GCC Named to CFA Institute University Affiliate Program

GROVE CITY, Pa. – Grove City College’s finance degree program has joined the CFA Institute University Affiliate Program, signaling that the college has aligned its curriculum with the organization’s educational standards.

To be admitted to the program, schools’ curricula must have at least 70% of the CFA Candidate Body of Knowledge, preparing students for the first-level chartered financial analyst exam. 

Because of the partnership, Grove City College students are eligible for CFA scholarships.

“Earning the CFA Institute affiliation tells potential students, employers and the marketplace that Grove City College’s curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and geared to teaching students the content and providing them with the insight and the motivation they need to have to be successful,” said Youhui Owen Zhang, professor of finance, in a statement.

The College’s undergraduate finance degree program is accredited by the ACBSP and offers internships and research opportunities.  

CFA Institute is the global association of investment professionals that “sets the standard for professional excellence.” Fewer than one in five candidates who begin the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program earn the designation.

For more about Grove City College’s Department of Accounting and Finance, visit GCC.edu/acct

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.