The Master of Financial Planning is a comprehensive degree designed for graduates seeking an exciting career in personal financial and investment advice. If you wish to work with clients to build long-lasting, trusted relationships and provide sound financial guidance, this is the degree for you. Taught by leading finance and taxation academics, the master degree provides a level of training that allows you to advance in a personal financial and investment advisory career. You will develop knowledge and skills in financial markets, financial products, investment (theory, evidence and quantitative techniques), risk management, financial planning, taxation law and strategies, compliance, ethical and professional conduct.

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Why choose this degree?

This degree is suitable for working professionals, as you can choose from a combination of distance, intensive and face-to-face learning courses to suit your schedule.

Who should choose this degree?

Professionals seeking to further develop or upgrade their knowledge and skills in financial planning, investment, taxation law and risk management choose this degree.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Financial planner
  • Investment adviser
  • Paraplanner
  • Tax consultant

Accreditation / Professional Recogntion

ASIC Regulatory Guidelines 146 (RG146) compliance assessed at AQF Level 9. Tax Agent Service Act (2009)/Tax Practitioners Board's Tax (Financial) Advisor requirements in commercial law and taxation for financial planners’ compliance.

Entry requirements

Category A

Recognised bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) in Commerce or Finance with a credit average overall, as determined by the UNSW Australia Business School.

Category B

Recognised non-business related bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) with a credit average overall as determined by the Business School, plus a minimum of two years full time professional work experience.

Pathway programs

If you do not have an undergraduate degree or a credit average in your previous bachelor degree, you may be eligible for the Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning as a pathway program to the Master of Financial Planning program.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term. Some high-demand programs and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

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