Ohio Wesleyan Earns Entry into CFA Institute University Recognition Program

Economics with Management Major Prepares Students to Seek Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Designation

Ohio Wesleyan’s Economics with Management major, housed in the R.W. Corns Building, has earned entry into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program.

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University is the latest school welcomed into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program, acknowledging that Ohio Wesleyan’s Economics with Management major incorporates program guidelines for preparing students to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, widely regarded as the world’s most respected and recognized investment credential.

Entry into the program indicates that Ohio Wesleyan’s Economics with Management major has 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.

Entry into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program signals to potential students, employers, and the marketplace that Ohio Wesleyan’s curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well-suited to prepare students to sit for the CFA examinations. Through participation in this program, Ohio Wesleyan also 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 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.”

Ohio Wesleyan’s Economics with Management major includes core classes in both economics and business. Students build a foundation in macro- and micro-economic theory and research methods, as well as the business disciplines of marketing, accounting, and finance. Graduates often pursue careers ranging from social media marketing to investment banking, both in the United States and abroad. Many more go on to earn their MBAs, while some pursue doctorates. Learn more at http://economics.owu.edu/economicsWithManagementMajor.html.

“Being welcomed into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program is a great affirmation of the quality of the Ohio Wesleyan Economics with Management major,” said professor Barbara MacLeod, CFA, chair of the Department of Economics. “While the major affords students extraordinary flexibility, the strong foundation in economics coupled with the advanced elective opportunities prepares our graduates for highly successful careers in finance.”

About the 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 110,000 members in 139 countries and territories, including 100,000 CFA charterholders. 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. Fewer 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.

About Ohio Wesleyan University
Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier small, private universities. Ohio Wesleyan offers more than 90 undergraduate majors, sequences, and courses of study, and 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. OWU combines an internationally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities that connect classroom theory with real-world practice. Located in Delaware, Ohio, OWU’s 1,850 students represent 41 states and 45 countries. The university is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” listed on the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction, and included on the “best colleges” lists of U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Learn more at www.owu.edu.

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