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Chartered Financial Analyst® University Recognition Program Welcomes John Carroll

The Chartered Financial Analyst® University Recognition Program recently announced that the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) in Finance at John Carroll University has been acknowledged as incorporating at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge(CBOK) and placing emphasis on the CFA Institute Code of Ethicsand Standards of Practice within the program. This program positions students to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, which has become the most respected and recognized investment credential in the world.

Entry into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program signals to potential students, employers, and the marketplace that the John Carroll University Finance curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is advantageous for students preparing to sit for the CFA examinations.  Additionally, John Carroll is eligible to receive a limited number of student scholarships for the CFA Program each year.

“John Carroll students who graduate with a Finance degree from our Boler College are gaining a greater competitive edge in the job market thanks to our emphasis on mastery of the CFA candidate body of knowledge,” said Dr. Alan Miciak, dean of the Boler College of Business. “The academic training and analytical skills JCU students develop will position them for success in pursuing the CFA Charter which is the gold standard for professional excellence in the financial services industry.”


  • The Boler College of Business at John Carroll University is accredited, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), placing Boler in the top 11% of the business programs in the world.
  • John Carroll University is home to the only AACSB accredited business school in Northeast Ohio to have an undergraduate program that has been selected for the Chartered Financial Analyst® University Recognition Program.
  • The Boler College recently added a Bloomberg Terminal to the Boler computer lab, implementing a financial service tool used by over 300,000 professionals around the world.


CFA Institute is the global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence and credentials. The organization is a champion for ethical behavior in investment markets and a respected source of knowledge in the global financial community. The end goal: to create an environment where investors’ interests come first, markets function at their best, and economies grow. CFA Institute has over 148,000 members in 158 countries and territories, including 141,000 CFA charterholders, and 147 member societies. For more information, visit


The CFA Program sets a standard for developing the skills, standards, competence, and integrity of financial analysts, portfolio managers, investment advisers, and other investment professionals worldwide. It is widely considered the investment profession’s most rigorous credentialing program. Administered in English, the CFA curriculum and examinations are identical worldwide. Fewer than one in five candidates who begin the program successfully complete it and go on to earn the coveted CFA charter, the “gold standard” for investment professionals.


John Carroll University’s John M. and Mary Jo Boler College of Business offers program concentrations in seven professional fields, leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) or Bachelor of Science in Economics (B.S.E.). The Boler College of Business also offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) and Master of Science in Accountancy (M.S.Ac.) degrees.

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The Boler College of Business at John Carroll University 
1 John Carroll Boulevard 
University Heights, OH 44118 
Phone 216.397.4391 
Fax 216.397.1833