Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Designation

The CFA designation is the credential for the Investment Profession. The CFA designation offers international recognition, credibility, respect, global knowledge, a competitive advantage in the investment field, and a huge network of contacts and connections to draw on. Combined with an MBA, the CFA designation offers a very high return on investment and proves to be the highest paying education mix in the investment field. A May 2005 survey by the CFA Institute shows that individuals with 10 or more years of professional experience and both an MBA and a CFA earn a median salary of $255,000 US.

Alberta MBA in Finance

Drawing on the expertise of our world-class Faculty and our strong network in the financial sector, the Finance specialization will position students for successful careers in investment banking, private equity, and corporate finance.

Alberta MBA Finance Specialization

CFA Requirements

In order to become a member of the CFA Institute, students are required to pass the Level I, II, III exams based on the candidate body of knowledge. The Candidate Body of Knowledge covers topics in:

  • Ethical and Professional Standards
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Economics
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Corporate Finance
  • Analysis of Equity Investments
  • Analysis of Debt Investments
  • Analysis of Derivatives
  • Analysis of Alternative Investments
  • Portfolio Management

With careful course selection, an MBA graduate would be well-versed and knowledgeable in all areas of the CFA Candidate Body of Knowledge, putting them on the right track to a CFA designation.

More information about the CFA program and specific requirements and admissions criteria are available online:

CFA Program Overview
Edmonton CFA Society