In 2006 the AIM Program was named as the first CFA Program Partner
What does the recognition of Marquette’s AIM program as a CFA Program Partner mean for our students?
· Marquette’s Applied Investment Management program was the first undergraduate institution globally to become a CFA Program Partner. Since 2006, AIM has been recognized as an academic leader and champion of practical, relevant, and thought-provoking investment education.
· We work closely with the CFA Institute and other Program Partner universities to further our mission and vision. We embed a significant portion of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) into our program in order to provide the AIM students with a solid grounding in practical investment education.
· Students are afforded scholarships each year to take the CFA exam at a reduced fee and a full set of CFA Level I study materials are available to our students.
· We also receive CFA Institute newsletter, access to webcasts, and are invited to national and local CFA events.
What is the CFA Institute?
The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute is the global, not-for-profit association of investment professionals that awards the CFA designation. It promotes the highest ethical standards and offers a range of educational opportunities online and across the globe.
The CFA Institute aspires to serve all finance professionals seeking education, knowledge, professional development, connection, and inspiration. They also lead the investment profession’s thinking in the areas of ethics, capital market integrity, and excellence of practice.
What is the CFA Program Partner initiative?
It's a relationship between the CFA Institute and select colleges and universities around the world that have incorporated a significant percentage (70%) of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge into their degree programs.
What is a CFA Program Partner?
The CFA Institute awards CFA Program Partner status to recognize finance degree programs which are:
(i) academically rigorous and
(ii) closely aligned to professional practice.
In so doing, the CFA Institute recognizes that professional and academic qualifications are complementary: both play an important role in ensuring the success of the finance industry.
Where can you find out more about the CFA Program Partnership?
You can find more information about the CFA Program Partnership on the CFA's website or following this link.
You can find more information about Marquette's AIM Program Partnership on their website or following this link.
There is also an AIM Blog that contains current information about the program at: http://aimprogramblog.blogspot.com/.