Entry into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program signals that the Edwards School of Business curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well-suited to preparing students to sit for the CFA examinations.
Typically, students can choose to write the level one CFA exam upon graduation. However, current Edwards students are already reaping the benefits of the new recognition.
“The CFA designation is a competitive advantage because it is globally recognized and has become a prerequisite for many jobs in the investment field,” said Cam Andrusiak, a finance student in the final year of the program. “In December, I wrote the CFA level one exam and passed. Knowing the Edwards curriculum matched the CFA standards boosted my confidence to write the exam early.”
Through participation in this program, Edwards is also eligible to receive a limited number of student scholarships for the CFA program each year.
The CFA Institute is the global association of investment professionals. It sets a professional standard for investment management practitioners and broadly engages other finance professionals through their interest and interactions with the investment management industry.