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Carroll School of Management Graduate Programs

CFA Prep Course at Boston College*

Please note: registration for this course has CLOSED.

During the spring 2017 semester, Boston College will be hosting a CFA Prep Program for its Graduate Management students.  Students who register for and successfully complete this program will be able to count it as a three credit elective towards their degree. This course will be graded on the basis that it is a CFA Prep course and not the actual exam. Registration will open on November 1, 2016.

Once you have enrolled in the course, a check in the amount of $4,000 should be made payable to the Trustees of Boston College and mailed to:
Boston College
Carroll School of Management
140 Commonwealth Ave.
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Attn: Kathryn Najarian, Cushing 202

Full-Time MBA students: The cost of this course is covered under the flat-rate tuition

Deadline to Enroll:
December 1, 2016

Payment Deadline:

December 15, 2016

Evening Students please note the following: If you need federal funding to pay for your education, you must register formally for 6 credits on the University system and take this course in addition to those 6 credits. This course does not count towards the 6 credits nor is this course eligible for federal funding. If you register for only 3 credits, you will not be eligible for federal funding for the spring 2017 semester.


What is the CFA designation?

  • The CFA® Charter is a globally recognized, graduate-level investment credential.
  • Earning it demonstrates a Commitment to professional ethics and expertise with the broad range of skills needed for competitive careers in the investment profession.
  • To earn the CFA charter you must complete the CFA program.

What is its relevance to my career?

  • As the global marketplace becomes increasingly competitive, employers recognize the CFA charter as a reliable way to differentiate the most qualified job applicants and the most committed employees. As a result, employers are increasingly seeking those who have earned the CFA credential, often listing it as a requirement in job advertisements

How well is it recognized? CFA charter is one of the best known designations in the world:

  • There are more than 90,000 CFA charter holders working over 135 countries around the world.
  • Regulatory bodies in 19 countries recognize the CFA charter as a proxy for meeting certain licensing requirements.
  • More than 125 distinguished colleges and universities around the world have incorporated a majority of the CFA program curriculum into their own courses, including New York University, INSEAD, Peking University.
Current BC  Faculty
Stephanie Jernigan, Ph.D. Visiting Lecturer, Operation Mgt. Dept.,
Boston College
Darren Kisgen, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Finance Dept.
Boston College
Alan Marcus, Ph.D. Mario J. Gabelli Professorship, Finance Dept.
Boston College
Ronnie Sadka, Ph.D. Professor, Chairperson, Finance Dept.
Boston College
Billy Soo, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Accounting Dept.
Boston College
Hassan Tehranian, Ph.D. Griffith Family Millennium Chair in Finance Professor, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty, Finance Dept.
Boston College
Elliott Smith, MSF, CPA Senior Lecturer, Finance Dept.
Boston College