Become a

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

What is

CFA?

A chartered financial analyst (CFA) is a professional designation given by the CFA Institute, formerly AIMR, that measures the competence and integrity of financial analysts. Candidates are required to pass three levels of exams covering areas, such as accounting, economics, ethics, money management, and security analysis.

TO BECOME A

CFA?

Before becoming a CFA charter holder, a candidate must meet one of the following educational requirements. He/she must have four years of professional work experience, a bachelor›s degree or be in the final year of the bachelor's degree program, or a combination of professional work experience and education totaling four years. For the undergraduate qualification, the bachelor›s program must be completed before registering for the Level II exam. The CFA charter is one of the most respected designations in finance and is widely considered to be the gold standard in the field of investment analysis

WHY

CFA?

The CFA® Program focuses on investment management. The top employers of charterholders include the most respected financial corporations in the world, e.g., JPMorgan, Citigroup, Bank of America, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, UBS, and Wells Fargo, to name a few. Many of these are investment banks, but the CFA® Program focuses on the knowledge and skills most relevant to the global investment management profession from the standpoint of a practitioner.

Investment professionals who hold the CFA® designation (or CFA® charter) meet rigorous educational, work experience, and ethical conduct requirements.

 

Only those who complete three graduate-level examinations, four years of work experience, and annual membership renewal (including an ethics and code of professional conduct attestation) are permitted to use the CFA® designation. Complementary codes and standards (such as the Global Investment Performance Standards and Asset Manager Code) help enhance this professional distinction.

CFA LEVELS

Topic Area

Ethics & Professional Standards

Quantitative Methods

Ethics & Professional Standards

Ethics & Professional Standards

Corporate Finance

Equity Investments

Fixed Income

Ethics & Professional Standards

Alternative Investments

Ethics & Professional Standards

Total

Level 1

15

15

10

15

7

15

15

5

15

6

100

Level 2

10-15

15

15

15-20

5-15

15-25

10-20

5-10

5-10

5-15

100

Level 3

10-15

15

15

15

15

15

15

10-20

15

35-40

100

CFA SESSIONS

  • Study session 1: Ethical and Professional Standards
  • Study Session 2-3 : Quantitative Methods
  • Study Session 4-5 :Economics
  • Study Session 6-7-8-9 :Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Study Session 10-11: Corporate Finance
  • Study Session 12-13 :Portfolio Management
  • Study Session 14-15 :Equity Investments
  • Study session 16-17 :Fixed Income
  • Study session 18 :Derivatives
  • Study sesson 19 :Alternative Investments

Level Duration

12 Weeks - Monday

11:00pm to 1:00pm

  • Study session 1-2 :Ethical and Professional Standards
  • Study Session 3 :Quantitative Methods
  • Study Session 4 :Economics
  • Study Session 5-6 :Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Study Session 7-8 :Corporate Finance
  • Study Session 9-10-11 :Equity Investments
  • Study Session 12-13 :Fixed Income
  • Study session 14 :Derivatives
  • Study session 15 :Alternative Investments
  • Study session 16 :Portfolio Management

Level Duration

12 Weeks - Saturdays

5:00pm to 9:00pm

  • Study session 1-2-3 :Ethical and Professional Standards
  • Study Session 4-5-6-7-8-9-10 :Portfolio Management & Wealth Planning
  • Study Session 11-12 :Fixed Income
  • Study Session 13-14 :Equity Investments
  • Study Session 15 :Alternative Investments
  • Study Session 16 :Portfolio Management & Wealth Planning
  • Study Session 17 :Derivatives
  • Study session 18 :Portfolio Management & Wealth Planning
  • Study session 19 :Portfolio Management & Wealth Planning

Level Duration

12 Weeks - Saturdays

11:00pm to 2:00pm

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PRICING

Individual

8000 AED/module

40% Off

4800 AED/module

Group of 3 & Above

8000 AED/module

50% Off

4000 AED/module

AUE Alumni

8000 AED/module

70% Off

2400 AED/module

MBA Students

8000 AED/module

70% Off

2400 AED/module

CONTACT

American University in the Emirates

Location: Dubai Int. Academic City, P.O. Box: 503000, Dubai, UAE
Phone: + 971 4 4499 000 | Fax: + 971 4 4291 205
Email: info@ryada.ae | mohammad.ghabash@aue.ae
Toll free 800AUE (283)

Corlise Le Roux

Assistant Professor at the American University in the Emirates

Corlise le Roux is an Assistant Professor in Finance at the American University in the Emirates. She is CFA charterholder, a CAIA and Certified FRM. She has completed a PhD in Finance at the University of Johannesburg. In addition to lecturing and research, she works with local and international professional bodies, as well as institutions in the financial services field in order to improve the offering available to students.

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