Taylor's University, The Only Private University To Receive CFA Recognition In Malaysia

Recognised institutions are known to provide their students with a solid foundation on the programme as well as prepare them well to sit for the CFA examinations en route to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) position, which has become the most respected and recognised investment credential in the world.

Set apart from other universities, Taylor’s Business School was the only school from a private university in Malaysia to be granted the status from CFA Institute for the inclusion of the Bachelor of Business (Hons) Finance and Economics in the CFA Institute University Recognition Programme. The main aim of this programme is to recognise the efforts of educational institutions worldwide which incorporate the CFA Programme Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) into the school’s curriculum.

“This recognition is important as it helps students to develop professional skill sets, build their specialised knowledge and stay on top of a rapidly changing business industry. Students will gain an edge in maintaining and improving their professional competence after graduation,” shared Tarana G Ramchand, Deputy Dean, Taylor’s Business School.

She further added that Taylor’s University offers high quality education opportunities by partnering and working with global institutions as well as gaining high recognitions from well renowned institutions. In line with Taylor’s mission of being ‘Top Employers’ Top Choice University’, the university pledge to uphold their standards and provide the best quality education for its students.

The CFA recognition is granted to institutions whose degree programmes incorporate at least 70% of the CFA Programme Candidate Body of Knowledge. The incorporation of CBOK and its curriculum in Taylor’s Business School programme provides leverage on the curriculum designed for its business students through a custom curriculum and CBOK, samples of model programmes, webcasts, and course syllabi samples.

In the case of Finance graduates, one of the professional qualifications that can be pursued is the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). This is especially necessary if graduates intent to work in banks or take up careers such as Financial Analysts, Fund Managers and Risk Managers. Although this does not accord exemptions in the actual CFA exams, students can be rest assured that the course contents are aligned with the CFA Candidate Body of Knowledge and positions them well when they actually do take the exams.

CFA Institute recognises other distinguished universities that embed the CFA Programme Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), including the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct, into their degree programmes. This recognition programme allows CFA Institute to promote ethics-based investment education in university degree programmes aimed at developing serious investment professionals. Recognition by CFA Institute demonstrates that an institution’s degree programmes provide students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and prepares them to sit for the CFA exams.