La Trobe University

Master of Financial Analysis

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

Learn to invest wisely. Invest in your future career. Global financial services are evolving. More than ever, firms are searching for highly trained experts who can navigate the complexities of global capital markets and take advantage of new technologies. La Trobe's Master of Financial Analysis offers you the opportunity to develop specialist expertise in banking, fintech, international business or business research. You'll extend your core investment and financial skills, and enhance your ability to provide financial services and advice. Develop your core financial and investment expertise in our financial trading room. You'll learn professional investment tools used every day in the financial markets, such as the Bloomberg Information Service, and you'll work with real-time data from international markets and respond to breaking news and events.

Designed for

Students wishing to gain CFA accreditation and establish a career in investment, banking or finance


To qualify for the award of the Master of Financial Analysis, students must complete 240 credit points consisting of: 165 core credit points 15 core choice credit points 60 specialisation credit points Advanced standing: - 45cps of advanced standing would be offered to students who have completed a Bachelor Degree, or Graduate Certificate, in a business discipline, which includes at least one subject in each of economics, accounting, and statistics. - 15cps of advanced standing for the subject FIN5005 would be offered to students who, prior to census date in their final semester, successfully completed either: - CFA Level 1, or - The "Professionalism and Ethics" module of the FINSIA "Chartered Banker" program


  • First Year Subjects: Academic Integrity Module
  • Accounting Principles and Practices
  • Corporate Finance
  • Debt Securities
  • Equity Securities
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Principles of Economics
  • Principles of Finance
  • Statistics for Business and Finance

Standard entry requirements

  • Postgraduate: Prerequisites - Undergraduate requirements - Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).
  • International: IELTS - 6.5 < 6.0 (PG minimum) - 6.5 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.0.
  • Note: This course may be subject to alternative or extra entry requirements depending on your life circumstances and/or work experience. For the complete entry requirements, please search for your course on the La Trobe website:


La Trobe University is recognised by the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute as a University Affiliate for its Master of Financial Analysis. The Master of Financial Analysis is recognised by CFA Institute as covering more than 70% of their 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.

Study pathways

Applicants with demonstrated 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, will be eligible to apply for Advanced Standing (credit) for the four subjects of the first semester of the course. In making an offer of Advanced Standing to an applicant, the University may give consideration to a range of factors including academic record, and employment experience.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne (Bundoora) International: $79,200 Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Melbourne (Bundoora).

Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning. Fees correct Friday, Sep 30 2022

Further information

Note this course is available in the Summer Semester, commencing in October, as well as in Semester 1 (March), and Semester 2 (July).

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