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What will I learn?

We've worked closely with industry experts to create our Master of Financial Analysis (Investment) and help you meet this demand. Gain core skills in financial analysis and valuation, then develop your specialisation in equity valuation and portfolio performance measurement. Learn in a trading room equipped with Bloomberg Terminals, then use them for your personal research and to obtain the Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) certificate.

Work in leading firms. Graduates have found careers in industry leaders like Deloitte, Telstra, NBN Co, Antares Equities and BlackRock.

You'll learn:

International financial markets

Explain and critically evaluate theories that underpin the operation of financial markets.

Security valuation and portfolio management

Analyse financial information and value a range of financial securities using the Bloomberg Terminal. Construct an investment portfolio to meet investor goals and risk profiles.

Equity and alternative securities

Develop the skills to work in an investment research team. Study private equity and hedge funds, and learn how to valuate financial entities.

Financial statement analysis

Learn how financial statements are constructed and leveraged.

Corporate finance

Develop and manage an investment and funding strategy for an organisation. Critique the ethical basis of financial decisions.

Financial and management accounting

Recognise and apply the accounting principles that govern the preparation, presentation and communication of accounting information.

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

Career outcomes

Graduate ready to pursue a variety of roles in the finance sector. Use your finance skills in a diverse range of roles in commercial and public sector organisations, including:

Senior investment officer

Provide businesses with high-level, strategic investment advice. Identify business opportunities and secure investments that grow their impact. Conduct detailed financial analyses and reviews of potential investments.

Investment analyst

Undertake financial and investment analysis. Manage and develop investment portfolios. Research and interpret financial and technical report.

Fund manager

Help clients to invest in stocks, bonds and securities. Conduct analysis to determine which securities provide the greatest return on investment and mitigate client risk.

Professional recognition

La Trobe University is recognised by the Chartered Financial Analyst (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 more than 90% of the Candidate Body of Knowledge defined for CFA Program examinations, Levels I-III. Please contact CFA Institute for further details.

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

Accreditation, registration and/or membership details for this course may be found on the La Trobe University website.

Which department am I in?

Department of Accounting, Finance and Analytics



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$40,400.00 (21,98,041) per year
Application deadline

10 July 2022, 23 October 2022

More details

Start date

18 July 2022, 31 October 2022, 27 February 2023


La Trobe University

Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus,

Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive,



3086, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent). WAM - Weighted Average Mark (WAM) 65%.

For international students

Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).

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.

Selection criteria

Applicants with an Australian Bachelor's degree in a business-related field or an approved equivalent qualification may be eligible for credit for the four foundation subjects in Year 1. Applicants without an undergraduate degree but with a demonstrated minimum of at least five years relevant and cognate business experience may be eligible for credit for the four foundation subjects.

English language requirements

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

TOEFL Internet based (iBT): overall score of 79 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

C1 Advanced: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

C2 Proficiency: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.