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Graduate Diploma in Business Studies (Personal Financial Planning)

This course is available

Online, On-Campus

Level of Study

Graduate Certificate or Diploma

Duration

1 year

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024

Campus

Manawatu Campus

Summary

Specialise in Personal Financial Planning for your Graduate Diploma in Business Studies at Massey

The Graduate Diploma in Business Studies endorsed in Personal Financial Planning provides a university-level education in financial planning. This qualification satisfies the education requirements for becoming a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERCM Professional with the professional body Financial Advice New Zealand (other non-educational requirements are required).

Please note that this qualification does not satisfy the educational requisite established by the Financial Markets Authority under the current Code of Professional Conduct for Financial Advice Services. A student seeking to be licenced as a financial adviser in New Zealand should consider taking the Certificate in Business Studies (Financial Services pathway), which does grant such status.

The Graduate Diploma in Business Studies is useful if you wish to keep up with professional developments in your field. Or you may have found yourself working in a different field of business to that in which you hold a qualification.

This is an undergraduate diploma, designed for those who do not have a degree in the subject you wish to pursue. The graduate diploma is a bridging tool to gain the equivalent of an undergraduate major in a specific area. You can then go on to postgraduate study.

You need to be a university graduate to enrol in this qualification.

Certified Financial Planner

CFPCM and its logo are registered certification marks and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERCM is a common law certification mark owned outside the U.S. by Financial Planning Standards Board Ltd. Financial Advice New Zealand is the marks licensing authority for the CFP Marks in New Zealand, through agreement with FPSB.

Further study

The graduate diploma is a bridging tool. You can gain the equivalent of an undergraduate major in a specific area so you can go on to postgraduate study in that area if you wish. Massey offers a wide range of postgraduate qualifications, from master’s to postgraduate diplomas.

A Graduate Diploma in Business Studies in Personal Financial Planning is a good fit if you:

would like to change from the major of your first degree to study a different business subject

want to update your knowledge with the latest developments in your field.

Entry criteria

All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.

Specific requirements

To enter the Graduate Diploma in Business Studies (Personal Financial Planning) you will:

have been awarded or qualified for a bachelor's degree, or equivalent; or

have demonstrated equivalent practical, professional and/or scholarly experience.

You will need to provide verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.

If you are applying for admission with equivalent practical, professional and/or scholarly experience you will need to provide a current CV containing details of academic and work history.

International English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS - 6.0 overall and minimum 5.5 in each band
  • TOEFL iBT - Overall score 80, minimum 19 in Writing
  • Cambridge English - B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill.
  • NCEL - Level 4 (Academic)
  • PTE - 50 overall and minimum 42 in each communicative skills
  • LanguageCert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

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