HPU Joins CFA Institute University Recognition Program


Dr. Jim Wehrley, dean of the Phillips School of Business

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 14, 2013 – High Point University’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program (B.S.B.A) in the Phillips School of Business has joined the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. HPU’s B.S.B.A. has been acknowledged as incorporating at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge, positioning students to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, the most respected and recognized investment credential in the world.

Entry into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program signals to potential students, employers and the marketplace that High Point University’s 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, HPU is eligible to receive several student scholarships for the CFA Program each year.

“Students in these programs study the Candidate Body of Knowledge, which include knowledge, skills and abilities that investment experts worldwide have identified as essential best practice,” said Stephen Horan, Ph.D., CFA, CIPM, Head, University Relations & Private Wealth. “By mastering the fundamentals of the CFA Program, as well as the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice, these future investment professionals join us in our mission to promote the highest standards of ethics, education and professional excellence for the ultimate benefit of society.”

HPU’s B.S.B.A. provides a challenging curriculum carefully calibrated to meet specific goals and expectations. With 12 hours of elective credits, students have multiple course combinations in accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing, allowing them to tailor their program to meet personal and professional goals.

“We are proud to be affiliated with the CFA Institute’s University Recognition Program,” says Dr. Jim Wehrley, dean of the Phillips School of Business. “This is an endorsement that our program is in alignment with the skills and knowledge required to become a professional in the investment field. I am confident that our students who complete the sequence of relevant courses will have a great foundation to sit for the CFA level I exam, and subsequent exams.”

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