MBA (Investment Management Option)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)Offered by:
John Molson School of Business
The MBA in Investment Management is a rigorous three-year program that prepares you to pass the challenging CFA charter exams, while earning an internationally recognized John Molson MBA. This program is unique in Canada, requiring students to pass the CFA Level 1 exam in order to graduate, ensuring that you leave Concordia with both a world-class MBA and the toolbox to help you attain a CFA charter.
Classes are held Wednesday evenings and all-day Saturday, giving you the flexibility to work full- or part-time if you choose, and take advantage of our co-op opportunities. You get the benefits of a full-time program with the flexibility of a part-time one.
The majority of our faculty are CFA charter holders, and many also hold PhDs. They are active in industry, have connections to major employers, and bring practical cases to their classrooms. Our accessible and engaged faculty members are committed to academic excellence and foster a welcoming and collegial classroom experience.
- Bachelor’s degree, with high academic standing, or qualifications accepted as equivalent by the School of Graduate Studies and acceptance into the CFA® program are necessary for admission.
- Applicants are evaluated according to the following criteria: undergraduate performance, Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores, work experience, detailed evaluations from employers and former university instructors, and statements of self-assessment. Students without formal undergraduate training in quantitative methods, accounting, economics, and finance will be required to demonstrate adequate preparation.
- Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the Graduate Admission page for further information on the Language Proficiency requirements and exemptions.
Note: GMAT requirements for GIIM applicants who have already passed CFA Level I examinations will be waived.
Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 57 credits and pass Level I of the CFA® exams.
57 credits – Required Courses
GIIM 610 - Economics (3 credits)
GIIM 611 - Financial Statement Analysis I (3 credits)
GIIM 613 - Asset Pricing and Portfolio Management I (1.5 credits)
GIIM 614 - Security Valuation in the Domestic and International Environment (3 credits)
GIIM 615 - CFA® Exam Preparation Course Level I (1.5 credits)
GIIM 616 - Quantitative Techniques (3 credits)
GIIM 617 - Corporate Finance (1.5 credits)
GIIM 618 - Seminar in Corporate Finance (3 credits)
GIIM 619 - Marketing Management (3 credits)
GIIM 620 - Financial Statement Analysis II (3 credits)
GIIM 621 - Fixed Income Analysis (1.5 credits)
GIIM 622 - Derivatives (3 credits)
GIIM 623 - Asset Pricing and Portfolio Management II (1.5 credits)
GIIM 624 - Analysis of Equity Investments (3 credits)
GIIM 626 - Organizational Behaviour (3 credits)
GIIM 631 - Asset Allocation and Performance Measurement (3 credits)
GIIM 633 - Investment Law and Ethics (3 credits)
GIIM 636 - Alternative Investments (1.5 credits)
GIIM 637 - Strategic Management (3 credits)
GIIM 653 - Seminar in Investment Analysis and Management (3 credits)
GIIM 654 - Seminar in International Investment Analysis and Management(3 credits)
GIIM 655 - Socially Responsible and Sustainable Investment (3 credits)
3 credits – Special Topics in Investment Management
GIIM 695 - Special Topics in Investment Management (3 credits)
Note: When offered, this course may substitute a GIIM required core course, for which students must obtain approval of the Program Director in order to register.
GIIM 625 - CFA® Exam Preparation Course Level II (non-credit)
GIIM 634 - CFA® Exam Preparation Course Level III (non-credit)
|Investment Management||MBA||July 15*
March 1* (int.)
|*Applications will be considered as long as space is available.|