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Investment Management, Master of Science

The Peter J. Tobin College of Business
Manhattan Campus


The Master of Science degree in Investment Management is designed to provide students with expertise to make effective financial analysis and investment decisions. The program is designed for students to learn skills for investment management, as well as for professionals outside the investment management industry to gain knowledge and skills for financial analysis and tackling investment problems. The curriculum includes ethics, economics, finance, financial reporting, and quantitative methods, taught by faculty members from three departments at the Tobin College of Business. While the curriculum of the program is narrowly focused and covers most of the body of knowledge that students will need to become Chartered Financial Analysts (CFAs), the curriculum is intended to provide rigorous academic and applied content, not solely CFA examination review topics.

Focusing on aspects of economics, financial reporting, finance, securities, and derivatives relevant to modern investment analysis, it brings together theories, practices, strategies, and methodologies designed to reflect the current state of the field of investment management and analysis. The body of knowledge to be mastered includes:

  • Ethical and professional standards
  • Economic theory and applications
  • Financial statement analysis
  • Corporate finance
  • Analysis of equity, debt, and alternative investments
  • Analysis of derivatives
  • Portfolio management

Department Faculty

Please see a list of our Economics and Finance faculty.