Master of Financial Analysis Program
One year masters’ degree toward a CFA
#1 public Master of Finance program in New York metropolitan by The Financial Engineer [read story]
Holding a CFA charter is one of the 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 students 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.
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 41 kilometers to 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.
The program is led by Dan Weaver, professor of finance and economics, who has published more than 25 articles in prestigious finance journals and been widely quoted in newspapers across the country, including The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, as well as appearing on CNN and CNBC. Weaver tailored the MFinA program to help students be successful when they take the CFA exam, including special preparation for international students.
CFA Exam Preparation
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 New York Society of Securities Analysts (NYSSA) 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). NYSSA 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.
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