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MBA with Complete CFA® Integration

The world's only MBA program that fully integrates the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) Body of Knowledge™ into its curriculum

MBA with Complete CFA® Integration
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Offered through Concordia's Goodman Institute of Investment Management, this program's combined curriculum permits students to study towards two world-recognized designations simultaneously. Offered in Toronto and Montreal, our program prepares students to write all three levels of the CFA exams while completing an MBA. Courses are taught Wednesdays from 6:30 - 9:00 pm and Saturdays from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm in order to accommodate students’ work schedules.

CFA Designation


Regarded as a passport to entry or advancement within the investment management profession, the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) designation is recognized worldwide as the gold standard of the business community and is synonymous with the highest level of competence, investment knowledge, professional ethics and corporate standards.

To earn the CFA charter, students must fulfill all CFA Institute requirements. For more information on these requirements, please consult the CFA Institute's website.

Curriculum options

The Goodman Institute offers three curriculum options:

  1. Master of Business Administration (MBA) - 57 credits
  2. Master of Investment Management (MIM) - 45 credits
  3. Diploma of Investment Management (DIM) - 33 credits

Applicants choose their preferred option at the time of application, but can switch options while in the program.

Student profile 

  • Average age: 26
  • Average work experience: 2 years
  • Female students: 25%
  • International students: 36%
  • Employed while in the program: 70%

International students

After graduation international students may be eligible for a 3 year work permit in Canada. Learn more.

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