This course is an ideal route to internationally recognized 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 specialize 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.
The qualification awarded on graduation is recognized in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9.
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 organizations including ANZ, Ernst and Young, PwC, Telstra, AMP and NAB.
Once you complete the course, you can choose to specialize in areas such as auditing, costing, investigative accounting, taxation, financial advice, funds management, investment analytics, management consulting and more.
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.
The minimum entry requirement is successful completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or its equivalent). Prior learning developed through relevant work experience or professional accreditation, where it is deemed to be at least equivalent to that obtained through a Bachelor degree, may be considered. In making an offer to an applicant, the University will give consideration to a range of factors to determine whether an applicant has demonstrated the capacity to work at a Master's level, including academic record, English proficiency, and/or employment experience. (Optional) The Bachelor degree (or equivalent) must be deemed cognate to gain entry to a 1.5 year Master degree, otherwise, the applicant will be considered for a 2 year Master degree program.
English language requirements
IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0; TOEFL Paper based - Overall score of 575 with 5 or better in TWE (Test of Written English); TOEFL Internet based (iBT) - Overall 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; Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) - 176 with no less than 169 in any component; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - 176 with no less than 169 in any component.
|University Type||Public Research|
|Student Ratio (females to males)||62:38|
|Graduate Employability Rate||86.6%|
|No. of Courses||104+|
|No. of International Students||28%|
|Cost of Attendance||20,746 USD – 27,662 USD (annually)|
|Applications Accepted||Online application/Printed application, by post|
|Intake Type||Semester Wise|
|Mode of Program||Full time; Part-time and Online|
|Arts, Social Sciences and Communications||21,023 USD – 24,757 USD|
|Business and Commerce||21,023 USD – 23,097 USD|
|Health||23,097 USD – 26,555 USD|
|Sciences||24,481 USD – 26,555 USD|
|Education and Teaching||19,916 USD – 21,023 USD|
|IT and Engineering||21,853 USD– 24,757 USD|
|Law and Criminology||22,821 USD – 25,864 USD|
International students must fulfil additional requirements before submitting an application to the La Trobe College. Some of them are as follows:
International students must submit the ones listed below:
Students must have proof of their English language proficiency by providing scores of any one of the following tests given below, to be eligible for admission at the La Trobe College.
|Test Name||Minimum Score Required|
|TOEFL (Internet-based)||55 60|
|Cambridge English||Level B2
|La Trobe Melbourne||EFS 4B
|PTE Academic||42 50|
|Tuition Fees in Australia (1st Year Average)||BE/Btech: AUD 29109 | MBA: AUD 35139 | MS: AUD 36803 | BBA: AUD 28693 | MEng: AUD 39298 | BSc: AUD 34307 | MIM: AUD 39298 | MFin: AUD 35347 | MArch: AUD 37218 | BHM: AUD 28693 | MIS: AUD 35347 | MEM: AUD 43040|
|Average Accomodation & Food Costs in Australia||AUD 1680 Per Month Approx|
|Entrance Exams in Australia||TOEFL: 77 | IELTS: 6.5 | PTE: 57 | GRE: 300 | GMAT: 600|
|Work and Study in Australia||Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.|
|Post Study Work Permit in Australia||2 Year after graduation depending on the course.|
|Cost of Student Visa in Australia||AUD 620|
|Student Visa in Australia||The subclasses for the visa were reduced to two from the eight for convenience. The two visa subclasses are Subclass 500 (for students) and Subclass 590 (For Student Guardian).|
|Intakes in Australia||There are Two Main Intakes in Australia: February and July.|
|Top Job Sectors in Australia||Health Care and Social Assiastance, Construction, Education, Manufacturing, Public Administration and Safety, Transport & Logistics, etc.|
|Economy in Australia||1.7% (2019e) 2.3% (2020e), 10th Largest in the World by Nominal|
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