MBA Programme

CFA Affiliate University


INSEAD has been welcomed into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program. The MBA programme has been acknowledged as incorporating at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) and placing emphasis on the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice within the programme.  This programme positions students well to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, which has become the most respected and recognized investment credential in the world.

 Advantages for students:

  • Complimentary access to Financial News brief, a daily investment brief for students in the programme (
  • Complimentary access to a specially prepared online Level I sample exam
  • Notice of educational opportunities for lifelong learning
  • Through this program, INSEAD is eligible to allocate a limited number of student scholarships for the CFA program each year

 CFA Charter Requirements and Benefits 


  • Sequentially pass Level I, II and III exams
  • Have four years professional experience
  • Provide professional references (Level III) and submit a professional conduct statement


  • Recognition (improved job opportunities in the financial industry)
  • Networking: Strong international network of 135 local societies and members (currently there are 84,000 charter holders globally)
  • Lifelong learning opportunities through publications, conferences and local society events

CFA Affliate University Overview




For more information, please contact:

Professor Theo Vermaelen at or Ms Sharon Horry at

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