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For Universities

As part of our mission to promote the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence, we have a long history of working with educational institutions around the world.

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Be Part of the Community:

  • Participate in the University Affiliation Program (UAP) or the Certificate Recognition Program (coming soon).
  • Incorporate elements of our curriculum into your degree programs.
  • Provide exemptions from graduate school entrance exams or coursework.
  • Work with local CFA Institute member societies to support student teams in the annual Research Challenge.
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For Professors

Learn more about how university professors can partner with CFA Institute to promote the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence for the next generation of finance and investment professionals.

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For Students

Discover how the CFA Program and certificates can help to launch a career in finance, corporate banking, or investment management.

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University Affiliation Program

The University Affiliation Program recognizes academic institutions that embed a significant portion of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) into their curriculum. Through cooperation with universities around the world, we seek to promote ethics-based investment education in university degree programs aimed at developing investment professionals.

Professors, please email us for more information on becoming an affiliated university.
Students may learn more through the For Students page, or by using the Contact Us form here.

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Certificate Recognition Program

The Certificate Recognition Program will recognize university degree programs that cover content within CFA Institute certificates. Coming soon!

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