About Creighton University
Founded in 1878, Creighton University is a prestigious institution grounded in Jesuit values. Our approach to education includes a passion for learning and making a difference, resulting in graduates motivated to succeed and making a lasting impact in their fields. We bring the same challenging courses and expert faculty to our online degree programs. Creighton has been consistently ranked by US News & World Report as the #1 master’s degree granting university in the Midwest.
PLEASE NOTE: There are no Certificate programs available as part of Creighton University’s Online curriculum nor curriculum associated with an MBA or MBA Dual Degree program.
Online Learning Benefits
- Earn the same highly respected Creighton University Master’s degree or graduate certificate as students who attend our traditional, on-campus classes
- Access your coursework anywhere, anytime via easy to use virtual classrooms supported by outstanding 24 x 7 technical support
- Collaborate with your Instructors and other classmates across the country through online discussion forums and virtual meetings
- Emphasis on small class size allows personal attention for each student
One Renowned Program, Twice the ROI
Get twice the return of other finance degrees and jumpstart your finance career. Creighton University’s online Master of Investment Management and Financial Analysis delivers a respected graduate degree plus preparation for the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) exams.1. This fully-accredited online MS program will make you a highly desirable candidate for some of the highest-paying finance jobs as an expert in both investment management and financial analysis.
Earn a Quality Credential
For financial professionals seeking top jobs in the field of investment management, a graduate business degree is essential. With Creighton’s online degree program, students from across the country have the opportunity to get a specialized, online masters in finance from one of the top ranked universities in the Midwest.
Creighton is ranked #12 Best Online Graduate Business Programs< in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs Rankings. Additionally, Creighton’s Heider College of Business boasts accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the principal accrediting body for business education. Creighton’s rank among the best business schools in the country, along with accreditation by the AACSB, helps graduates stand out and get noticed by some of the top investment management firms in the world.
Prepare for the CFA Exam
The CFA Institute® administers the CFA Program®, which requires candidates pass a series of three exams designed to test investment professionals’ knowledge and skills. A candidate who passes the CFA exams and accrues the appropriate professional work experience earns the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, an investment credential recognized worldwide.
As an official program partner of the CFA Institute, Creighton is one of only 36 university partners in the United States. Among these, Creighton is the only partner with a fully online, specialized finance masters degree. The curriculum of the Master of Investment Management and Financial Analysis is built around the CFA Program and covers a significant portion of the topics of study for all three levels of the exam, including:
- Financial reporting and analysis
- Equity investments
- Alternative investments
- Quantitative methods
- Corporate finance
- Portfolio management and wealth planning
Practitioner Approach to Finance
The rigorous curriculum is refined each year to keep up with changes in the industry. The result is a practitioner-oriented view of finance and investments for people with financial industry experience who want to focus on managing money instead of people. This approach is what sets Creighton’s online Master of Investment Management and Financial Analysis apart from other similar programs, and ultimately what will set you apart from other investment management professionals.
As an online student, you’ll receive a world-class finance education while still being able to meet your personal and professional responsibilities outside of the classroom. Creighton’s online Master of Investment Management and Financial Analysis is taught by the same world-class faculty who teach our on-campus classes, and you’ll study the same topics as our on-campus students. These topics include:
- Ethics and professional standards
- Financial statement analysis
- Portfolio management and performance measurement
- Risk management
- Security analysis
Guided by Ethics
Creighton’s finance and investment management program has always emphasized the importance of ethics and high professional standards — both in dedicated classes and throughout the curriculum. These values are even more in demand after the economic crash of 2008, which exposed many instances of unscrupulous practices by banks and other financial institutions.
Aligning with the University’s values and guided by the CFA Institute’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct, Creighton’s online masters in investment management is committed to producing well-rounded financial professionals who can apply their knowledge and skills to endeavors well beyond the CFA exam. The ethics and professional standards you will learn as a student will translate to a long and rewarding career in the financial services sector.
Learn from CFA Charterholders
This online finance masters degree is taught exclusively by faculty members who have earned the CFA charter. Prior to working in academics, these instructors had comprehensive careers in the finance industry. Learning from these subject matter experts, students develop elite financial expertise.
Gain the Edge
Job competition in the money management industry is expected to be fierce in coming years, and candidates with a master’s degree will have a distinct edge. In a field where the CFA credential is the gold standard, Creighton’s intense online Master of Investment Management and Financial Analysis is a valuable asset for those looking to either advance their careers or transition into the world of security analysis and portfolio management. Learn more about the industry’s career outlook and how Creighton University can give you a competitive advantage among your peers and fellow job seekers.