The CFA Institute recently designated Georgia Tech College of Management as a CFA Program Partner. This recognition signals that the school's curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and well-suited to prepare students to sit for three levels of CFA (certified financial analyst) examinations. To earn Program Partner status, schools must have degree programs that cover at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge, the CFA Institute's ethical and professional standards, and other requirements.
"Students in this program are exposed to the Candidate Body of Knowledge, concepts and principles that have been identified by investment experts worldwide as essential to global practice," said Bob Johnson, managing director of the CFA Institute Education Division. "By mastering these fundamentals of the CFA Program, students will be well on their way to earning the highly-valued CFA charter."
Administered by the CFA Institute, CFA designation is widely considered the investment program's most rigorous credentialing program.
The CFA Program Partner initiative has grown to include more than 40 institutions on six continents since its launch in 2006 at the University of Oxford.