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What’s Your Next Step?

Get to Know the CFA Program

Earning the CFA charter can open the doors for a successful career.

For many students, the CFA Program is the logical next step after the Research Challenge. If you’re planning a career in finance, corporate banking, or investment management, the CFA Program can play a key role in your success. As a Research Challenge participant, you’ve demonstrated you can rise to the challenge and persevere. The CFA Program can be your next big challenge.

Benefits for Students

Demonstrate your knowledge and skills:

The CFA Program provides a strong foundation in advanced investment analysis and real-world portfolio management skills, which can help you in starting your career.

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Relevant in a variety of career paths:

Whether you choose to work in asset and wealth management, investment banking, or other roles in and outside the industry, the CFA charter can help you achieve your career goals.

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Schedule for your life:

Advance through the program by setting your own schedule for study and sitting the exam. You can get started while you are in school.

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CFA Program Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for a CFA Program scholarship.

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Is the CFA Program Right for You?

Take our assessment to see if becoming a charterholder is the right path for you.

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Register for the CFA Program

Are you ready to earn a charter and join the ranks of elite investment professionals?

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“I spoke with CFA charterholders during the competition and they shared how important the credential was for their careers, so it seemed like the natural next step. Becoming a charterholder has opened many doors for me.”

Edison E. Sepulveda, CFA | Americas Regional Finalist, 2016

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