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The Master of Financial Analysis provides skills for investment analysis, funds management, and chief financial officer roles.

 

Faculty
UNSW Business School
Delivery Mode
Face-to-face (includes blended)
Award
Master of Financial Analysis
Commencing Terms
Term 1, 2 & 3
Duration (Full Time)
1 Year(s)

Overview

The Master of Financial Analysis is a specialist qualification that builds on your prior degree and substantial studies in accounting and/or finance. It will extend your understanding and abilities in financial analysis, giving you a solid grounding in high-level skills for the development of a wide range of careers, such as investment analysis, funds management, chief financial officer role or almost any career involving business analysis. It draws on cutting-edge teaching and research from UNSW Business School which is ranked 1st in Australia and top 21 worldwide for Accounting & Finance*

You will develop your strategy skills, risk analysis and management, valuation, and project development/management. A large range of courses gives you the flexibility to tailor your study to meet your individual professional development needs.

*QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2023

Why study this degree at UNSW?

UNSW Business School has been ranked the #1 business school in Australia by AFR BOSS for the last two years in a row*. That means our business education leads the way in career impact, quality and reputation. In this degree, you can translate learning into workplace experiences to gain on-the-job experience and industry connections while you're still studying.

This degree will give you an advantage as you head towards any of your financial analysis career goals. You will expand your knowledge and skills in accounting and/or finance, making you stand out from the crowd. As a UNSW Business School student, you’ll have access to Career Accelerator - a portfolio of work experience, professional development and global business project opportunities to support your ambitions.

*AFR BOSS 2023 Best Business School Rankings

 

Program Code
8413
CRICOS Code
058933J
Campus
Kensington
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
48
Indicative Enrolments
652

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Entry requirements

  1. A recognised bachelor degree with 2nd class lower division honours or higher (or equivalent qualification) in Finance, Accounting, or a closely related discipline, as determined by the UNSW Australia Business School; or

  2. A recognised graduate certificate or graduate diploma (or equivalent qualification) in a cognate discipline with a credit average or higher, as determined by the UNSW Australia Business School; or

  3. A recognised bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) in a cognate discipline with a minimum of 7 courses in either Finance or Accounting and a credit average, as determined by the UNSW Australia Business School; or

  4. A recognised bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) in a finance-related or accounting-related discipline with a credit average or higher, two years of full-time equivalent of professional postgraduate experience[1] with at least one year of professional work experience in a finance or accounting role in an organisation, and membership of a recognised professional association, as determined by the UNSW Australia Business School.

    NOTE: In exceptional circumstances, applications may be considered for entry where the applicant has other relevant qualifications and experience not listed. This is in accordance with UNSW Policy and Procedure on Recognition of Prior Learning. Applicants will need to demonstrate that they have achieved the same knowledge and skills (learning outcomes) through their formal or informal learning as the qualifications listed for entry for this program.

    This may be evidenced by qualification certificates, records of assessment activities relating to course or program learning outcomes, examples of experience from the workplace, community, or other context which demonstrate relevant skills, knowledge or competencies, membership (or eligibility for membership) of professional organisations which require attainment of certain qualifications, or testimonials of skills, knowledge or competencies from workplace supervisors. Any relevant documentation should be attached to the application and will be considered by the Academic Coordinator for the Program.

    Taken from the UNSW Structure of Postgraduate Coursework Programs - Procedure Appendix B.

English language requirements

 

You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If you’re completing an Australian Year 12 qualification (e.g. NSW HSC or equivalent), you do not need to provide anything extra to prove your proficiency. Your qualification will be used as evidence of your English proficiency.

If you do need to provide evidence of your English proficiency, this will be indicated in your application. You can prove this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

If you need to improve your English skills before you start your degree, UNSW College’s Academic English Programs are for you. The programs are suitable for various English levels and help you prepare for university studies and life in Australia.

  1. A recognised bachelor degree with 2nd class lower division honours or higher (or equivalent qualification) in Finance, Accounting, or a closely related discipline, as determined by the UNSW Australia Business School; or

  2. A recognised graduate certificate or graduate diploma (or equivalent qualification) in a cognate discipline with a credit average or higher, as determined by the UNSW Australia Business School; or

  3. A recognised bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) in a cognate discipline with a minimum of 7 courses in either Finance or Accounting and a credit average, as determined by the UNSW Australia Business School; or

  4. A recognised bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) in a finance-related or accounting-related discipline with a credit average or higher, two years of full-time equivalent of professional postgraduate experience[1] with at least one year of professional work experience in a finance or accounting role in an organisation, and membership of a recognised professional association, as determined by the UNSW Australia Business School.

    NOTE: In exceptional circumstances, applications may be considered for entry where the applicant has other relevant qualifications and experience not listed. This is in accordance with UNSW Policy and Procedure on Recognition of Prior Learning. Applicants will need to demonstrate that they have achieved the same knowledge and skills (learning outcomes) through their formal or informal learning as the qualifications listed for entry for this program.

    This may be evidenced by qualification certificates, records of assessment activities relating to course or program learning outcomes, examples of experience from the workplace, community, or other context which demonstrate relevant skills, knowledge or competencies, membership (or eligibility for membership) of professional organisations which require attainment of certain qualifications, or testimonials of skills, knowledge or competencies from workplace supervisors. Any relevant documentation should be attached to the application and will be considered by the Academic Coordinator for the Program.

    Taken from the UNSW Structure of Postgraduate Coursework Programs - Procedure Appendix B.

English language requirements


You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on whether you are from an English-speaking background or non-English speaking background. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If English is not your first language, you’ll need to provide proof of your English proficiency before you can be given an offer to study at UNSW. You can do this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

If you need to improve your English skills before you start your degree, UNSW College’s Academic English Programs are for you. The programs are suitable for various English levels and help you prepare for university studies and life in Australia.

Check the specific English language requirements for this program


You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on whether you are from an English-speaking background or non-English speaking background. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If English is not your first language, you’ll need to provide proof of your English proficiency before you can be given an offer to study at UNSW. You can do this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

If you need to improve your English skills before you start your degree, UNSW College’s Academic English Programs are for you. The programs are suitable for various English levels and help you prepare for university studies and life in Australia.

Check the specific English language requirements for this program

Program structure

Tailor your specialisation to meet your unique career goals and professional development needs with this highly flexible degree. You can choose to take a blend of accounting and finance electives, bringing them together with a capstone subject in the final term of your degree.

There are more than 15 accounting electives to choose from, including business risk management, financial accounting, reporting for climate change and sustainability, and strategic management accounting.

You can also choose from over 20 finance electives, including financial markets and institutions, capital budgeting and financial decisions, socially responsible investing, cryptocurrency and decentralised finance. There are more than 20 subjects to choose from.

Visit the Master of Financial Analysis Handbook for current and detailed course information.

Study areas

    • Auditing and Assurance Services
    • Business Risk Management
    • Financial Accounting
    • Managing Agile Organisations
    • Accounting Analytics for Business Decision Making
    • Personal Financial Planning and Management
    • Financial Markets and Institutions
    • Investments and Portfolio Selection
    • International Corporate Finance
    • Risk and Insurance
    • Alternative Asset Classes

Future careers

You’ll be ready to advance your career in the finance industry and meet your professional goals with specialised and industry relevant skills.

UNSW Business School students have exclusive access to professional development opportunities through our Career Accelerator portfolio, which includes career mentoringindustry networking, and local, national, and international experience and internships.

As one of the Asia-Pacific’s leading business schools, we have more than 90,000 alumni worldwide who could be connected to your future career. Also, UNSW proudly supports startups, with more founders than any other Australian university and 300+ student clubs to find co-founders (and friends).

Potential careers

  • Banking Professional
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Corporate Treasurer
  • Financial Advisor
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Broker
  • Fund Manager
  • International Financier
  • Investment Banker

Skills and accreditation

You can expect to gain exceptional skills in decision-making and further your industry knowledge. As this degree is highly specialised to your needs, the skills and accreditation you gain will largely depend on the topics you choose to study. For example, the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has approved some courses for complying with the RG146 Tier 1 requirements.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term. Some high-demand programs and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

Ready to start your application?

For most international students, applications are submitted via our Apply Online service. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places, may have an earlier application deadline or may have an earlier commencement date. For more information visit our international applicant information page.

Ready to start your application?

Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative First Year Full Fee
$38,000*
2024 Indicative Full Fee to Complete Degree
$38,000*

*Fees are subject to annual review (or when required) by the University and may vary accordingly.

Indicative fees are a guide only and have been calculated based on the typical enrolment patterns of students undertaking the program. The indicative fees listed here is an estimate for tuition only and excludes non-tuition fees and charges. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year of enrolment, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (48 units of credit (UOC) per year).

You should not rely on indicative fees as fee increases are assessed when required and may exceed the indicative figures listed here. Actual fees are calculated on enrolment. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

2024 Indicative First Year Fee
$56,000*
2024 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$57,000*

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed here.

Indicative fees to complete the program include tuition plus an estimate of study-related costs of approximately $1,000 per year. To find out more about other costs, visit UNSW International.

Scholarships


At UNSW, we award over $83 million in scholarships each year. We pride ourselves on rewarding excellence and making university accessible to students from all walks of life. Whether you’re a domestic or international student, our range of scholarships, prizes and awards can support your journey.