Griffith’s Master of Finance becomes the world’s first CFA recognised online program

Griffith University has gained inclusion in the CFA Institute University Recognition Program for its accelerated online Master of Finance degree. A win for the Griffith Business School, this marks the first ever inclusion for an exclusively online program in the prestigious initiative.

“This is a major milestone for us and significant industry acknowledgement of the quality of our accelerated online program since it was launched almost 12 months ago,” said Program Director, Dr Alexandr Akimov.

“From day one we aimed to deliver a top quality program in the online space and the feedback we have received from the students has confirmed this. They are telling us that the online learning experience is a positive experience, with a high standard of student support.

“The program is built around 16 courses with content and material that comprehensively covers the finance and investment industry.”

The CFA Institute University Recognition Program recognises universities that teach the specific CFA program curriculum.

Universities included in the program incorporate 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge and the CFA Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct into the curriculum, helping students prepare to sit the CFA Institute examinations.

“This latest CFA acknowledgement for Griffith Business School further enhances the employability of students who enrol in our accelerated 100% online program,” Dr Akimov said.

“Professionals returning to study can complete the degree in two and a half years, opening the door for them to progress their careers in many potential directions.”

The range of career options includes funds management and superannuation, research analytics, corporate finance, financial advisory, alternative investments, risk management, private equity, structured finance, commercial and investment banking.”

In 2013 Griffith Business School was the first in the country to take part in the highly regarded CFA Institute University Recognition Program. Since then Griffith’s Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics has developed strong relationships with the CFA Institute Sydney Society and Brisbane Chapter cementing continued access to industry mentoring, industry speakers, the CFA Research Challenge and joint events.