Tuesday, January 5, 2021

IIM A Welcomed into CFA Institute University Affiliation Program


CFA Institute is pleased to announce that the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) is now part of CFA Institute University Affiliation Program, alongside reputed institutions from across 71 countries.  

The IIMA Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) is one of the most sought after programmes in the country. A significant portion of the content of relevant courses in the program conforms to the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge.  

“To keep pace with industry needs, there is a need for a constant overhaul of the curriculum. And we at IIMA make it a point to rework our curricula basis industry inputs. CFA Institute is committed to building a better investment management profession with a mix of theory and practice with a focus on ethical and professional standards. There is an opportunity for the two institutions to collaborate and build a better industry”, said Errol D’Souza, Director, IIM Ahmedabad. 

“I am delighted to see this partnership between my alma mater and CFA Institute. We hope that this partnership is the start of multiple collaborations in the areas of research and outreach, leading to improvement and growth of investment management practice in India and a stronger talent pool of professionals”, said Vidhu Shekhar, CFA, Country Head, India, at CFA Institute. 

Through this affiliation the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program signals to potential students, employers and all stakeholders that IIM Ahmedabad’s PGP curriculum is in sync with professional practice globally.  Each fiscal year, a fixed number of potential IIMA PGP students will benefit from this partnership, as they will be awarded scholarships to enrol for the CFA Program.  

About CFA Institute 

CFA Institute is the global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence and credentials. The organization is a champion of ethical behaviour in investment markets and a respected source of knowledge in the global financial community.  

Our aim is to create an environment where investors’ interests come first, markets function at their best, and economies grow. There are more than 178,000 CFA charterholders worldwide in 162 markets. CFA Institute has nine offices worldwide and there are 159 local societies. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter at @CFAInstitute and on Facebook.com/CFAInstitute.

About IIM Ahmedabad 

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) is a premier B-school in the Asia Pacific region. Globally, the Institute’s programmes have earned high reputation and acclaim, becoming the first Indian institution to receive international accreditation EQUIS. Founded in 1961 as a unique public-private partnership for development through the application of knowledge, today it has overseas presence in Dubai and associates with over 80 foreign B-schools to offer academically superior, market-driven and socially impactful programmes, research and consultancy services. In 2018, IIMA made it to the number four position in the Financial Times (FT) Asia Pacific Top 25 Business School Rank, ahead of all Indian B-Schools. FT conducted the ranking after considering the quality and breadth of all the B-schools programmes. Over the last several years, IIMA is the only Indian B-school to feature in the reputed Economist ranking and emerged at number one position in India Ranking 2020 NIRF (National Institutional Ranking Framework), released by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. 

Over the years, IIMA has benefited more than 38,000 alumni who graduated from its various programmes. Currently, besides its renowned flagship Two-year Master in Business Administration (MBA), earlier known as Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP); the Institute continues to draw top-quality students to its PhD Programme in Management, MBA in Food and Agri-Business Management (FABM), MBA-PGPX (One-Year Full-Time Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives), Faculty Development Programme (FDP), Armed Forces Programme (AFP), e-Post Graduate Programme (ePGP), e-Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Business Analytics (ePGD-ABA), and benefits industry professionals through its short duration Executive Education Programmes. 

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