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CFA Institute Recognition Program Welcomes Freed-Hardeman University

Henderson, Tenn. - Jul 08, 2015

Freed-Hardeman University has become the latest university to be welcomed into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. The Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance program 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 within the program.

This program positions students well to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, which has become the most respected and recognized investment credential in the world.

Entry into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program signals to potential students, employers and the marketplace that FHU’s curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well-suited to preparing students to sit for the CFA examinations. Through participation in this program, Freed-Hardeman 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 includes the core knowledge, skills and abilities identified by practitioners worldwide as essential for successful practice,” said Charles Appeadu, Ph.D., CFA, head of university relations at CFA Institute. “By mastering the fundamentals of the CFA Program as well as the Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct, these future investment professionals gain a strong foundation that helps prepare them well to join the growing CFA Institute community dedicated to promoting the highest standards of ethics, education and professional excellence for the ultimate benefit of society.”

“We are very proud of the program that we have put together for students to become highly qualified, competent professionals in their field,” Ryan Hysmith, FHU finance program coordinator, said. “This recognition shows the extent to which we are crafting our curriculum to be relevant, rigorous and competitive.”

The Freed-Hardeman University College of Business is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. It provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for excellent employment opportunities or advanced study in business. The Bachelor of Business Administration is offered in accounting, finance, management and marketing. The Master of Business Administration and a dual BBA/MBA are also among the university’s offerings.