University Recognition Program

Recognized institutions must embed a significant portion of the CBOK, including the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct, into their curricula. Recognized Universities are not expected to contribute to CFA Institute’s other strategic objectives.

Universities recognized under this program:

  • Are listed on the CFA Institute website and other venues.
  • May award CFA Program scholarships to students if they promote the CFA Program and attest to their promotional activities. Learn more about CFA Program scholarships.

Selection for this group is considered on a case-by-case basis.

Why does CFA Institute recognize universities? John Bowman, CFA, managing director and co-lead, education at CFA Institute explains the importance of the University Recognition Program. 

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​Recognized Universities

Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA Region)

American University in Cairo
Location: Cairo, Egypt 
Degree: 
Bachelor Business Administration specialization finance (BBA); Master of Science in Finance (MSc)
Aston University
Location:  Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Degree:  Master of Science in Finance & Investment, Master of Science in Investment Analysis
Athens University of Economics and Business
Location:  Athens, Attika, Greece
Degree:  MSc in Accounting and Finance with Specialization in Accounting, MSC in Accounting and Finance with Specialization in Finance
Birkbeck University of London
Location:  London, United Kingdom
Degree:  MSc Accounting and Financial Management, MSc Investment Management
Bucharest University of Economic Studies
Location:  Bucharest, Romania
Degree:  Master of Financial Management and Investments
Charles University in Prague
Location:  Prague, Czech Republic
Degree:  Bachelor in Economics and Finance, Master in Economics and Finance
Cranfield University
Location:  Cranfield, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Degree:  Masters in Finance & Management
Cyprus International Institute of Management (CIIM)
Location:  Nicosia, Cyprus
Degree:  MSc Financial Services
Duisenberg School of Finance
Location:  Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Degree:  MSc. Finance
Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
Location:  Frankfurt, Germany
Degree:  Master of Finance (M.Sc.)
Grenoble Ecole de Management (GGSB)
Location: Grenoble, France
Degree: Master of Science in Finance
Heriot Watt University
Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Degree: Master of Science in Investment Management
ICHEC Brussels Management School
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Degree: Master in Business Management--Advanced Finance Track (Louvain-la-Neuve, Mons, and Brussels)
ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Degree: Master of Science in Finance
John Cabot University
Location: Rome, Italy
Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Finance
Kuwait University
Location: Safat, Kuwait
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Finance
Louvain School of Management
Location: Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Degree: Master in Management--track Financial Management (Louvain-la-Neuve, Mons, and Brussels)
National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy
Location:  Kyiv, Ukraine
Degree:  Bachelor in Finance, Master in Finance
New Economic School
Location: Moscow, Russia
Degree: Masters in Finance
Queen Mary, University of London
Location: London, United Kingdom
Degree: Master of Science in Finance
Queen’s University Belfast
Location:  Belfast, Ireland
Degree:  Bachelor of Science in Finance, Master of Science in Finance, Master of Science in Computational Finance and Trading
Robert Gordon University
Location:  Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
Degree:  MSc Financial Management
Rouen Business School
Location: Mont Saint Aignan, France
Degree: Master Grande Ecole 
Sabanci University
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Degree: Masters in Finance
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
Location: Kyiv, Ukraine
Degree: Master of Science in Finance and Credit
The Open University
Location:  Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Degree:  Masters of Science Finance (MSc Finance)
Universidade do Porto
Location: Porto, Portugal
Degree: Master of Science in Finance
Université du Luxembourg
Location:  Luxembourg
Degree:  Master of Science in Banking and Finance
University College Cork
Location:  Cork, Ireland
Degree:  Masters in Corporate Finance, MSc Asset Management
University of East Anglia
Location: Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Degree: MSc in Investment and Financial Management
University of Essex
Location: Colchester, United Kingdom
Degree: Master of Science (MSc) in Finance and Investment
University of Greenwich
Location:  London, United Kingdom
Degree:  Bachelor of Science in Finance
University of Johannesburg
Location:  Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Degree:  Bachelor of Commerce in Finance, Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Investment Management
University of Kent
Location:  Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom
Degree:  Master of Science in Finance, Investment and Risk
University of Liechtenstein
Location:  Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Degree:  Master of Science in Banking and Financial Management
University of Neuchâtel
Location: Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Degree: Master of Science in Finance
University of Nottingham
Location:  Nottingham, United Kingdom
Degree:  Master of Science in Finance and Investment
University of Piraeus
Location: Piraeus, Attiki, Greece 
Degree: Master of Science in Economic and Business Strategy
Webster University Vienna
Location: Vienna, Austria
Degree: Master of Science in Finance

Asia Pacific Region

Auckland University of Technology
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Degree: Bachelor of Business (BBus)
Bina Nusantara (BINUS) University
Location:  Jakarta Barat, Indonesia
Degree:  Bachelor in Accounting, Major in Finance
Bond University
Location:  Robina, Australia
Degree:  Bachelor of Commerce (Finance Major), Master of Financial Management, Master of Finance
Central University of Finance and Economics
Location:  Beijing, China
Degree:  Bachelor in International Finance, Bachelor in Corporate Finance
Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business
Location:  Beijing, China
Degree:  Master of Business Administration
Chihlee Institute of Technology
Location: New Taipei City, Taiwan
Degree:  Bachelor of Science in Finance
Chulalongkorn University
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration International Program, International Business Management Major, Financial Analysis and Investment Track
City University of Hong Kong
Location: Hong Kong
Degree: BBA (Hons.) Finance with stream in Finance; BBA (Hons.) Banking and Financial Services
Curtin University
Location:  Perth, Australia
Degree:  Master of Commerce (Applied Finance), Master of Finance
Foundation for Liberal and Management Education (FLAME)
Location:  Pune, Maharashtra, India
Degree:  Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)
Griffith University
Location: Brisbane and Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Degree: Bachelor of Commerce (Finance Major)
Hang Seng Management College
Location:  Hong Kong
Degree:  Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) Programme - Banking and Finance Concentration, BBA Financial Analysis
Hong Kong Baptist University
Location:  Hong Kong
Degree:  BBA (Hons)
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Location: Hong Kong
Degree: Master of Finance
Hong Kong Shue Yan University
Location: Hong Kong
Degree: Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Economics and Finance
IFIM Business School
Location:  Bangalore, India
Degree:  PGDM Finance
Institute of Business Management (IoBM)
Location:  Karachi, Pakistan
Degree:  Bachelor of Accounting and Finance
Institute of Finance and Economics
Location:  Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Degree:  Bachelor of Business Administration in Financial Management
International College of Financial Planning
Location:  New Delhi, India
Degree:  MBA in Financial Analysis
International University – Vietnam National University
Location:  Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Degree:  Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting
JCU Singapore
Location:  Singapore
Degree:  Bachelor of Business (Finance)
Kazakh-British Technical University
Location:  Almaty, Kazakhstan
Degree:  Master of Science in Financial Analysis
Lingnan University
Location: Hong Kong
Degree: BBA Finance Stream
National Sun Yat-sen University
Location: Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Degree: Master of Science in Finance, Undergraduate Degree in Finance
Prasetiya Mulya Business School
Location: BSD City, Serpong, Banten, Indonesia
Degree:  Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance
Renmin University of China
Location:  Beijing, China
Degree:  Master of Finance
S P Jain School of Global Management
Location:  Sydney Olympic Park, NSW, Australia
Degree:  Bachelor of Business Administration
Sejong University
Location: Seoul, Korea
Degree: MBA in Finance
SIM University
Location:  Singapore
Degree:  Bachelor of Science in Finance
Southwestern University of Finance and Economics
Location: Chengdu, China
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Finance
Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development (SCMHRD)
Location: Pune, Maharashtra, India
Degree: Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
Taylor University
Location: Subang Jaya, Malaysia
Degree: Bachelor of Business (Hons) Finance and Economics
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
Location: Kampar, Malaysia
Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) Banking and Finance; Bachelor of Finance (Hons); Bachelor of Economics (Hons) Financial Economics
University of International Business and Economics
Location:  Beijing, China
Degree:  Bachelor of Arts in Finance
University of Kelaniya
Location:  Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
Degree:  Bachelor of Business Management (Special) Degree in Finance
University of Macau
Location: Taipa, Macao
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Finance
University of Nottingham Ningbo
Location:  Ningbo, China
Degree:  MSc Finance and Investment
University of Santo Tomas
Location:  Manila, Philippines
Degree:  Bachelor of Science in Financial Management
University of South Australia
Location:  Adelaide, Australia
Degree:  Bachelor of Business (Finance) and Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Business (Finance)
University of Western Sydney
Location:  Penrith, NSW, Australia
Degree:  Master of Applied Finance
Xi’an Jiaotong – Liverpool University (XJTLU)
Location:  Suzhou, China
Degree:  MSc Investment Management
Zhongnan University of Economics and Law
Location:  Wuhan, Hubei Province, China
Degree:  Bachelor of Science, Finance - CFA Specialty

Americas Region

Ashland University
Location:  Ashland, Ohio, United States
Degree:  BSBA with a major in Finance
Auburn University
Location: Auburn, Alabama, United States
Degree:  Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Finance Major
Babson College
Location:  Babson Park, Massachusetts, United States
Degree: Bachelor of Science with Finance Concentration, MBA with Finance Concentration
Ball State University
Location:  Muncie, Indiana, United States
Degree:  Bachelor of Science in Economics
Barry University
Location: Miami Shores, Florida, United States
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Finance
Baylor University
Location:  Waco, Texas, United States
Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Finance
Bentley University
Location:  Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
Degree:  Master of Science in Finance
Brigham Young University
Location: Provo, Utah, United States
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Finance, MBA
Canisius College
Location: Buffalo, New York, United States
Degree: Bachelor of Science (BS) in Finance 
Carleton University
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Degree: Bachelor of Commerce in Finance
Champlain College
Location: Burlington, Vermont, United States
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Minor in Finance, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Minor in Finance
Chapman University
Location: Orange, California, United States
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Clemson University
Location: Clemson, South Carolina, United States
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Financial Management
Coastal Carolina University
Location:  Conway, South Carolina, United States
Degree:  Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Major in Finance
Colorado State University
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Finance Concentration
Dalhousie University
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Degree: Bachelor of Commerce with Major in Finance
Drake University
Location:  Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Degree:  BSBA major in Finance, BSBA Joint Major in Actuarial Science and Finance, BSBA Joint Major in Accounting and Finance
Elon University
Location:  Elon, North Carolina, United States
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) in Finance
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Major in Accounting and Finance. Master of Science in Aviation Finance
Florida Gulf Coast University
Location:  Fort Myers, Florida, United States
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Finance
Gordon College
Location:  Wenham, Massachusetts, United States
Degree:  Bachelor of Science (Finance)
High Point University
Location: High Point, North Carolina, United States
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Illinois State University
Location:  Normal, Illinois, United States
Degree:  Bachelor of Science in Finance
James Madison University
Location: Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States
Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Finance
Johns Hopkins University
Location:  Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Degree:  Master of Science in Finance
McMaster University
Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Degree: MBA with Finance Specialization, Honours Bachelor of Commerce with a concentration in Finance
Michigan Technological University
Location:  Houghton, Michigan, United States
Degree:  Bachelor of Science in Finance
Middle Tennessee State University
Location: Murfreesboro, TN, United States
Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Finance
Missouri State University
Location:  Springfield, Missouri, United States
Degree:  Bachelor of Science in Finance
Mount Mercy University
Location:  Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
Degree:  Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance
Niagara University
Location: Niagara University, New York, United States
Degree: B.S. Finance
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Location:  Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 
Degree:  Bachelor of Business Administration - Finance Emphasis
Northern Arizona University
Location:  Flagstaff, Arizona, United States
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Finance
Northern Illinois University
Location:  Dekalb, Illinois, United States
Degree:  Bachelor of Science in Finance
Ohio University
Location: Athens, Ohio, United States
Degree: Master of Financial Economics
Ohio Wesleyan University
Location: Delaware, Ohio, United States
Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Economics with Management Major, Bachelor of Arts, Finance Economics Major
Oregon State University
Location: Corvallis, OR, United States
Degree: Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts in Finance
Pace University
Location: New York, New York, United States
Degree: BBA in Finance, Master of Science in Investment Management, Master of Science in Financial Management
Pacific Lutheran University
Location: Tacoma, Washington, United States
Degree: Master of Science in Finance
Penn State Erie, the Behrend College
Location:  Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
Degree:  Bachelor of Science in Finance
Pittsburg State University
Location: Pittsburg, Kansas, United States
Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance
Portland State University
Location: Portland, Oregon, United States
Degree: Master of Science in Financial Analysis
Providence College
Location:  Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Degree: MBA/Finance Concentration, B.S. in Finance
Quinnipiac University
Location:  Hamden, Connecticut, United States
Degree:  Bachelor of Science in Finance
Rhode Island College
Location: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Finance
Rollins College
Location: Winter Park, Florida, United States
Degree: MBA, Finance Concentration
Ryerson University
Location:  Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Degree: Bachelor of Commerce
Sacred Heart University
Location: Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Finance--Investment Management Program
Saint Bonaventure University
Location:  Saint Bonaventure, New York, United States
Degree: BBA with Finance Major
Saint Mary’s College of California
Location:  Moraga, California, United States
Degree:  Master of Science in Financial Analysis & Investment Management ‘MS-FAIM Program’
Saint Mary's University
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Degree: Bachelor of Commerce (Major in Finance), Master of Finance
Salisbury University
Location: Salisbury, Maryland, United States
Degree: Bachelor of Science Business Administration, Major in Finance, Investments Track
Samford University
Location:  Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Degree:  Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Finance (B.S.B.A. Finance), Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Finance (M.B.A.-Finance Concentration)
Seton Hall University
Location: South Orange, New Jersey, United States
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Concentration in Finance; Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Concentration in Mathematical Finance
State University of New York at Oswego
Location: Oswego, New York, United States
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Finance
Stonehill College
Location: Easton, Massachusetts, United States
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Suffolk University
Location:  Boston, Massachusetts
Degree:  Master of Science in Finance, Bachelor of Science in Finance
Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Ciudad de México
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Degree: Bachelor in Arts of Financial Management, Bachelor in Arts of Economics and Finance, Bachelor in Arts of Accounting and Finance
Texas Christian University
Location: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Degree: Bachelor in Business Administration for Finance Majors, Master of Business Administration
The University of Texas at Dallas
Location:  Richardson, Texas, United States
Degree:  Master of Science in Finance
Towson University
Location: Towson, Maryland, United States
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Finance Concentration
Universidad Anahuac
Location:  Estado de México, Mexico
Degree:  Master in Finance
Universidad de los Andes
Location:  Santiago, Chile
Degree:  Undergraduate Degree in Business Administration
Universidad del Desarrollo
Location: Santiago, Chile
Degree: Undergraduate in Business (Ingeniería Comercial)
Universidad Diego Portales
Location: Santiago, Chile
Degree:  Magíster en Finanzas e Inversiones (Master in Finance and Investment)
Universidad EAFIT
Location:  Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia
Degree: Maestria en Administracion Financiera - MAF
Universidad Francisco Marroquin
Location: Guatemala
Degree: Master of Finance
Universidad Iberoamericana
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Degree: Bachelor in Finance
University at Albany (SUNY)
Location:  Albany, New York, United States
Degree:  Financial Analyst Honors Program
University of Alabama
Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States 
Degree: Master of Science in Finance
University of Arizona
Location: Tuscon, Arizona, United States
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Finance, Master of Science in Management with a concentration in Finance
University of Arkansas
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with major in Financial Management and Investments
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Location:  Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
Degree:  BBA in Finance
University of Central Missouri
Location:  Warrensburg, Missouri, United States
Degree:  Bachelor of Science in Finance. MBA with Concentration in Finance
University of Colorado at Boulder
Location: Boulder, Colorado, United States
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Finance Emphasis
University of Connecticut
Location:  Storrs, Connecticut, United States
Degree:  Bachelor of Science in Finance - Financial Management Program
University of Dallas
Location:  Irving, Texas, United States
Degree:  M.S. Finance
University of Dayton
Location: Dayton, Ohio, United States
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Finance
University of Delaware
Location:  Newark, Delaware, United States
Degree:  Bachelor of Science in Finance
University of Denver
Location:  Denver, Colorado, United States
Degree:  Master of Science in Finance
University of Hawaii
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Finance
University of Idaho
Location:  Moscow, Idaho, United States
Degree:  Bachelor of Science in Finance
University of Kentucky
Location: Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Degree: Bachelor in Business Administration in Finance
University of Massachusetts
Location:  Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
Degree:  Bachelor of Business Administration - Finance Major
University of Memphis
Location:  Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Degree:  Bachelor of Business Administration with Finance major, Master of Science in Business Administration – Finance
University of Miami
Location:  Coral Gables, Florida, United States
Degree:  Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, MBA
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Location:  Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Degree:  Master of Science in Finance – Financial Analyst Track
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Location: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Master of Business Administration
University of New Brunswick
Location:  Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Degree:  Bachelor of Business Administration
University of North Texas
Location: Denton, Texas, United States
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Finance
University of Northern Iowa
Location:  Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States
Degree:  BA Major in Finance
University of Notre Dame
Location:  Notre Dame, Indiana, United States
Degree:  Bachelor of Science in Finance, Master of Business Administration
University of Oregon
Location:  Eugene, Oregon, United States
Degree:  MBA, BS/BA Business Administration
University of San Diego
Location:  San Diego, California, United States
Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance Major)
University of South Dakota
Location: Vermillion, South Dakota, United States
Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration Finance
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Location:  Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Degree:  Master in Business Administration in Finance, Bachelor of Science in Finance
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Location:  Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
Degree:  Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
University of Texas at El Paso
Location:  El Paso, Texas, United States
Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Finance
University of Waterloo
Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Degree: Bachelor of Accounting and Financial Management Program (Finance Specialization), Bachelor of Computing and Financial Management
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
Location: Whitewater, Wisconsin, United States
Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance Major
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Finance - Undergraduate Certificate in Investment Management, Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Finance
Utah State University
Location: Logan, Utah, United States
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Finance
Villanova University
Location:  Villanova, Pennsylvania, United States
Degree:  M.S. in Finance
Washington and Jefferson College
Location:  Washington, Pennsylvania, United States
Degree:  Bachelor of Arts in Financial Economics
Washington and Lee University
Location: Lexington, Virginia, United States
Degree: Bachelor of Science with Special Attainments in Commerce degree: Business Administration (BSC.BSADM)
West Virginia University
Location: Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
Degree: Master of Science in Finance
Western Michigan University
Location:  Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
Degree:  Bachelor of Business Administration – Finance Major
Wilfrid Laurier University
Location:  Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Degree:  MBA with CFA Study Option, Master of Finance
Wright State University
Location: Dayton, Ohio, United States
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Business with a Finance Major