Loyola University New Orleans Welcomed into CFA Institute University Affiliation Program
NEW ORLEANS— Loyola University New Orleans has become the latest university to be welcomed into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program. According to a press release, this program positions students well to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, which has become the most respected and recognized investment credential in the world.
Through this designation, Loyola’s Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance program 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 program.
Entry into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program signals to potential students, employers, and the marketplace that Loyola’s finance curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well-suited to preparing students to sit for the CFA examinations.
“Our finance program here at Loyola is quite unique,” says Dr. Denver Travis, CFA, assistant professor of finance in the Loyola College of Business, who will be serving as the liaison between Loyola and the CFA Institute. “Students from around the globe come here to study finance because we provide hands-on modern financial training in a small classroom setting, which happens to be located in one of the most beautiful neighborhoods of the amazing and exciting city of New Orleans.”
Through participation in this program, Loyola is eligible to receive six student scholarships for the CFA Program each year.
“As far as we know, our one-million-dollar Student Managed Investment Fund is the only one in the nation that provides students with the opportunity to invest real money in real-time trading with financial derivatives such as options in addition to stocks, bonds, and ETFs,” Travis added. “Our graduates are everywhere, working in investments, banking, and corporate finance throughout New Orleans, Wall Street, and the rest of the world.”