IMS Proschool is an Approved Prep Provider of CFA Institute in India. We have trained more than 20,000 employees of various financial organizations. In Chennai Proschool offers classroom training for Level I and Level II of the CFA® Program at Alwarpet, Chennai.
Proschool Chennai has trained many students and professionals for global qualifications like The CFA® Program, CIMA and ACCA etc. Most of the faculty members are CFA®charterholders to ensure high pass rate in the exams for the Level I of the CFA® Program.
The CFA® Program is a globally recognized professional certification program being offered by CFA Institute. Students and professionals who wish to make a serious career in the fields of Equity Research, Portfolio Management, Fund Management, Wealth Management, Capital Market or Corporate Finance, must opt for this program.
Who should pursue CFA Program?
Attend a free seminar
Proschool organizes weekly seminar in Chennai. These informative seminars on CFA Program are conducted by expert faculty and industry professionals at Proschool centres.
To be eligible to apply for The CFA® Program, you must hold a passport and one of the following:
Hold a U.S. bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree,
– or be in the final year of your bachelor’s degree program ( any degree program)
– or have four years of qualified, professional work experience
– or a combination of work and college experience that totals at least four years
Why should you pursue the CFA® Program from IMS Proschool?
The course is designed to be in-line with the requirements of CFA institute, this way students can be sure of studying only the latest and relevant content
All the trainers for this program have worked in different spheres of the corporate sector and thereby students get to learn only from industry experts
Mode of learning
Based on the convenience of the students they can either opt for classroom training mode or virtual online mode
Certifications are provided from CFA institute on successful completion of the program and this certification is highly valued and recognised both in India and abroad
All the students who successfully complete the program are provided with 100% placement support by IMS Proschool
Faculty – Proschool Chennai
Mr. Vaidyanathan works as Vice President at a leading US Bank in Chennai in the Capital Management team of Corporate Treasury. He is the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) Charter Holder from GARP Institute and has experience in the field of treasury and financial management. He has been teaching the CFA® Program with us for last 2 years covering Quants, Equity & Fixed Income etc.
Mr. Kamal Kishore
With over 10 years of corporate experience, Mr. Kishore has been teaching CIMA, the CFA® Program etc for the past 5 years. He mentors students to make sure that they derive full benefit of our courses and also guides about opportunities they can get in the industry. He is a Chartered Accountant and has completed both level I and level II of the CFA® Program.
Activities – Proschool Chennai
Informative session on The CFA® Program
These sessions are conducted regularly to create awareness about the CFA® Program like opportunities that come with the qualification, what it takes to pass these exams etc. Speakers are CFA® charterholders and have considerable experience. Candidates were well informed after the session and gave them a direction in which they wish to pursue their career in finance.
Simulated tests for students appearing for the CFA® Program exams
Proschool’s mentors and academic delivery team make sure that students go through the regular practice tests and also they take the mock tests during the last month before the rigorous exam. Exam like conditions are simulated in order to help students to experience exam conditions and also to review their preparation for the main exam. Post exams the teachers help each student with feedback to improve the performance
Success Stories – Proschool Chennai
Subramaniam Swaminathan – Placed in Barclays
After completing level I of the CFA®Program and FM with us. He was then groomed for a suitable role which comes with a good scope for learning and growth in Investment Banking. All of these helped him in landing his dream job in Barclays Product Control- Invt. Banking Core Finance role.
Felicitation of Students of the level I of the CFA® Program
These students come from different backgrounds like CA, Engineering, MBA but all have put in a lot of hard work towards the course along with the guidance from IMS Proschool’s team. This helped them in clearing the rigorous exams, above all they got a platform to build their connections through networking with other individuals.
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Is there a separate exam fee for all three levels of the program?
The Program fee is divided into a one-time program enrolment fee and separate registration fees for the three levels. For the Level I exam, the candidate needs to pay one-time program enrolment fees of USD 450 apart from the Registration fees. The Registration fee for all the levels is as follows:
Early Registration Fee
8 Months before the exam date
Standard Registration Fee
4 Months before the exam date
Late Registration Fee
3 Months before the exam date
As compared to CA, how are concepts different in the CFA® Program?
In order to practise as a chartered accountant, one needs CA as a mandatory qualification in India. As part of CA studies, students learn Auditing, Accountancy, and Taxation. The CFA® Program, however, makes you eligible to work in any part of the world and the focus area of the Program is Investment Banking, Investment Advisory Services etc.
What is the difference between the CFA® Program and CIMA?
The CFA® Program is focused on concepts related to core finance subjects like Investment Banking, Financial Instruments and its management for institutional investors. The program emphasizes on the analysis and research side as compared to accounting.
On the contrary, CIMA focuses on core accounting from the perspective of its use for the management.
Is the CFA® Program relevant for an Engineer?
It depends on a lot of factors and the engineer’s interests. After engineering, if you wish to get into the field of Finance, you will need an MBA degree from a reputed B School. Without this, it is often tough for engineers to switch to the finance field. However, the CFA® Program makes it possible for engineers to switch into the field of finance and investments without an MBA also.
As an engineer who wishes to make finance a long-term career, you should totally opt for the CFA® Program?
Another important advantage that any engineer gets is his/her natural flair for quantitative problem-solving skills. These come in very handy in the investment industry. If you’re good at numbers and have an interest in finance, you should do the CFA® Program after which you will find application in Fintech and quantitative finance fields that are some of the most dynamic careers today.
Should I study Financial Modelling along with The CFA® Program?
The CFA® Program is a professional course while Financial Modelling is a skill based course. However both are relevant in the finance sector.
The CFA® Program will teach you concepts such as Financial Reporting Analysis, Fixed Income and Economics etc. while Financial Modelling will teach you how to make projections or estimate net worth using financials. Pursuing both a professional course along with skill based course will help you get an edge over the others.
The faculty and lectures were excellent. Additionally the support of the mentors in relation to mock tests & information regarding exam details are deeply appreciated. Overall they supported me well while preparing for such a tough exam. Thanks to everyone at IMS Proschool.
Being a finance professional and getting back to basics can be a daunting task. However the entire team at Proschool Chennai were always pushing us towards success with good infrastructure and conducting regular mocks. I will surely recommend this institute for the courses which they offer.
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