Faculty of Business, Singidunum University, has the privilege to become only HEI in Serbia, and one of the very few in Southeast Europe, to earn University Affiliation of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) Institute. Specifically, the Faculty of Business Program has shown a high degree of compliance (more than 70%) with the distinctive CFA Body of Knowledge curriculum, demonstrating the program’s relevance and practical importance. Approval of CFA University Affiliation is also a confirmation of the emphasis on the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice within the program. This program position students well to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, which has become the most respected and recognized investment credential in the world. Benefits of the Affiliation are numerous, especially for current and prospective students, who will be able to apply for scholarships in taking CFA exams, as well, as to study contemporary topics in fields of finance, accounting, economics and portfolio management from the flagship CFA curriculum.
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. CFA Institute has more than 176,000 members in 166 countries and territories, including 164,000 CFA charter holders. 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 20% of candidates who begin the program successfully complete it and go on to earn the coveted CFA charter, the “gold standard” for investment professionals.