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Master of Financial Analysis

A year-long master's toward a CFA

Attend an Open House

Join us on Saturday, March 10th on our Livingston Campus or on Sunday, April 8th on our Newark Campus to learn more about our Financial Analysis program.

If becoming a Chartered Financial Analyst is one of your career goals, the Master of Financial Analysis program will help you get there.

As a partner school of the CFA Institute, our program objective is to prepare you to successfully take and pass all levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam. Whether pursuing full-time or part-time study, our courses ensure you are learning the necessary materials to take the exam and begin an exciting career in finance.

Your path toward a CFA.

Holding a CFA charter is one of the most prestigious accomplishments a professional in the finance industry can achieve.
Rutgers Business School’s Master of Financial Analysis (MFinA) program has been designed to help you achieve that goal. Rutgers is one of only 10 U.S. CFA Institute Partner Schools to offer a one year master's degree designed to directly help students prepare to take the CFA exam.

Program Highlights

  • MFinA is a STEM program allowing students up to 36 months of Optional Practical Training
  • One-year master's program (full-time)
  • Full-time and part-time course of study
  • CFA exam preparation
  • Career management and services
  • Intensive Business English course for international students and non-native English speakers

Our Location

Founded in 1766, Rutgers is the 8th oldest University in the United States and one of nine Colonial Colleges that includes Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and Columbia. When you come to Rutgers, you will benefit from this tradition of academic excellence as well as enjoying our historic campus only 25 miles (41 kilometers) from New York City.

The Rutgers MFinA program is taught at Rutgers Business School’s new $85 million building on the Livingston campus, one of five campuses that make up Rutgers in New Brunswick, a secure, suburban campus in rural New Jersey.

A glimpse of the building at 100 Rock's modern state of the art design

Special Preparation for International Students

CFA exams are given only in English, the worldwide language of business. MFinA is designed to not only prepare students academically, but also to provide a way for students to improve their English proficiency. We do this by requiring some accepted students to take a Summer Intensive Business English (SIBE) program. Following completion of SIBE students should have a broader understanding of the English language making it more likely to perform better in finance classes as well as on the CFA exams.

Instructors from the Chartered Financial Analyst Society of New York (CFASNY) will teach a four day intensive CFA review session at our campus in late May (between spring finals and the early June CFA Level 1 exam). CFASNY is the largest and one of the oldest member societies of the CFA Institute. All instructors are CFA charter holders with years of experience preparing students to take the CFA exams.

Student & Alumni Voices

One of the most valuable things to which I was exposed was creating a financial model. I learned about different valuation methods from my courses, but being able to apply them in a real-world setting was a tremendous learning experience.
Neel Patel
I came to the U.S. for my master's degree directly after college in China. This program provided me many opportunities to learn skills before entering the real world of my professional career.
Catherine Ma
Since graduating with my degree, I was quickly promoted to a project manager position within my current company. I am confident that this progression would not have been possible if not for the MFinA program.
Chris Maniscalco

Recent employers of our graduates

Accenture
Avaya
AXA SPDB Assets Management Co.
Bank of China
Bank of Hangzhou
Bank of Korea
Bayer Health Care
Bloomberg
China Construction America
China Development Bank Securities
China Everbright Bank
China Merchants Securities
China Pacific Insurance Co.
CITICS
Dagong Global Credit Rating
Efficienado Solutions
Freedom Mortgage
Glispa Global Group
GSR Ventures Management
GUOTAI JUNAN SECURITIES
Haitong Securities
HSBC
Huitianfu Fund Management
JP Morgan Chase & Co
Kelmar Associates
Mellon Capital Management
Morgan Stanley
Nanhai Rural Commercial Bank
NJ Div. of Investments
Principis Capital
PuraCap Pharmaceutical
Rang Technologies
Robert Half
Sakar International
Somfy System
State Street