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Stand out as a graduate skilled in both accounting and financial analysis from a globally recognised university. Get trained, certified and career ready.

This combined course offers you the exciting opportunity to complete a professionally accredited* Bachelor of accounting, paired with a specialised Master of Financial Analysis in only four-and-a-half years.

La Trobe is featured in the world’s top 200** for accounting and finance subjects. We’re also in the top 3 in Victoria for accounting auditing and accountability research***.

Your degree will give you the chance to complete a major in Accounting, with the opportunity to complete a second major from within the Business School. On successful completion of this course you will have a sound knowledge of accounting principles and an understanding of the theory and operation of financial markets.

The Bachelor of Accounting is accredited by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).* Graduates of the Bachelor of Accounting/Master of Financial Analysis may also be eligible to apply for registration with the CFA Institute.****

You can also choose to expand on your accounting expertise by completing the six subjects required by Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) Australia to complete all academic requirements of professional accreditation with CPA Australia, including the CPA professional exams. This will position you for a position as a trainee accountant, which will provide you with the final practice component required for professional accreditation with CPA Australia .

Career opportunities

Your specialisation and professional memberships will ensure you stand out among other graduates. You will have highly transferable skills and the ability to work in:

  • accountancy
  • auditing
  • business management
  • business or investment analysis
  • financial management
  • public practice.

Our graduates have successfully launched their careers with major organisations such as:

  • Deloitte
  • EY (Ernst & Young)
  • KPMG
  • PwC
  • Qantas
  • World Vision.

* The Bachelor of Accounting is accredited by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ); students are required to complete specific subjects in order to graduate with the CPA Australia and CAANZ accredited qualification, please refer to the Handbook for further details.
** QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017  .

***Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2015-16.
****Professional registration may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

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Bachelor of Accounting/Master of Financial Analysis

Course offer year:
2018
Semester starts:
March, July, November
Campus/ATAR*:
Melbourne N/A
Duration:
4.5 years
Prerequisites:
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL. Applicants with comparable qualifications will be considered.
Professional recognition:
The Bachelor of Accounting is accredited by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ); students are required to complete specific subjects in order to graduate with the CPA Australia and CAANZ accredited qualification, please refer to the Handbook for further details. 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 Bachelor of Accounting/Master of Financial Analysis 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.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements:
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.
Additional information:
Students undertaking the CPA Professional subjects as part of the MFA may be required to take these subject at the city campus. Opportunities exist to accelerate this course by enrolling in summer and winter subjects.
See Student Handbook for more details:

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Sample course structure

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Business Foundations
  • Accounting and Finance for Business
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Economics

Semester 2

  • Fundamentals of Finance
  • Accounting for Management Decisions
  • Introduction to Business Law and Ethics
  • Elective subject (15 cps)

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Accounting and Information Systems
  • Elective subject (15 cps)*
  • Elective subject (15 cps)*
  • Elective subject (15 cps)*

Semester 2

  • Corporate Reporting
  • Sustainability
  • Cost Accounting and Decision Making
  • Elective subject (15 cps)*

Year 3

Semester 1

  • Management Accounting and Control
  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Elective subject (15 cps)*
  • Elective subject (15 cps)*

Semester 2

  • Auditing and Assurance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Elective subject (15 cps)*
  • Elective subject (15 cps)*

Year 4

Semester 1

  • Debt Securities
  • Equity Securities*
  • Derivatives Securities
  • Financial Management

*Students may take a Finance elective as an alternative to Equity Securities

Semester 2

  • Elective subject or CPA Professional Subject (15 cps)
  • Elective subject or CPA Professional Subject (15 cps)
  • Elective subject or CPA Professional Subject (15 cps)
  • Elective subject or CPA Professional Subject (15 cps)

Year 5

Semester 1

  • Econometric Methods
  • Portfolio Management
  • Elective subject or CPA Professional Subject (15 cps)
  • Elective subject or CPA Professional Subject (15 cps)

This sample course structure is only indicative. For an up to date version please consult the Handbook.

* Law of Business Associations (LST2LBA) is a subject required for accreditation by both CPA Australia and CAANZ and must be taken as an elective subject in second year in order for the student to graduate with an accounting degree accredited by both CPA Australia and CAANZ.

Specialisations, majors and minors

Majors and Minors

You may also choose to complete a minor within the Bachelor of Accounting degree. The minor may be chosen from any on offer in the university, subject to their being no more than eight subjects for a major and four subjects for a minor, and subject to having completed any prerequisite subjects required.

The four-subject minors available within the Business School are listed below:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Economics
  • Environmental Management
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Commerce
  • International Management
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Sport Management
  • Event Management
  • Tourism and Hospitality

For more information on business majors and minors and the subjects on offer within them, please see Business Majors or Business Minors.

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Choose Bachelor of Accounting/Master of Financial Analysis at La Trobe

Stand out as a graduate skilled in both accounting and financial analysis from a globally recognised university. Get trained, certified and career ready.

This combined course offers you the exciting opportunity to complete a professionally accredited* Bachelor of accounting, paired with a specialised Master of Financial Analysis in only four-and-a-half years.

La Trobe is featured in the world’s top 200** for accounting and finance subjects. We’re also in the top 3 in Victoria for accounting auditing and accountability research***.

Your degree will give you the chance to complete a major in Accounting, with the opportunity to complete a second major from within the Business School. On successful completion of this course you will have a sound knowledge of accounting principles and an understanding of the theory and operation of financial markets.

The Bachelor of Accounting is accredited by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).* Graduates of the Bachelor of Accounting/Master of Financial Analysis may also be eligible to apply for registration with the CFA Institute.****

You can also choose to expand on your accounting expertise by completing the six subjects required by Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) Australia to complete all academic requirements of professional accreditation with CPA Australia, including the CPA professional exams. This will position you for a position as a trainee accountant, which will provide you with the final practice component required for professional accreditation with CPA Australia.

Career opportunities

Your specialisation and professional memberships will ensure you stand out among other graduates. You will have highly transferable skills and the ability to work in:

  • accountancy
  • auditing
  • business management
  • business or investment analysis
  • financial management
  • public practice.

Our graduates have successfully launched their careers with major organisations such as:

  • Deloitte
  • EY (Ernst & Young)
  • KPMG
  • PwC
  • Qantas
  • World Vision.

* The Bachelor of Accounting is accredited by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ); students are required to complete specific subjects in order to graduate with the CPA Australia and CAANZ accredited qualification, please refer to the Handbook for further details.
** QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017  .

***Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2015-16.
****Professional registration may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

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Course details for international students

Bachelor of Accounting/Master of Financial Analysis (092918C)

Course offer year:
2018
Semester starts:
March, July, November
Fees amount ($A):
30 000
Campus:
Melbourne
Duration:
4.5 years
English language requirements:
IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0
Academic entry requirements:
LTM Foundation Studies - 65 International Baccalaureate - 24 GCE A Levels - 7 HKDSE - 2 x Level 4 Sri Lankan A Levels - CCC STPM - 8 Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 3.5 Sweden Slutbetyg - G All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 60 Vietnam (Year 12) - 8 Indonesia (SMA) - 8 GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.6
Professional recognition:
The Bachelor of Accounting is accredited by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ); students are required to complete specific subjects in order to graduate with the CPA Australia and CAANZ accredited qualification, please refer to the Handbook for further details. 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 Bachelor of Accounting/Master of Financial Analysis 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.
Additional information:
Students undertaking the CPA Professional subjects as part of the MFA may be required to take these subject at the city campus. Opportunities exist to accelerate this course by enrolling in summer and winter subjects.
See Student Handbook for more details:

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Sample course structure

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Business Foundations
  • Accounting and Finance for Business
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Economics

Semester 2

  • Fundamentals of Finance
  • Accounting for Management Decisions
  • Introduction to Business Law and Ethics
  • Elective subject (15 cps)

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Accounting and Information Systems
  • Elective subject (15 cps)*
  • Elective subject (15 cps)*
  • Elective subject (15 cps)*

Semester 2

  • Corporate Reporting
  • Sustainability
  • Cost Accounting and Decision Making
  • Elective subject (15 cps)*

Year 3

Semester 1

  • Management Accounting and Control
  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Elective subject (15 cps)*
  • Elective subject (15 cps)*

Semester 2

  • Auditing and Assurance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Elective subject (15 cps)*
  • Elective subject (15 cps)*

Year 4

Semester 1

  • Debt Securities
  • Equity Securities*
  • Derivatives Securities
  • Financial Management

*Students may take a Finance elective as an alternative to Equity Securities

Semester 2

  • Elective subject or CPA Professional Subject (15 cps)
  • Elective subject or CPA Professional Subject (15 cps)
  • Elective subject or CPA Professional Subject (15 cps)
  • Elective subject or CPA Professional Subject (15 cps)

Year 5

Semester 1

  • Econometric Methods
  • Portfolio Management
  • Elective subject or CPA Professional Subject (15 cps)
  • Elective subject or CPA Professional Subject (15 cps)

This sample course structure is only indicative. For an up to date version please consult the Handbook.

* Law of Business Associations (LST2LBA) is a subject required for accreditation by both CPA Australia and CAANZ and must be taken as an elective subject in second year in order for the student to graduate with an accounting degree accredited by both CPA Australia and CAANZ.

Specialisations, majors and minors

Majors and Minors

You may also choose to complete a minor within the Bachelor of Accounting degree. The minor may be chosen from any on offer in the university, subject to their being no more than eight subjects for a major and four subjects for a minor, and subject to having completed any prerequisite subjects required.

The four-subject minors available within the Business School are listed below:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Economics
  • Environmental Management
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Commerce
  • International Management
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Sport Management
  • Event Management
  • Tourism and Hospitality

For more information on business majors and minors and the subjects on offer within them, please see Business Majors or Business Minors.

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