CFA Program Partner
Our Masters in Finance programme is a recognised CFA Program Partner. What does this mean for students and the school?
What is the CFA Institute?
CFA Institute is the global, not-for-profit association of investment professionals that awards the CFA and CIPM designations. It promotes the highest ethical standards and offers a range of educational opportunities online and around the world.
What is the CFA Program Partner initiative?
It's a relationship between CFA Institute and select colleges and universities around the world that have incorporated a significant percentage (70%) of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge into their degree programs.
What is a CFA Program Partner?
CFA Institute awards CFA Program Partner status to recognise Finance degree programmes which are (i) academically rigorous and (ii) closely aligned to professional practice. In so doing, CFA Institute recognises that professional and academic qualifications are complementary: both play an important role in ensuring the success of the finance industry.
So are CFA and Masters in Finance effectively the same thing?
No. Being a CFA Program Partner does not mean that the MiF and the CFA are the same thing; they are complementary to each other. Because of the breadth and depth of its curriculum, the MiF is appropriate for CFA candidates and CFA charter holders alike.
What are the benefits to MiF students?
Scholarships are available each year to enable ten MiF students to take level 1 of the CFA at the reduced fee of USD220 for the June sitting (a savings of USD770).
A full set of CFA study materials are available at London Business School. MiF students will also receive a CFA Institute newsletter and will be invited to CFA events.
Where can I find out more?
Find more information about the CFA Program Partnership on the CFA's website