Investment Management and Financial Analysis-Business Administration (MIMFA/MBA)

The dual Master of Investment Management and Financial Analysis/Master of Business Administration program will prepare you well for:

  • Advanced security analysis and portfolio management as guided by the Code of Ethical Practice and Professional Conduct
  • Ethical leadership, through the values-based management education imparted through the Creighton MBA degree
  • The three levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam

This outstanding dual degree program is available to campus-based and online students.

Outcomes

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of financial analysts is projected to grow 16% by 2022, due to a growing range of financial products available to consumers and the need for analysts who have an in-depth knowledge of various geographic regions. Investment portfolios are becoming complex, and emerging markets throughout the world are providing new investment opportunities that require expertise in those markets.

Even though growth in the field will create new positions, there are still more people wanting to enter the profession than there are jobs available. Having a graduate degree – especially multiple graduate degrees – can significantly improve your prospects as an applicant.

What You'll Learn

  • You will develop the fundamental concepts, skills and knowledge necessary for security analysis and portfolio management.
  • You will learn to apply analytical and critical thinking skills to security analysis and portfolio management.
  • You will develop a perspective that values ethical financial decision-making in the investment profession.
  • If you are interested in earning the CFA* designation, you will acquire the knowledge to sit for each of the three levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam.

*Note: CFA, CFA Program and Body of Knowledge are trademarks owned by the CFA Institute.

Curriculum

M.B.A. Core
All MBA/MSAPM students will complete three MBA courses that address business processes and skills fundamental to Creighton’s Jesuit and values-based mission.

  • MBA771 Leadership & Organizational Behavior
  • MBA775 Business Policy and Managerial Action (capstone course)
  • MBA776 Business, Ethics & Society

M.B.A. Functional Core
Students who are new to the study of business because they hold neither an undergraduate business degree nor have extensive business work experience will be required to take all five of the functional core classes. These classes, combined with the core, will lead to a general competency in most areas of business.

Students who hold an undergraduate business degree or have extensive business experiences will work with the Graduate Business Program staff to select advanced courses in two of the four functional areas.

  • MBA701 Financial Reporting for MBAs
  • MBA711 Managerial Finance
  • MBA761 Marketing Management
  • MBA731 Information Systems Management

MIMFA Core

  • MSA720 Ethics and Professional Standards
  • MSA722 Fixed Income and Derivatives I
  • MSA724 Quantitative Analysis
  • MSA730 Financial Statement Analysis
  • MSA732 Capital Markets
  • MSA734 Equity Analysis
  • MSA736 Fixed Income and Derivatives II
  • MSA738 Advanced Financial Analysis

Admissions Requirements

To enroll in the dual MBA/MIMFA program, you will need to show evidence that you have completed at least one statistics course that includes regression and correlation. Students without a statistics class can complete either a non-credit statistics tutorial offered for a fee through the College of Business or an undergraduate statistics course.

You can gain entry into this program by meeting any one of the following requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree in business
  • A bachelor’s degree in an unrelated major with work experience in finance
  • A bachelor’s degree in an unrelated major with evidence of coursework in accounting, finance and statistics

To earn your Master of Investment Management and Financial Analysis (MSAPM), you must complete 30 credits.

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