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UNI welcomed into CFA Institute University Recognition Program

November 21, 2013

Farzad Moussavi, dean, UNI College of Business Administration, 319-273-6240,

Mir Zaman, professor of finance, UNI College of Business Administration, 319-273-2579,

Rebecca Schultze, communications and public relations manager, UNI College of Business Administration, 319-273-3309,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa has become the latest university to be welcomed into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. UNI's B.A. in finance program has been acknowledged for positioning 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 Recognition Program signals to potential students, employers, and the marketplace that UNI's curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well-suited to preparing students to sit for the CFA examinations. 

"CFA Level 1 exam preparation falls in line with the college's priority of preparing students for their professional careers," said Dean Farzad Moussavi. "Our students' pass rate on this one exam regularly exceeds the global average, providing students with professional distinction as they begin to establish their careers."

In addition to the classes they take for their major, UNI finance students can take CFA Review non-credit courses to build knowledge and confidence for the CFA Level I Examination administered by the CFA Institute. Through participation in this program, UNI is eligible to receive a limited number of student scholarships for the CFA Program each year.

"Students in these programs study the Candidate Body of Knowledge, which includes knowledge, skills and abilities that investment experts worldwide have identified as essential best practice," said Stephen Horan, Ph.D., CFA, CIPM, head of University Relations & Private Wealth. "By mastering the fundamentals of the CFA Program as well as the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice, these future investment professionals join us in our mission to promote the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence for the ultimate benefit of society."


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 110,000 members in 139 countries and territories, including 100,000 CFA charter holders. For more information, visit

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.