New Course on Alternative Asset Management Helps Prepare Students for CAIA License

By MSF Faculty & Staff

Hedge funds, private equity, renewable energy, real estate. These are just some of the alternative investment areas that are generating buzz and opportunity. In our era of market turmoil where investors are looking beyond traditional stock and bonds, training in alternative investment vehicles is essential for finance professionals.

Beginning this summer, the Kogod School of Business will offer Alternative Investments, a finance graduate course designed to give students an in-depth look into alterative investing methods. The course prepares them for the Chartered Alternate Investment Analyst (CAIA) Level 1 Exam, arming students with the knowledge they need for a successful career in Alternative Asset Management.

Boost Your Career Prospects in a Growing Field

Kogod has set the Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program apart by augmenting its learning experience to include preparation for the industry’s gold standard of professional certification – the CAIA designation. Why blend the theory and practice of the MSF program with the exposure to the professional certification of the CAIA? Just hear what Chartered Alternate Investment Analysts are saying, according to recent CAIA Association survey results:

  • It is good for your career. New members report that earning the CAIA designation helped them move into a new position (49%), take on additional responsibilities (43%), and increase compensation (20%).
  • It’s practical and relevant. Nearly 90% of members would recommend the CAIA designation to a colleague and more than 70% say the program is applicable to their career goals.
  • It increases your marketability. CAIA designation holders claim an increased marketability among peers, proficiency in alternative investments, and preparation for future career opportunities.

Gain proficiency in alternative investments while you prepare for the CAIA exam. A CAIA designation will expand your career prospects and boost your earning potential in the field of finance.


Visit us online to learn more about Alternative Investments and the Master of Science in Finance program.

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