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The Utah Statesman

The Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University is one of just 22 schools in the United States now recognized by the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Institute for the work it is doing to prepare students to earn the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

The CFA designation has become the most recognized investment credential in the world. The Huntsman School has been invited by the CFA Institute, a global association of investment professionals, to be part of its University Recognition Program. This move signals to potential students, employers and the marketplace that the Huntsman School's bachelor's in finance degree curriculum is closely tied to professional practice, according to Paul Fjeldsted, a senior lecturer in the Economics and Finance Department.

Stephen Horan is the head of University Relations & Private Wealth for the CFA Institute. He said students in these programs study what the institute calls the "Candidate Body of Knowledge," which is a curriculum designed to help students obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities that investment experts worldwide have identified as essential best practices.