Assumption University Welcomed into CFA Institute University Affiliation Program

Assumption University  Welcomed into CFA Institute University Affiliation Program


Students of Master of Science in Investment Analysis and Management taking steps to career success through preparation for the CFA Program


[Bangkok, 14th June 2018, Assumption University of Thailand  has become the latest university to be welcomed into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program. Master of Science in Investment Analysis and Management  has been acknowledged as incorporating at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) and placing emphasis on the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice within the programThis program positions students well to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, which has become the most respected and recognized investment credential in the world.


Entry into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program signals to potential students, employers, and the marketplace that Assumption University of Thailand curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is wellsuited to preparing students to sit for the CFA examinations.   Through participation in this program, Assumption University of Thailand is eligible to receive a limited number of student scholarships for the CFA Program each year.


Students in these programs study the Candidate Body of Knowledge, which includes the core knowledge, skills, and abilities identified by practitioners worldwide as essential for successful practice,said Neil Govier, CFA, Head of University Relations at CFA Institute. “By mastering the fundamentals of the CFA Program as well as the Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct, these future investment professionals gain a strong foundation that helps prepare them well to join the growing CFA Institute community dedicated to promoting the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence for the ultimate benefit of society.”


Established in 2008, Master of Science in Investment Analysis and Management is the partnership program between The Stock Exchange of Thailand and Assumption University. The curriculum of Ms.IAM aims at balancing the theoretical and professional practices of investment analysis and management to enable students to understand how concepts are applied in practice and to keep abreast of key changes in the investment trend.


Ms.IAM is delighted to be part of the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program. This recognition, by the world’s leading professional accreditation Chartered Financial Analyst®, testifies the program’s success in achieving its objectives to provide students with theoretical knowledge as well as impart well-rounded insights into the real world environment. MsIAM creates a platform towards successful careers for professionals and also equips entrepreneurs with the skill sets and tools to better understand the competitive landscape and be able to make better decisions..”

Freshmen Seminar 3/2017 Moments

June 16-17, 2018 marked one of the memorable event of the Academic Year 2017, the Freshmen Seminar 3/2017 at the Dusit Thani Hotel, Pattaya. In line with the concept “Relationship Sustainability” the weekend seminar kicked off with “Bai Sri”, the Thai traditional welcoming ceremony with it’s uniqueness to welcome Freshmen MBA students with spirited blessings and good luck for their future endeavor.

The afternoon activities were conducted by Team Friends and Dr. Papitchaya (Noey) with a short business plan workshop followed by ice breaking and team building games.

Meeting new people and building relationship is good but what matters later is to how to sustain that relationship and that’s what the overall weekend was all about – Relationship Sustainability.

Career Talk – Disruption in Financial Markets and Changing Skill Requirements

IAM Boot Camp has brought together top-notched executives from financial services industry and seasoned investors during 28th – 29th April 2018. As part of the program’s aim to create “engaging learning experiences”, IAM program organized “Career Talk” – led by Khun Umapan Charoenying, Executive Vice President – Muang Thai Life Assurance PCL, Khun Sam Tanskul, Managing Director, Krungsri Finnovate co. ltd, Khun Sumetha Liewchalermwong, Country Manager Templeton Asset Management co. ltd and Khun Win Phromphaet, the Chief Investment Officer of CIMB Principal Asset Management co. ltd.

Joining the panel as special MC, Khun Kingpai Koosakulnirund, Board Member of CFA Society Thailand and the panelists discussed industries’ trends and challenges, particularly the potential disruption from Robo-Advisory and Algorithm Trading on Asset Management and Insurance industries. The panel explored how robotics process automation and Artificial Intelligence have transformed and the potential facelift to the industries. The discussion closed with the panelists’ reflection on skill requirements of the current and future of jobs in financial markets. With all the super four panelists, two hours were not enough!