• Apfelbaum Hall at Susquehanna
    Jonathan McBride

October 01, 2017

Susquehanna University has been accepted into the University Recognition Program of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute.

The recognition makes Susquehanna one of only two undergraduate liberal arts colleges in North America that have been accepted into the CFA recognition program and are accredited by the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

“CFA recognition status signal to our students and to their future employers that our curriculum is aligned with the requirements of the largest credentialing institution that defines best practices for the financial industry,” says Peter DaDalt, assistant professor of finance and a CFA Charter holder.

The CFA Institute is a global association of investment professionals that offers the Chartered Financial Analyst professional credential.

Academic institutions that are accepted into the CFA program must include in their curriculum at least 70 percent of the material tested in the first level of the rigorous CFA credentialing exam. The exam has three levels that must be passed sequentially.

Susquehanna’s curriculum prepares students to sit for the first level of the exam during their senior year.

Fees for the first level of the exam can exceed $1,300. As a participant in the CFA program, Susquehanna students can take the exam at a significantly reduced cost.