Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
The Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) Programme administered by CFA Institute offers a graduate level curriculum and examination programmes designed to expand working knowledge and practical skill relating to investment decision making. Each of the program’s three level builds on the preceding one and each conclude with a full day (six hours) examination.
“Whereas there are tens of thousands of finance degrees available around the world, ranging from the excellent to the worthless, there is only one CFA, managed and examined by an American organisation. But explosive growth has made it, in effect, a global currency.” (THE ECONOMIST FEB 2, 2005).
CFA Institute lists CFA Programme as a Post-graduate program which is equivalent to Masters in USA. In addition, UK’s National recognition Information centre (UK NARIC) has declared the CFA Program as equivalent to UK’s Master’s degree in finance.