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Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Autumn and Spring 2018-2019

Number of hours : 48

Language of tuition : English


Basic knowledge in Quantitative methods and financial statements.

Course Description

The CFA Program provides a strong foundation of advanced investment analysis, analytical and real-world portfolio management skills. It is strongly anchored in high professional ethical standards. Hiring leading firms often require the CFA credential when considering job applications. This course objective is to cover the CFA level 1 program with a focus on exam practice. During the 1st Semester, the course will cover financial reporting and analysis and quantitative methods while in the 2nd semester, the course will focus on ethics, economics, corporate finance, asset valuation and portfolio management.


  • CANTOR, Gary (Independant financial consultant and trainer, Cantor Gary Stuart)
  • COLUMELLI, Nathalie (Consultante, FINANCE TRAINING)
  • DAROUICH, Zakaria (Gérant de Portefeuilles, AMUNDI)

Pedagogical format

Students study the topics in the CFA curriculum books before the course. The course is made of 1/3 theory and 2/3 practice. For each topic, professors focus on technics for correctly answering the CFA Exam questions on each topic. Additional questions will be dealt with by e-mail until the exam date. Students should always attend the course with an authorized calculator. Authorized calculator: Texas Instrument TIBA2+.

Course validation

Students take a mock exam at the end of the seminar. Students take the CFA level 1 exam on Saturday on June. The exam is organized on that single day by the CFA Institute in Paris.


The CFA level 1 course (Semesters 1 and 2) implies a large commitment of personal and autonomous study of 320 hours. For the Semester 1 course, students will need to allocate 120 hours to master the material.

Required reading

CFA Curriculum is made of 6 volumes. Semester 1 will cover Volumes 1 and 3