10 Topics, One Body of Knowledge
Our CFA Institute Body of Knowledge takes you deep into investment management by cutting across these 10 key areas.
Ethical and Professional Standards
Learn about putting investors first in critical and everyday practice.
Delve into supply and demand, the monetary system, inflation, effects of government regulation, and much more.
From corporate governance to capital structure decisions, we cover complex issues in corporate finance.
Study fixed income security types, portfolio benchmarks, and other complex topics.
Examine real estate, private equity, commodities, and more.
From time value of money analysis to correlation analysis and regression, learn robust quantitative methods.
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.
Study the types of equity securities, equity portfolio measurements, and much more.
Learn about forward markets, future markets, option markets, and more.
Portfolio Management and Wealth Planning
Examine the essentials of managing different types of portfolios successfully.
Rigor Grounded in Practitioner Input
We're constantly evaluating the curriculum with a technique we call practice analysis. Practice analysis ensures study areas are both comprehensive and practice. Learn more about how we analyze the practice of investment management to keep the CFA Program relevant and rigorous.