About CFA

The CFA® Program is a globally recognized, graduate-level curriculum that provides a strong foundation of the real-world investment analysis, portfolio management skills, and practical knowledge needed to succeed in today’s investment industry. It is ideally suited to:

  • students entering the investment field
  • professionals increasing their expertise and marketability
  • people making a career change into the investment profession from other disciplines

Entry requirements

To enroll in the CFA Program and register for your first exam you have to meet the following entrance requirements:

  • have a bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree, OR
  • be in the final year of your bachelor’s degree program at the time of registration, OR
  • have four years of professional work experience (does not have to be investment related), OR
  • have a combination of professional work and college experience that totals at least four years. Part-time positions do not qualify, and the four-year total must be accrued prior to enrolment.

CFA syllabus

The Candidate Body Of Knowledge (CBOK, details here) represents the core knowledge, skills, and abilities generally accepted and applied by investment professionals globally. It is grounded in practice, meaning that panels and surveys of thousands of investment professionals have had input into the Course of Study:

  • Ethical and Professional Standards
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Economics
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Corporate Finance
  • Equity Investments
  • Fixed Income
  • Derivatives
  • Alternative Investments
  • Portfolio Management and Wealth Planning

To see a sample of exam questions on the lowest CFA level (Level I.), please refer to CFA-provided sample.

Claire Zenkerová
Tel: +420 257 533 989