FLUSHING, N.Y., February 18, 2011—The New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA), the leading forum for the investment community, has partnered with Professional & Continuing Studies (PCS) at Queens College to offer Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) Exam Prep courses to Queens College students and alumni starting in Fall 2011.
The Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) Program is a globally recognized standard for measuring portfolio management and investment analysis competence and integrity that is administered by CFA Institute. NYSSA has been providing CFA® review courses for 30 years and is now expanding to offer its courses through an educational institution.
“NYSSA is excited to begin working with Queens College,” said NYSSA President and CEO Amy Geffen. “This partnership allows us to reach more investment professionals and help equip them with the technical knowledge, ethics and standards needed to succeed in their careers.”
“Professional and Continuing Studies is delighted by this new partnership with the highly respected NYSSA,” says Douglas Boettner, PCS acting executive director. “We look forward to a mutually beneficial, long-term relationship as we continue to increase our professional development offerings for the business community.”
NYSSA will provide Queens College with two CFA Exam Prep courses per semester: a seventeen-week weeknight course and a ten-week Sunday course. Queens College students and alumni will attend these courses at a discounted rate and can also take a live or online mock exam.
For more information on NYSSA’s CFA Exam Prep courses, please visit www.nyssa.org/cfa.
About Queens College
Queens College, founded in 1937, enjoys a national reputation for its liberal arts and sciences and pre-professional programs. Each year Queens College has been cited by The Princeton Review as one of the nation’s 100 “Best Value” colleges, thanks to its outstanding academics, generous financial aid packages, and relatively low costs. In addition, U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges (2011) ranks QC among the top 10 public universities in its category “Best Universities—Master’s (North).” The college opened its first residence hall in August 2009. More info on Queens College at www.qc.cuny.edu.
The New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA) is a leading forum for the investment community. NYSSA’s mission is to promote best practices and the highest professional and ethical standards in the industry. With over 10,000 members, NYSSA is the largest of the 135 societies worldwide that comprise CFA Institute, which has more than 100,000 members.