Asia Pacific University (APU) Welcomed into CFA Institute University Affiliation Program
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Asia Pacific University (APU) is the latest university to participate in the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program. Under this affiliation, the Bachelor of Banking & Finance (Hons) programme of the university has been acknowledged as incorporating at least 70% 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.
Asia Pacific University (APU) offers the following finance degree programmes:
- Bachelor in Banking and Finance (Hons)
- Bachelor in Banking and Finance (Hons) with specialisms in:
Students after SPM or IGCSE O-Levels will take the Foundation in Business & Finance before entering into the 3-year UK Dual Award degree programme.
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Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)’s Banking & Finance students to be prepared for the CFA® Program
Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) is the latest university to participate in the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program. Under this affiliation, the Bachelor of Banking & Finance (Hons) programme of the university has been acknowledged as incorporating at least 70% 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 prepares students for the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation, which is among the most respected and recognized investment credential in the world. It is also an indicator that the syllabus of the Banking & Finance programme at APU is closely related to professional practice, as it also prepares students to sit for the CFA examinations. In addition, through the participation in this program, APU is eligible to receive a limited number of student scholarships for the CFA Program each year.
The APU Banking & Finance programme is a 3-year degree programme established and conducted by the School of Accounting & Finance. Within the programme, students can opt to specialize in Financial Technology (FinTech) or Investment and Risk Management. The FinTech specialism of APU’s Banking & Finance programme, launched in 2018 was the first undergraduate programme specializing in FinTech among Malaysian universities.
“Induction of APU’s Bachelor of Banking & Finance (Hons) programme in the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program is a testimony that our Banking and Finance degree programme is of global standard. This partnership will allow students to learn the best global practices in Investment and thus more employable in the financial services sector”, said Prof. Dr. Nafis Alam, Head, School of Accounting & Finance.
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 176,000 members in 166 countries and territories, including 164,000 CFA® charterholders. For more information, visit http://www.cfainstitute.org.
About CFA Society Malaysia
CFA Society Malaysia is an association of local investment professionals. As one of CFA Institute member societies, our society connects members to a global network of investment professionals. CFA Society Malaysia has a network of more than 800 members, 1800 CFA Program candidates, 11 Affiliated Universities and 10 Recognized Employer Partners. We promote ethical and professional standards within the investment industry, encourage professional development through the CFA Program and continuing education, facilitate the exchange of information and opinions among people within the local investment community and beyond, and work to further the public’s understanding of the CFA designation and investment industry. For more information, visit https://www.cfasociety.org/malaysia/Pages/default.aspx
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 Program 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.
About Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
The Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) is amongst Malaysia’s Premier Private Universities. APU offers a wide range of degree programmes in Technology that aim to nurture students into professionals and prepare them for challenging careers and roles in business and society globally. The multi-cultural student community comprises 12,000 students from over 130 countries. APU has earned an enviable reputation as an award-winning University through its achievements in winning a host of prestigious awards at national and international levels. It was announced as among the Highest Rated Universities in Malaysia, being rated at TIER 5 (EXCELLENT) under the SETARA 2011, 2013, and 2017 Ratings by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).