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IFIM Business School welcomed into CFA Institute University Recognition Program
Bangalore, September 4th, 2014
Students of PGDM (Finance) taking steps to career success through preparation for the CFA Program
IFIM Business School has become the latest university to be welcomed into the CFA Institute Recognition Program. PGDM (Finance) 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 position students well to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, which has become the most respected and recognized investment credential in the world. IFIM Business School becomes the third university in India to join the University Recognition Program.
Entry into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program signals to potential students, employers, and the marketplace that the IFIM Business School curriculum is closely tied to the professional practice and is well suited to preparing students to sit for the CFA examinations. Through participation in this program, IFIM Business School 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, Ph. D, 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 community dedicated to promoting the highest standards of ethics, education and professional excellence for the ultimate benefit of the society.”
About IFIM Business School
IFIM Business School, Bangalore, established in 1995 is one of the fastest growing business schools in the country. It has been consistently ranked as ‘Bangalore’s No. 1 Private B-School’. Its vision is: To nurture holistic, socially responsible and continuously employable professionals.
- Full Time PGDM Programs: PGDM, PGDM (Finance), PGDM (For Working Professionals)
- Executive Programs: EPGDM (Business Analytics), EPGDM (Entrepreneurs)
- Distance Learning Programs: PGDM, PGDM (Finance)
- Work Integrated Learning Program: PGDM (WILP)
An ISO 9001:2008 certified institute, it is promoted by the Dalal Street Investment Journal Group and is approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). IFIM has also applied for AACSB and SAQS accreditations. The campus is strategically located in the heart of Electronics City, Bangalore, with well-planned infrastructure and resources.
“We are pleased to receive this prestigious affiliation with the CFA Institute. This shall add more value and credibility to our PGDM (Finance) program and help our students to be more employable,” said Dr. Sridevi, HOD- Finance & Accounting.
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 110,000 members in 139 countries and territories, including 100,000 CFA charter holders. For more information, visit: www.cfainstitute.org .
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.