IIM Bangalore joins Institute University Program Partner initiative

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Partnership conversations with IIMB commenced after Paul Smith, CFA, President and CEO at CFA Institute, was an invited speaker at IIMB’s Centre for Capital Markets and Risk Management.

Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) is the first business school in India to become a University Program Partner of CFA Institute.

The IIMB Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) is one of the most respected in the country. Over 70% of the content of relevant courses in the programme conforms to the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge. Its emphasis on ethics also reflects the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

Partnership conversations with IIMB commenced after Paul Smith, CFA, President and CEO at CFA Institute, was an invited speaker at IIMB’s Centre for Capital Markets and Risk Management. Professor S.G. Badrinath, Chairperson of the Centre, and his team were central in bringing this event to culmination.

“For several decades, CFA Institute has been committed to building a better investment management profession. It mixes the best of investment analysis theory and practice while training individuals with the highest ethical and professional standards. We look forward to collaborations between CFA Institute, IIMB’s Centre for Capital Markets and Risk Management (CCMRM) and the Finance and Accounting area. IIM Bangalore is pleased to become CFA Institutes’ first Indian program partner,” said Dr. Sushil Vachani, Director, IIM Bangalore.

“We see significant synergy between the two institutions and are delighted to welcome IIM Bangalore as a Program Partner in India. We hope that our collaborations in research and outreach will not only lead to improvement in the practice of investment management in India but also contribute to the creation of a strong talent pool for India’s investment management profession,” said Vidhu Shekhar, CFA, Country Head, India, at CFA Institute.

Entry into the CFA Institute University Program Partnership signals potential students, employers and all stakeholders that IIM Bangalore’s PGP curriculum is in sync with professional practice globally. As a result of this partnership, in each fiscal year, IIMB is entitled to award scholarships to a fixed number of PGP students to take up the CFA Program.

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