Courses / CFA
"The CfBS prep course helped me enormously to master the immense CFA curriculum. The excellently structured classes provided the necessary level of detail and clear explanations of the exam topics. The course material was an excellent starting point for my own summaries and the on-line review function allowed me to repeat the most challenging concepts."
Rui Ramires, CFA, Dreyfus Söhne & Cie. AG, Basle
"One thing is just to memorize a formula, the other thing is to understand the concept behind it. Attending the CFA courses at CfBS helped me to understand the concepts. In the end there was almost no formula I had to memorize."
Ursula La Roche, CFA, FINMA, Berne
Our Added Value
- Wide range of course options
CfBS offers a variety of course options such as live four-month and five-day intensive review courses as well as online courses to suit the needs of CFA candidates and allow for maximum flexibility.
- LOS-based format of the courses
Our four-month preparation courses are formatted to cover the entire CFA curriculum at each level and are structured in accordance with the Learning Outcome Statements (LOS). They offer a comprehensive coverage of the exam material and help candidates to adopt a focused learning approach.
- Learning approach four-month courses
CfBS has developed a learning approach that helps candidates digest the breadth and complexity of the material over a four-month period. In part 1 of the course, the knowledge required to pass the exam, based on the LOS, is explained and applied to practical examples. Part 2 focuses on the critical exam topics using a question-based format. A trial exam concludes the courses.
- Learning approach five-day courses
In the five-day intensive review courses the critical and most difficult exam topics will be explained and practiced using exam-type questions. They offer a comprehensive coverage of the exam material and help candidates to adopt a focused learning approach.
- Learning approach for online courses
The online courses provide in-depth explanations of the CFA curriculum. The sessions support the candidates’ self-study of the CFA readings so that the exam preparation becomes more effective.
- Study material
CfBS has developed comprehensive handouts containing all LOS, corresponding concepts, and questions. The handouts are a summary of the CFA curriculum and can be used to efficiently review the curriculum in the final stages of the exam preparation.
- Online review of live classes
The live CFA classes will be recorded, allowing course participants to make up for any missed classes and to revisit online all the topics explained in class.
- E-Mail and phone support
Candidates benefit from ongoing support by our lecturers outside the classroom.
CfBS has assembled an experienced and specialised team of experts. It is the only 4-month course provider in Zurich to have run all three levels for more than twelve years.
- Course guarantee
Students who do not pass the exam after attending our CFA live courses can re-enroll for the next CFA live course at a substantial discount of 80%. This course guarantee reflects our commitment to the success of our students at the CFA exams.