M.Narikbayev KAZGUU University welcomed into CFA Institute University Affiliation Program

Students of Bachelor in Business and Management (Finance) are taking steps to career success through preparation for the CFA Program

[Nur-Sultan, 14 January, 2020]
M. Narikbayev KAZGUU University has become the latest university to be welcomed into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program.
Bachelor in Business and Management (Finance) has been acknowledged as incorporating at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) and placing emphasis on the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice within the program. This program positions students well to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, which has become the most respected and recognized investment credential in the world.

Entry into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program signals to potential students, employers, and the marketplace that KAZGUU University curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well-suited to preparing students to sit for the CFA examinations. Through participation in this program, KAZGUU University is eligible to receive a limited number of student scholarships for the CFA Program each year.

Bachelor in Business and Management (Finance) is based on the international standards with the focus on the local content. The goal of the program is to train highly qualified and competitive specialists for a business environment that meets international market requirements. The program can be completed in 4 years. Our program prepares students for career in investment banking, financial planning, corporate finance, financial market institution, and more.

Dr Saule Kemelbayeva, Dean of Higher of School of Economics, says:

“We are extremely proud and happy that our Bachelor in Business and Management (Finance) is recognized under the CFA Institute® University Affiliation Program. Since we are the first and the only university in Kazakhstan recognized as an affiliated university under the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute University Affiliation Program (UAP) for an undergraduate programme. Financial markets and intermediaries are a very fast developing and promising industry in Kazakhstan; therefore, we believe that the future graduates of this programme will be highly demanded by labour markets and will pursue successful careers.”

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.