This course is an ideal route to internationally recognised professional careers in accounting and finance, and prepares you to take the next step in your career in finance, banking and accounting.
The curriculum builds on a broad foundation of study in economics, accounting and finance, management, marketing and statistics. And equips you with the knowledge and training you need to specialise in areas such as auditing, costing, investigative accounting, taxation, financial advice, funds management, investment analytics, management consulting and more.
La Trobe's accounting and finance subjects are ranked in the Top 7 per cent in the world (QS world university rankings by subject 2015) and we're among the top three universities in Victoria for research in accounting, auditing and accountability, banking, finance and investment (Excellence in Research for Australia, 2015). This expertise informs and enhances the content of our courses and our teaching.
The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9.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 Professional Accounting, students must complete a total of 360 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 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 ADVANCED ACCOUNTING ISSUES ACC5AAI 2 15 ADVANCED AUDITING AND ASSURANCE SERVICES ACC5AAS 2 15 ADVANCED CORPORATE ACCOUNTING ACC5CRE 2 15 DEBT SECURITIES FIN5DBS 2 15 DERIVATIVE SECURITIES FIN5DER 2 15 ECONOMETRICS OF FINANCIAL MARKETS FIN5EME 2 15 PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT FIN5PMT 2 15 TAXATION ACC5TAX 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.
Core choice subjects are one or more subject groups you need to select in your course. Core choice subjects may be specific to your course, major, minor, specialisation or other learning requirements.Subject name Subject code Year Credit points ACADEMIC INTEGRITY MODULE LTU0AIM 1 0 ACCOUNTING FOR MANAGERS ACC5AFM 1 15 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS ACC5FAS 1 15 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT FIN5FMA 1 15 FOUNDATIONS OF COMPANY AND COMMERCIAL LAW LST5CCL 1 15 MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING ACC5MCR 1 15 PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS BUS5POE 1 15 STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS AND FINANCE BUS5SBF 1 15 SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT & MARKETING BUS5SMM 1 15 See La Trobe University Handbook for more details
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High level finance, accounting and banking skills are keenly sought after by employers around the world, and graduates of our program can expect to move into a diverse range of roles in accounting, banking and investment analysis.
Graduates of the program are now employed in various roles within accounting and finance at a range of Australian and global organisations including ANZ, Ernst and Young, PwC, Telstra, AMP and NAB.
Once you complete the course, you can choose to specialise in areas such as auditing, costing, investigative accounting, taxation, financial advice, funds management, investment analytics, management consulting and more.