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Mr Marc Olynyk



Director, Financial Planning


Faculty of Business and Law


BL Deakin Business School


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Master of Accountancy, University of New England, 1994
Graduate Diploma of Education, La Trobe University, 1984
Bachelor of Economics, Monash University, 1978

+61 3 924 43985


Marc Olynyk is a Senior Lecturer in Financial Planning and Director of Work Integrated Learning in the Department of Accounting in Deakin Business School. Marc has significant experience within both academia and industry in the areas of financial planning, superannuation and retirement planning and accounting.  He has been an Authorised Representative for over 15 years and has more than 20 years of experience as one of Australia’s leading academics and educators in the financial planning discipline where he has played a key role in the development, growth and recognition of financial planning within both the university sector and the financial planning profession. 

Marc is a founding committee member of the Financial Planning Education Council (FPEC), is a regular contributor and reviewer of education programs within the professions and is a co-author of one of Australia’s leading textbooks in financial planning.  Marc is a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand and a member of the Financial Planning Association.  He is course director of the Master of Professional Practice (Financial Planning) at Deakin University and plays a key role in facilitating industry engagement and strengthening the ties between the university sector and industry.  Marc has published a number of articles in the areas of financial planning, superannuation and financial literacy.

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Research interests

  • Financial Literacy
  • Superannuation and Retirement Planning
  • Financial Planning Education


  • Member, Association of Financial Advisers (AFA).
  • FCA, Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CA ANZ). 
  • Financial Planner AFP®, Financial Planning Association (FPA). 

Teaching interests

  • Financial Planning
  • Superannuation and Retirement Planning
  • Construction of a Statement of Advice


  • Executive Dean’s Teaching Award, Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, La Trobe University, 2012.


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Evaluating the impact of financial literacy programs on the retirement savings of superannuation fund members

M Kerry, B Clayton, M Olynyk

(2007), Vol. 3, pp. 73-88, International Review of Business Research Papers, Melbourne, Vic., C1

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The effectiveness of seminars in educating adults in financial literacy

A Abousher, B Clayton, M Kerry, M Olynyk

(2007), Vol. 7, pp. 93-102, International journal of knowledge, culture and change, Altona, Vic., C1

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Public interest, ethics, and the balanced scorecard: implications for the accounting profession

S Askary, M Olynyk

(2006), Vol. 16, pp. 51-58, Australian accounting review, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal article

Financial planning education: turning intention into action

B Clayton, M Kerry, M Olynyk

(2006), Vol. 1, pp. 555-559, Global business & economics anthology, Worcester, Mass., C1

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The dynamics of adult education : effectiveness of financial education seminars

B Clayton, M Kerry, M Olynyk

(2006), Vol. 6, pp. 71-78, International journal of knowledge, culture and change management, Altona, Vic., C1

journal article

Does financial education influence retirement savings? An examination of Australian employees

M Kerry, B Clayton, M Olynyk

(2006), pp. 1-19, SAAA 2006 : Southern African Accounting Association Biennial International Conference : Sun City, South Africa, 26-28 June 2006, Sun City, South Africa, E1


Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

IRESS Knowledge Centre Development

Mr Marc Olynyk, Dr Campbell Heggen

  • 2021: $9,500
  • 2020: $9,500
  • 2019: $8,500
  • 2018: $8,500
  • 2017: $10,800


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