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August 30, 2017 at 4:12 pm

Master of Financial Economics Named to CFA Institute University Affiliation Program

Dr. Khosrow Doroodian

Dr. Khosrow Doroodian

The Master of Financial Economics (MFE) program at Ohio University was approved Aug. 28 a participant in the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program.

“The CFA Institute administers the CFA program, which awards the Chartered Financial Analyst charter. The CFA charter is a highly respected investment credential throughout the world,” says Dr. K. Doroodian, Professor of Economics and Director of the MFE program.

According to the CFA Institute, “the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) credential is the professional standard of choice for more than 31,000 investment firms worldwide.” Leading investment firms often require job applicants for key positions to have the CFA Charter so as to demonstrate their mastery of the up-to-date investment analysis and decision-making skills, technical competence, and commitment to the highest professional standards. To become a CFA charterholder, one must pass a series of three challenging exams. According to the CFA Institute, CFA candidates must spend at least 300 hours of review per exam.

Being an Affiliated University means that Ohio University’s MFE curriculum is closely tied to the practice of investment management and is helpful to students preparing for the CFA Program exams. OHIO has demonstrated to the CFA Institute that the MFE curriculum covers at least 70 percent of the Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) topics for all three levels of the CFA Program exams including ethics. Students in OHIO’s MFE program benefit from this affiliation by having access to all levels of the CFA Program sample exams and the CFA Program Awareness Scholarships.

Students who complete the MFE program perform well above the national average when it comes to passing the Chartered Financial Analyst exams.

Topics of study include:

  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Quantitative Analysis in Financial Markets
  • Econometrics
  • Equity Finance
  • Financial Derivatives
  • Portfolio Theory
  • Corporate Analysis
  • Financial Data Analysis Using SAS
  • Macro and microeconomics

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