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Finance Programs Accolade

Mon, 2015-10-26 11:24 -- tracyj3

Lally M.S. QFRA, Undergraduate Finance Programs Partner with CFA Institute

The Bachelor of Science in Business and Management (Finance concentration) and the Master of Science in Quantitative Finance and Risk Analytics (QFRA) at the Rensselaer Lally School of Management have been recognized for curricula that substantially reflect the body of knowledge within the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) program.  As part of this recognition, up to five annual CFA program awards are available to Lally QFRA and undergraduate finance students. Current students in these programs who wish to pursue the CFA designation should contact Tom Shohfi, assistant professor of finance and accounting at Lally, for more information about these awards.

The CFA University Recognition Program, which is administered by CFA Institute, the global not-for-profit association of investment professionals, sets a standard that is acknowledged around the world for measuring the competence and integrity of financial analysts, portfolio managers, and investment advisers.

The Lally Bachelor of Science in Business and Management emphasizes fundamental skills in finance, marketing, human behavior, computing, and information technology, among others. Skills in quantitative analysis are further developed through core courses in strategy, statistics, mathematics, and science.

The Master of Science in Quantitative Finance and Risk Analytics at Lally provides a deep understanding of the cutting-edge theory and advanced analytical techniques required to establish a career in the dynamic and evolving financial industries.

About CFA Institute
CFA Institute is the global association for investment professionals. It administers the CFA and CIPM curriculum and exam programs worldwide; publishes research; conducts professional development programs; and sets voluntary, ethics-based professional and performance-reporting standards for the investment industry. CFA Institute has more than 115,000 members, who include the world’s more than 100,000 CFA charterholders, in 138 countries and territories, as well as 138 affiliated professional societies in 60 countries and territories. More information may be found at

Finance Programs Accolade