CCSU - Finance - CFA Institute Affiliated University

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Vance Academic Center, Room 427

Dr. Hamid Sakaki
Interim Department Chair & Associate Professor 


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CFA Institute Affilated University

CCSU School of Business is a CFA University Affiliation Program Partner of the CFA Institute, a global membership organization that awards the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation. To qualify, the CFA Institute determined that CCSU offers a degree program that covers at least 75 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge, the CFA Institute ethical and professional standards, and other requirements.

The CFA Program is widely considered as the investment profession’s most rigorous credentialing program.  Being a member of CFA Institute’s University Affiliated Program provides additional validation that CCSU’s curriculum provides students with a strong foundation for future careers in the investment industry.

CFA Scholarships

As one of the benefits to the students, CCSU’s partnership with the CFA Institute provides access to scholarships that help alleviate the cost of sitting for the CFA exam. Each year, the Finance Department offers 8 scholarships to students, which includes waiving the CFA program enrollment fee ($450) and a reduction in the exam registration fee from $1000 to $350. 

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CFA Institute Research Challenge

As a student in the CCSU Finance Program, you have the chance to participate in the CFA Institute Research Challenge. In this worldwide competition, student teams research an assigned publicly traded company, work with an industry mentor, draft a report, and present their work to investment professionals.  More than 5,000 students from over 1,000 universities around the world take part in the challenge in the spring.