This course is designed for experienced managers who aspire to enhance their careers in finance and/or financial services. Two programs are available. The corporate finance program is particularly suited to accounting professionals pursuing a senior career in financial management. The financial planning program is suited to aspiring and experienced financial planners aiming to boost their skills, knowledge and credentials. Both programs will prepare graduates for careers in their chosen field through enhanced professional recognition and delivering a combination of skills, knowledge and expertise which will equip them to gain employment as well-rounded finance professionals. Both programs embrace the importance of ethical and sustainable decision making and offer flexibility in delivery through a mix of evening classes and intensive weekend sessions.

Course Fee:

Australian: $50,112
International: $54,272

Entry Requirements:

Applicants must have completed the following prerequisites: Equivalent of an Australian bachelor degree in any discipline (the equivalent of an Australian bachelor's degree in a related discipline will be eligible for up to four units credit); or a Graduate Certificate in a related discipline. International applicants need to meet English Language Proficiency requirements.


160 credit points consisting of: 60 credit points from Specified Units, and 80 credit points from Corporate Finance Stream; and 20 credit points Elective from the Schedule of Unit Offerings from the School of Business, or 80 credit points from Financial Planning Stream; and 20 credit point Electives from the Schedule of Unit Offerings from the School of Business.

Subjects you can Study:

Finance; Financial planning

Further information:

The Peter Faber Business School guarantees consideration of requests for advanced standing based on prior vocational studies. Graduate Certificate in Finance, Graduate Diploma in Finance and Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning are exit points for this course.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00004G

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info No Full time 2 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info No Part time 4 years

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We’re a publicly-funded university which has grown rapidly over the past few years. The world is our campus, and we put our students and staff at the centre of a vibrant global network of scholars, partnerships and opportunities. ACU has seven campuses around Australia – in Brisbane, North Sydney, Strathfield, Canberra, Ballarat, Melbourne and Adelaide – and we’ve recently opened a campus in Rome, Italy. With us, you’ll have the chance to study overseas with one of more than 200 partner institutions around the world.

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We’re closely integrated into our communities and industries, working with them to answer the big questions, and to create tangible results. From hospitals, to schools and any number of far-flung places, our students and staff have always rolled up their sleeves to be fully engaged in the real world. 

All our students enjoy extensive opportunities for practical placements, and community engagement is a core part of their university experience. You could find yourself teaching children in Vanuatu, assisting in a community organisation in Cambodia, working with a welfare agency in Florence, or helping to develop youth soccer teams in East Timor. When they graduate, our students are ready to work, and the employment rate of our bachelor degree graduates is consistently higher than the national average.*

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You are welcome at ACU irrespective of your socio-cultural background, religious beliefs or aspirations. We’re inclusive and supportive of everyone, every day. With us, you’ll be valued and encouraged to thrive to the full extent of your potential. From academic skills to career and counselling services, we have a range of support services to help you succeed. We also offer nearly 400 scholarships, which

recognise academic achievement, community participation, and help out students from a range of backgrounds. 

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ACU offers programs in allied health, arts, business and commerce, education and teaching, exercise science, health, law, nursing and midwifery, paramedicine, philosophy, psychology and counselling, science, social work, and theology.

Along with significant student growth in recent years, we’ve begun to compete more intensely through our research output. ACU research programs tackle enduring and pressing issues in society, in Australia, and around the world.

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*Beyond Graduate Survey 2015, 2014 and 2013, conducted by Graduate Careers Australia as part of the Australian Graduate Survey.

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