USF School of Management Master of Science in Financial Analysis
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CFA Partner Program

The CFA® Designation Advantage — Programs Geared to Practitioner Needs

CFA Program PartnerThe Chartered Financial Analyst or CFA designation represents an internationally recognized standard of excellence in investment management. As the administrator of the CFA exams and grantor of the CFA designation, the CFA Institute requires candidates to pass three exams to receive their CFA designation. This achievement has become increasingly difficult in recent years. This trend is likely to continue in the future, further enhancing the prestige of investment professionals who possess the credential. Click here for more information on the CFA designation.

Preparation for the CFA exams

As a CFA Program Partner, the USF MSFA program provides a coordinated, sequential approach to the tools and knowledge covered by the annual CFA exams by including 70% or more of the CFA Candidate Body of Knowledge into the curriculum.

The MSFA curriculum is structured to provide students with the knowledge they need to take the exams of the CFA Program. Students are encouraged to take these exams while enrolled in the MSFA program or shortly after graduation. Significant self study or a CFA Exam Prep course are highly recommended to help prepare students for the CFA Program exams.

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