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Masters In Financial Analysis


An intensive 2 year industry-integrated Masters program in Financial Analysis

Masters FA FAQs

Q1. What is the difference between general Masters vs Masters (FA)

Ans: It is all a matter of Specialisation. While a general Masters will give you knowledge about different facets of management, Masters FA will provide you with specialised knowledge about FINANCIAL ANALYSIS.

Q2.What portion of the CFA curriculum is covered in the Masters (FA)?

Ans:Masters FA covers 100% of the course curriculum of all the three levels of CFA® program by CFA Institute.

Q3. How is Masters FA different than PGDFA?

Ans: There are few differences:
1. Masters is a degree while PGDFA is a diploma
2. Masters covers Level 3 curriculum also
3.Masters includes employability enhancing modules like Strategy, Financial Modelling and technical analysis which are missing in PGDFA
4. There is no internship in PGDFA which is present in Masters for 2 months.
5. PGDFA is a one year program as against Masters FA which is of two years.

Q4. What are the employment opportunities after Masters (FA)?

Ans: Refer career opportunity section. https://www.icofp.org/mba-in-financial-analysis/career-opportunities.php

Q5. Financial Analysis is the most happening job for fresher. Is this true?

Ans: 20 years ago, India was a favorite destination for accounting related jobs. The number of jobs is still the same; the nature has changed in the last 5 years. There are many jobs but for data analyst. Financial Analyst is one of those and certainly one of the most happening for freshers.

Q6. What are the chances of getting a job abroad after Masters (FA)?

Ans: Masters FA gives knowledge enough to clear all 3 levels for CFA. Once CFA® is done, the international acceptability of the candidate increases manifold into global financial markets like New York, London, Singapore, Hong Kong, etc.

Q7. Will Financial Modelling be a part of the curriculum?

Ans: Yes. Financial Modelling is taught in detail in the 3rd Semester of Masters FA.

Q8. How in-depth will be the technical analysis?

Ans: CFA as a course is based on the fundamental analysis. But to make one a complete finance professionals, Masters FA includes one complete module of technical analysis in 3rd Semester of Masters FA.

Q9. Will a student get an internship opportunity from the placement cell of college?

Ans:Yes. ICOFP has a placement cell which provides assistance in internships.

Q10. Does a student get any exemption from CFA institute’s CFA exams because of its candidature in Masters (FA)?

Ans: Masters FA Program affiliated with and degree awarded by UGC Approved University capsulating the curriculum of CFA® Program USA. A student will have to clear CFA® exams (all 3 levels) by registering oneself in the CFA® Program.

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