Master of Financial Analysis / Master of Professional Accounting

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

This course prepares individuals to take the next step in their careers within the finance, banking and accounting industry. It focuses on financial analysis, security valuation and portfolio management, and financial and management accounting. The curriculum builds on a broad foundation of study in economics, accounting and finance, management, marketing and statistics. Graduates will have the knowledge and skills to specialise in areas such as auditing, costing, investigative accounting, taxation, financial advice, funds management, investment analytics, and management consulting.

Structure

The program requires 24 subjects worth 15 credit points each. The course structure is built on 4 modules of study: foundation module, MFA core module, MPA core module and elective module.

Subjects

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Financial analysis

Standard entry requirements

  • 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.

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 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 the 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.

Study pathways

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 the 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.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Melbourne Domestic: $85,200
International: $103,800
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