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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

Becoming a Certified Financial Analyst charter holder is the aspiration of every finance industry professional. This course covers the CFA syllabus courtesy of our friends from FitchLearning who will teach you week by week and prepare you for the CFA level 1 exam. You will also write an essay reflecting on professional and academic approaches to finance

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Ndubuisi Anomelechi

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • One of MSc (Econ) in Finance and Investment Management (Studied) or MSc (Econ) in Finance and Investment Management (Includes Cfa Exam) (Studied) or Master Of Science In International Finance (Includes Cfa Exam) (Studied) or MSc Finance and Real Estate (Includes Cfa Exam) (Studied) or MSc Finance and Real Estate (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Ethics (15%) Quantitative Methods (12%) Economics (12%) Financial Reporting and Analysis (20%) Corporate Finance (8%) Portfolio Management (5%) Equity Investments and Valuation (10%) Fixed Income (12%) Derivatives (5%) Alternative Investments (3%).

Associated Costs

Students go to Edinburgh for the CFA exam. We travel on the Friday (School provides privately hired bus and overnight accommodation and next day breakfast and Lunch). Students would have to buy their own meal on the Friday night. The students are transported back to Aberdeen on Saturday evening.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 39 - 44
  • 1 Lecture during University week45

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

One 50% in-class test (testing understanding of content) and one 3,000 word essay (50%), testing understanding of the course material in a broader learning context. Resit: 100 % 2hr written examination.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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