Centers for Outreach & Engagement

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Exam Preparation

The CFA Program provides a body of knowledge focusing specifically on the practical and current skills necessary in the investment management profession.  Candidates for the CFA Program include students entering the investment field, professionals increasing their expertise and marketability, and people making a career change into the investment profession from other disciplines.  The CFA charter is the most widely known and respected investment credential in the world. Employers recognize the CFA charter as the definitive standard by which to measure the competence, integrity, and dedication of serious investment professionals. It is a self-study program, and enables the candidates to continue working while completing it. Further details about the CFA program can be found at:

CFA Review Course (FIN 473 and FIN 673)

The Monte Ahuja College of Business offers a comprehensive and detailed review course that prepares students for the topics that will be relevant on the CFA Level I exam. The course materials and instruction will follow the CFA Level I curriculum.

Course Highlights

  • 2 to 4-Credit Hour Finance Elective (course expectations vary according to the number of credit hours)
  • Instruction provided by CFA charter holders and CSU professors,using both presentation and videos
  • Exams similar to CFA Level I exam

CFA Institute’s Scholarships for College Students

Students in their final undergraduate year who are scheduled to receive a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent), or full- or part-time graduate students are eligible for scholarship from the CFA Institute. Applicants must attend the same university where the sponsoring professor teaches. Applicants must fulfill all CFA candidate requirements to enroll. Additional information and the Student Scholarship Verification Form can be found at the CFA Institute’s web site.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Dr. Bathala, Chair, Department of Finance, at 216.687.4715 or