Financial planning is the process of meeting your life goals through the proper management of your finances. Life goals can include buying a home, saving for your child's education, or planning for retirement. A financial planner is someone who uses the financial planning process to help you figure out how to meet your life goals. The planner can take a "big picture" view of your financial situation and make financial planning recommendations that are right for you.


Courses on Offer

The Department of Business Management offers specialisation in the field of Financial Planning through the following programmes:


Undergraduate Degrees

  • BCom Financial Planning (40126)
  • BCom Financial Planning Extended (40194)

Post-Graduate Diploma

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning (42260)

Masters and Doctoral Degrees

  • MCom Business Management: Research (41052)
  • PhD Business Management: Research (41512)


*These programmes have been recognised by the professional body, namely the Financial Planning Institute, for the quality of the BCom Financial Planning and the Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning qualifications.

*The MCom and PhD degrees are the same offered throughout the Department of Business Management, however, students may focus their research on the field of Financial Planning.


Financial Planning Society

The Financial Planning Society is a society made up of financial planning students and aims to promote financial planning as a profession, as well as provide students with useful information concerning financial planning. Through this society, the industry is discussed and bursaries, as well as graduate programmes, are communicated to members.

For more information, follow the Financial Planning Society on Facebook.