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Finance at BI

Chartered Financial Analyst® designation

CFA® designation

Would you like to pick and choose jobs within the financial industry?

Then you should consider taking the CFA Program, and learn actual analytical tools used in the industry. BI’s MSc in Finance has been approved by CFA Institute as a participant in the University Affiliation Program.

The mission of CFA Institute is "to lead the investment profession globally by promoting the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence for the ultimate benefit of society". The CFA exams are probably the most challenging exams you will ever have to take, because it is one of the single most important certificates within the field of Finance.

CFA Institute collaborates with universities that have one or more approved programmes with a curriculum that is closely tied to the practice of investment management. BI’s cooperation with CFA Institute is an advantage for all our students who want to embark on the CFA exam challenge:

  • BI can award three CFA Program Awareness Scholarships to students each fiscal year. This scholarship waives the one-time CFA Program enrolment fee, and reduces the exam registration fee to USD 350 (usually more than USD 1,000).
  • Students have access to sample exams for all three levels of the CFA Program.

BI Norwegian Business School’s Master of Science in Finance programme is an affiliated programme, as conferred by CFA Institute. As such, the Master of Science in Finance programme covers a significant portion of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) in the programme curriculum and conforms to the CFA Institute Code of Ethics.

CFA® and Chartered Financial Analyst® are registered trademarks owned by CFA Institute.

CFA Institute Research Challenge

This is an annual global competition where students are challenged and tested on their analytical, valuation, report writing, and presentation skills. They are mentored and trained by BI faculty.

It also happens that during the last five years, student representatives from BI Norwegian Business Schools have won the regional finals three times, and the global final in 2021.

  • 2021 Global Final and EMEA Regional Champions
    BI Norwegian Business School — representing CFA Society Denmark and CFA Society Norway
  • 2020 Regional Finals Champions
    EMEA Regional Final Champions: BI Norwegian Business School — representing CFA Society Denmark and CFA Society Norway
  • 2018 Regional Finals Champions
    EMEA Regional Final Champions: BI Norwegian Business School — representing CFA Society Denmark and CFA Society Norway
  • 2017 Regional Finals Champions
    EMEA Regional Final Champions: BI Norwegian Business School — representing CFA Society Denmark and CFA Society Norway

BI team crowned global champions

A team of four students from BI’s Master of Science in Finance programme secured the title of Global Champions in the 15th Annual CFA Institute Research Challenge.

Winners of the national research challenge

A team of students representing BI convinced a panel of industry judges with solid arguments to win the national research challenge.

EMEA finalists

BI Norwegian Business School’s “blue team” finished as a runner up in the final round of the EMEA CFA research challenge, among the ten best worldwide.

Global Research Challenge Finalists

CFA Society Norway are extremely proud BI Norwegian Business School for competing in the Global Research Challenge Final.