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Finance & Investment Management, M.S.

The first program of its kind in North Carolina.
  • $120k

    Average salary with this degree according to

  • 12

    Complete the program in as little as 12 months!

  • CFA Exam

    We offer student scholarships for the CFA Exam, the gold standard of investment management certifications.

With this degree, graduates can become a:

The Chief Investment Officer is a top-level executive responsible for overseeing an organization's investment strategy and managing its portfolio of assets. They make critical decisions to maximize returns while minimizing risks, often collaborating with portfolio managers and analysts to achieve the organization's financial goals.

A Portfolio Manager is tasked with managing investment portfolios on behalf of clients or organizations. They design and implement investment strategies, select specific assets, and make investment decisions to achieve optimal returns aligned with their clients' risk tolerance and financial objectives.

A Wealth Manager is a financial professional who provides comprehensive financial planning and investment management services to high-net-worth individuals or families. They work closely with clients to develop customized financial plans, offer investment advice, and coordinate various aspects of their financial affairs to grow and preserve wealth.

A Financial Advisor offers personalized financial guidance to individuals or businesses, helping them make informed decisions about investments, retirement planning, insurance, and other financial matters. They assess clients' financial situations, provide recommendations, and assist in creating financial strategies to achieve their goals.

A Security Analyst conducts in-depth research and analysis of financial securities, such as stocks and bonds, to assess their investment potential. They evaluate market trends, company performance, and economic data to provide recommendations to portfolio managers or investors.

A Portfolio Analyst supports portfolio managers by analyzing and monitoring investment portfolios. They track performance, conduct risk assessments, and generate reports to inform investment decisions, ensuring that portfolios align with clients' objectives and risk tolerances.
A Financial Planner assists individuals and families in creating comprehensive financial plans. They consider various aspects of personal finance, including budgeting, saving, investing, retirement planning, and tax strategies, to help clients achieve their long-term financial goals and navigate life's financial challenges.
A Risk Manager is a professional responsible for identifying, assessing, and mitigating potential risks within an organization. They analyze various aspects of the business, including financial, operational, and strategic, to anticipate and minimize potential threats. By implementing risk management strategies, they aim to protect the organization's assets, reputation, and financial stability, ensuring it can navigate uncertain environments effectively.
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Learn To

Reduce the amount of preparation necessary to sit for the CFA® exam

Acquire a working familiarity (industry ethics and guidelines) with CFA Institute's Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct and Asset Manager Code of Conduct and Research Objectivity Guidelines through case studies and real-world analysis

Learn multiple approaches to equity valuation

Understand alternative investment assets

Develop expertise in financial statement analysis and the tools used to evaluate a firm's financial health

Program Overview

Are You an International Student?

This is a U.S. Department of Homeland Security STEM designated program that allows eligible F1 international students to apply for a 24-month optional practical training extension.