Creighton University offers online investment degreeOfficials from Creighton University, in Nebraska, recently announced the re-launch of its online master’s degree program in security analysis and portfolio management.

The curriculum is designed for individuals who have previous financial industry experience and want to pursue a degree that will enable them to focus on money management. Furthermore, college officials said that the topics of study include application of economic and financial analysis to valuation and portfolio construction.

They added that the program is updated each year to keep up with the constantly evolving investment industry. Classes concentrate on a practitioner-oriented view of the field which is aimed toward providing students with real-world knowledge.

College officials said that the curriculum is designed around each level of the chartered financial analyst exam, which measures each taker’s ability to adhere to a strict code of ethics and standards that governs their professional conduct. However, the test is not needed to graduate.

According to a recent report from the Sloan Consortium, nearly 4.6 million students were taking at least one online course during the fall semester of 2009.

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