Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

CFA Institute

The CFA® charter is respected as the gold standard of professional credentials within the global investment community. The prestige of the charter is due, in part, to the challenging nature of the exams. To earn a CFA® charter, candidates study for three exams (Levels I, II, III) using an assigned curriculum. Candidates who pass all three exams and meet the professional and ethical requirements, become a regular member of CFA Institute, or “charterholder.”

The Alberta School of Business at the University of Alberta is one of a select group of global institutions that have demonstrated that our curriculum contains 70% of the CFA® Level 1 curriculum (Candidate Body of Knowledge) from the CFA® Program.

As a CFA® Program Partner, the Alberta School has also committed to the CFA® Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct in our degree programs.

The Alberta School's recognition as a CFA® Program Partner demonstrates that our undergraduate curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well suited to preparing students to sit for the CFA exams.

Students in the Bachelor of Commerce program, who intend to apply to be a candidate in the CFA® Program, should consult the Undergraduate Curriculum Guide. Students can consult with a Program Advisor for information on course selection.

For more information on the CFA® Program, please visit the CFA Institute website.