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University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business (SEB LU) welcomed into CFA Institute University Affiliation Programme

18.05.2021Comments are closed.

Students of the Master in Bank and Financial Management (BFM) take steps towards professional success by preparing for the CFA Programme


Ljubljana, Slovenia, May 2021 – The University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business (SEB LU) has become the latest institution to join the CFA Institute University Affiliation Programme. SEB LU’s Master in Bank and Financial Management has been recognised for including at least 70 percent of the CFA Programme Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) and placing emphasis on the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice within the programme. This programme positions students well to earn the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, which has become the most respected and recognised investment credential in the in this field.


Inclusion in the CFA Institute University Affiliation Programme signals to prospective students, employers, and the marketplace that SEB LU’s curriculum is closely aligned with professional practice and well suited to prepare students for the CFA exams. By participating in this programme, SEB LU is eligible to receive a limited number of student scholarships each year for the CFA programme.


Master in Bank and Financial Management

Established in 2005, the Master in Bank and Financial Management is the most prestigious programme in Slovenia in this field. Graduates of this programme are highly employable in financial functions in non-financial companies, a variety of positions in financial institutions such as banks, insurance companies, asset management companies and other financial intermediaries, as well as in non-profit organisations and regulatory institutions (e.g. central bank, banking and insurance regulatory institutions). The programme has ranked first in the Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking in Corporate Finance in Eastern Europe for several years.


Bank and Financial Management programme can also be taken as part of a dual degree programme. For students who wish to spend part of their Master’s studies at a foreign university, there is the possibility to participate in a Double-Degree two-year Master’s programme organised jointly with BI Norwegian Business School. The programme has an international competitive enrolment process and accepts 70 full-time students every year. The best graduates are invited for membership into the prestigious Beta Gamma Sigma Society.


About the CFA Institute

The CFA Institute is the global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence and administers the CFA Charter, the industry’s gold standard. The organisation is a champion for ethical behaviour in the investment markets and a respected source of knowledge in the global financial community. The ultimate goal: to create an environment where investors’ interests come first, markets function optimally, and economies grow. CFA Institute has more than 176,000 members in 166 countries and territories, including 164,000 CFA charterholders. For more information, visit www.cfainstitute.org.


About the CFA Programme

The CFA Programme sets a standard for developing the skills, standards, competence and integrity of financial analysts, portfolio managers, investment advisors and other investment professionals worldwide. It is widely regarded as the most rigorous certification programme in the investment industry. The CFA curriculum and exams are identical worldwide and are conducted in English. Fewer than one in five candidates who enter the programme successfully complete it and earn the coveted CFA charter, the “gold standard” for investment professionals.

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