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Banking and Finance MSc & Finance MSc accepted onto prestigious recognition programme

Thanks to the hard work of Dr Fabrizio Casalin (Lecturer in Banking and Finance) and Dr Bartosz Gebka (Senior Lecturer in Finance) our Banking and Finance MSc & Finance MSc programmes have been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Programme. 

Both master’s programmes have been acknowledged as incorporating at least 70 per cent of the CFA Programme Candidate Body of Knowledge, representing the core knowledge, skills and abilities accepted and applied by investment professionals globally. 

The two programmes also place emphasis on the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice within the program, which are fundamental to the values of 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.

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 behaviour 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 133,000 members in 145 countries and territories, including 125,000 CFA charter holders. For more information, visit

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”.

published on: 18 May 2016