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Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Planning) - MGB304

Course Code: MGB304
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): Canberra Business School
UAC Code: 361230
CRICOS Code: 095929J
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0


Want a career in financial planning? This major gives you a solid grounding in critical concepts and issues in the financial planning industry. This content is delivered using a practical focus, ensuring students are work ready by the time they graduate. Briefly, major topics include, assisting individuals prepare for retirement by developing basic strategies for wealth creation and protection, developing risk management strategies, and preparing best-practice Statements of Advice.

Admission Requirements

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:
- Year 12 ATAR
- other Australian Qualification
- work experience
- overseas qualification

We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes.
More information is available on our Alternative Entry page:

Assumed Knowledge

It is recommended that students have Mathematics T/Mathematic Applications (ACT) or Mathematics (NSW) and English (major) (ACT) or English Advanced (NSW), or their equivalents. International students need to meet the English language requirements of the University of Canberra. Students should note the assumed knowledge requirements for individual majors and minors when choosing a program of study.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Credit Arrangements

Credit arrangements (if available) for this course can be found on the University's Credit Search website.

Course Requirements

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If your course contains an open elective component of 12 credit points or more you may like to complete a breadth major or minor. For a list of breadth majors and minors follow this link. Other majors may also be available so seek course advice if you want more information.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course


Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Planning) BCom (FinPlan)

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Professional Accreditation

Accredited by the Financial Planning Association of Australia.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Evaluate and synthesize concepts and theories acquired in financial planning. 1.1 UC graduates are professional: employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills.
Exercise critical thinking skills when dealing with ambiguous and incomplete information. 1.3 UC graduates are professional: use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems.
Identify and obtain relevant information for decision making and providing advice to stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds. 1.2 UC graduates are professional: communicate effectively; and
3.3 UC graduates are lifelong learners: adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas.
Utilise discipline-specific technologies to analyse complex problems in a variety of contexts. 1.1 UC graduates are professional: employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; and
2.5 UC graduates are global citizens: make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives.
Communicate a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a variety of stakeholders, addressing a diverse range of business/commerce problems. 1.2 UC graduates are professional: communicate effectively.
Develop the capacity to exercise initiative and professional judgement, in an ethically and socially responsible manner. 2.6 UC graduates are global citizens: behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.
Engage in a range of authentic, work-integrated learning opportunities to reflect on and improve professional practice in areas of communication, judgement, cross-cultural teamwork. 3.1 UC graduates are lifelong learners: reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development.

Course Duration

Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.


High performing students may be eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) course.


Enrolment Numbers

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