La Trobe University

Master of Financial Analysis/Master of International Business

Overview

Start dates
March, July, November
Duration
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
Fees and costs
$28,000 per 120 credit points.

This double degree combines the specialist finance knowledge necessary for success in the finance industry with an interdisciplinary overview of issues related to international business, and how these issues influence the global economy.

Our Master of Financial Analysis is an ideal route to internationally recognised professional careers in finance. You'll develop or extend your professional skills in finance and gain a broad understanding of economics, accounting, management and quantitative methods.

The program is based on a defined body of knowledge of proven relevance to the finance industry.

Our finance subjects are ranked in the top 7 per cent in the world by the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015. This expertise informs our course content and our teaching.

We've developed the Master of Financial Analysis course in collaboration with business and professional associations, particularly CFA Institute.This means you'll graduate with the professional skills needed to gain entry into a range of challenging and rewarding careers in the financial sector.

The Master of International Business (MIB) provides an education in the essential techniques of international business management, keeping a balance between academic rigour and exposure to a wide range of practical experiences in the various aspects of international management.

As a graduate you'll be ready for a high-level career in investment, banking and finance roles both locally and overseas. This could include export/import companies, joint ventures, public sector areas involved in international trade and conglomerates with subsidiaries reaching around the globe.

Seminars and lectures are held at our Melbourne Campus. While most classes are held during the day, some are held outside work hours and in block mode.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

An Australian Bachelor's degree in any discipline or an approved equivalent qualification. Admission may be granted to applicants without an undergraduate degree but with five or more years of relevant work experience.
NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Career outcomes

Our Master of Financial Analysis (MFA) program will give you entry into a 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. The Master of International Business (MIB) provides an education in the essential techniques of international business management, keeping a balance between academic rigour and exposure to a wide range of practical experiences in the various aspects of international management. The MFA will give you the essential skills for high-level careers in the financial sector including roles in investment and asset management, banking, corporate finance and financial management. Our graduates have moved into roles such as Senior Investment Officer, Finance Executive and Business Analyst. They are employed by companies in Australia and around the world including PwC, Telstra, KPMG, ANZ and EY (formerly Ernst & Young).

Professional recognition

Graduates of the Master of Financial Analysis/Master of International Business 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 International Business may apply for membership with Institute of Managers and Leaders (IML). Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Fees and costs

Course fees

$28,000 per 120 credit points.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

Applications for Semester 2, 2018 will open soon.

Applications for Summer Semester, 2018/19 and Semester 1, 2019 will open later this year.

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Additional information

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 English proficiency, academic record, and employment experience.

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: