The institute’s academic director Dr. Andrei Simonov works closely with each FMI Scholar to construct a curricular plan that best meets the student’s academic and career interests. Depending on the specific nature of the financial markets career targeted, the mix of courses a student chooses can vary.
Students should plan to complete courses that build the strong quantitative skills that are important in all financial markets careers. Offerings in calculus, intermediate-level accounting, and financial modeling are required. Additionally, students may elect to participate in a security analysis class that manages a multimillion dollar Student Investment Fund.
Students interested in pursuing careers as portfolio managers and investment advisers are strongly encouraged to consider the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
In 2007, the Broad College was named a CFA Program Partner. For more information on the many benefits of this program, including scholarships to help cover the enrollment and registration costs associated with the first exam, visit the CFA program website.