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CFA Exam Prep

The New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA), the leading forum for the investment community, has partnered with Professional & Continuing Studies at Queens College, CUNY to offer Chartered Financial Analyst ® (CFA) Exam Prep courses to the college's students, alumni, and the greater Queens community.

The Chartered Financial Analyst ® (CFA) Program, a globally recognized standard for measuring portfolio management and investment analysis competence and integrity, is administered by the CFA Institute. NYSSA has been providing CFA ® review courses for 30 years.

Tuition for the CFA ® Live Review courses is:
• $1,000 for full-time PCS and Queens College students; register in person at Queens Hall, Room 105
• $1,500 for Queens College alumni; register in person at Queens Hall, Room 105
• $1,425 / $1,495 for NYSSA members; register in person at Queens Hall, Room 105
• $1,595 / $1,725 for general public and all online registrations
Click here to register

Schweser’s Complete Seminar Slide Workbook Vols. 1 and 2, compilations of instructor slides, are included in the tuition. You will need to purchase the Schweser Essential Self-Study Package for use in class. NYSSA will make the Schweser Essential Self-Study Package available for $350 to students enrolled in any CFA ® Live Review course. The essential package includes Schweser Study Planner, SchweserNotes™, Schweser’s QuickSheet™, SchweserPro™ QBanK (Online + Download), Practice Exams, Vol. 1 & Vol. 2, InstructorLink™, Schweser Library, exam-tips blog, instructor-led office hours, and searchable FAQs.

At a discounted price of $49, NYSSA will also offer a live mock-exam experience to all students enrolled in these CFA ® Live Review courses. Furthermore, all CFA ® Live Review students shall receive, at no additional cost, entry into the NYSSA/Schweser Online Mock Exam.

PLEASE NOTE: Discounted rates for PCS and Queens College students, Queens College alumni, and/or NYSSA members cannot be applied when they register online because appropriate proof of student, alumni, or NYSSA membership status must be provided.


CFA Exam Prep / Live Review Course - Level I
CFA-101, See Sections Below-QC

During the day-long Level I multiple choice CFA exam, you’ll be tested on your comprehension of material that concentrates on investment tools. But don’t be fooled—this first step in your pursuit of the CFA designation is filled with pitfalls. The pass rate for the December 2010 exam was only 36%. Fortunately, NYSSA, the leading forum for the investment community, has partnered with Professional & Continuing Studies at Queens College, CUNY to offer Chartered Financial Analyst ® (CFA) Exam Prep courses to QC students, alumni, and the greater Queens community. Each of our expert instructors is a current CFA charterholder who can help you pass the exam the first time. While you will need to put in at least 250 to 300 hours of study time, this CFA Exam Prep / Live Review course will help you focus on what it takes to get a passing grade. Tuition includes Schweser’s Complete Seminar Slide Workbook Vols. 1 and 2. You will need to purchase the Schweser Essential Self-Study Package. NYSSA will make the Schweser Essential Self-Study Package
available for $350 to students enrolled in the CFA ® Live Review course. The essential package includes Schweser Study Planner, SchweserNotes™, Schweser’s QuickSheet™, SchweserPro™ QBanK (Online + Download), Practice Exams, Vol. 1 & Vol. 2, InstructorLink™, Schweser Library, exam-tips blog, instructor-led office hours, and searchable FAQs. 50 hrs.

Schedule TBA


CFA Exam Prep / Live Review Course - Level 2
CFA-102, Not offered this semester
Andrew Spieler is associate professor of finance at the Frank G. Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University, where he was named Distinguished Teacher of the Year and Researcher of the Year. His teaching experience includes graduate and undergraduate courses in finance, economics, statistics, and executive education programs. He has extensive derivative and risk management experience and regularly consults with hedge funds, quantitative mutual funds, and law firms.


PRESS RELEASE
The New York Society of Security Analysts Offers CFA ® Exam Prep Courses to Queens College


NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA), the leading forum for the investment community, has partnered with Professional & Continuing Studies at Queens College, City University of New York (CUNY), 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 (PCS) is delighted by this new partnership with the highly respected NYSSA,” says Douglas Boettner, PCS 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 17-week weeknight course and a 10-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.

About NYSSA
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. For more information about NYSSA or to become a member, please visit www.nyssa.org.

 

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