University Affiliation Program

Academic institutions that embed a significant portion of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK)—including the Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct—into their curriculum may be eligible to participate in the University Affiliation Program.

An Affiliated University signals to their students and to employers that their curriculum is closely tied to the practice of investment management and is helpful to students preparing for the CFA Program exams.

Read the University Affiliation Program Overview (PDF) to learn more about the eligibility, benefits, and ongoing participation requirements .

See current participants in the University Affiliation Program.

To request an application* and find out more, please email us at university@cfainstitute.org.

*Applications for the University Affiliation Program are considered on a case-by-case basis; meeting eligibility requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.