CFA® (Chartered Financial Analysts)
Certification by the CFA Institute University Recognition Program
The Interdepartmental Master’s Programme in Finance and Banking has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. Through this recognition, the international organization CFA® (Chartered Financial Analysts) certifies that the Master’s programme offers a curriculum which is consistent with the requirements of the Institute for the acquisition of the internationally-established professional title which is awarded by the CFA® Institute. As such, the Interdepartmental Master’s Programme is eligible to award up to three scholarships per academic year within the framework of the CFA Program Awareness Scholarships, to students who wish to take the exam to earn professional certification from the CFA. Scholarships take the form of partial exemption from the examination fees for certification.
The professional title awarded by the CFA® Institute has been recognized by the Hellenic Capital Market Committee and the Athens Stock Exchange and entitles the titleholders to exemption from the corresponding exams that are held in Greece. In the private sector, possession of this title from the CFA® Institute carries special weight and is an important qualification for all those who work or wish to work in investment, banking and, more generally, in the wider financial sector. Students in the Interdepartmental Master’s Programme in Finance and Banking, in addition to the thorough academic training received in the subjects that are analysed in the curriculum, are prepared as well to attain a highly prestigious professional certification, thus acquiring a significant advantage in the labour market.