Careers in Finance

Watch Your Investment Pay Off

Creighton University’s online Master of Investment Management and Financial Analysis is more than just a credential on your resume — it offers advantages that help put you even further ahead of the competition.

Although career opportunities in finance are expected to increase significantly over the next decade, competition amongst prospective money managers and other aspiring financial services professionals is expected to increase as well. The competencies and skills you will learn as a student of Creighton’s online Master of Investment Management and Financial Analysis program, along with the distinction of holding an advanced finance degree from one of the top-ranked business schools in the United States, will set you apart from fellow job seekers in the financial services sector.

Earn the Master of Investment Management and Financial Analysis from Creighton University and you’ll get:

  • Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) exam preparation1 built into the program
  • Applicable, real-world finance training from CFA-chartered faculty members
  • Elite financial expertise and a master’s degree from a top-ranked university

Maximize Your Career Success

Wages in this area of finance can be high, especially with advancement opportunities. As of 2012, the top ten percent of certified investment management financial analysts earned a salary of over $148,000, and financial managers and other finance professionals earned $187,000 per year. Additionally, career opportunities in asset management, corporate finance, and fixed income analysis are expected to see significant growth over the next ten years.2

Projected job growth rates for different areas in the industry are listed below.2

Type of Employment Projected Employment Growth 2012-22
Financial Analysts 16%
Financial Managers 9%
Personal Financial Advisors 27%
Securities, Commodities and Financial Services Sales Agents 11%

Explore a Range of Investment Management Jobs

This program is ideal for finance professionals looking to advance their careers or transition into investment management and financial analysis. Job titles and responsibilities in finance can vary among organizations, which is why Creighton’s online Master of Investment Management and Financial Analysis program covers a wide range of money management theories and financial analysis methods to prepare you for any number of different finance careers.

Some examples of titles you may be qualified for include:

  • Chief Investment Officer
  • Equity Analyst
  • Equity Strategist
  • Financial Analyst
  • Fixed Income Strategist
  • Hedge Fund Analyst
  • Hedge Fund Manager
  • Investment Banker
  • Investment Operations Analyst
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Private Client Wealth Manager

Gain an Edge with a CFA Program Partner

According to the CFA Institute®, only 20% of CFA candidates succeed in earning their CFA charter.3 As an official program partner of the CFA Institute, Creighton is one of only 36 university partners in the nation, and the only partner with a specialized, fully-online finance master’s degree. The Master of Investment Management and Financial Analysis is designed around all three levels of the CFA Program Exam®. Plus, all of the faculty members hold a CFA charter, making them uniquely qualified to help students prepare for the CFA exam.

Regardless of whether you choose to take the CFA Exam, you will gain advanced financial acumen from a program that is recognized for its excellence and academic rigor.

Become an Investment Management Expert

To learn more about investment management careers and Creighton’s program, call us at 866.717.6365 to speak to a Program Manager or request more information today.

1CFA Institute® does not endorse, promote or warrant the accuracy or quality of the products or services offered by Creighton University. CFA Institute®, CFA®, and Chartered Financial Analyst® are trademarks owned by CFA Institute®. The CFA Institute® is the sole grantor of the CFA® Charter designation.

2Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition,,,,, accessed 1/5/15.

3CFA Institute, , accessed 1/5/15.