MBA Chartered Financial Analyst® Track

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The Chartered Financial Analyst® track within the MBA program targets students whose career choices require more extensive finance training and preparation than the traditional MBA.

The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) charter is the designation of professional excellence within the global investment community. This track requires the same number of credits as the master of business administration degree but offers more finance training. The curriculum emphasizes knowledge necessary to work in asset valuation or portfolio management.

Students who complete this track receive a master of business administration degree and graduate prepared to sit for the first (Level I) of three exams offered by CFA Institute. Students must pass the institute's Level I, Level II and Level III exams and meet all eligibility requirements to become a CFA® charter holder.

The CFA charter is the designation of professional excellence within the global investment community. CFA Institute does not endorse, promote or warrant the accuracy or quality of Quinnipiac University. CFA® and Chartered Financial Analyst® are registered trademarks owned by CFA Institute.

Curriculum + Requirements

Courses for the first 28 credits of this track are the same as the traditional master of business administration degree. Students then take four specialized concentration courses and two finance electives to complete the 46 credits required for the degree. Students interested in this track must notify their adviser prior to completing all the Foundations for Effective Management courses.

Course requirements are listed below. Differences from the traditional master of business administration curriculum are designated with an asterisk.

Foundations for Effective Management




MBA 601

Foundations for Decision Making


MBA 615

Managing the Decision Making Process


MBA 620

Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making


MBA 625

Organizational Behavior and Leadership for Decision Makers 3

MBA 635

Decision Making for Business Operations


MBA 640

Financial Decision Making


MBA 645

Marketing Decision Making


MBA 660

Decision Making in a Global Economy


MBA 690

Integrated Strategic Decision Making Capstone


Decision Making Tools (choose one)

EC 600 Managerial Economics 3
CIS 600 Information Systems Strategy 3
MBA 610 Business Decision Analysis 3
Concentration Courses*

AC 613

Financial Statement Anaylsis*


FIN 610

Global Investment Analysis*


FIN 612

Fixed Income Investments*


FIN 690

Capstone Seminar in Investment Analysis


Electives (6 credits)
In addition to the courses listed above, students must complete 6 additional credits in finance.

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