The University of Piraeus, MSc in Finance and Banking Welcomed into CFA Institute University Affiliation Program
The MSc in Banking and Finance of the Department of Banking and Financial Management of the University of Piraeus has been welcomed into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program. The MSc in Banking and Finance- Specialization in Banking and Financial Management (full-time program) and the MSc in Banking and Finance-Specialization in Finance and Investments (part-time program) have 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 program. These programs position students well to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, which has become the most respected and recognized investment credential in the world.
Entry into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program signals to potential students, employers, and the marketplace that the MSc programs 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, the MSc in Banking and Finance of the University of Piraeus is eligible to receive a limited number of student scholarships for the CFA Program each year.
The MSc in Banking and Finance of the Department of Banking and Financial Management is especially designed to cope with the high demands of modern banking and finance. For over twenty years of productive operation, the MSc Program of the Department of Banking and Financial Management has provided Business and Financial Institutions with talented men and women who have already gained recognition in a demanding and competitive environment. Our graduates have both sound theoretical training and a firm grasp of modern structures techniques and products. Our major effort is towards preserving the high quality of instruction and student enthusiasm.
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 160,000 members in 166 countries and territories, including 153,000 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.