TAPMI is in CFA Institute University Recognition Program

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Published : Thursday, 24 September, 2015 06:12 PM

Students of Post Graduate Diploma in Management – Banking and Financial Service (BKFS) and Post Graduate Diploma in Management take steps to career success through preparation for the CFA Program

The T. A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal has become the latest institute to be welcomed into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. The PGDM- BKFS Program and PGDM Program have 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. This/these program(s) position(s) students well to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) designation, which is 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 the recognized TAPMI PGDM Programs 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, TAPMI is eligible to receive a limited number of student scholarships for the CFA Program each year.

“Students in these programs study the Candidate Body of Knowledge, which includes the core knowledge, skills and abilities identified by practitioners worldwide as essential for successful practice,” said Charles Appeadu, PhD, CFA, Head of University Relations at CFA Institute. “By mastering the fundamentals of the CFA Program as well as the Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct, these future investment professionals gain a strong foundation that helps prepare them well to join the growing CFA Institute community dedicated to promoting the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence for the ultimate benefit of society.”

“We welcome TAPMI to the CFA Institute University Recognition Program and thank TAPMI for their commendable efforts. By becoming a part of this Program, they have exhibited commitment to building a talent pool of competent young professionals for the investment industry” added VidhuShekhar, Country Head - India, at CFA Institute

TAPMI has a rich heritage of 33 years and is one of three business schools is India to have been accredited by AACSB. The PGDM program of TAPMI is accredited by the AACSB- International. TAPMI also offers two sectoral programs in the areas of Banking and Financial Services (BKFS) and Health Care. A State of the Art Finance Lab equipped with 16 Bloomberg terminals, is set up to facilitate experiential learning.

Prof. R. C. Natarajan, Director, TAPMI firmly believes that entry into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program along with the  accreditation by AACSB places TAPMI in a unique position in India. TAPMI is the only double crown business school in India. Prof. Natarajan believes that the CFA recognition makes TAPMI as the obvious destination for quality finance education in India.

About TAPMI, Manipal:

T. A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) located in the international university town of Manipal (Karnataka), is among the leading management institutes in India, and is reputed for its Academic Rigour, Assurance of Learning: Outcome Based Learning standards. Founded by the visionary, Late Shri. T. A. Pai, in 1980, TAPMI’s mission is to building professional management capability in the country. TAPMI commenced its 2 year residential PG program in Management in 1984 which received all-round recognition. In the process, it has also played a pivotal role in strengthening the educational and health infrastructure of Manipal. TAPMI is the first AICTE approved private B-School in India to be accredited by AACSB- International. Today, over 3500 TAPMI alumni hold responsible managerial positions worldwide. (www.tapmi.edu.in)

About CFA Institute

CFA Institute is the global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence and administers the industry gold standard CFA charter. The organization is a champion for ethical behavior in investment markets and a respected source of knowledge in the global financial community. The end goal: to create an environment where investors’ interests come first, markets function at their best, and economies grow. CFA Institute has more than 131,000 members in 144 countries and territories, including 123,000 CFA charterholders and 145 member societies. For more information, visit www.cfainstitute.org.

About the CFA Program

The CFA Program sets a standard for developing the skills, standards, competence, and integrity of financial analysts, portfolio managers, investment advisers, and other investment professionals worldwide. It is widely considered the investment profession’s most rigorous credentialing program. Administered in English, the CFA curriculum and examinations are identical worldwide. Less than one in five candidates who begin the program successfully complete it and go on to earn the coveted CFA charter, the “gold standard” for investment professionals.

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