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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
Course Code
079188G
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Mar, Jul, Nov
Domestic Fees
$31,400 per year / $62,800 total
International Fees
$40,400 per year / $80,800 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.

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.