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CFA Institute affiliation

The university's Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) Finance major became an official Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)-affiliated program in September 2017.

Our Finance program, which prepares you for an exciting and successful career in the financial services industry, provides a strong base for students interested in pursuing the CFA designation. Through our commitment to best professional and ethical practices,  you will have the tools necessary to succeed and thrive in your career.

The program met a number of criteria to be eligible for CFA affiliation, such as covering at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge in the curriculum and promoting ethics-based investment education.

We have mapped the BCom Finance major to the CFA curriculum so you will benefit from access to sample exams and CFA Institute publications. Please consult your student advisors for advice and suggestions regarding course choices that will help in CFA preparations.

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Information is current at time of posting.

  • Scholarships

    Our university was granted seven annual Awareness Scholarships for the Level 1 exam, each valued at approximately US$1,000. Each scholarship waives the one-time CFA Program enrolment fee (if applicable) and reduces the exam registration fee (including access to the curriculum eBook) to US$350.

    To learn more about the scholarships and application process, interested students are encouraged to contact Karolina Krystyniak, PhD, Assistant Professor, and CFA Principal Contact.

  • About the CFA

    The CFA Charter is the most reputable investment management designation across the globe. Becoming a charterholder demonstrates a commitment to the mastery of financial knowledge and integrity. It can provide a significant career and salary boost as it is recognized and respected by employers from a variety of fields. They perceive the CFA designation not only as an indication of investment management expertise but also as a sign of perseverance, high motivation, and commitment to ethical standards. CFA charterholders have access to amazing networking opportunities.

    To become a CFA charterholder, a candidate must pass three exams and acquire four years of professional work experience. Each exam requires approximately 300 hours of preparation. Learn more about the CFA Charter.