The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK) is now part of the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program, alongside reputed institutions from 71 markets. The flagship Post Graduate Programme (PGP) with a legacy of 25 years and the Post Graduate Programme in Finance (PGP-F) which was an innovative intervention from the Indian B-School in 2020, are the two programs which have been included in the University Affiliation Program (UAP).
IIMK’s PGP and PGP-F are some of the most respected MBA programmes in the country, and a significant portion of the content of relevant courses in these programs conforms to the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge. Its emphasis on ethics also resonates with the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct.
Expressing happiness on the growing global footprints and international collaborations that IIMK has been pioneering for an Indian B-School, Prof. Debashis Chatterjee, Director IIMK, said, “Entry into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program signals potential students, employers, and all stakeholders that IIM Kozhikode’s PGP and PGP-Finance curriculum is in sync with global professional standards. Collaborations as such bring the best of business and technical knowhow and are fundamental to promoting research, training, academics and financial expertise to overcome the global skill gap. IIM Kozhikode is privileged to play its part in nation building and training the best of the best in the Silver Jubilee year of our academic journey”
Further, Amit Chakarabarty, Director, Institutional Partnerships, CFA Institute, added “We are pleased to welcome IIM Kozhikode to the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program. We aim to work with our university partners to enrich the talent pool for the investment management industry. We will also look to collaborate on research, thought leadership and education that supports the development of the industry.”
As an outcome of this partnership, in each fiscal year, IIMK is entitled to award scholarships to a fixed number of students to take up the CFA Program. Additionally, with the rising demand to increase candidate accessibility and convenience, CFA Institute will have 4 new exam centers in Kochi, Chandigarh, Bhubaneshwar and Guwahati for the CFA Program.