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MBA Chartered Financial Analyst® Track

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.

Students interested in the MBA-CFA® track must designate this track to their adviser prior to completing all of the Foundations for Effective Management core courses.

Course requirements are listed below.

Course Title Credits
Foundational Course Work
MBA 601 Foundations for Decision Making (MBA quick start) 1
Decision Making Tools (choose one):
EC 600 Managerial Economics 3
CIS 600 Information Systems Strategy 3
MBA 610 Business Decision Analysis 3
Decision Making and Strategic Integration (Part 1)
MBA 615 Managing the Decision Making Process 3
Core Business Disciplines
MBA 620 Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making 3
MBA 625 Organizational Behavior and Leadership for Decision Makers 3
MBA 635 Decision Making for Business Operations 3
MBA 640 Financial Decision Making 3
MBA 645 Marketing Decision Making 3
MBA 660 Decision Making in a Global Economy 3
Finance Courses
AC 613 Financial Statement Anaylsis 3
FIN 610 Global Investment Analysis 3
FIN 612 Fixed Income Investments 3
FIN 616 Derivatives 3
FIN 630 Portfolio Theory 3
FIN 690 Capstone Seminar in Investment Analysis 3
Decision Making and Strategic Integration (Part 2)
MBA 690 Integrated Strategic Decision Making Capstone 3

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