Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

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Course Overview

The CFA: Become an Investment Maestro!

The CFA course provides you with a strong foundation in for a sterling career in investment analysis and management.

MAT ABACUS is the number one tuition provider for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program in Uganda. The CFA credential one of the most sought after qualifications and is respected and recognized worldwide. MAT Abacus provides an opportunity for you for getting this qualification in our clean and welcoming learning environment.

Take the CFA free readiness test here.

Why CFA?

The CFA Program is a globally recognized, graduate level curriculum that provides you with a strong foundation of real-world investment analysis and portfolio management skills and practical knowledge that you need in today’s investment industry. The program also emphasizes the highest ethical and professional standards.

The CFA Program focuses specifically on investment knowledge. In addition, our flexible study format allows you to continue working full time while you earn the charter. The CFA charter demonstrates the persistence, flexibility, and hard work required of today’s investment professional. Employers recognize the CFA charter as a reliable way to differentiate the most qualified and determined job applicants and frequently list the CFA charter as a requirement for strategic positions.

CFA is now flexible, Level 1 is examined 4 times a year. See details.


Entry Requirements

A bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree or be a final-year student OR

4 years of professional work experience (full-time, investment-related or not) OR

A combination of professional work experience and education totaling 4 years.

Got all the above? Please register here.


Benefits of Pursuing This Course

While many CFA Program candidates describe their time studying for the CFA exams as the most difficult, Ibrahim differs. This was the most enjoyable time of his life. I preferred to study in the morning waking up by 4.00 am each day. CFA gave me the opportunity to express myself and its analytical nature stretched my abilities.

I think pursing the CFA program and obtaining the Charter is the best career decision I have ever made. My career goal was to manage assets and I realized I needed the CFA Charter if I were to be successful. Indeed the investment has paid off handsomely. In 2009 when I was starting up the CFA program I was a Compliance Audit Officer at NSSF. By 2012, I had risen to the level of Investment Risk Manager.

Earning the Charter gave me the opportunity to understand the financial industry and asset management. CFA exposed me to global practices and in continuous connection to fast-paced world of global finance. This comes with sacrifices. It’s challenging to prepare for the CFA exams while working but I always started exam preparations early and remained disciplined. This made my CFA journey interesting.

The Charter opens doors and enhances your reputation amongst your colleagues and clients. Membership to the CFA Institute offers opportunities to improve yourself and stay relevant, connected, and engaged with the rest of the investment management community — a community network that spans the globe.

By Ibrahim Buya CFA

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