Griffith University has spearheaded moves to professionalise the financial planning industry and now comes the latest initiative in the form of a new accelerated online Master of Financial Planning.
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The innovative 100% online postgraduate program was launched this week by Griffith Business School and is the latest in a suite of flexible digital education options on offer.
“Griffith University is leading the financial planning industry towards a more professional and more robust future, and the delivery of a first-class modern university program like this represents another key step in that direction,” Associate Professor Mark Brimble, Discipline Head of Finance and Financial Planning, Griffith Business School, said.
The program is structured for six intakes during the calendar year, allowing students to start and manage their studies on their terms. This structure also enhances the capacity to continue to work and pursue a career while gaining a postgraduate qualification.
The accelerated learning mode means students can complete a fast-tracked Master of Financial Planning in two years.
Associate Professor Brimble (left) believes the new online program will continue to cement the relationship between industry and academia while nurturing a professional environment.
“There has been a move towards improved standards of service in the industry in recent times and this type of digital degree will be attractive to industry employees who are keen to build their professional profile and embrace this move and its promise,” he said.
Program Director Kirsten MacDonald (left) said industry professionals have expressed considerable interest in fast-tracking their studies.
“However, accelerating studies doesn’t mean that we approach this intense six-week study period any differently to our other postgraduate financial planning programs,” she said.
“We are all about connecting students to knowledge via their peers, industry experts and through exposure to contemporary research in financial planning.
“This is not distance learning. Our team is here to engage with students on a regular basis using technology to facilitate learning activities and assessment.”
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