UNMC welcomed into CFA Institute University Recognition Program


The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) has become the latest university to be welcomed into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. Its MSc Finance and Investment programme 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 programme.

This programme positions students well to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, which has become the most respected and recognised investment credential in the world.

Entry into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program signals to potential students, employers, and the marketplace that the UNMC 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, UNMC is eligible to receive a limited number of student scholarships for the CFA Program each year.

“Students in these programmes 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.”

“The programmes offered at UNMC are highly reputable and have the recognition of various world renowned accreditations including EQUIS, Association of MBAs, Athena SWAN, British Psychology Society and The Finance Accreditation Agency.

The accreditation by these professional bodies reflect the high standards of the education we provide as well as boasts the employability of our graduates,” said Professor Christine Ennew, CEO and Provost of The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus.

Professor Lee Chew Ging, Dean of Nottingham University Business School Malaysia, said, “Our students will receive a broad spectrum of training in the techniques and principles of finance and investment analysis, which will provide a foundation for a career as a financial analyst in business, government or major international organisations.”

About the MSc Finance and Investment at UNMC
The MSc Finance and Investment programme is a one-year programme providing a structured course for those seeking positions in finance and investment. The programme covers three main classes of capital investment, namely, equity markets, fixed interest markets, and derivatives markets.

The programme is accredited by the Finance Accreditation Agency (FAA), an international and independent quality assurance and accreditation body for the financial services industry supported by Bank Negara Malaysia (the Central Bank of Malaysia), the Securities Commission of Malaysia. The programme has also been admitted to the CFA Institute University Recognition Program.

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.

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