Cass MSc Finance Courses Accredited by CFA

Cass Business School joins top global business schools with gold standard recognition. Five MSc finance courses have received accreditation from the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute.

Online PR News – 30-November-2009 – – Five Cass MSc finance courses have received accreditation from the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute, and this partnership is a validation of the relevant content of our degrees to the financial services industry, and as rigorous preparation for the CFA test.

The five programmes are:

• MSc in Finance
• MSc Banking and International Finance
• MSc Accounting and International Finance
• MSc Investment Management
• MSc in Finance and Investment (part-time)

Recognition from the CFA highlights to potential students, current students, and the marketplace, that the Cass MSc ( finance curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well suited to preparing students to sit the CFA exams. The Economist ranks the CFA as the gold standard among investment analysis designations and Cass is one of only ten business schools in the UK to have their stamp of approval.

The CFA partners with globally diverse, high profile institutions who cover a significant portion of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge™ and who embrace the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct in their degree programmes.

Richard Gillingwater, Dean, Cass Business School, says: “This is a prestigious honour which will add tremendous value to our Cass MSc ( finance courses, and we hope that the partnership will continue to attract more of the brightest and best students to Cass. Credit goes to Professor Andrew Clare, the architect behind all our finance courses, who works hard to ensure that they reflect the latest practises in the world of financial services.”

The CFA exam is a measure of competence and integrity, and students who pass the exam will benefit from the employer and client recognition, worldwide, for the experience that comes with the CFA charter. They will also be able to join a global network of more than nearly 100,000 professionals who play leading roles in:

• Investment companies
• Mutual funds
• Broker-dealer/investment banks
• Banks
• Consulting firms
• Insurance companies
• Pensions and foundations
• Research and academic institutions

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We are located on the doorstep of the City of London, one of the world’s foremost business and financial centres, with campuses in Moorgate and Islington. Our top-rated programmes range from undergraduate to masters, MBA, PhD and executive education. Our reputation attracts students and faculty from around the world.