La Trobe University

Master of Financial Analysis/Master of Professional Accounting

Overview

Start dates
March, July, November 2019
Duration
3 years full-time or equivalent part-time. 2.5 years if you've completed study in a related discipline.
Fees and costs
$28,400 per 120 credit points.

This course is an ideal route to internationally recognised professional careers in accounting and finance, and prepares you to take the next step in your career in finance, banking and accounting.

The curriculum builds on a broad foundation of study in economics, accounting and finance, management, marketing and statistics. And equips you with the knowledge and training you need to specialise in areas such as auditing, costing, investigative accounting, taxation, financial advice, funds management, investment analytics, management consulting and more.

La Trobe's accounting and finance subjects are ranked in the Top 7 per cent in the world (QS world university rankings by subject 2015) and we’re among the top three universities in Victoria for research in accounting, auditing and accountability, banking, finance and investment (Excellence in Research for Australia, 2015). This expertise informs and enhances the content of our courses and our teaching.

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. In making an offer to an applicant, the university may give consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record and employment 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

High level finance, accounting and banking skills are keenly sought after by employers around the world, and graduates of our program can expect to move into a diverse range of roles in accounting, banking and investment analysis. Graduates of the program are now employed in various roles within accounting and finance at a range of Australian and global organisations including ANZ, Ernst and Young, PwC, Telstra, AMP and NAB. Once you complete the course, you can choose to specialise in areas such as auditing, costing, investigative accounting, taxation, financial advice, funds management, investment analytics, management consulting and more.

Professional recognition

The Master of Financial Analysis/Master of Professional 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 CAANZ accredited qualification, please refer to the Handbook for further details. Professional registration 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 Master of Financial Analysis/Master of Professional Accounting may apply for membership with Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Membership 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/Master of Professional Accounting 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.

Fees and costs

Course fees

$28,400 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 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: