La Trobe University

Master of Financial Analysis (Financial Risk Management)


Start dates
March, July, November
2 years
Annual tuition fee (A$)
34 600
The Master of Financial Analysis (Financial Risk Management) is based on a defined body of knowledge of proven relevance to the finance industry.

This course focuses specifically on the specialisation of the measurement and management of market, credit, operational and portfolio risk allowing the study of this area in greater depth. It builds on a broad foundation of study in economics, accounting, management and quantitative methods. Lecturers and practitioners help students develop the knowledge, skills and analytical thinking suitable for professional accreditation and a career focused on risk management in the investment, banking or finance areas.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9.

Entry requirements

English language requirement

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

Please refer to our English Language Requirements page for details of other Accepted English Proficiency tests and additional recognised English Language Proficiency Measures, such as English as the language of instruction.

Academic entry requirement

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. NB: Meeting minimum entry requirements 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

As a graduate, you would be employed by a large range of financial institutions involved in the management of risk and include investment banks, commercial banks, asset management firms, hedge funds, insurance companies, consulting firms, and government agencies.

Professional recognition

Graduates of the Master of Financial Analysis (Financial Risk Management) 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 Financial Analysis (Financial Risk Management) may apply for membership with Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) and the Finance and Treasury Association (FTA). Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Fees and scholarships

Annual tuition fee (A$)

34 600


Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your course fees.

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

How to apply

Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Additional information

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, 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.

CRICOS code: 079187J