University of Technology Sydney

C04038v10 Master of Financial Analysis

Award(s): Master of Financial Analysis (MFinAnalys)
CRICOS code: 036577F
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 72
Course EFTSL: 1.5
Location: City campus

Overview
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Pathway course
Recognition of prior learning
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Articulation with UTS courses
Professional recognition
Other information

Overview

The Master of Financial Analysis is tailored to students who want to excel in the profession of financial analyst. The course covers all areas required to develop the necessary skills to evaluate complex financial projects and investment opportunities, including corporate finance and valuation, accounting and business law.

The core subjects are designed to offer a balanced coverage of accounting, finance, investment topics and legal aspects and provides advanced-level study in a range of contemporary accounting and finance issues.

Career options

Career options include financial analyst and management level positions in the financial services sector, industry and government.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Critically analyse and apply leading-edge solutions to a broad range of business decisions
2.1 Communicate financial and non-financial information clearly in an appropriate form to all stakeholders
2.2 Interact with colleagues and key stakeholders to work effectively in teams and deliver agreed outcomes
3.1 Critically appraise and apply sustainability principles to decisions in business situations
3.2 Evaluate practices of Indigenous businesses, their partners and financial innovations that are relevant to Indigenous organisations and people
4.1 Apply ethical principles in professional financial practice
4.2 Integrate cutting-edge techniques and knowledge necessary for practice as a finance professional across business

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Minimum Academic Requirement: The previous qualification must be in a related field, within the business discipline.

All applicants who do not meet the minimum academic requirement may still be considered on the basis of a minimum of at least two years full time, or equivalent, relevant work experience.

The relevant work experience must be demonstrated through a C.V. and a Statement of Service, confirming the dates of employment and the position held within the organisation.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Pathway course

Satisfactory completion of the UTS Graduate Certificate in Financial Analysis (C11015), or satisfactory completion of the UTS Graduate Diploma in Financial Analysis (C07012), allows students to articulate into the Master of Financial Analysis.

Recognition of prior learning

Students may be granted a maximum of eight subject exemptions based on recognition of prior learning, of which four core subjects may be approved from prior undergraduate study. For more information about the application process, see How to Apply for Recognition of Prior Learning.

Course duration and attendance

The course is offered on a one-and-a-half year, full-time or three-year, part-time basis.

Course structure

The course totals 72 credit points of study, made up of 12 core subjects.

Course completion requirements

STM91683 Core Subjects MFinAnlys 72cp
Total 72cp

Course program

A typical course program is provided below, showing a suggested study sequence. Most of the subjects are offered in Autumn, Spring and Summer sessions.

Refer to the Timetable Planner for confirmation of availability.

Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
22747 Accounting for Managerial Decisions   6cp
23706 Economics for Management   6cp
25742 Financial Management   6cp
79708 Contemporary Business Law   6cp
Spring session
22748 Financial Reporting and Analysis   6cp
25705 Financial Modelling and Analysis   6cp
25741 Capital Markets   6cp
22754 Corporate Accounting   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
25721 Investment Management   6cp
25743 Advanced Corporate Valuation   6cp
25888 Financial Planning and Taxation   6cp
25848 Applied Cases in Finance (Capstone)   6cp
Autumn commencing, part time
Year 1
Autumn session
22747 Accounting for Managerial Decisions   6cp
23706 Economics for Management   6cp
Spring session
25742 Financial Management   6cp
79708 Contemporary Business Law   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
22748 Financial Reporting and Analysis   6cp
25741 Capital Markets   6cp
Spring session
25721 Investment Management   6cp
22754 Corporate Accounting   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
25743 Advanced Corporate Valuation   6cp
25705 Financial Modelling and Analysis   6cp
Spring session
25848 Applied Cases in Finance (Capstone)   6cp
25888 Financial Planning and Taxation   6cp

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Financial Analysis (C11015), the Graduate Diploma in Financial Analysis (C07012), and the Master of Financial Analysis.

Professional recognition

Completion of the course meets the education requirements for Affiliate membership and, in conjunction with work experience, the requirements for Associate membership with the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA).

Other information

Further information is available from the UTS Business School on:

telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
email business@uts.edu.au
Business (Postgraduate)