JCU Welcomed into CFA Institute University Recognition Program

John Cabot University has become the latest university to be welcomed into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. The Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Finance has been acknowledged as incorporating at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) and placing emphasis on the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice within the program. This program positions students well to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, which has become the most respected and recognized investment credential in the world.

Entry into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program signals to potential students, employers, and the marketplace that John Cabot University curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well-suited to preparing students to sit for the CFA examinations. Through participation in this program, John Cabot University is eligible to receive a limited number of student scholarships for the CFA Program each year.

“Students in these programs study the Candidate Body of Knowledge, which include knowledge, skills, and abilities that investment experts worldwide have identified as essential best practice,” said Stephen Horan, Ph.D., CFA, CIPM, Head, University Relations & Private Wealth of the CFA Institute. “By mastering the fundamentals of the CFA Program as well as the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice, these future investment professionals join us in our mission to promote the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence for the ultimate benefit of society.”

John Cabot University, founded in 1972, is an American liberal arts university located in Rome, Italy, awarding Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees with English as the language of instruction. The BA in Economics and Finance provides students with a solid base in the theoretical, quantitative, and analytical skills necessary to pursue further study and careers in economics and finance. The prerequisites and core courses required by the major provide a strong
grounding for more advanced study and work. Through appropriate choices of major electives in finance, business, economics, law, mathematics, and political science, students can further develop their expertise. In addition, following the University’s liberal arts tradition of critical-thinking and reflective analysis, the major includes a course on the history of economic thought so that students may understand and appreciate the continuous development of ideas that shape economic opinions and policy in a dynamic, evolving world.

John Cabot University is accredited in the United States by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (www.msche.org).

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is a voluntary, non-governmental, peer-based membership association dedicated to educational excellence and improvement through peer-evaluation and accreditation. Accreditation by the Commission on Higher Education is an expression of confidence in an institution’s mission and goals, its performance and its resources. Accreditation by a regional accrediting association certifies to other educational institutions and the public that an institution has been evaluated, meets or exceeds established standards, and is achieving its own goals.

John Cabot University is incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in the State of Delaware and is licensed to award its degrees by the Delaware Department of Education. The University is authorized by the Italian Ministry of Education to operate as a four-year American university in Italy.

About CFA Institute
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. The end goal: to create an environment where investors’ interests come first, markets function at their best, and economies grow. CFA Institute has more than 110,000 members in 139 countries and territories, including 100,000 CFA charterholders. For more information, visit www.cfainstitute.org..

About the CFA ProgramThe 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 one in five candidates who begin the program successfully complete it and go on to earn the coveted CFA charter, the “gold standard” for investment professionals.