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University of Memphis Welcomed into CFA Institute University Recognition Program

For release:  January 31, 2014

The University of Memphis has become the latest university to be welcomed into the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) Institute University Recognition Program, due to high level of academic excellence exhibited by the FCBE’s Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate. The rigorous finance course curriculum required for a BBA or MSBA degree has met the qualifications for induction into this prestigious group.     

The CFA Institute seeks to serve finance professionals with the knowledge and education necessary to succeed in a thriving marketplace, and the University Recognition Program identifies academically-prestigious business schools. This elite group provides practical and effective investment and financial education from around the world to students, as well as the ability to provide five CFA Program Awareness Student Scholarships.

“Entry into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program signals to our current and potential students, employers and the marketplace that the Fogelman College’s finance curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well-suited to preparing students to sit for the CFA examinations,” said Dr. Christine Jiang, Chair of the FCBE Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate. “Through participation in this program, our students will have a more industry-driven knowledge base and be eligible to receive scholarships as well.”

Acceptance in the CFA Institute University Recognition Program is a prestigious honor that recognizes the academic excellence found within Fogelman College’s Department of Finance. The department has four CFA faculty members, including Dr. Tom McInish, Dr. Pankaj Jain, Mr. Nap Overton and Mr. Leslie Mathis. The department’s participation in this program will further support its mission of providing the resources necessary to develop its students into accomplished finance professionals.

For more information on the CFA Institute, the department, or the FCBE’s undergraduate or graduate finance programs, visit, or

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