The MBA/MIMFA program prepares students for advanced security analysis and portfolio management as guided by the Code of Ethical Practices and Professional Conduct, while preparing them to be values-based leaders via the general management education of the MBA degree. The streamlined 48 credit hour program can be done in considerably less time and cost than if the two degrees were earned separately.

Eligibility for Admission

Applicants for admission to the MBA/MIMFA 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 at least one statistics course in their undergraduate degree. Students without such a class may complete instead a non-credit statistics tutorial offered by the college for a fee.

MBA Core Courses

All MBA/MIMFA students will complete three MBA core courses that address business processes and skills fundamental to Creighton’s Jesuit and values-based mission. Creighton’s MBA/MIMFA program emphasizes how business leaders apply sound and coherent ethical principles to serve its stakeholders and society for the common good. To support this emphasis, all MBA/MIMFA students complete the following courses:

  • MBA 771 Leadership and Organizational Behavior
  • MBA 775 Business Policy and Managerial Action
  • MBA 776 Business, Ethics and Society

MBA Functional Core Courses

Students who are new to the study of business because they hold neither an undergraduate degree in business nor have extensive business work experience may be required to take some or all of the functional core classes. Students who hold undergraduate business degrees or have extensive business experience may elect to take one or more of these courses with the approval of the Associate Dean for Graduate Business Program’s office or may elect to move directly to concentration courses.

MBA 701 Financial Reporting for MBA’s
MBA 711 Managerial Finance
MBA 741 Economic Analysis for Managers or MSA 732 Capital Markets
MBA 761 Marketing Management
ITM 731 Information Systems Management


These business courses cover advanced topics in accounting, economics, information technology, marketing, and management. To ensure appropriate breadth and depth:

  1. Students must take one course in each of two of four functional areas (accounting, economics, information technology, and marketing); and
  2. Students may take a maximum of three courses beyond MBA 771 in the management area.

Lists of courses included in each functional area are posted on the college web site and available from the Dean’s office.

MIMFA Core Courses

  • 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

NOTE: Students must have completed MBA 701 and MBA 711 or acceptable equivalents and statistics prior to enrolling in any MSA classes.

MBA Plan of Study

All MBA/MIMFA students will work with the Graduate Business Programs office to develop a plan of study reflecting the students’ academic and work backgrounds, business competencies, and career goals. Plans of Study will consist of courses from the Functional Core and/or from an extensive list of Concentration courses. The relative emphasis of a student’s plan of study on each of these areas will depend on each student’s academic and business background.