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CFA Program

The CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Institute’s University Affiliation Program recognizes academic institutions that embed a significant portion of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) into their curriculum. Through cooperation with universities around the world, we seek to promote ethics-based investment education in university degree programs aimed at developing investment professionals.

The Parker College of Business finance program, along with more than 200 national and international universities, is a part of this program.

CFA University Affiliation Program

Chartered Financial Analyst Program

Achieve the highest distinction in the investment management profession – the CFA® designation.

The Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) credential is held by more than 150,000 professionals around the world. The charter gives a strong understanding of advanced investment analysis and real-world portfolio management skills.

The CFA Program is a self-study, graduate-level program divided into three levels of exams. Passing these exams is one step to becoming a CFA charterholder.

CFA Program Information 

CFA Scholarship Application

CFA Program Partner Scholarships Application

For more information about the CFA, please contact Rongrong Zhang, Ph.D., CFA,

“First of all, I would like to thank the Georgia Southern Finance Department and Parker College of Business for the opportunity to take the 2019 CFA level 1 exam through the CFA scholarship. It has been a great journey that fortunately ended with me passing the exam with a good score. It has required a lot of time management, as I have studied 350+ hours for the exam between January and June while taking a full course load and being the vice president of the Southern Investment Association. However, it has been worth every single hour, and I am excited to move on to level 2 next year in my pursuit of becoming a CFA Charterholder. I would encourage everyone interested in the investment industry to pursue the designation, as it offers a broad variety of tools and information. ”

Emil Laursen

Last updated: 4/2/2021