Financial planners help people manage their financial affairs and plan their futures. They have a deep understanding of finance, relevant sections of the law, high ethical standards and excellent people skills.
In this double major, you will gain a broad knowledge of investments required to provide financial advice.
Your learning will address subjects in areas, including financial principles, financial instruments, markets, tax law, corporate finance, portfolio management, estate planning, ethics and compliance. You will also learn about the psychology behind people’s financial decisions and behaviours.
From 1 January 2019, every person entering the profession of financial planning must have completed a degree approved by FASEA, Australia’s Financial Advisor Standards and Ethics Authority. Curtin’s Finance and Financial Planning double major, which covers key bodies of knowledge identified by FASEA in considerable depth, was one of the first programs in Australia to get this approval.
This double major concludes with a unique 120-hour work placement capstone experience, where you will intern with one of the WA Chapter of the Financial Planning Association’s member organisations.
This double major sits within the Bachelor of Commerce degree. To apply for this double major, you will apply for the Bachelor of Commerce.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
What jobs can the Finance and Financial Planning lead to?
- Budget analyst
- Corporate finance analyst
- Financial manager
- Financial planner
- Private business
What you'll learn
- Refer to Course Learning Outcomes of the B-COMRCE