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Students at The University of Western Australia Business School will now be even better prepared for global financial careers, with UWA's Finance major accepted by the CFA Institute University Recognition Program.
This recognition demonstrates that the UWA Finance major is good preparation for students who intend to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification - a qualification which is highly sought after by global financial organisations.
The acceptance guarantees UWA's Finance major incorporates at least 70 per cent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge, which includes topics such as ethics, providing students with a solid grounding for obtaining the CFA designation.
Dean of the UWA Business School, Professor Phil Dolan, said CFA recognition of UWA's Finance major underlined the connection between Business School's curriculum and industry best practice.
"CFA is the premier qualification for investment professionals, and the recognition of UWA's Finance major is a great endorsement of the quality of our teaching," Professor Dolan said.
Head of University Relations at CFA Institute, Charles Appeadu, PhD, CFA, said UWA graduates who go on to obtain the CFA designation will be qualified at the highest level.
"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," he said.
Through participation in this program, the UWA Business School will be eligible to receive a limited number of student scholarships for the CFA Program each year.