[Nur-Sultan, 9 June 2021]
Higher School of Economics M. Narikbayev KAZGUU University has become the latest university to be welcomed into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program. Master of Science in Finance 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 Professional Conduct within the program. This program positions students well to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) charter, which has become the most respected and recognized investment credential in the world. Entry into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program signals to potential students, employers, and the marketplace that KAZGUU curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well-suited to preparing students to sit for the CFA examinations. Through participation in this program, Higher School of Economics M. Narikbayev KAZGUU University is eligible to receive a limited number of CFA Program Student Scholarships each year.
The Master in Finance program is a combination of in-depth study of quantitative methods with a practical solution of business tasks. The program prepares for a wide range of financial services that require analytical severity and the ability to market innovative challenges.
Curriculum provides rigorous academic content that is coupled with the current practice will prepare the most demanded professionals in the field.
Master of Science in Finance is the only academic program welcomed into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program and recognized by GARP as an Academic Partner in Kazakhstan.
Dr Saule Kemelbayeva, Dean of Higher of School of Economics, says:
“We are extremely proud and happy to announce that our Master of Science in Finance program is now recognized under the CFA Institute® University Affiliation Program. So far, we have been the first and the only university in Kazakhstan recognized as an affiliated university under the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program (UAP) for an undergraduate level; now we are the only one in Central Asia for both Master and Bachelor levels. Our university now appears at the CFA Institute® webpage among the best universities across the world ensuring excellence of our Finance program at the international level. Financial markets and intermediaries are a very fast developing and promising industry in Kazakhstan and the region; therefore, we believe that the future graduates of our Finance programs will be highly demanded by local labor markets and will pursue successful careers. Moreover, one of the most prestigious professional certifications in the world will make them competitive in the international labor market as well. And this would become possible for the best-achieving students within the CFA exam scholarship.”
About CFA Institute
CFA Institute is the global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence and credentials. The organization is a champion of ethical behavior in investment markets and a respected source of knowledge in the global financial community. Our aim is to create an environment where investors’ interests come first, markets function at their best, and economies grow. There are more than 160,000 CFA charterholders worldwide in 164 markets. CFA Institute has nine offices worldwide and there are 161 local societies. For more information, visit www.cfainstitute.org or follow us on Twitter at @CFAInstitute and on Facebook.com/CFAInstitute
About the CFA Program
The CFA Program sets a standard for developing the skills, standards, competence, and integrity of financial analysts, portfolio managers, investment advisers, and other investment professionals worldwide. It is widely considered the investment profession’s most rigorous credentialing program. Administered in English, the CFA curriculum and examinations are identical worldwide. Fewer than one in five candidates who begin the program successfully complete it and go on to earn the coveted CFA charter, the “gold standard” for investment professionals.