In October 2012, EADA Business School became a full partner with the CFA Institute, the leading global financial professional accreditation body. Full partners must demonstrate that their finance programme is at least 70% aligned with the CFA programme. With the CFA’s emphasis on ethics and professional standards, financial markets and corporate finance, these two prestigious institutions are closely aligned in terms of programme content and a vision of a financial manager with the highest professional standards.
This partnership presents an exciting opportunity for EADA and our finance participants. Increasingly master students are looking for, and need, a professional qualification and there is none better in the world of finance than the CFA. This partnership is a recognition of the quality of the EADA Master in Finance programme and of our students.
From a career perspective, this partnership sends an important signal to employers – by recruiting successful participants from EADA, you are guaranteed a level of expertise consistent with the very best professional qualifications available in the marketplace. Increasingly companies are either insisting that employees are CFA charter holders or are on the path to becoming a charterholder. The following financial institutions are examples of companies that look for candidates who are pursuing the CFA exams: Banco Santander, BBVA, Blackrock, Barclays, JP Morgan, Standard Chartered and Goldman Sachs.
EADA is one of only two other business schools in Spain with a full CFA partnership and the only business school in Barcelona to appear in the 2012 Financial Times Master in Finance Rankings, making EADA one of the leading business schools delivering what both employers and finance professionals want.