Message from the Director

Director‌Over the past three decades, the discipline of finance, and in particular investment management, has evolved to place ever greater emphasis on quantitative techniques for asset valuation, product development, as well as risk and portfolio management. This evolution, in conjunction with changing financial laws and regulations, has led to market demand for candidates with detailed knowledge of investment theory, outstanding abilities in mathematics, statistics, data-intensive analysis, and the written and verbal skills necessary to effectively communicate financial results.

The Welch College of Business’ master's degree program in finance and investment management (MSFIM) is designed for students who have a strong undergraduate background in mathematics or a related field. Our program caters to students in many different situations, including, but not limited to;

  • Practitioners seeking to enhance analytical and technical skills in investment management;
  • Recent graduates interested in pursuing  a career in the finance and Investment industry;
  • Candidates interested in pursuing the CFA designation;
  • Those seeking a solid preparation before pursuing a DBA/Ph.D. in Finance

Full-time Sacred University faculty members teach in the master's program, bringing a wealth of expertise to the classroom. The breadth of their specialties, together with their commitment to excellence in teaching and making a difference in individual students’ lives, enriches the program and the options available to students. Our faculty prepare students for careers in asset management, credit and market risk management, treasury operations, portfolio management, research and technical analysis, corporate risk compliance, and are the same individuals who advise and consult with the major global players in the fields of investment banking, risk management, and central banking. Their research is published in some of the leading academic and practitioner research outlets in the world. Students in the Welch College of Business have direct access to these scholar professionals as expert lecturers and mentors.

Because of Sacred Heart’s central location between New York City and Boston, MSFIM students can seek to participate in a rewarding summer internship in either Boston or New York City where they will encounter many active SHU alumni and make a fast start in creating future careers on Wall Street, the banking industry, or in one of the variety of leading multinational financial institutions.  

As director of the graduate program in finance and investment management, I invite you to peruse the course descriptions and faculty credentials that follow as you consider the Welch College of Business’ MSFIM program. 

Prof. Kwamie Dunbar, Ph.D.
Director of the M.S. in Finance and Investment Management