Master of Financial Planning

Passionate about helping others realise their financial goals?

The accelerated online Master of Financial Planning is specifically designed to launch and advance the career of the modern financial advisor. From superannuation and retirement planning, to investments and tax advice – our program equips you with the knowledge and skills to manage and grow the wealth of individuals and small businesses alike. And with six intakes a year, you can virtually start any time.

Degree summary

The accelerated online Master of Financial Planning prepares the modern financial advisor to navigate the increasingly regulated financial industry. With degrees built on sustainable financial practices, Griffith was the first university nationally to meet the high standards of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA).

Covering a wide and varied range of courses, you’ll build a foundation in financial planning that spans business and corporate law, taxation, wealth management, behavioural finance, estate planning, financial market analysis, risk management, and much more.

Our interactive online learning environment will engage you with staff and students who are just as passionate about the financial industry as you are. By connecting you with a like-minded community, you’ll be able to deepen your learning experience, grow your professional network, and prepare for the increasingly complex financial planning landscape.

This degree has been accredited by the Financial Planning Education Council.

Financial Planning Education Council

Courses in the Master of Financial Planning

The accelerated online Master of Financial Planning can be completed in two years part-time and consists of 12 courses (120 credit points) that include:

  • Financial Planning Fundamentals
  • Financial Markets
  • Income Tax Law
  • Personal Risk Management
  • Applied Financial Planning
  • Retirement and Estate Planning
  • Investments
  • Applied Taxation
  • Behavioural Finance and Wealth Management
  • Principles of Business and Corporations Law
  • Case Studies in Financial Planning
  • Professionalism in Financial Services


Students can exit with a Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning with 40 credit points or a Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning with 80 credit points.

Career outcomes for graduates

As the financial planning industry becomes increasingly regulated with higher standards, having the right training and qualifications is essential. Upon graduation, you will be ready to offer financial advice to individuals and small businesses. Whether you choose to join a firm or strike out on your own – this qualification ensures you’re prepared for the shifting landscape and regulatory changes within the financial planning industry.

Degree entry requirements

To be eligible for admission to the accelerated online Master of Financial Planning, you must hold a related Bachelor degree or Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning (or equivalent qualifications)  from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (on a 7.0 scale).

No bachelor degree? No worries. You can still do our accelerated online Master of Financial Planning without a degree. Simply complete our accelerated online Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning with a minimum GPA of 4.0 and then continue onto our Master of Financial Planning.

At Griffith, we recognise and value the work you’ve done to get where you are – that’s why we take into account your previous study or professional background. Depending on the nature of your experience, you may be eligible to receive credit towards your degree for previous studies in a related area.

Program code5685
Duration2 years part-time
Teaching periodsJanuary, March, May, July, August and October
Program fee*$38,250 (Domestic students), $45,000 (International students)
*Based on 2019 rates

Contact us

To find out more call us on 1300 057 905 (9 – 5:30 pm AEDT, weekdays) or complete the form and one of our Enrolment Advisors will give you a call.