Villanova, PA, August 22, 2013 — The Villanova School of Business (VSB) has become the latest university to be welcomed into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. The Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program at VSB 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 Recognition Program signals to potential students, employers, and the marketplace that VSB’s MSF 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, VSB is eligible to receive a limited number of student scholarships for the CFA Program each year.
“Students in these programs study the Candidate Body of Knowledge, which include knowledge, skills, and abilities that investment experts worldwide have identified as essential best practice,” said Stephen Horan, PhD, CFA, CIPM, Head, University Relations & Private Wealth. “By mastering the fundamentals of the CFA Program as well as the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice, these future investment professionals join us in our mission to promote the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence for the ultimate benefit of society.”
“The Villanova School of Business is honored by this prestigious recognition bestowed upon us by the CFA Institute,” said Michael L. Capella, PhD, Associate Dean, Graduate and Executive Programs. “This recognition is a testament to the high caliber of our faculty, staff, and students associated with the Master of Science in Finance. Furthermore, participation in this program is consistent with our mission as an institution that VSB graduates will be well grounded in ethical decision making, and thus will serve as exemplary examples of professionalism in the financial industry.”