CFA Institute-Affiliated University Program

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Become a Chartered Financial Analyst, the gold standard for finance professionals.

Stand out from the crowd. The CFA credential signals your expertise in the practice of financial management and tells the world that you adhere to the highest level of ethics and professional standards.

We are a CFA Institute Affiliated University program, providing you with membership in the CFA Buffalo Chapter, resources to prepare for the CFA exam, and opportunities to participate in the CFA Research Challenge.

  • Based on your academic performance, you may be eligible for a CFA Institute scholarship to help defray the cost of the CFA exams. Once you are enrolled in the program, work with your academic and faculty advisors to learn more about how to compete for this CFA Institute Scholarship.
  • Ignite your competitive spirit by joining a UB student team in the CFA Institute Research Challenge at the local and global levels. 

The UB School of Management’s MS in Finance degree is a CFA Institute Affiliated University program. To earn this prestigious designation, finance programs must incorporate at least 70% of the of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge. Acceptance signals the degree program is closely tied to professional practice and is well-suited to preparing students to sit for CFA exams.

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Contact Us

Graduate Programs Office
School of Management
University at Buffalo
203 Alfiero Center
Buffalo, NY 14260-4010

Tel:  716-645-3204
Fax: 716-645-2341
som-apps@buffalo.edu
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