CFA Master in Financial Economics

What You'll Study

The Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) designation is globally regarded as the most recognized and respected investment credential. Since 2015, our Master of Arts in Financial Economics (MAFE) has been part of the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program, which currently includes 228 universities in the U.S. (12 universities in Ohio). As one of the three affiliated master programs in Financial Economics in Ohio, it gives YSU students access to scholarships and additional resources. This affiliation recognizes that our curricula incorporate at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK). “The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) credential is the professional standard of choice for more than 31,000 investment firms worldwide,” according to the CFA Institute. “When hiring, leading firms demand investment professionals with real-world analytical skills, technical competence, and the highest professional standards, often requiring the CFA credential for consideration.” Our MAFE program is ranked the 9th in the nation by the TFE Time.

For more information, please contact Dr. Ou Hu at or 330-941-2061.