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Master of Investment Management and Financial Analysis

If you’re seeking an advanced career in investments, portfolio management, or security analysis, then earning your master’s degree in Investment Management and Financial Analysis (MIMFA) from Creighton University's Heider College of Business can set you apart from your peers and position you for success.

According to a study published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of financial analysts is projected to grow 12 percent by 2024, and specific industries—including portfolio management—are projected to grow more than 30 percent. Median hourly earnings for financial analysts are much higher than other occupations in business and financial operations.

As the industry continues to grow, candidates with a master’s in investment analysis will have a distinct edge in competing for the industry’s top positions. Earning an advanced financial management degree shows that you have the advanced knowledge and skills to grow a business.

“Thanks to our specialized courses, talented students and high-quality faculty, our Master of Investment Management and Financial Analysis program truly stands apart from the rest.”

— Randy Jorgensen, PhD, CFA | Associate Professor and Program Director, Heider College of Business

Flexible learning opportunities for busy professionals

Creighton’s Master of Investment Management and Financial Analysis is available online, on-campus, or a combination of both. These flexible options allow you to choose the format that best meets your educational needs and schedule.

No matter which format you choose, you’ll be immersed in a highly relevant, practice-based curriculum delivered by instructors who are experts in the field.

We’re a Member of the CFA® Institute University Affiliation Program

The Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) credential is a widely regarded investment management credential and is the professional standard of choice for more than 31,000 investment firms worldwide. Creighton’s Master of Investment Management and Financial Analysis is proud to be one of a small number of graduate programs in the CFA Institute’s University Affiliation Program.

To achieve this recognition, a graduate program must cover at least 70 percent of each level of CFA exam material. Our Classes are designed around the CFA exam content, providing an immersive experience that will prepare you to sit for the exam if you choose. Topics of study include:

  • Ethics and professional standards
  • Financial statement analysis
  • Portfolio management and performance measurement
  • Risk management
  • Security analysis

All Master of Investment Management and Financial Analysis faculty members have earned their CFA credential and are a highly valued resource to students interested in pursuing a CFA.

To earn your optional CFA designation, you must pass a series of three exams. These exams are notoriously difficult and require a great deal of study to pass. According to the CFA Institute, some candidates report spending more than 300 hours studying per exam level. Master of Investment Management and Financial Analysis classes are designed around the CFA exam, so studying for your class will also help prepare you to sit for the exam.

Program At A Glance

Master of Investment Management and Financial Analysis

This program is offered On-Campus

This program is offered Online

Application Deadline

FOR FEBRUARY ON-CAMPUS ENROLLMENT
August 1

FOR MAY ON-CAMPUS ENROLLMENT
January 15

FOR JULY ON-CAMPUS ENROLLMENT
May 1

FOR AUGUST ON-CAMPUS ENROLLMENT
July 1

FOR AUGUST ONLINE/HYBRID ENROLLMENT
August 1

FOR OCTOBER ONLINE/HYBRID ENROLLMENT
September 15

FOR JANUARY ONLINE/HYBRID ENROLLMENT
December 15

FOR MARCH ONLINE/HYBRID ENROLLMENT
February 15

FOR JUNE ONLINE/HYBRID ENROLLMENT
June 1

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Official transcripts from all educational institutions attended
  • GMAT score, if required
  • Coursework in accounting, finance, microeconomics, macroeconomics and business statistics
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Application
  • $50 application fee
  • Additional requirements for international students

PROGRAM DETAILS

Program Goals and Curriculum

The Master of Investment Management and Financial Analysis program is designed to prepare students for careers in investments and financial analysis. The program is guided by Code of Ethical Practice and Professional Conduct and uses as its foundation the curriculum of the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) program.

Learn more about this 30-credit degree and its required curriculum in our detailed course guide.

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Our respected faculty at Creighton strives to help students in the Master of Investment Management and Financial Analysis program strengthen their skills, expand their knowledge and work to achieve their goals.

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Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition rates change in the fall of each year. Visit the Tuition and Fees page for more details.

Financial Aid
To help make your graduate studies at Creighton University more affordable, we encourage you to file the FAFSA to apply for financial assistance. We also encourage you to apply for available graduate student scholarships and fellowships.

Learn more about funding your education

Still have questions? Email or call a financial aid specialist at 402.280.2731. Want to talk to someone in person? Stop by the Office of Financial Aid in Suite 1100 in the Harper Center (602 N 20th St, Omaha, NE 68102).

Dates and Deadlines

The tables below detail the enrollment deadlines and starting dates of courses for the current academic year. If you have any questions about dates, deadlines, or application materials, please contact an enrollment specialist for personalized assistance.

ON-CAMPUS

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February

August 1

May

January 15

July

May 1

August

July 1

ONLINE

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August

August 1

October

September 15

January

December 15

March

February 15

June

June 1

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DUAL DEGREE OPTION

Creighton University offers a dual master’s degree program to graduate students who are interested in earning their MBA and Master of Investment Management and Financial Analysis simultaneously.

Master of Business Administration (MBA) + Master of Investment Management and Financial Analysis

  • Combine the business focus of the MBA program with the finance focus of the Master of Investment Management and Financial Analysis program. Earn two master’s degrees in a shorter amount of time than it takes to complete two full degrees.
  • Available in on-campus, online, or hybrid formats

 See the full course listing

Tuition & Financial Aid

Learn about how to fund your investment in education at the Creighton Financial Aid Office.

Funding Your Education