Investment Foundations

Benchmark Executive Business School

Investment Foundations™ Program

Empower yourself with a practical introduction to complex financial markets and investment management.

Why the investment Foundations Program?

The CFA Institute Investment Foundations™ Program gives those working with investment decision makers a clear understanding of the investment industry, roles and responsibilities, and the vital importance of ethical conduct. It covers the essentials of finance, ethics, and investment roles, providing a clear understanding of the global investment industry. You earn the CFA Institute Investment Foundations Certificate after successfully passing one exam which will take up to six months to prepare.

Program Benefits to Individuals and Employers

  • Gain the knowledge to collaborate effectively with investment management professionals worldwide and raise your professional competence.
  • Learn how your role fits within the complex global industry so you can contribute meaningfully to conversations and decisions.
  • Acquire a common understanding of industry structure and vocabulary, regardless of your role or geographic location.
  • Study with our easy to use materials and take the test anytime within six months of registering. Many employers pay for program fees.
  • For employers, you make your workforce more productive.

What will the exam cover?


Module 1: Industry Overview                         -5{75a54cbdb1115fcdd6e5a331eced7b5e216832213490209df54b927fde3ae980}

Module 2: Ethics And Regulation                 -10{75a54cbdb1115fcdd6e5a331eced7b5e216832213490209df54b927fde3ae980}

Module 3: Inputs And Tools                           -20{75a54cbdb1115fcdd6e5a331eced7b5e216832213490209df54b927fde3ae980}

Module 4: Investment Instruments            -20{75a54cbdb1115fcdd6e5a331eced7b5e216832213490209df54b927fde3ae980}

Module 5: Industry Structure                        -20{75a54cbdb1115fcdd6e5a331eced7b5e216832213490209df54b927fde3ae980}

Module 6: Serving Client Needs                   -20{75a54cbdb1115fcdd6e5a331eced7b5e216832213490209df54b927fde3ae980}

Module 7: Industry Controls                          -20{75a54cbdb1115fcdd6e5a331eced7b5e216832213490209df54b927fde3ae980}

Total Weight                                                       100{75a54cbdb1115fcdd6e5a331eced7b5e216832213490209df54b927fde3ae980}

Note: These weightings may be subject to slight variation to allow for effective question trialing and to achieve an equal balance of difficulty for all candidates.

Who is it for?

Anyone who works with or supports investment decision makers in the investment management profession. Candidates come from a diverse background and the exam is considered appropriate for anyone entering an investment -related role.

What are the Benefits after Completing IFC?

  • Customize your Investment Foundations digital badge to share your accomplishment and connect with other professionals.
  • Stay current with the latest financial and investment news by subscribing to our popular global Financial NewsBrief and other topical e-newsletters.
  • Attend CFA Institute events to learn and connect with your colleagues and peers from other organizations and countries.
  • Access to CFA Institute knowledge-base including publications, podcasts and webcasts.
  • And many more benefits


Intensive Boot Camp11th -22nd June 2018 /12th -23rd November, 20182 WEEK
Evening SessionMonday February 5th, 2018 / Monday August 6th, 2018    8 WEEKS
Weekend SessionSaturday January 13th, 2018/Saturday July 7th, 20188 WEEKS

Application form: GH¢150.00 (plus 2 passport size photograph)

Course fee
GH¢2,000.00 (Includes tuition, Financial Modeling MasterClass, course materials & Certificate)

CFA Institute Fees: Individual voucher -$250

                                    Corporate voucher- $200 each for 5-250 vouchers

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