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 in the School of Accounting and the School of Banking and 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.

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Why choose this degree?

You will expand your knowledge and skills in accounting and/or finance with this degree, making you stand out from the crowd.

Who should choose this degree?

This degree will give you an advantage as you head towards any of your financial analysis career goals.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career Opportunities

  • Auditor
  • Banking Officer
  • Finance Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Funds Manager
  • Investment Advisor or Analyst
  • Management Accountant

    UNSW Business School's Career Accelerator portfolio offers students exclusive access to a suite of for-credit, co-curricular and business experience opportunities to kick start your career.

Entry requirements

Successful applicants will have:

  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.

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.



2021 Indicative First Year Fee


2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree


*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 below.

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