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The Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) credential has become the most respected and recognized investment designation in the world; enrolling in the CFA Program is your first step toward earning this qualification.

The CFA Program curriculum covers concepts and skills you will use at all stages of your career, bridging academic theory, current industry practice, and ethical and professional standards to provide a strong foundation of advanced investment analysis and real-world portfolio management skills.

Why Choose the CFA Program?

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How is the CFA Program Different?

While most graduate school programs cover a broad range of topics, the CFA Program focuses specifically on investment knowledge. In addition, the self-study format allows you to continue working full time while you earn the charter.

More than one-third of the CFA candidates surveyed in June 2013 cited career advancement as the primary reason they chose the CFA Program (PDF).

Employers recognize the CFA charter as a reliable way to identify the most qualified job applicants. They know the CFA Program provides the skills needed to succeed and that earning the CFA charter demonstrates the commitment to excellence required of today’s investment professionals.

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