CFA Institute University Affiliation Program (UAP)

The Pacific Lutheran University Master of Science in Finance is an official CFA Institute University Affiliation Program Partner.

A unique aspect of the PLU MSF is its association with the CFA Institute and the opportunity to work toward the Chartered Financial Analyst designation while simultaneously earning your master’s degree. The CFA credential, with three levels of examinations, is considered by many to be the gold standard for professionalism and knowledge in the world of finance.

The fall semester covers much of the CFA Level I content, while the January term and spring semester prepare students for the Level II exam in June. While it can be of great benefit professionally, participation in the CFA exams is optional for students.

CFA Charterholders can have the GMAT/GRE score waived.  In addition, CFA Charterholders can waive one class, Foundations of Finance.