Shippensburg University’s finance program has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. This program acknowledges Ship’s finance program for incorporating CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which outlines the knowledge, skill and abilities generally accepted and applied by investment professionals globally.

Additionally, the program recognizes Ship for placing emphasis on standards of ethics, education and professional excellence outlined in the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

Induction into this program positions Ship students to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, which is an internationally respected and recognized investment credential.

“Entry into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program signals to potential students, employers and the marketplace that Ship’s curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well-suited to preparing students to sit for the CFA examinations,” said Dr. June D. Pham, associate professor of finance.

In addition, the program will also allow three CFA Program Awareness Scholarships to be awarded to Ship finance students each fiscal year.

Ship is one of only 299 institutions in the world and the only school within Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education to be named to this program.