Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

The CFA course empowers you with a strong foundation in your jobs and careers by providing you with the training you need in today's finance & investment industry.

MAT offers tuitions for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program in Uganda. The CFA credential has become the most respected and recognized investment designation in the world. MAT provides an opportunity for you for getting this qualification.

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

The CFA Program focuses specifically on investment knowledge. In addition, the self-study format allows you to continue working full time while you earn the charter. The CFA Program provides the skills needed to succeed in the workplace and that earning the CFA charter demonstrates the persistence, flexibility, and hard work required of today's investment professionals. Employers recognize the CFA charter as a reliable way to differentiate the most qualified and determined job applicants, frequently listing the CFA charter as a requirement for certain positions.

Please download more details on the tuitions provided by MAT from the Download section. For more details on the CFA programme, please log on to www.cfainstitute.org

Qualifications/Entry requirements
•    Bachelor's degree or equivalent
•    At least four years of professional work
•    Valid international travel passport

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.

Ibrahim Buya, CFA – A Personal Story