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 About CFA Institute University Affiliation Program

The University Affiliation Program recognizes academic institutions that incorporate at least 70% of the CFA® Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) with emphasis on the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct into their curriculums. Through cooperation with universities around the world, CFA Institute seeks to promote ethics-based investment education in university degree programs aimed at developing investment professionals. 

An Affiliated University signals to their students and to employers that their curriculum is closely tied to the practice of investment management and is helpful to students preparing for the CFA® Program exams.

Find out more about this program here.

 Why affiliate with CFA Institute?

• Attract students who are already considering the CFA® Program and aspiring to careers in investment management

• Students gain an academic qualification and should be better prepared to sit for the CFA® Program;

• Show direct links to the investment profession and relevance of course content to professional practice;

• Connect with investment professionals in your region via your local Society of practising CFA charterholders;

• Access to practitioner-based research and educational content.

 Eligibility

Affiliation is free. Universities apply with at least one degree program that:

  • Covers 70% or more of the CFA® Program content, including CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct content;
  • Incorporates suitable learning materials that adequately cover CFA® Program content;
  • Meets quality requirements for a full teaching program of recognised status.

Applications for the University Affiliation Program are considered on a case-by-case basis; meeting eligibility requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

 Benefits

CFA Institute provides each Affiliated University with the following benefits:

Promotion

  • The right to use University Affiliation Program logo on its print and electronic marketing literature;
  • Recognition as an Affiliated University on the CFA Institute website (including a link to the Affiliated University’s website);
  • Networking opportunities with local practitioners and other affiliated universities.

CFA Program Resources

  • One complete set (all three levels) of the CFA® Program curriculum, in eBook format, each year;
  • Access to all levels of the CFA® Program sample exams for Degree Program students;
  • A complimentary statistical service report, showing pass rates and average scores (by section) for those Degree Program students who consent to the Affiliated University’s receipt of this information.*


CFA Institute Content Access

  • Notices of educational opportunities through CFA Institute Conferences, publications and multimedia;
  • Complimentary online subscriptions to the Financial Analyst Journal and CFA Institute Magazine for all designated Principal Contacts.


CFA Program Awareness Scholarships

  • Each Affiliated University will be granted with CFA® and CIPM® (Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement) Program student scholarships. These scholarships are awarded by the Principal Contact to the students whom they choose to receive them;
  • Additional student scholarships are also granted subject to the affiliated universities.

*Subject to Terms and Conditions

 List of Affiliated Universities in Malaysia



Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation

Program:
Bachelor of Banking and Finance (Hons)

Principal Contact:
Kok Cheng Mun,
[email protected]

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HELP University

Program:
Bachelor of Business in Finance (Honors)

Principal Contact:
Wong Sook Foon,
[email protected]
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Multimedia University

Program:

Bachelor of Business Administration (Honors) Banking and Finance

Principal Contact:
Dr. Audrey Lim Li Chin,

[email protected]

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​​Taylor's University

Program:

Bachelor of Business in Finance and Economics (Honors)

Principal Contact:
Dr. Hamdan Amer Ali Al-Jaifi, 

[email protected]

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​​Tunku Abdul Rahman University College

Program:

Bachelor of Finance (Honors)

Principal Contact:
Chai Ming Perng, 

[email protected]

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Universiti Sains Malaysia

Program:

Bachelor of Management Finance (Honors)

Principal Contact:
Gary John Rangel, 

[email protected]

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Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman

Programs:
Bachelor of Finance (Honors)
Bachelor of Business Administration Banking and Finance (Honors)
Bachelor of Economics (Honors) Financial Economics

Principal Contact:
Yoke Chin Kuah, 

[email protected]y

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University of Malaya

Programs:
Bachelor of Accounting
Bachelor of Business Administration, concentration in Finance and Banking
Master of Business Administration, concentration in Finance

Principal Contact:
Eric Koh, 

[email protected]

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University of Nottingham Malaysia

Program:
Master of Science in Finance and Investment
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Business Economics and Finance

Principal Contact:
Ken Lee, 

[email protected]

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Program:
Bachelor of Science Finance and Business Management

Principal Contact:
Dr. Yoke Yue Kan, 

[email protected]

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UOW Malaysia KDU University College

Program:

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Banking and Finance

Principal Contact:
Adrian Wong, 

[email protected]


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UCSI University

Program:

Bachelor of Science (Honours) Finance and Investment

Principal Contact:
Dr. Mohsen Jafarian

[email protected]


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Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Program:
Bachelor of Arts in Business and Finance
Master of Arts in Business and Finance

Principal Contact:
Dr. Ruth Lim,

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Universiti Utara Malaysia

Program:

Bachelor of Finance (Hons)

Principal Contact:
Dr. Sabariah Nordin,
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Monash University Malaysia

Program:

Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Major of Banking and Financial Management)

Principal Contact:
Marty Man Duy Pham,
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Xiamen University Malaysia

Program:

Bachelor of Economics in Finance (Hons), Undergraduate

Principal Contact:
Dr. Ng Sin Huei,