Xavier Institute of Management, XIM University, Bhubaneswar joins CFA Institute University Affiliation Program

India, 15th March 2024: CFA Institute, the global association of investment professionals, proudly announces the induction of Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar (XIMB), into its prestigious University Affiliation Program (UAP). Renowned for its excellence in business education and consistently ranked among India’s top 20 business schools, this partnership underscores XIMB’s commitment to providing students with a comprehensive business education, preparing them for leadership roles in their respective industries. 

Through this affiliation, XIMB will integrate practical knowledge directly into its classrooms, granting them access to invaluable insights from global industry practitioners within the investment management field. Additionally, eligible students may receive scholarships and fee waivers for enrolment in CFA Program, further enhancing their educational prospects. 

The University Affiliation Program mandates that an institute or university integrate a minimum of 70 per cent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) into its curriculum. This program has been meticulously crafted to equip students for the esteemed CFA designation, globally recognised as the premier investment credential in the industry. With the burgeoning demand for CFA Program in India, CFA Institute has expanded its reach by establishing test centres in 23 cities nationwide, including Bhubaneshwar. 

Fr. Antony R. Uvari, S.J., Vice Chancellor at XIM UniversityBhubaneswar, said, “With this partnership, we aim to empower our students with crucial wealth investment skills of global standards while offering a wide array of learning opportunities. This collaboration with CFA Institute perfectly aligns with our vision to develop leaders for a better world and our mission to provide holistic business knowledge that shapes our students into future industry leaders with the highest standards of ethics. The partnership with CFA Institute is another step toward instilling the core values of Integrity, Excellence, Inclusiveness, Compassion, and Sustainability in its future global leaders, and we’re excited about the possibilities it brings.” 

Arati PorwalCountry Head – India, CFA Institute, said, “We are delighted to welcome Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar to CFA Institute University Affiliation Program. This collaboration exemplifies our commitment to developing the next generation of investment professionals Through the affiliation, we expect to make our global resources and network accessible to aspiring students, thus ensuring they are well-equipped to succeed in the ever-evolving financial landscape. 

The demand for professionally qualified investment management professionals is only expected to surge, with a growing investing population and investment opportunities.  At CFA Institute, we aim to make opportunities in the industry accessible to all. Thats why we have also opened a test centre for the CFA Program in Bhubaneshwar.

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