24 months
40400 AUD/year
31400 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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Global financial services are evolving. More than ever, firms are searching for highly trained experts who can navigate the complexities of global capital markets and take advantage of new technologies. Learn more about it with the Master of Financial Analysis from La Trobe University.

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The Master of Financial Analysis from La Trobe University offers you the opportunity to develop specialist expertise in banking, fintech, international business or business research. You'll extend your core investment and financial skills, and enhance your ability to provide financial services and advice.

Develop your core financial and investment expertise in our financial trading room. You'll learn professional investment tools used every day in the financial markets, such as the Bloomberg Information Service, and you'll work with real-time data from international markets and respond to breaking news and events. Examine the latest research by our leading finance academics and learn how to use powerful analytic tools, while taking in guest lectures delivered by industry experts.

Distinguish your expertise by completing a specialisation of your choice. If you want to develop the skills to build quantitative financial models and applications, you might consider the fintech specialisation. If you want to start a career in banking or international finance, you might choose to specialise in banking or international business. You could also undertake a thesis as part of an applied research specialisation and take the next step on a pathway to a PhD and a career in research..

Career outcomes  

After graduation, you could work across a wide range of commercial and public sector organisations. Our graduates have found careers in leading firms in Australia and around the world, including Deloitte, Telstra, NBN Co, Antares Equities and BlackRock.

Possible roles include:

  • Financial analyst
    • Analyse, value and provide investment recommendations on a range of investment securities.
  • Fund manager
    • Manage investment portfolios. Help investors to meet their investment goals within the constraints of their risk profile.
  • Stockbroker
    • Advise professional institutional clients and private retail clients on their investment strategies.
  • Business analyst
    • Use financial data to solve business problems and improve business processes.
  • Financial controller
    • Oversee business finances and make key decisions on operations and spending.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Academic Integrity Module
  • Accounting Principles and Practices 
  • Corporate Finance
  • Debit Securities 
  • Equity Securities

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS code: 079189G 
  • Applicants with an Australian Bachelor's degree in a business-related field or an approved equivalent qualification may be eligible for credit for three foundation subjects in Year 1: BUA4003, BUA4004 and ACC4001. 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.

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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    40400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 40400 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    31400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31400 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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