Sauder becomes CFA Program Partner to give students an edge


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The Sauder School of Business has joined a prestigious list of international business schools as a CFA Program Partner.  By partnering with CFA Institute, which awards the globally-recognized CFA professional designation for current and aspiring investment professionals, Sauder is signaling to the global business community that the school’s finance curriculum is closely tied to the most recent developments in professional practice.

“As a CFA Program Partner, Sauder is exposing its students to concepts and principles that have been identified by investment experts worldwide as essential to global practice,” said Bob Johnson, CFA, senior managing director of CFA Institute.  “By mastering these fundamentals of the CFA Program, students will be well on their way to earning the highly-valued CFA charter.”

After a review of Sauder’s finance program, CFA Institute determined that the school’s curriculum is consistent with its CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge – information in tune with the latest developments in international finance. As a result, CFA Institute concluded that the school's programs are well-suited to preparing students to sit for CFA examinations leading to professional designation.

“By partnering with CFA Institute, we are reinforcing our commitment to providing Sauder’s students with the most current and market-ready learning experience possible,” said Sauder’s Dean Daniel F. Muzyka. “When our finance students leave the school they will be well positioned to take an accelerated path toward success in the industry.”

The CFA Program is widely considered the investment profession’s most rigorous credentialing process, with less than one in five candidates successfully earning a full CFA charter.  As a CFA Program Partner, Sauder is giving its students the edge they need in pursuing this professional designation and positions as financial analysts, portfolio managers and investment advisers.

The CFA Program Partner initiative was launched in 2006 with the announcement of Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford as the inaugural CFA Program Partner.  Since then, 128 CFA Program Partner institutions have been established on six continents.