Master of Security Analysis and Portfolio Management (MSAPM)

 

 

Overview

Investing is one of the more complex, competitive and rewarding areas in finance. Creighton's Masters of Security Analysis & Portfolio Management (MSAPM) delivers advanced knowledge about investment assessment, security analysis and portfolio management, which is critical to those seeking top jobs in the field.

The MSAPM program is designed to prepare students for advanced security analysis and portfolio management guided by a Code of Ethical Practices and Professional Conduct and uses as it foundation the curriculum of the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) program. The CFA program is grounded in the practice of the investment profession. According to the CFA Institute, the program of study for the CFA charter is based on "a job analysis survey involving CFA charterholders around the world to determine those elements of the body of investment knowledge and skills that are important to the professional practice of investment management." The MSAPM program of study has a significant foundation in theory as well as practical applications of the theory and tools provided.

Creighton's MSAPM program is designed around all three levels of the CFA exam and is taught exclusively by faculty members with the CFA designation. In a field where the CFA credential is the gold standard, our intense program is an invaluable asset for those looking to either advance their careers or transition into the world of investments, security analysis or portfolio management. The curriculum covers a significant portion of the topics of study for all three levels of the CFA exam. Creighton University is one of only 148 universities worldwide that have earned the distinction of being a CFA Program Partner.

Students may choose either the campus-based MSAPM program, in which classes meet Monday-Thursday evenings, or the online-based MSAPM program.

More information on the CFA program is available at http://www.cfainstitute.org.

Eligibility for Admission

Applicants for admission to the MSAPM program must have a baccalaureate degree in business from an accredited institution of higher learning, or, if the degree is in a field other than business, significant work experience in the field of finance. Applicants must also show evidence that they have completed undergraduate courses in accounting and finance, and at least one statistics course in their undergraduate degree. Students without a statistics class may complete instead a noncredit statistics tutorial offered by the college for a fee.

Campus Based MSAPM

Program Core

  • MSA 720 Ethics & Professional Standards
  • MSA 722 Fixed Income & Derivatives I
  • MSA 724 Quantitative Analysis
  • MSA 730 Financial Statement Analysis I
  • MSA 732 Capital Markets
  • MSA 734 Equity Analysis
  • MSA 736 Fixed Income & Derivatives II
  • MSA 738 Financial Statement Analysis II
  • MSA 740 Portfolio Management

Electives

Students are required to take one of the following courses:

  • MSA 726 Management or International Trade, Alternative Investments, & Portfolio
  • MSA 728 Corporate Finance
  • MBA 739 Asset Management within a Portfolio Context
  • MBA Elective as approved by the program director

Online Based MSAPM

The online MSAPM degree is a 30 credit hour program. Classes are offered in eight-wekk modules. Students are required to complete the following 12 classes:

MSAPM Online Core

  • MSA 717  Ethics & Professional Standards I
  • MSA 718  Ethics & Professional Standards II
  • MSA 722  Fixed Income & Derivatives I
  • MSA 723  Quantitative Analysis I
  • MSA 725  Quantitative Analysis II
  • MSA 730  Financial Statement Analysis I
  • MSA 732  Capital Markets
  • MSA 734  Equity Analysis
  • MSA 736  Fixed Income & Derivatives II
  • MSA 738  Advanced Financial Analysis
  • MSA 740 Portfolio Management

MSAPM Online Electives

  • MSA 728  Corporate Finance
  • MSA 739  Asset Management within a Portfolio Context
  • MBA Elective as approved by the program director

Learn more about the online MSAPM degree.