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La Trobe University

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Master of Financial Analysis

  • Masters (Coursework)

Become a finance guru.Are you ready to conquer the global financial markets?

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
2 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Mar, Jul, Nov
Domestic Fees
$31,400 per year / $62,800 total
International Fees
$31,400 per year / $62,800 total

About this course

Become a finance guru.

Are you ready to conquer the global financial markets? Around the world, firms are searching for finance experts who can help them leverage their investments and navigate risk.

To give you these highly sought-after skills, we've carefully designed our Master of Financial Analysis to cover core skills in financial analysis and valuation. You'll also have the opportunity to develop a specialty through electives in investment or financial risk management. Learn in a trading room equipped with Bloomberg Terminals, then use them for your personal research and to obtain the Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) certificate.

Get industry-recognised qualifications. La Trobe University is affiliated with the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute and they recognise our Master of Financial Analysis as covering more than 70% of their Candidate Body of Knowledge.

Graduates have found careers in leading firms in Australia and around the world, including Deloitte, Telstra, NBN Co, Antares Equities and BlackRock.

You'll learn:

  • International financial markets
    • Explain and critically evaluate theories that underpin the operation of financial markets.
  • Security valuation and portfolio management
    • Analyse financial information and value a range of financial securities using the Bloomberg Terminal. Construct an investment portfolio to meet investor goals and risk profiles.
  • Corporate finance
    • Develop and manage a firm's investment and fund strategy. Critique the ethical basis of financial decisions.
  • Credit analysis and risk assessment
    • Measure and manage financial risk. Examine credit risk models and learn how to apply them.
  • Financial and management accounting
    • Recognise and apply the accounting principles that govern the preparation, presentation and communication of accounting information.
  • Financial management
    • Gain a thorough knowledge of a firm's short and long-term investment decisions.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9 - Masters Degree.

Sample course structure

Please note, the following course structure is indicative and subject to change depending on your course location, offer year or how you tailor your course with specialisations, majors, minors and electives. Structures for the following year are not normally finalised until October, so the sample provided is based on the most recently approved structure. For more information, please refer to the La Trobe University Handbook.

To qualify for the award of Master of Financial Analysis, students must complete a total of 240 credit points across 2 years.

Year 1 requires the completion of 120 credit points including:

  • 120 credit points from chosen Core

Year 2 requires the completion of 120 credit points including:

  • 15 credit points from chosen Core
  • 45 credit points from chosen Electives
  • 60 credit points from chosen Electives
Study options

Core subjects are required subjects within your course.

Subject name Subject code Year Credit points ACADEMIC INTEGRITY MODULE LTU0AIM 1 0 DEBT SECURITIES FIN5DBS 1 15 DERIVATIVE SECURITIES FIN5DER 1 15 ECONOMETRICS OF FINANCIAL MARKETS FIN5EME 1 15 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT FIN5FMA 1 15 INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE BUS5IAF 1 15 PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS BUS5POE 1 15 STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS AND FINANCE BUS5SBF 1 15 SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT & MARKETING BUS5SMM 1 15 PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT FIN5PMT 2 15

The Master of Financial Analysis offers a range of elective subjects that can be undertaken as part of the degree. Please refer to the course structure in the La Trobe University Handbook.

See La Trobe University Handbook for more details

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses.

  • Melbourne (Bundoora)

To view other campus handbook course details, please select relevant campus in the drop down.

Study locations

Melbourne

Career pathways

Graduate ready to pursue a variety of roles in the finance sector. Use your finance skills in a diverse range of roles in commercial and public sector organisations, including:

  • Finance executive
    • Collaborate and consult with stakeholders to deliver efficiency and value for organisations. Create budgets, forecasts, reports and analyses.
  • Business analyst
    • Understand how businesses run and use data to solve problems and improve processes.
  • Finance business partner
    • Use your accounting skills to connect business units with both operations and management. Provide support and analysis, and become a trusted adviser who adds value in decision-making.
  • Financial controller
    • Oversee business finances and make key decisions on operations and spending.

Professional recognition

La Trobe University is recognised by the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute as a University Affiliate for its Master of Financial Analysis. The Master of Financial Analysis is recognised by CFA Institute as covering more than 70% of their Candidate Body of Knowledge defined for CFA Program examinations, Levels I-III. Please contact CFA Institute for further details.Graduates of the Master of Financial Analysis may apply for membership with the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) . Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Business & Management courses at La Trobe University.
74.2%
Overall satisfaction
77.8%
Skill scale
62.9%
Teaching scale
85.5%
Employed full-time
$107k
Average salary