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					A CFA Based Curriculum
At the Master’s Level

              Master of Financial Economics
              Ohio University- Pickerington

                        Information Session

  2004-2005 CFA®
Master’s of Financial Economics

  • The Goal of the Master of Financial Economics (MFE)
    Program is to Train Students for the Financial Sector.

  • The Program Contents are Based on the CFA Curriculum.
  • No other designation within the investment management
    profession carries as much prestige as the CFA charter.

  • The MFE is not a Prep Program, Rather it is a Degree

  • Although the Course Content is Based on the CFA
    Curriculum, the Topics Are Taught at the Graduate Level.
Benefits of the CFA Program
Respect and Credibility

Achieving the CFA designation places an individual in a
reputable company. It carries with it the respect and credibility
that will benefit the professional at every career stage.

Most common occupations of CFA charterholders
• CEO/Principal                  • Investment Counselor
• Chief Investment Officer       • Investment Firm Manager
• Equity Analyst                 • Portfolio Manager
• Fixed Income Analyst           • Portfolio Strategist
• Investment Banker              • Sales/Marketing Professional

 2004-2005 CFA®
Benefits of the CFA Program
Diverse Career Opportunities

  Mutual Funds / Investment Companies   26%

  Brokerage / Investment Banks          18%

  Investment Management Counselors      12%

  Commercial Banks / Trust Companies    15%

  Consulting Firms                      7%

  Insurance Companies                   5%

  Other                                 17%

    2004-2005 CFA®
Benefits of the CFA Program
Opportunity – Top 22 Employers

•UBS                              •TD Bank Financial Group
•Citigroup                        •Wachovia
•JP Morgan Chase & Co             •CIBC
•Merrill Lynch                    •Barclays
•RBC                              •BMO Financial Group
•Bank of America                  •Allianz AG
•Credit Suisse                    •FMR Corporation
•HSBC                             •PricewaterhouseCoopers
•Morgan Stanley                   •Mellon Financial
•Goldman Sachs                    •ABN AMRO Bank
•Deutsche Bank

 2004-2005 CFA®
The CFA Course of Study
CFA Body of Knowledge™

• Ethical and Professional Standards

• Quantitative Methods
• Economics
• Financial Reporting and Analysis           Investment Tools
• Corporate Finance
• Equity Investments
• Fixed Income
• Derivatives
• Alternative Investments                    Asset Classes and
• Portfolio Management and Wealth Planning       Valuation

 2004-2005 CFA®
Master’s of Financial Economics
Difference from an MBA

 • Unlike an MBA program, which is very broad and
 covers many different general areas, this program is
 highly focused. It is designed for those who want to
 pursue careers as bond analysts, equity analysts,
 investment portfolio managers, etc.
 • While a traditional MBA is designed to help
 managers to run a business, the MFE emphasizes
 the interaction between financial markets and
 economic environment; students in this program
 learn how to apply current conditions in broad-based
 economic markets to specific financial markets.
Master’s of Financial Economics
The MFE Curriculum

 1. Managerial and Financial Accounting
 2. Financial Statements
 3. Quantitative Analysis for Financial Markets
 4. Managerial Economics
 5. Macroeconomics and Business Fluctuations
 6. Statistics and Econometrics: Theory and Application
    (SAS and E-Views)
 7. International Trade and Financial Markets
 8. Financial Derivatives
 9. Financial Management I
 10. Financial Management II
 11. Seminar in Investment
 12. Money and Capital Markets
 13. Master’s Paper
Master’s of Financial Economics
Staffing and Schedule

  • All   Classes are Staffed by OU Faculty from the
    Main Campus.
  • Pickerington Classes Meet on Saturdays Only:
                Morning Session:    9:00 – 12:25
                  Afternoon Session: 1:00 – 4:25
Master’s of Financial Economics
Program Duration

  • It Takes Seven Quarters to Finish the Program.
  • Each Quarter Lasts for 11 Weeks, Followed by
   a Break.
  • Students Take Two Courses Each Quarter for
    Six Consecutive Quarters.
  • The Seventh Quarter is designed for Writing a
    Master’s Paper.
Master’s of Financial Economics
Admission Requirements

   Since the Application Pool is Diverse,
   Students from All Disciplines are Admitted,
   Provided They have:
    • Undergraduate Degree
    • GPA of at Least 3.0
    • Strong Letters of Recommendation
    • (optional) GMAT/GRE Score.
Master’s of Financial Economics
Cost and Deadline

    • Cost for 2011-2012 cohort is $2,393 per
      Course. It Includes the Instruction Fee, the
      General Fee, and Books, Computer
      software, the WSJ, The Economist, Meals,
    • This Cost is Fixed for 18 Months.
    • Deadline: December 1.

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