CFA Institute University Affiliation
Students of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Finance Program
taking steps to career success through preparation for the CFA Program
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona has become the latest university to be welcomed into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program. The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Finance Concentration has been acknowledged as 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 program. This program positions students well to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, which has become the most respected and recognized investment credential in the world.
Entry into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program signals to potential students, employers, and the marketplace that our Finance 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 Finance, Real Estate
The Finance, Real Estate and Law (FRL) Department at Cal Poly Pomona offers a broad range of finance classes for over 30 years covering investment management and analysis, as well as niche courses such as Derivatives, Corporate Valuation, Financial Modeling, Multinational Financial Management, and Applied Portfolio Management, to name a few. In addition, the FRL Department has recently launched the Dr. J Douglas Ramsey Financial Markets Room (Bloomberg Lab), complete with twelve Bloomberg terminals. In order for students to get experience in
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 organization is a champion for ethical behavior 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 160,000 members in 166 countries and territories, including 153,000 CFA
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.