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Level 1 CFA® Program Pathway

Take advantage of the opportunity to follow the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) specialist pathway while you study for your MSc in Banking and Finance or MSc Finance and Investment programme and gain the skills required to complete the Level I CFA® exam.  The CFA Institutes Program has become the most respected and recognized professional qualification in finance in the world. 

Brunel’s Department of Economics and Finance has integrated the specialist Level I CFA® Program training into two of its academic Masters programmes (MSc Banking and Finance and MSc Finance and Investment).  Brunel will provide you with the training and revision tools in order to help you pass you’re Level I CFA® Program exam.  You will be provided with lectures and e-resources over a 10-day focused programme during the summer plus two days of revision in class at Brunel.  The course is designed to help prepare you for the February CFA Institute exam (i.e. the February after graduating from your MSc). 

The Level I CFA® Program pathway is available on the following programmes: 

How it works

  1. Between September and May, Brunel University Department of Economics and Finance deliver all taught modules and exams in Banking and Finance and Finance and Investment 
  2. In July, after successful completion of all taught modules and registration for the  February CFA Institue exams, you will be provided a 10-day focused program and two days of revision in class at Brunel 
  3. Free access will be arranged by Brunel to Online Portals and Mobile App for students who have passed all of their May exams. 
  4. The programme gives students all the tools they need to study towards the Level I exam (this is an external exam). 
  5. This is delivered after our winter graduation in central London - some students may wish to go home or vary this (there are regional centres across the globe), but the programme is configured to do the exams at this time. 
  6. Students that went on placement prior to the program may be able to select to take the preparation for the exam in July following winter graduation or arrange to take it in their nearest regional centre. 

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How to register

You will be able to register on this CFA Program pathway after arrival in Brunel. If you wish to make any enquiries in advance, please contact the Programme Leads:

Banking and Finance MSc:
Name: Dilruba Karim

Finance and Investment MSc:
Name: Dr Russ Moro