Bryant University’s Finance program stands out among competitors for offering students the opportunity to prepare for important certifications before they graduate. The Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®), and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA®) certifications reflect the highest level of excellence and are the most respected designations in the finance and investment industry.
Bryant University’s Finance program stands out among competitors and is ranked No. 12 in the country by College Factual.
Committed to preparing its Finance students for a successful career, Bryant incorporates elements from all three programs into the curriculum and helps students gain the diverse knowledge necessary to sit for – and pass – these exams upon completion of their undergraduate degree.
Bryant’s world-class faculty enrich classroom learning with decades of real-world experience and certifications themselves in these areas, just one reason why the Finance Department is ranked No. 12 in the country by College Factual.
Certified Financial Planner (CFP®)
The Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation is the standard of excellence for competent and ethical financial planning and made possible through a partnership with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc.
Bryant is one of the few universities in New England offering a CPF track for undergraduate students and provides the CFP-required courses within its Financial Services major, meaning Bryant students meet the CFP education component without additional courses or costs.
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®)
The world’s most respected and recognized investment credential, the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) designation is available to Finance students through Bryant’s partnership with the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute University Affiliation Program.
Finance students in the program learn the core knowledge, skills, and abilities identified by practitioners worldwide as essential for successful practice. Bryant is also eligible to receive annual student scholarships for the CFA Program, saving students thoughts of dollars each year.
Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA®)
Students have the opportunity to earn the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA®) designation from the world’s leading organization and join a network of more than 10,000 finance professionals who manage, analyze, distribute, and/or regulate alternative investments such as hedge funds, real assets, private equity, commodities, and managed futures.
Bryant also has access to 12 annual scholarships (eight for students and four for faculty members) from CAIA to cover the cost of exam fees for qualified individuals.