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.
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:
Year 2 requires the completion of 120 credit points including:
Core subjects are required subjects in your course. You need to complete these subjects to attain your degree.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
A range of standalone elective subjects is available in this course. Some electives are recommended for your course, but you may also be able to choose from a range of University-wide electives or electives from other interest areas or disciplines. Note these electives may have their own prerequisites and other requirements. Please refer to the La Trobe University Handbook for the subjects available.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.
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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:
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.