University of Colombo welcomed into CFA Institute University Recognition Program


The University of Colombo(UoC) has become the latest university to be welcomed into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. The CFA Institute acknowledges the UoC’sBachelor of Business Administration in Finance Programas incorporating at least 70%of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) and placing emphasis on the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.This program positions students well to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, which has become the world’s most respected and recognized investment credential.Participation in this program enablesUoC’sDepartment of Financeto receive a limited number of student scholarships for the CFA Program each year.

For many years,UoC has been working closely with the CFA Society Sri Lanka to form a multi-faceted collaboration to groom students for careers in the capital markets sphere. Under the mentorship of senior investment industry professionals, students of theBachelor of Business Administration in Finance programgain exposure to real-life investment analysis by participating in the annual CFAResearch Challenge. Teams from UoC were judged national champions at the CFA Research challenge in2013 and 2014.

Entry into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program signals to potential students, employers and the marketplace that the Bachelor of Business Administration in Financecurriculum at UoCis closely linked to professional practices and wellsuited to preparing students to sit for the CFA examinations. 

"Students in these programs study the CBOK, which includes the core knowledge, skills and abilities identified by practitioners worldwide as essential for successful practice," said Charles Appeadu, PhD, CFA, Head of University Relations at the 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 professionalsgain a strong foundation that helps prepare them well to join the growing CFA Institute community, which is dedicated to promoting the highest standards of ethics, education and professional excellence for the ultimate benefit of society."

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