The MS-FAIM Program focuses on the quantitative techniques used in financial analysis, including those required for all three levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exams.
These are the courses you will need to complete for your MS-FAIM degree:
- Quantitative Methods in Financial Analysis
- Corporate Finance
- Financial Statement Analysis
- Investments and Equity Analysis
- Fixed Income Analysis
- Derivative Markets
- Financial Engineering and Risk Management
- Portfolio Management
- Ethics, Professional Standards, and Compliance
Add on a MBA with a Finance Concentration
If you want to continue your education, your MS-FAIM coursework will count toward a Saint Mary's MBA with a Finance concentration. This accelerated program allows you to earn an MBA by completing the eleven additional courses listed below. You may qualify to have the three foundation courses waived based on tests or academic transcriptions.
- Organizational Behavior and Management
- Marketing Management
- International Business
- Ethics and Social Issues of Business
- Industry Analysis
- Business Strategy
- New Business Development
If you want to qualify as a full-time student—to satisfy visa requirements, for instance—you may take an MBA course while completing the MS-FAIM Program. This would allow you to meet the MBA requirements within three to six months after completing your Master of Science degree. If you are an international student, the two courses that you must take each quarter in the MS-FAIM program will satisfy the course-load requirement for a student visa.