Masters in Investment in North America

Top Masters in Investment in North America 2017

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A masters is the first level of graduate coursework and can be obtained after you receive a bachelor’s degree. Earning a masters usually requires two years of full-time study, which amounts to 36 to 54 semester credits.

 

The skills and knowledge built throughout an education in investment are usually valuable in the job market. This educational pursuit could result in students going on to obtain secure, stable careers like financial consultant, financial advisor, and investment performance analyst.

The United States of America is located on the continent of North America. It is the third largest country by size in the world. It has a relatively short history compared to other world nations, has one of the world's largest economies, and has one of the world's most diverse populations.

Masters Degree in Investment in North America

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Online Master of Investment Management and Financial Analysis

Creighton University Online
Online Part time September 2017 USA Omaha

Investing is one of the more complex, competitive, and rewarding areas in finance. Creighton’s Master of Investment Management and Financial Analysis (MIMFA) offers intense and advanced training on investing. [+]

Top Master's Programs in Investment in North America 2017. Investing is one of the more complex, competitive, and rewarding areas in finance. Creighton’s Master of Investment Management and Financial Analysis (MIMFA) offers intense and advanced training on investing. With a curriculum designed around all three levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) exams, and taught exclusively by faculty members who have passed it, this online master’s offers rigorous training that can make the difference between staying where you are and achieving your career ambitions. Even if you don’t plan to pursue your CFA charter right away, you’ll still graduate with a valuable master’s degree and the in-depth investment and financial know-how required of confident investment professionals. Coursework Based on the Real World Instead of focusing exclusively on theory, the online Master of Investment Management and Financial Analysis offers a practitioner-oriented view of finance and investment. Coursework is adapted every year to reflect the rapidly changing world of finance and investment. Areas of study include: - International trade and alternative investments - Financial accounting procedures and their implications - Methods of securities risk and return analysis - Ethics and professional standards [-]

Master of Finance

University of California, Riverside
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Riverside

The new Master of Finance (MFin) program at the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management addresses this substantial unmet demand for trained finance professionals. [+]

Globalization, rapid advances in computational technology, unprecedented financial innovation and shifting regulatory regimes have all contributed to additional job opportunities for finance professionals with education beyond a bachelor's degree. The new Master of Finance (MFin) program at the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management addresses this substantial unmet demand for trained finance professionals. By providing a comprehensive overview of the entire field of finance, with an emphasis on empirical methods and applications, the three-quarter (48 quarter units) MFin program will enable finance executives to gain the specialized expertise required for professional advancement, and prepare students who seek to pursue professional certifications in finance including all levels of the CFA and GRP. Some possible career paths for MFin students: Investment management Investment banking Corporate finance Private wealth management Risk management Asset Management Quantitative Research Equities Trading Application Deadlines Fall 2017 Admission Priority round:December 15, 2016 Second round: January 31, 2017 Third round: March 1, 2017 Final Deadlines: International: May 1, 2017 Domestic: June 1, 2017 Master of Finance Admission Criteria The Master of Finance program is open for admission to all students. The program is best suited for students with a sufficient quantitative background to enable successful completion of the program. The most appropriate undergraduate majors include business, engineering, mathematics, statistics, and physics, among others. Students with less quantitative backgrounds may also apply, but should expect to use electives to develop quantitative background or to take additional courses. We consider each applicant's professional, academic, and life experiences in addition to character and personality. Admission to the program is based upon several criteria, including the quality of previous academic work, personal essays and letters of recommendation, and Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) performance. The GMAT or GRE is required for all applicants. [-]

Masters of Management in Finance (MMF)

McGill University
Campus Full time 12  July 2017 Canada Montreal

The McGill Masters of Management in Finance (MMF) degree is a pre-experience twelve-month specialized program in finance. The MMF program prepares students for a career in finance through a comprehensive curriculum that integrates advanced financial concepts and quantitative methods with real-world business practices. [+]

Top Master's Programs in Investment in North America 2017. The McGill Masters of Management in Finance (MMF) degree is a pre-experience twelve-month specialized program in finance. The MMF program prepares students for a career in finance through a comprehensive curriculum that integrates advanced financial concepts and quantitative methods with real-world business practices. The MMF is designed for recent graduates with a Bachelor of Science, Engineering, Economics, Arts or Commerce degree and with proven quantitative skills who aim to work in the finance industry or in the finance function of a business. The program starts this Summer 2016. We are NOW open for applications. Gain real life business experience Throughout the program, Master of Management in Finance students work as analysts at Desautels Capital Management Inc., a licensed and regulated investment management firm with an independent board of directors. Major responsibilities will include covering a sector and managing the DCM firm’s portfolio. Program structure The Masters of Management in Finance consists of eleven courses (33 credits) delivered over six 6-week modules. Concurrently students will also be expected to complete an Integrative Finance Project (12 Credits). Integrative Finance Project BUSA 689 - Integrative Finance Project (12 Credits) The integrative finance project is a core component of the program. It provides the opportunity to immediately put into practice the skills and knowledge that students acquire in the classroom. Students fulfill this requirement in three overlapping stages: Desautels Capital Management Inc. (August to July): Upon entry into the program, students join Desautels Capital Management (DCM) as analysts. DCM is a licensed and regulated asset management firm, with an independent board of directors and external investors. As analysts, students are responsible for a particular sector, identifying investment opportunities, and pitching them to colleagues. In addition, students are responsible for dealing with regulatory issues, compliance, trading and execution, back office settlement, preparation and filing of financial statements, and communication with clients. Professional Seminar Series (August to April): Seminars will be held regularly to expose students to current issues and practices in financial markets. The seminars will be given by professionals from various industries, e.g. hedge funds, pension funds, tax/legal accountants, etc., and will provide unique networking opportunities. Final Project (February to July): Students will work on a finance topic of their choice under the supervision of a faculty member. Throughout the project, students will have the opportunity to think independently and creatively about an important financial topic, apply their quantitative skills, and ultimately showcase marketable skillsets in an area of their interest. Six 6-Week Modules 1st Module: FINE 678 - Financial Economics (3 Credits) This course covers the basic principles of valuation in modern finance and applies them to the pricing of financial securities and to the investment decisions of firms. Topics include interest rates, the valuation of bonds, stocks and options, optimal portfolio choice, the price of risk, and capital budgeting. The course serves as a foundation for the rest of the finance courses in the program. FINE 681 - International Capital Markets (3 Credits) This course provides a comprehensive analysis of international capital markets including the financial assets traded in these markets, e.g., debt securities, equities, and currencies, the performance of the asset management industry, and the in-depth coverage of the recent international financial crises. This course also covers the theoretical models that characterize open economies and that explain how prices, interest rates, inflation, and exchange rates are determined. 2nd Module: FINE 679 - Corporate Finance Theory (3 Credits) This course provides a framework for understanding how firms finance their activities. The course studies the different forms of financing available to firms (e.g., bonds, loans, stocks, warrants), the sources of these funds (e.g., banks, private equity, institutional investors, individual investors), and how firms’ capital structures are shaped by corporate and personal taxes, bankruptcy costs, conflicts of interests between shareholders and debt-holders, and differential access to information in capital markets. Students apply these analytical tools to case studies that emulate real business situations to learn how to design securities to maximize value and to optimize payout policy. FINE 680 – Investments (3 Credits) This course provides the tools to become a successful investment manager. Students learn how to establish appropriate investment objectives, develop optimal portfolio strategies, and evaluate investment performance. The course is designed to be highly interactive and hands-on. Students become proficient in navigating financial data platforms −Bloomberg, Eikon, Morningstar−, executing trades on a state-of-the-art market simulator, developing models of asset allocation, back-testing trading strategies, and producing professional investment reports. 3rd Module: FINE 682 – Derivatives (3 Credits) Derivative securities have become an extremely important part of financial markets and have taken a prominent place in the debates surrounding financial crises, not least after the recent subprime and sovereign episodes. A strong understanding of derivatives is now key for many roles such as corporate treasurers, fund managers, institutional investors, risk managers, traders and, more generally, at any senior management level. In this course, students become familiar with the various derivative markets and uses of their respective products. Valuation and risk management models of these products are dealt with in detail, while remaining focused on practical applications. ACCT 604 - Financial Statements 1 (3 Credits) This course provides an overview of the financial reporting system with an emphasis on the conceptual background and tools required to understand, analyze, and exploit the information contained in financial statements. The course combines lectures on concepts and methods with practical cases in which students apply the learned tools to real business situations. The course also provides the understanding of how alternative practices in financial reporting affect corporate financing and investment decisions. 4th Module: FINE 683 - Advanced Corporate Finance (3 Credits) This course studies the critical steps in the financial and economic maturation of a firm: venture capital financing rounds, initial public offerings, leverage buyouts, mergers, divestures and spin-offs. On each of these topics, the course offers an in-depth analysis of the process, of the parties involved and on the sources of gains and inefficiencies. The course also uses these operations to illustrate a series of advanced topics in corporate finance, namely, the corporate governance of firms, the role of risk management, the impact of product market competition on funding choices, and the relationship between trading in financial markets and firms' financial decisions. All these issues are approached through different angles, i.e., lectures, case studies, simulations, and interventions from the practitioner community. FINE 684 - Fixed Income Markets (3 Credits) Fixed income markets, the largest financial marketplace in the world, involve a large and diverse set of participants and market structures. In this course, students acquire a thorough grasp of fixed income instruments and their use in asset management, financial engineering, and risk management. The course covers fixed income mathematics, risk concepts, term-structure analysis, credit risk modeling, and derivatives valuation. In addition, significant time is spent on the most recent market developments such as mortgage-backed securities, securitization and credit derivatives. 5th Module: FINE 685 - Market Risk Management (3 Credits) Corporations and financial institutions face a plethora of risks, and finance professionals need the know-how to measure and manage these risks. In this course, students acquire the tools to critically appraise commercially available risk management systems and to understand the use of derivatives in risk management. The course covers state-of-the-art risk measurement and management techniques and the technical skills required to implement them. FINE 688 - Mergers and Acquisitions (3 Credits) The objective of the course is to gain an understanding of the reasons firms engage in merger and acquisition activities and the processes used to successfully accomplish and create shareholder value from these activities. Topics include valuation in merger and acquisitions, joint ventures and alliances, cross-border M&A, and divestures. 6th Module: FINE 673 - Finance Fundamentals (3 Credits) This course provides tools for quantitative data analysis in Finance and serves as a stepping stone to the research thesis, which is a part of the Integrative Finance Project. The course is applied and project-based. It exposes students to the full production line of data analytics, including the identification and collection of data, proper statistical analysis, and the presentation of the analysis to a variety of audiences. Students learn how to improve decision-making from using data analytics, and also how to recognize and avoid pitfalls of complex data analysis (e.g., data mining, measurement problems, sampling error, and model misspecification). Applying to the MMF Program You are about to make the right decision. The McGill Master of Management in Finance is designed for high-achieving, ambitious students interested in a career in finance. Admissions criteria and decisions are based on the following components: An undergraduate degree and any further academic qualifications. Relevant work experience is not required. Completion of the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Applicants with an graduate or undergraduate degree from McGill are exempt. In addition, applicants who completed their undergrad degree in an university where the language of instruction was not in English are required to complete the TOEFL or IELTS. The admissions committee will also carefully review your essays and letters of reference. Only qualified applicants will be called for an interview with a member of the admission team. Career Resources Located in the Soutar Career Centre, Career Services at the Desautels Faculty of Management is dedicated to helping students develop their career management skills and explore career paths that enable them to ultimately achieve their career goals. Innovative programs, workshops and speaker series coupled with an integrated learning approach prepare our students and give them the skills to make an impact in their careers throughout their lifetime. Career services works closely with you from Day 1 to help you: Define your career strategy Improve your CV & Cover Letters Network with McGill alumni and Employers Practice and acing the interview techniques Negotiate a job offer to achieve your best interest Career Outlook By Industry Finance Consulting Others Investment Management Management Technology Diversified Financial Services Mergers & Acquisitions Telecommunications Commercial Banking Financial Strategy Media Investment Banking - Energy Private Equity - Real Estate Venture Capital - Insurance Private Wealth Management - Government & Public Policy By Function Finance Consulting Asset Management Management/Strategy Consulting Risk Management Financial Services/Economic Consulting Quantitative Analysis - Research - Mergers & Acquisitions - Securities Issuance - Advisory - Corporate Finance & Treasury - Sales & Trading - Venture Capital - If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at mmf.mgmt@mcgill.ca [-]