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CFA Program Curriculum

10 Topics, One Body of Knowledge

Informed by dynamic practice analysis, our rigorous curriculum prepares you to be an effective and ethical investment management professional in the industry.

The curriculum is built from the CFA Institute Body of Knowledge, taking you deep into investment management by cutting across these 10 key areas.

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    Ethical and Professional Standards

    Learn about putting investors first in critical and everyday practice.

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    Quantitative Methods

    From time value of money analysis to correlation analysis and regression, learn robust quantitative methods.

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    Economics

    Delve into supply and demand, the monetary system, inflation, effects of government regulation, and much more.

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    Financial Reporting and Analysis

    Learn the details of the financial reporting system (emphasis on international standards, IFRS) and analysis of taxes, debt, global operations, and more.

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    Corporate Finance

    From corporate governance to capital structure decisions, we cover complex issues in corporate finance.

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    Equity Investments

    Study the types of equity securities, equity portfolio measurements, and much more.

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    Fixed Income

    Study fixed income security types, portfolio benchmarks, and other complex topics.

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    Derivatives

    Learn about forward markets, future markets, option markets, and more.

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    Alternative Investments

    Examine real estate, private equity, commodities, and more.

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    Portfolio Management and Wealth Planning

    Examine the essentials of managing different types of portfolios successfully.

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