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La Trobe University

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Master of Financial Analysis (Investment)

  • Masters (Coursework)

We've worked closely with industry experts to create our Master of Financial Analysis (Investment) and help you meet this demand. Gain core skills in financial analysis and valuation, then develop your specialisation in equity valuation and portfolio performance measurement.

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

We've worked closely with industry experts to create our Master of Financial Analysis (Investment) and help you meet this demand. Gain core skills in financial analysis and valuation, then develop your specialisation in equity valuation and portfolio performance measurement. 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.

Work in leading firms. Graduates have found careers in industry leaders like 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.
  • Equity and alternative securities
    • Develop the skills to work in an investment research team. Study private equity and hedge funds, and learn how to valuate financial entities.
  • Financial statement analysis
    • Learn how financial statements are constructed and leveraged.
  • Corporate finance
    • Develop and manage an investment and funding strategy for an organisation. Critique the ethical basis of financial decisions.
  • Financial and management accounting
    • Recognise and apply the accounting principles that govern the preparation, presentation and communication of accounting information.

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 (Investment), 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:

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

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 ALTERNATIVE SECURITIES FIN5ALS 2 15 EQUITY SECURITIES FIN5EQS 2 15 FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS FIN5FSA 2 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.

  • 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:

  • Senior investment officer
    • Provide businesses with high-level, strategic investment advice. Identify business opportunities and secure investments that grow their impact. Conduct detailed financial analyses and reviews of potential investments.
  • Investment analyst
    • Undertake financial and investment analysis. Manage and develop investment portfolios. Research and interpret financial and technical report.
  • Fund manager
    • Help clients to invest in stocks, bonds and securities. Conduct analysis to determine which securities provide the greatest return on investment and mitigate client risk.

Professional recognition

La Trobe University is recognised by the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute as a university affiliate for its Master of Financial Analysis (Investment). The Master of Financial Analysis (Investment) is recognised by CFA Institute as covering more than 90% of the 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