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

UNSW Business School's Career Accelerator portfolio offers students exclusive access to a suite of for-credit, co-curricular and business experience opportunities to kick start your career.

Accreditation / Professional Recognition

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 programsIf 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 with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.



2020 Indicative First Year Fee


2020 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree


*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

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