University Affiliation Program

Affiliated Universities offer an advantage for students in the finance and investment field


Academic institutions that embed a significant portion of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK)—including the Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct—into their curriculum may be eligible to participate in the University Affiliation Program.

Through cooperation with universities around the world, CFA Institute seeks to promote ethics-based investment education in university degree programs aimed at developing investment professionals.

An Affiliated University signals to students and employers that the curriculum is closely tied to the practice of investment management and is helpful to students preparing for the CFA® Program exams.


Request an application and find out more, or please email at [email protected].

*Applications for the University Affiliation Program are considered on a case-by-case basis; meeting eligibility requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.