Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) has become the latest university in Bangladesh to be welcomed into the prestigious CFA Institute University Affiliation Program, widely considered to be the investment profession’s most rigorous credentialing program worldwide. The magnificence has been brought by the Department of Business Administration in Finance and Banking being acknowledged as closely tied to the professional practice in their academic curriculum through incorporating at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK). The selection and planning of the courses have been designed by placing emphasis on the real-world practices introduced by CFA Institute and the Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct. This program will certainly help the students of this University in a forward position to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter, which has become the world’s most respected and recognized investment credential.
Entry into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program signals to the job market, potential employers, students and the recruiting agencies that the Department of Finance and Banking from Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) is maintaining an up to date curriculum in their academic planning which will be well-suited for preparing students to sit for the CFA examinations. The students from this particular department can receive a limited number of CFA Program Student Scholarships each year and exclusive access to all three levels of the CFA Program® eBook curriculum and also direct access to sample exams for each level of the CFA Program exams.
Though Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) has started its journey in 2008 and already become the fast-growing University in the country, the Department of Business Administration in Finance and Banking has also been following the pace and thus successfully achieving the milestones one after another. Department of BBA in Finance and Banking started its journey under Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) in the year 2016 and designed its academic structure with 4 years divided into 8 semesters, excluding a 3-4 months internship period. The program didn’t take much time to be one of the most sought out programs among the students across Bangladesh with its outstanding placement into the job market. The Department is devised to provide not only the academic but also the necessary technical and practical knowledge making the students ready for a competitive global environment of financial market and also for the high impact research sector. The Master’s program (MBA in Finance and Banking) with advanced courses in finance has also been started under this department. By embodying the vision (Excellence through Knowledge) of Bangladesh University of Professionals, the Department of Finance and Banking continues with optimum efforts to conduct the programs and academic planning by maintaining a reasonable balance among co-curricular activities, theoretical and practical preparations.
There are more than 160,000 CFA charter holders worldwide in 164 markets. CFA Institute has nine offices worldwide, and there are 161 local societies including one in Bangladesh. While hiring, leading firms demand investment professionals with real-world analytical skills, technical competence, and the highest professional standards, often requiring the CFA credential for consideration. This affiliation program is surely going to benefit the students of this University with better financial support, motivation for passing the three levels of CFA exam to gain the prestigious charter and thus creating a cluster of enthusiastic financial analysts for this nation.
As one of the leading public universities, Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) is welcoming the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program and hoping to achieve common interests and goals with professional excellence and credentials.