Our two-year Master of Financial Analysis is built on knowledge and skills proven to be relevant in the finance industry. It explores both theory and practice to prepare you for a career in the financial sector. You'll graduate ready to work in investment, banking, and finance with a strong grounding in economics, accounting, management and quantitative methodology. The course focuses on security valuation and portfolio management. The curriculum is built around the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute's Candidate Body of Knowledge", and prepares you to sit for the CFA exam. There are opportunities to study overseas with our student exchange program. Partner universities include the Copenhagen Business School, the BEM Management School in France and the Berlin School of Economics. Combine this degree with others, such as the Master of Professional Accounting, Master of International Business or an Islamic banking and finance course to expand your employment options, both in Australia and overseas.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0. TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English). TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22. La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 percent overall and 60 percent in the final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website. English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in the previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0. Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59. Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher. Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher. Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
The minimum entry requirement is successful completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or its equivalent). Prior learning developed through relevant work experience or professional accreditation, where it is deemed to be at least equivalent to that obtained through a Bachelor degree, may be considered. In making an offer to an applicant, the University will give consideration to a range of factors to determine whether an applicant has demonstrated the capacity to work at a Master's level, including academic record, English proficiency, and/or employment experience. (Optional) The Bachelor degree (or equivalent) must be deemed cognate to gain entry to a 1.5 year Master degree, otherwise, the applicant will be considered for a 2 year Master degree program.
If you can demonstrate prior learning in business, either in the form of an undergraduate degree in a business-related field or with at least five years relevant business experience, you'll be eligible to apply for Advanced Standing for the four subjects of the first semester of the course. In making you an offer of Advanced Standing, the University may give consideration to a range of factors including your English language proficiency, academic record, employment experience, and/or satisfactory completion of a challenge exam for any one or all of the four, first semester subjects.
La Trobe University is recognized by CFA Institute as a University Affiliate for its Master of Financial Analysis. The Master of Financial Analysis is recognized by CFA Institute as covering in excess of 70% of the Candidate Body of Knowledge defined for CFA Program examinations, Levels I – III. Please contact CFA Institute for further details.