This double degree combines the specialist finance knowledge necessary for success in the finance industry with the knowledge of essential techniques of management necessary to create value in the world of business and met the priorities of government organisations.
The MFA program facilitates entry into a wide range of challenging and rewarding careers in the finance sector as well as providing a pathway to several widely recognised designations of professional excellence within the investment industry while the MBA prepares graduates to tackle problems creatively in order to achieve optimum results for the organisation.
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/Master of Business Administration, students must complete a total of 300 credit points across 3 years.
Year 1 requires the completion of 120 credit points including:
Year 2 requires the completion of 120 credit points including:
Year 3 requires the completion of 60 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 ACCOUNTING FOR MAKING DECISIONS BUA5FMA 2 15 APPLIED MARKETING BUA5MKG 2 15 CRITICAL SKILLS FOR SUCCESS BUA5PSD 2 15 DATA-DRIVEN BUSINESS ANALYSIS BUA5BAM 2 15 INNOVATIVE STRATEGIES FOR CHANGE BUA5SM 2 15 MANAGING PEOPLE AND CULTURE BUA5MGT 2 15 RESPONSIBLE LEADERSHIP BUA5RL 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
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This course is particularly suited to those seeking to advance their career in general management in either a national or international setting. Typically, these opportunities exist in both the public and private sectors, and within for-profit and not-for-profit organisations. Equally, the opportunity exists for graduates to start their own business.
The course also provides a pathway to the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter, which has become known as the designation of professional excellence within the global investment industry. Graduates may be employed by investment companies and mutual funds, stockbrokerage firms and investment banks, investment management and consulting firms, insurance companies and banks.Professional recognition
The Master of Business Administration is accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). Professional membership may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Graduates of the Master of Financial Analysis/Master of Business Administration may be eligible to apply for registration with the CFA Institute. Professional registration may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Graduates of the Master of Financial Analysis/Master of Business Administration may apply for membership with the Institute of Managers and Leaders (IML) and MBA Australasia (MBAus). Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.