About Charted Financial Analyst®(CFA ) Program
The CFA Program, offered by the CFA Institute, is a globally recognized, graduate level curriculum that provides skills required for a rewarding career in the investment industry.
The CFA Program Certification has three levels and requires a minimum of two years to complete. Becoming a CFA Program Charter involves thorough knowledge of the CFA curriculum, 48 months of acceptable professional work experience and passing all three levels.
CFA exam to be
held on Jun 1, 2013
Eligibility - Final year
International Credit Card
required to apply for CFA Program
required to apply for CFA Program
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CFA PROGRAM BENEFITS:
- The CFA Program, an American Certification, has been the 'global passport' for finance professionals for over 60 years. With a CFA Program Charter, you become part of a global community of more than 100,000 committed investment professionals from over 135 countries. It also makes you the most sought after employee at Investment Banks, Private Equity firms and Wealth Advisory firms.
- MBAs from Ivy League B-Schools take the CFA exam to enhance their knowledge in finance and improve job prospects. CFA Program charterholders earn an astounding 54% more than their peers.(*Russel Reynolds Studys) Bulge bracket firms encourage their employees to enroll for the CFA Program and sometimes even finance their course fee.
- The CFA Program is less expensive as compared to a full-time MBA Program. Also, you can pursue a CFA Program Charter while working.
- Even after clearing the Level I CFA Exam , candidates can get good opportunities in financial research and wealth advisory firms. To get a flavor of the Level I CFA Exam, click here to register for a Free 10 Day CFA Trial Course.
CFA Exam Topics & Course Structure
|Topic Area||Level I||Level II||Level III|
|Ethical and Professional Standards||15||10||10|
|Financial Reporting and Analysis||20||15-25||0|
The curriculum for the CFA program is based on a Candidate Body Of Knowledge established by CFA Institute. The curriculum comprises the topic areas below, and there are three exams (levels) that test the academic portion CFA program.
Level I : Level I CFA Exam has a strong emphasis on Financial Reporting and Analysis(20%), Ethics(15%) , Quantitative Methods(12%), Fixed Income(12%) and Economics(10%)
Level II: Level II CFA Exam covers a significantly larger syllabus and focuses more on Equity Investments(20-30%) and Financial Reporting and Analysis(15-25%)
Level III: Level III CFA Exam is largely essay-based and focuses more on Portfolio Management(45-55%) and Fixed Income Securities(10-20%)
CFA Course FEE Details
Levels I, II, & III Chartered Financial Analyst Exam Fees : Fee (program enrollment + exam fee) is from $1035 - $1460, with lower fee for early registrations. Returning candidates do not need to pay the program enrollment fee.
Dec 2012 Level I CFA Exam
|First deadline 19 September 2012 11.59 p.m ET||Second deadline 13 February 2013 11.59 p.m ET||Final deadline 13 March 2013 2012 11.59 p.m ET|
|Program Enrollment (new level I only)||$440||$440||$530|
|Curriculum eBook version||Save $40||Save $40||Save $40|
December 2013 Exam (Level I only)
*A candidate pays the Program enrollment fees only once.
**The exam registration fees also include complete curriculum and one mock exam per level.
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