Quinnipiac University has become the latest university to be welcomed into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. The Bachelor of Science in Finance program 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. As Chair of Finance, Robert Porter, stated, “The CFA designation has become the gold standard for investment professionals throughout the world. We are pleased the CFA institute confirms that our program covers the body of knowledge required to receive this prestigious award.”
Entry into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program signals to potential students, employers, and the marketplace that Quinnipiac University curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well-suited in preparing students to sit for the CFA examinations. Through participation in this program, Quinnipiac University is eligible to receive a limited number of student scholarships for the CFA Program each year.
“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 Charles Appeadu, PhD, 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 well to join the growing CFA Institute community dedicated to promoting the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence for the ultimate benefit of society.”
“We are very proud that our financial curriculum not only provides thorough academic foundations but also meets the high standards of the profession,” said Choonsik Lee, Assistant Professor of Finance. With support from Matthew O’Connor, Dean of the School of Business, and from members of the finance faculty, professors Bob Porter and Choonsik Lee were instrumental in ensuring Quinnipiac University received this special recognition.
The BS program in finance prepares graduates for career opportunities in equities and fixed income analysis and portfolio management, corporate finance, financial services, working capital management, asset valuation, banking and credit analysis. The program also prepares students for graduate work in finance, business administration, law and other related disciplines. For students seeking a special focus during their studies, the undergraduate major offers three unique learning tracks; investment management, wealth management and financial planning, and corporate finance.
For more information on the Department of Finance, please visit http://www.quinnipiac.edu/school-of-business-and-engineering/department-of-finance/