Amsterdam Business School welcomed into CFA Institute University Affiliation Program

27 July 2017

The UvA Amsterdam Business School (ABS) has become the latest university to be welcomed into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program.

The Executive Master of International Finance has been partnering with the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst ) Institute for the past five years and has been acknowledged for incorporating at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) and placing emphasis on the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice within the programme. This programme effectively prepares students for obtaining the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. This is currently the most respected and recognised investment credential in the world.

The CFA and our curriculum

Entry into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program signals to potential students, employers, and the marketplace that the ABS curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well-suited to preparing students to sit for the CFA examinations.  Through participation in this program, the ABS is eligible to annually receive a limited number of student scholarships for the CFA Program.

“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 for joining the growing CFA Institute community dedicated to promoting the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence for the ultimate benefit of society.”

About the MIF

The Executive Master of International Finance (MIF) programme offers you the best skillset needed to excel in an international career as a Finance professional. We equip you with knowledge needed to become a frontrunner in Finance. We conduct research and apply the latest developments in the Finance industry like Fintech/Blockchain and Behavioural Finance.  By fostering critical thinking, we prepare you for the next step in your career. All in keeping with Amsterdam's entrepreneurial spirit and independent thinking. The MIF programme is ranked #5 in the Financial Times Masters in Finance Post-experience 2017.

About the Amsterdam Business School

The Amsterdam Business School’s mission is to offer an inspiring international learning community to study business and management, where both staff and students can develop their capacities to optimum effect. We aim to foster independent minds with an impact on international business and society at large by conducting high-quality academic research on innovative and socially relevant themes, and by offering research-based teaching that meets the highest international standards. We are committed to advancing the understanding of business and its role in society, and to leveraging synergies between our School and its institutional and corporate environment. Our finance programmes are therefore on the forefront of the business requirements.

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