Student testimonials

Erin Shields – Dixon Advisory

Erin ShieldsWhy did you choose Kaplan over other providers?

Kaplan has a solid reputation worldwide as a leader in educational courses and their specialty in online education provides the flexibility and accessibility necessary for people like myself who need to juggle work and their studies. I was confident that Kaplan would provide the content I wanted to learn, with the reputation to be recognised in the broader community.

What did you think of Kaplan’s course structure?

I loved that I was able to select subjects that were relevant and interesting to my career and interests. I appreciated the flexibility to pace myself through my studies, but was also grateful for the expectation that a topic should be completed within a respectable time period.

How has the course helped you in the workplace while studying?

Absolutely! The practical nature of the courses has greatly assisted me in devising strategies for my own clients. Kaplan’s courses appeal to a broad range of students, with courses providing the most basic introduction to a topic and compounding this knowledge into more complex theories and strategies; all of which are relevant and useful when providing advice.

Where are you now in your career and has this course helped you get there?

I am currently working as a Financial Advisor with Dixon Advisory, providing strategic advice to Australians to assist them to understand their goals and realise their financial objectives in a tax-effective and risk-appropriate way.

Jai Manzo – Senior Business Banking Manager at NAB

Jai ManzoWhy did you choose Kaplan over other providers?

I chose Kaplan over other providers as it is an internationally recognised institution and provided me the ability to complete my studies online in my own time. This allowed me to balance studies and full-time work as I was able to study when and where I chose – even while overseas!

What did you think about Kaplan’s course structure?

The course structure, via the breadth of elective subjects provided, afforded me flexibility to tailor my studies towards building knowledge for my current role as well as for my future career aspirations. The course structure also focused on shared learning among students via discussion forums and team activities which provided invaluable opportunities to expand my professional network.

How has the course helped you in the workplace while studying?

The real life industry case studies provided practical, relevant and up-to-date knowledge which I could apply immediately in my workplace. The delivery of these industry case studies by current industry practitioners and experts ensured a focus on knowledge for the workplace underpinned all subjects.

Where are you now in your career and has this course helped you to get there?

The course has played an integral role in progressing my career at NAB. The practical nature of subject content was tailored specifically to help me excel in the workplace and keep me up to date with industry requirements and issues.

“As a qualified CA I already had a solid academic background but felt to progress in my new role I needed to improve my technical knowledge base. The Kaplan Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance was just what I was looking for with an array of technically sound and very practical courses.

A Kaplan Graduate Diploma is well regarded by my employer and the investment banking industry and I can safely say that it has been a critical element in my career progression.”

Dino Talavanic
Completed Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance

“After working for several years after university as a solicitor, Kaplan’s courses gave me the knowledge and skills that I needed to move into finance. I’m now a Director of a major Australian investment management firm.”

Alexandra Campbell
Completed the Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and
Master of Applied Finance

“Flexibility and choice. These two features were the key reasons why I undertook the Masters of Applied Finance with Kaplan.

The delivery of the course was flexible and allowed me to balance the requirements of my job in the finance industry with my study commitments.

The ability to choose from many elective subjects differentiated the Kaplan Online Masters from other postgraduate courses offered in the industry.”

Elie Saikaly
Completed the Master of Applied Finance

“I enrolled in the Kaplan Masters so I could up-skill, become more valuable to my employer and provide even better services to my clients. It’s a qualification that is well respected both within the industry and by clients.”

Simon Whiteley
Completed the Master of Applied Finance

“The training offered by Kaplan was extremely useful. I personally found the Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance to help greatly in being able to understand more about how my company operates, the important areas to focus on, and how to discuss core business concepts with senior management.”

Dr. Robert Scott
Completed Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance