CFA Institute University Affiliation Program 

The Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation is one of the fastest-growing professional credentials in the world and is a globally recognized standard for measuring the competence and integrity of investment professionals. Babson students, because their school is an affiliated university, have access to a suite of benefits as they prepare for the CFA Program, including:

  • 16 annual scholarships
  • Access to the CFA curriculum (Levels I, II, and III)
  • Practice exams (Levels I, II, and III)

Scholarship Application

CFA Program Awareness Scholarships are available for qualified students and faculty. The scholarship waives the one-time enrollment fee ($450) and reduces the exam costs ($650–$1,380) to $350. When submitting your application, please include a copy of your resume and college transcripts. 

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Accessing Materials

The e-book curriculum for all three levels of the CFA Program is available in the Cutler Center (at the designated terminals). Please see the staff member on duty for more details.

Practice Exams

Practice exams for the Level I and Level II exams are administered annually in May for candidates preparing for the June exam. The practice exams cover the learning outcome statements (LOS) from the curriculum and use the same format as the actual exam.

For additional information on applying for an exam scholarship, please contact Patrick Gregory, CFA, managing director of the Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance.


FEI Boston Events  

Each month during the academic year, the Cutler Center partners with FEI Boston to bring their Professional Development Sessions to campus. These events draw an estimated 30-40 senior finance executives to campus and provide Babson students, faculty, and staff with an opportunity to connect with corporate finance practitioners. 


Bloomberg Experiential Learning Partner 

Babson College is a Bloomberg Experiential Learning Partner (ELP), which was developed to recognize academic institutions that integrate Bloomberg into their undergraduate and graduate curricula.  The Cutler Center is equipped with 18 Bloomberg terminals that provide students and faculty with access to the data and analytical tools used by investment professionals.  Students also have the opportunity to improve their skill set and marketability through the Bloomberg Market Concepts Certification, which is an eight-hour self-directed program covering Equities, Fixed Income, and Currencies.