Innovation M.B.A.


A unique MBA option for students with a background in finance

Philadelphia University’s iMBA-CFA curriculum is a specialized track within the iMBA program designed for students seeking the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. This intensive program, taught by a faculty of experienced professionals, is offered in partnership with the Philadelphia Chartered Financial Analyst Society. Students earn their iMBA while taking courses to help them become exceptionally well-prepared to sit for Level 1 of the CFA exam within a year.

Structured for students with a background in finance who want a leading edge in the investment management field, the program pursues a deep knowledge of the investment practice and prepares students to earn the in-demand CFA distinction. In conjunction with the innovative iMBA, working toward this specialized credential sets candidates apart in the competitive global marketplace, opening doors and creating unique opportunities for graduates in the finance industry, adding up to an incredibly versatile, valuable education.

Along with extensive exam preparation, students obtain real-world experience through industry partnerships and collaborative learning as well as cultural immersion through our study abroad program. Graduates of our innovative iMBA-CFA program are on track to becoming investment professionals and are well-qualified to advance in their careers and to secure challenging positions with leading financial institutions.