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Certification


CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst)

The Department of Finance and Economics accepts applications from eligible students majoring in finance for nomination to the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) scholarships program. Applications should be sent by email to the department's administrative assistant. The applicant should be willing to sit one of the exam levels on time and attach scanned copies of the documents listed below to their letter of application.  Only fourth year finance students with higher GPAs who have completed more than 90 credit hours of their degree program are eligible.  The department apologies for not offering such opportunity to graduated students.

Scanned copies of the following documents must be submitted in pdf format:

  1. Passport, residence permit (for non-nationals) and a valid UoS students ID
  2. Most recent bachelor degree transcript showing all  grades and GPAs. You can scan a copy of your online transcripts, if your official transcripts are not available.
  3. Evidence of any  unmet financial needs or any financial aid you have previously received before submitting this application (any receipts, proof of financial support …etc.).
  4. Evidence that you have applied for, been studying, or already enrolled in preparation courses for the CFA exam levels 1, 2 or 3 (you can provide receipt of payment, or record of attendance with the contact details of the concerned institute).


Bloomberg

Bloomberg is a privately held financial, software, data, and media company. It provides financial software tools such as an analytics and equity trading platform, data services, and news to financial companies and organizations. It also includes a Bloomberg News service, a global television network, digital websites, radio stations, and two magazines: Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg Markets. Using Bloomberg databases allows subscribers to access the Bloomberg professional service to monitor and analyze real-time financial data, search financial news, and obtain price quotes.

The most common products and professional services provided by Bloomberg are those related to the financial markets where in-depth coverage of global financial markets data are available. The databases provide full and large numerical and qualitative information about the thousands of listed firms in financial markets and financial markets' indices across the globe. Historical and real-time financial market and economic data, covering all sectors worldwide are fully provided by the Bloomberg platforms. It also features analytics, company financials, news, and customizable charting.

Apart from providing the community with media and massive data and information about the financial markets, Bloomberg can be used as a teaching tool in University classrooms. Students majoring in Business Finance degrees can benefit from the information given by Bloomberg about the financial markets. Students being able to operate the Bloomberg Terminal, they would be stronger candidates in today's competitive job market. A better use of Bloomberg platforms can support students to understanding the reality of financial markets functions, which can offer them better opportunities in their job search. Finally, students are recommended to focus on learning and better using of Bloomberg facilities as vital parts of their education journey.