Carleton’s Bachelor of Commerce, Finance Concentration, offered by the Sprott School of Business, has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. This status is granted to institutions whose degree programs incorporate at least 70 per cent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provides students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions them well to sit for the Chartered Financial Analyst exams.

“I’m proud to announce that our Bachelor of Commerce in Finance has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program,” said Sprott Dean Jerry Tomberlin. “We strive to provide our students with the knowledge, tools and experiences that enable them to go onto successful careers. Sprott finance students are better positioned to obtain their CFA designation, which is the internationally recognized credential for finance and investment professionals.”

As part of the program, Carleton will award five CFA Program Awareness Scholarships to students in the program each fiscal year.

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 charterholders. 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.

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