The Master of Financial Analysis is a specialist degree building on a prior degree and substantial studies in accounting and/or finance. It is designed to extend existing Accounting and/or Finance graduates' understanding and abilities in the area of financial analysis. The Master of Financial Analysis provides an opportunity to draw from the broad range of offerings within the School of Accounting and the School of Banking and Finance so as to offer a targeted (i.e. specialist) qualification directed to Financial Analysis. The Master of Financial Analysis offers a solid grounding in high level skills critical for the development of a wide range of careers, such as investment analysis, funds management, the CFO role or almost any career involving business analysis. This degree draws on cutting edge teaching and research in the School of Accounting and the School of Banking and Finance, and allows a highly flexible program of courses that can be tailored to suit a variety of career aspirations. The following competencies are developed by the appropriate selection of courses - strategy skills, risk analysis and management, valuation, and project development/management.
The Master of Financial Analysis is designed for professionals who want to upgrade and develop their specialist financial analysis knowledge and skills and who have completed a finance or accounting major in their undergraduate degree. The program offers a challenging learning environment for students wanting an integrated program of advanced finance and accounting. The large range of courses offered means that students have the flexibility to tailor a program to meet their individual professional development needs.
Why choose this master’s degree?
• Interdisciplinary studies in accounting and finance
• Flexibility to design a program that meets your professional needs
• Extend your existing knowledge or acquire new knowledge in accounting and/or finance
• Gain high level analytical skills and be competitive in the job market
• Extensive range of course choices based on your interests and career path
• Opportunity to obtain associate membership status with the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA)
Who is this degree for?
• Graduates wishing to complete further studies to increase their knowledge after completing a finance and/or accounting major in a bachelor degree.
Job and career prospects
• Banking officer
• Finance managers
• Financial analyst
• Funds manager
• Investment adviser
• Investment analyst
• Management accountant
Recognized bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) majoring in finance (minimum seven courses) with a credit average, as determined by the Australian School of Business. You also need to demonstrate competence in mathematics and statistical methods.
If you’ve successfully completed the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program, you may be granted one course exemption.
For students who have studied at overseas universities, the normal minimum academic requirement is the equivalent of a credit average grade from an Australian university, as determined by the Australian School of Business. For graduates of US institutions this is a 3.0 out of a 4.0 scale.