Wealth management and advice is set to become an increasingly sought-after skill in the future. It calls for professionals with a combined expertise in accounting and financial planning.
Why is this degree important?
The new Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning)/Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) double degree offers career opportunities in the growing and dynamic wealth management and financial advisory service sector. Incorporating both financial planning and accounting, this degree prepares graduates for successful careers in business, financial and wealth management and professional advisory services. Students will obtain critical thinking, specialised knowledge and financial decision-making skills to give them a competitive edge in the employment market.
Why enrol in this program?
Rather than choosing between accounting or financial planning, this double degree provides a unique opportunity to meet the requirements for entry to professional bodies in both specialisations.
Graduates will be eligible to apply for membership to the peak financial planning and accounting bodies, including the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA), CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand for career distinctiveness and competitive advantage.
The program also includes the option of a six-month internship in financial planning, accounting or related fields. The internship provides students with practical experience and improves employability by giving them a broad understanding of the operations of the business, financial and wealth advisory services sector.
What careers are available for graduates?
Graduates will be qualified for a wide range of careers in both the financial planning and accounting disciplines. This includes roles in family and personal wealth advisory services, superannuation, insurance, business and financial management, funds management, financial and management accounting, auditing and assurance, and taxation.
What is the best thing about a career in wealth management and financial services?
Graduates of this innovative double degree will be equipped to offer professional advice on a broad range of business and organisational activities.
Such expertise, based on an ethical perspective, will provide a rewarding experience as graduates will be able to influence the allocation and effective management of resources and deliver business, financial and wealth advisory services to individuals and organisations.
What is RMIT's experience in accounting and financial planning?
RMIT University has a strong reputation in the accounting and financial planning disciplines and was among the first universities in the country to offer financial planning as part of its academic curriculum and to be accredited by the Financial Planning Association of Australia. RMIT has an established reputation in providing accounting degrees for over 40 years and financial planning for over 20 years.
Story: Kate Jones and Ainslie Logsdon