La Trobe University

Master of Financial Analysis (Investment)

Overview

Semester starts
March, July, November
Duration
2 years
Annual tuition fee (A$)
34 600

This two-year program is an ideal route to an internationally recognised professional accreditation in finance. We've developed our accounting and finance courses in collaboration with industry, to meet the needs of business and professional associations, particularly CFA Institute.

This course focuses specifically on the specialisation of equity valuation and portfolio performance measurement allowing the study of this area in greater depth, and covers in excess of 70% of the Candidate Body of Knowledge defined for CFA Program examinations, Levels I – III. It builds on a broad foundation of study in economics, accounting, management and quantitative methods.

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

Entry requirements

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.

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.

Career outcomes

This course is designed as a pathway to the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) charter - the designation of professional excellence within the global investment industry. CFA charterholders can gain employment in investment companies and mutual funds, stockbrokerage firms and investment banks, investment management and consulting firms, insurance companies and banks.

Professional recognition

La Trobe University is recognised by CFA Institute as a University Affiliate for its Master of Financial Analysis (Investment). The Master of Financial Analysis (Investment) is recognised 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.

Fees and costs

Annual tuition fee (A$)

34 600

Scholarships

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

This course is based on a defined body of knowledge of proven relevance to the finance industry. It is designed as a pathway to the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter - the designation of professional excellence within the global investment industry. 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 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 language proficiency, academic record or 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:

CRICOS code: 079188G