Reputable membership to IUE from the UK-based institute
The UK-based CFA Institute, which is considered one of the most respected institutions in the finance sector, has included the Department of International Trade and Finance of Izmir University of Economics (IUE) in the ‘University Affiliation Program’, which includes world-renowned educational institutions. Having successfully fulfilled many criteria such as ethical and professional standards, financial reporting and analysis, and educational infrastructure, IUE Department of International Trade and Finance has proven that it provides a training that is valid worldwide. This success achieved by IUE has also provided an important opportunity to students who want to take the title of ‘expert financial analyst’ by participating in the professional certification exams offered by the CFA Institute. Thanks to the scholarship opportunity, international trade and finance students will be able to attend the CFA exams at a lower cost and have free access to all the study materials they need for the exam.
Prof. Dr. Gülin Vardar, Head of IUE Department of International Trade and Finance stated that being included in the ‘University Affiliation Program’ by the CFA Institute (Chartered Financial Analyst), a global organization that sets professional professionalism standards, is of great importance and is a source of pride for them.
COMPATIBLE WITH INTERNATIONAL NORMS
Stating that the examination made by the Institute is a time-consuming process, that they submitted many documents and reports to the authorities regarding the criteria they requested, and the process was completed in this way, Prof. Dr. Vardar said, “This certificate has many meanings for us. First of all, to receive this certification, the department's curriculum must contain at least 70 percent of the curriculum determined by the CFA. The CFA curriculum covers skills that can be used at all stages of the finance career, such as theory, current market practices, ethical and professional standards, advanced investment analysis, and portfolio management. As a department, we have proven that we act with an understanding of education in accordance with international norms by fulfilling all these criteria. In addition, we have proven that we provide comprehensive training based on solid foundations and that we follow the trends in the world closely.”
OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS
Prof. Dr. Gülin Vardar continued as follows: “CFA Institute, one of the most respected financial institutions, conducts many certification exams for individuals on professional competence. For example, after you pass the CFA exam, you can get certified with a title such as ‘expert financial analyst’. These certificates are very valuable on a global basis in relation to the profession. The CFA certificate is a globally recognized and valid certificate. You can take this exam for a considerably high fee. Thanks to our participation in this program as a university, IUE students will be able to take the exam for a very small fee. As a department, we are happy to provide this opportunity to our students.”