CFA Institute Affiliation

CFA Institute University Affiliation Program

Our study programs have successfully qualified for a prestigious CFA Institute University Affiliation Program by CFA Institute. Our programs became the first recognized programs in the Czech Republic as the CFA Institute University Recognition Program.

Specifically, the Bachelor Program in Economics and Finance (both Czech and English taught programs) and Master Programs in Economics and Finance (both Czech and English taught programs) are currently accepted into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program.

This status is granted to institutions whose degree programs incorporate at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provide students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions them well to sit for the CFA Exams.

The CFA charter is the most respected and recognized financial degree in the world. Earning the CFA charter demonstrates the skills needed for investment analysis and decision making in today’s global financial industry. 

For more information, visit the webpage of the CFA University Affiliation Program.

Awareness Scholarships

As a recognized university, we are newly entitled to obtain several benefits such as an access to CFA online resources and increased number of CFA Program Awareness Scholarships to IES students each fiscal year as detailed in the Awareness Scholarship Official Rules

We are awarding CFA Program Awareness Scholarships to the best students interested in taking CFA Program exams. Awareness Scholarships are designated for key influencers in the academic and financial communities, including students affiliated with our Recognized Universities. The scholarships reduce the CFA Program enrollment and exam registration fee (and includes access to the curriculum eBook) to US$350.

The application deadline is on January 15, 2018 11:59PM. E-mail your application package to

Your application package should include:

  • your CV
  • transcript of records from SIS
  • cover letter (1 page) explaining how you will benefit from the CFA examination and why you should be selected for the scholarship.

Successful applicants will be notified by e-mail within two weeks after the application deadline and they will be asked to fill in and submit the Verification Form available here:

For more information, visit the webpage.

CFA Research Challenge

In 2016 a team of students from IES FSV UK  - Pavel Růžek, Tomáš Juchelka, Robert Kaplan, Robert Ševinský and Ondřej Sláma won the 1st place in national final of the CFA Research Challenge Competition and represented the Czech Republic at the Regional Level in Chicago. You can read an interview with Robert Kaplan about their experience from Chicago and tips for future contestans here.




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