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Nottingham gains CFA University Affiliate status

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Nottingham University Business School has become the latest to achieve CFA University Affiliate status for its MSc Finance and Investment course at all Nottingham's campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia.

The CFA Institute University Affiliation Program

The CFA Institute grants this prestigious status to select institutions around the world that have incorporated at least 70 per cent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) into their curricula.

CFA Affiliate status signals to students and employers that the course is closely connected to professional practice and prepares students for taking the Chartered Financial Analyst exams.

Through participation in this program, Nottingham is eligible to receive a limited number of student scholarships for the CFA Program each year.

“Students in these programs study the Candidate Body of Knowledge, which includes the core knowledge, skills, and abilities identified by practitioners worldwide as essential for successful practice,” said Neil Govier, CFA, Head of University Relations at CFA Institute. “By mastering the fundamentals of the CFA Program as well as the Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct, these future investment professionals gain a strong foundation that helps prepare them well to join the growing CFA Institute community dedicated to promoting the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence for the ultimate benefit of society.”

MSc Finance and Investment

Nottingham's MSc Finance and Investment students learn some of the most up-to-date knowledge and techniques in this field from one of the largest groups of finance experts at any university.

The course provides a solid foundation in modern finance and investment to prepare students for a career in investment banking, financial management, or further postgraduate study.

Professor Jim Devlin, Dean of Nottingham University Business School UK said:

“Nottingham’s students benefit from access to specialist financial and business databases including Bloomberg Terminals – the world’s most powerful platform for finance professionals who need real-time data. This hands-on learning tool develops valuable practical skills in analysing the finance industry to help our students stand out in the job market.”

Find out more about the CFA University Affiliation Program

About CFA Institute

CFA Institute is the global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence and administers the industry gold standard CFA charter. The organisation is a champion for ethical behaviour in investment markets and a respected source of knowledge in the global financial community. The end goal: to create an environment where investors’ interests come first, markets function at their best, and economies grow. CFA Institute has more than 148,000 members in 163 countries and territories, including 142,000 CFA charterholders. For more information, visit

About the CFA Program

The CFA Program sets a standard for developing the skills, standards, competence, and integrity of financial analysts, portfolio managers, investment advisers, and other investment professionals worldwide. It is widely considered the investment profession’s most rigorous credentialing program. Administered in English, the CFA curriculum and examinations are identical worldwide. Fewer than one in five candidates who begin the program successfully complete it and go on to earn the coveted CFA charter, the “gold standard” for investment professionals.

Posted on Thursday 7th December 2017




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