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Master of Financial Planning

Course summary for international students

Award granted Master of Financial Planning
Deakin course code M740

Please note: core units not available in Trimester 3

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Course overview

Deakin's Master of Financial Planning (MFP) is a professionally oriented course specifically designed to meet the education needs of the financial planning industry. The MFP is aimed at those aspiring to join the financial planning industry as well as those currently employed in the industry. The MFP seeks to build the financial planning abilities, skills and knowledge of the individual student. Students will be required to collect, analyse and synthesise financial planning information. Students will then use their skills to prepare financial planning solutions and to effectively communicate these solutions to the client. The MFP emphasises the professional responsibilities of the financial planner both in an ethical and in a compliance sense. The MFP is built on an extensive body of financial planning knowledge and culminates in the preparation of a comprehensive Statement of Advice for a client.

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Course rules

The Master of Financial Planning requires the completion of 12 credit points comprising 7 credit points of core units, one elective unit from a listing of six and 4 credit points of elective units.

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Course structure

Core units

MAF702 Financial Markets  

MAF707 Investments and Portfolio Management  

MAF708 Retirement Income Streams  

MAF709 Financial Planning Development  

MAF765 Financial Planning and Analysis  

MLC703 Principles of Income Tax Law  

MPS701 Principles of Risk and Insurance  


Plus 1 credit point from:

MAF704 Treasury and Risk Management  

MAF711 Modelling Techniques for Finance  

MAF767 Treasury Dealing  

MMP742 Investment Valuation  

MPA711 Corporate Governance and Ethics  

MPT781/MPE781 Economics for Managers  #


plus 4 credit points of elective units from other postgraduate units offered by the Faculty of Business and Law in the Master of Commerce and/or Master of International Finance.


# MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit.


Note: Students may be required to undertake additional units if seeking RG146 and should check the ASIC website.


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8th June 2007