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AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools, worldwide. Institutions that earn accreditation confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review.
AACSB International accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in management education. Fewer than 25 percent of business schools earn this distinction. Indiana State's business programs first earned the recognition in 1980 and have continuously maintained accreditation for more than 40 years.
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CFA Institute University Affiliation Program
In December 2018, the Scott College of Business at Indiana State University became the latest university to be welcomed into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program. The Bachelors of Science in 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 the Scott College of Business 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, Indiana State University is eligible to receive a limited number of student scholarships for the CFA Program each year.
The Finance program at Indiana State University is now home to a rare double partnership between ISU and the CFA Institute, focused on investments and the CFP (Certified Financial Planner) focused on financial planning. Programs like this open the possibilities for our students and our deep interest to serve the community. The Finance program can be completed in eight semesters and has concentrations in both Financial Analysis and Investments or Financial Planning.
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 160,000 members in 166 countries and territories, including 153,000 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.
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