Cass Business School has joined a network of top global business schools by becoming a CFA Program Partner. The partnership is official recognition of the relevance of the School’s finance MSc programs to the financial services industry, and as rigorous preparation for the CFA exam.
The five MSc programs which have received the stamp of approval are:
· MSc in Finance
· MSc Banking and International Finance
· MSc Accounting and International Finance
· MSc Investment Management
· MSc in Finance and Investment (part-time)
Recognition as a CFA Program Partner highlights to potential students, current students, and the marketplace, that Cass’s finance curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well suited to preparing students to sit for the CFA exams. The Economist ranks the CFA Program as the gold standard among investment analysis designations.
The CFA Institute has 113 educational partners globally, and Cass will join Europe’s 36 leading business schools which are also part of the network. CFA Institute partners with globally diverse, high profile institutions which cover a significant portion of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge and which embrace the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct in their degree programs.
Dennis McLeavey, head of education, CFA Institute (EMEA), said: “Cass is an ideal CFA Program Partner thanks to several of its specialist masters' degree programs in finance with which the collaboration is aligned. Each program provides students with CFA Program background, including complete coverage of the CFA Institute Standards of Practice that delineates ethics in the financial marketplace. In symmetry with the CFA Program, Cass’s MSc courses integrate expert practical instruction and sound theory, thus giving its students a truly competitive, real-world edge in valuation as well as wealth and portfolio management.”
Richard Gillingwater, dean, Cass Business School, says: “This is a prestigious honor which will add tremendous value to our finance courses, and we hope that the partnership will continue to attract more of the brightest and best students to Cass. The partnership is also a validation of the relevant finance content which Cass specializes in and credit goes to Professor Andrew Clare, the architect behind all our finance courses, who works hard to ensure that they reflect the latest practices in the world of financial services.”