The participation in CFA Institute’s University Affiliation Program underlines both the theoretical and practical focus of the MSc in Banking and Finance programme. Through participation in the University Affiliation Program, the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts is eligible for a limited number of student scholarships for the CFA Program each year.
In Switzerland, only the Master’s programmes in Finance of the University of St. Gallen, the University of Neuchâtel, the University of Lausanne and the EPFL are part of the CFA University Affiliation Program. Worldwide, 637 universities participate in the CFA University Affiliation Program.
Visit our MSc in Banking and Finance website and read the interview with our graduate Marcel Masshardt on how he balanced our degree programme with the CFA examinations.
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 176,000 members in 166 countries and territories, including 164,000 CFA charterholders. For more information, visit www.cfainstitute.org
About the CFA Program
The 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.