Taught course

Chartered Financial Analyst® Program (Level 1)

Kaplan Financial

Entry requirements

To study the CFA Program, you must have a Bachelor's degree, or be completing the final year of your degree. Alternatively, you could have four years of relevant qualified work experience, or have a combination of work and university experience from the last four years.

Additionally, you must meet the CFA Program professional conduct admission criteria, have a valid passport and be able to take your exams in English.

Eligibility must be checked with the CFA Institute.

Months of entry

January, July

Course content

The CFA Program curriculum is focused on ten key topics which increase in complexity at each of the three levels: ethical and professional standards, quantitative methods, economics, financial reporting and analysis, corporate finance, equity investments, fixed income, derivatives, alternative investments, portfolio management and wealth planning.

Level 1 focuses on understanding the tools and concepts related to investment valuation and portfolio management.

Level 1 of the CFA exam consists of 240 equally weighted questions which are mandatory and examined by a paper-and-pencil, multiple choice exam. The questions are split equally among two three-hour sessions taking place on the same day.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • CFA
    full time
    6 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

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