CFA: Level I CFA® Preparation Course

The CFA® qualification is the gold standard for the investment industry. This course is a perfect preparation for the CFA® exam in June 2019. Acquire it and you'll significantly enhance your career prospects across the global marketplace.

Employers recognise the CFA® charter as the definitive standard by which to measure the competence, integrity, and dedication of serious investment professionals. Employers and clients increasingly require professionals who demonstrate a competence in implementing international investment strategies.

Level I CFA® exam

The Level I CFA® exam is a multiple-choice format and features 240 questions, given in two parts. You will be asked basic comprehension questions focusing on investment tools, and some questions will require analysis. As a leading Business School with the CFA® Preparation Course we will prepare you for the Level I CFA® exam. For information about registration and fees of the Level I CFA® exam, click on the following link: CFA Institute.

What do we offer?

20 Sessions

Start: the second week of January 2019 (the exact date to be confirmed)

Wednesday Evenings: 19:00-22:00, one evening per week 

Location: Amsterdam Business School, Plantage Muidergracht 12, Amsterdam.

Language of instruction: English

Including Mock Exam

Lecturers Level I CFA® Preparation Course

All instructors are CFA® charterholders and industry leaders in their respective subject matters. 


Early registration fee: €2,000 (ends 31 October 2018)

Standard registration fee: €2,500

The fee covers tuition, instructors hand-outs, mock exam and use of the Univesity of Amsterdam facilities. The fee is VAT-free. For students that are working in the Netherlands, the fee is tax-deductible.

The fee does not include the CFA® exam fee for which candidates need to register directly at the CFA Institute. The CFA Institute provides the Level I CFA® eBooks. This is included in the Level I CFA® exam fee. We advise registering for the CFA® exam as soon as possible. Click on the following link to check the CFA Exam Registration Fees and Deadlines.

Please check the exam guidelines carefully and make sure you have the approved calculators for the Preparation Course:

  • Texas Instruments BA II Plus (including BA II Plus Professional)
  • Hewlett Packard 12C (including the HP 12C Platinum, 12C Platinum 25th anniversary edition, 12C 30th anniversary edition, and HP 12C Prestige

The hand-outs that are provided during the course include questions and answers. The mock exam at the end of the Level I CFA® Preparation Course also provides a wealth of practical exercises. (The mock exam is 120 questions and answers.) 


Most students spend on average 300 hours for the entire Level I curriculum. The CFA® programme is self-study, therefore each student needs to take the time they need to master the material within the time allotted.

CFA Institute approved prep provider

Master in International Finance Programme at Amsterdam Business School is CFA Approved Prep Provider. 

For more information please refer to official CFA Institute website with Approved Prep Providers programme list.

CFA Institute does not endorse, promote, or warrant the accuracy or quality of the products or services offered by Amsterdam Business School. CFA Institute, CFA, and Chartered Financial Analyst are trademarks owned by CFA Institute.

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