Students earn an impressive 71% CFA® Level I exam pass rateFor the sixth consecutive year, students at the Goodman Institute of Investment Management (GIIM) at Concordia University have far surpassed the worldwide CFA Level I pass rate. Students at the Goodman Institute who wrote the exam for the first time in June 2012 surpassed the worldwide pass rate achieving a success rate of 71% compared to the worldwide rate of 38%. The Goodman Institute is the world's only MBA program that fully integrates the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) Body of Knowledge™ into its curriculum.
This year, almost 145,000 candidates enrolled to take the CFA exams, across 162 countries. Despite worldwide economic conditions, education and ethical practices are still at the forefront of investment management professionals.
“Typically, in order to pass the CFA exam, an average of 300 hours of prep time is required,” said Ian Rakita, CFA, Director of the Program. “Goodman Students are fully prepared with 100% of fully integrated Candidate Body of Knowledge™ material, which for the past five years has proven to be critical in their successes. There is no denying that the Goodman Institute has a formula which is uniquely credited for preparing students to consistently double the worldwide pass rate.”
The GIIM Program is the perfect fit for anyone looking to gain two highly recognized designations at once to guarantee a solid foundation for a prosperous career within a concentrated time period. At the GIIM, students have the opportunity to earn an MBA in Investment Management as well as earn the knowledge to fully prepare them to successfully pass all three levels of the CFA exams.
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level I (June) Pass Rates
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The above-noted rates are based on voluntary disclosures by the GIIM students and represent 100% of our Level I students who wrote the June exam for the first time.
About the Goodman InstituteFounded by Benefactor, Ned Goodman of DundeeWealth Inc. in 2001, the Goodman Institute at Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business in Montreal and Toronto offers a world-class educational environment in two cosmopolitan settings. The Toronto location is steps away from the financial district on Bay Street as courses are taught simultaneously through video conferencing. Offered through the John Molson School of Business, the Goodman Institute’s MBA in Investment Management Program provides the world’s only MBA program that fully integrates the requirements of the CFA Program. Concordia University was named the first university in Canada and one of the first in the world to become a Program Partner of CFA Institute in April, 2006. This combined curriculum permits students to study towards two world-recognized designations simultaneously.
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Published August 13, 2012