you with core skills and knowledge in business, management and operations to prepare you for roles in modern organisations.
Select a major area of specialisation and combine it with your other studies to become an entrepreneurial thinker, innovator and learn to find opportunity where others cannot.
The course links theoretical and practical knowledge needed to operate effectively in diverse settings such as not-for-profits, government, small business and corporations.
Build up your CV with real industry experience while you study through our Work Integrated Learning programs, which are a guaranteed part of all our bachelor degrees and can include placements, internships or industry-linked projects. In this degree, in the Industry Consulting Project (BUS30009), you’ll team up with other students to work on a real project briefed to you by an industry partner.
Business double degree options
You can also study Business in a double degree with Arts, Aviation Management, Business Information Systems, Design, Engineering, Health Science, Laws, or Media and Communication. If you like Business, you may also like to explore our other business courses.
International Business major
This major is only available in conjunction with Swinburne's offshore partner institutions FPT Vietnam and INTI Malaysia, or at Swinburne Sarawak campus. Students must start their study at one of these locations and are able to transfer to Hawthorn and complete this major onshore.
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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- Semester 1 - 1 March 2021
- Semester 2 - 2 August 2021
- 3400235103 (IFP)
- 3400235101 (CSP)
A$31360 (annual for 2021)*
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.
International students in Australia who hold student visas are required to study full-time and on campus. Courses that are taught entirely online are only available to international students studying outside Australia or those in Australia who are not on a student visa. Online courses are not available to international students in Australia who hold a student visa.
Begin your path to Chartered Financial Analyst®
Swinburne's Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Business (Professional) with major in Finance together with Master of Finance incorporates at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) and emphasises CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.
Students of these programs have a head start to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and selected students of these programs may receive CFA scholarships.
Scoring an internship and career with Richmond Football Club
When Grace took on an internship at Richmond Football Club while completing her Bachelor of Business she did more than gain crucial work experience, she kick-started her career.
Learning from Linfox
Business students Brad De Luca and Jayde Closter got the chance to travel to Bangkok on a study tour that saw them working closely with international logistics giant, Linfox.
Discover their experience and the skills they gained.
Make sure you check out the available scholarships. They became a really good goal for me during Year 12 and are achievable if you put in the hard work. I also recommend coming to Open Day – you can ask questions (even silly ones!) and get answers from current students.
Bachelor of Business
Swinburne business degrees are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. The alumni of AACSB accredited business schools are among the world’s most influential leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs impacting business, government, and non-profit sectors. Only five per cent of business schools worldwide are AACSB accredited.
HR Professional Recognition
Swinburne's Bachelor of Business with a major in Human Resource Management has met the criteria for course accreditation and is currently accredited by the Australian HR Institute (AHRI).
Accreditation is reviewed every three years by the AHRI National Accreditation Committee.
Students applying for this course can be assured that the quality of core units map onto the AHRI Model of Excellence for HR Practitioners and Academics, a recognised benchmark of HR best practice and standards.
At Swinburne scholarships are about providing opportunity, promoting equity and recognising excellence and achievement. Scholarships are available for both commencing and current students.