A newly created program by the Schweser Institute, the Junior Investment Analyst (JIA®) program was introduced to provide candidates with the profound skills they need to excel in the investment industry. It aims at upgrading students and employees’ skills in Finance and elevating them up to the standards required by their jobs and therefore at helping the certificate holders in achieving the career path they aim for.

The following companies or institutions are constantly seeking to hire and retain employees who prove their skills in financial and investment analysis:
• Banks
• Brokerage firms
• Investment management firms
• Investment management consultancy
• Performance evaluation firms
• Hedge funds
• Mutual funds
• Private Equity firms
• Large corporations, among others.

The JIA® Certificate provides candidates with the opportunity to distinguish themselves in their field as well as acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue more advanced financial training and financial designations.

Stand out from the crowd
Differentiate yourself from other graduates and postgraduates.

Boost your professional profile
Drive your career and professional experience forward.

Gain priority when applying for jobs
International and local companies will give you priority when hiring for their finance related positions.

Process simplicity
The JIA® program provides its participants with a one phase study process that will end with a professional international certificate.

User-friendly content
The JIA® study materials are designed to be accessible to a wide range of audience regardless of specializations or business sectors.

Less demanding prerequisites
The JIA® program is less demanding in terms of prerequisites, making the JIA® more suited for a wide range of professional levels.

CFA® preparation
The JIA® program is an ideal choice for those who are considering the CFA® designation. The JIA® will provide its participants with the perfect foundation in their quest for the CFA® designation.

Prelude for other professional certifications
The JIA® certificate is an ideal start in terms of professional education. JIAs can successfully progress to other specialized curriculums such as CVA® (Certified Valuation Analyst), CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) and FRM® (Financial Risk Manager).

Candidates wishing to enroll in the JIA should have a university degree or be in the final year of the bachelor’s degree program.

Covering almost 60% of the relevant material in CFA® Level I curriculum, the JIA® will provide its participants with an essential yet extensive view of the investment and finance management topics. The strongest advantage of the JIA® is the delivered certificate at the end of the program. The completion and passing of the CFA® Level I program does not provide its candidates with such a credential.
The JIA® program is designed for those who seek a valuable professional certification in finance without the time restraint and stress of preparing and passing all three CFA® levels.

JIA® study modules Share of final examination grade
Ethical Standards 10 %
Quantitative Methods 15 %
Economics 12 %
Financial Statement Analysis 20 %
Portfolio Theory 5 %
Corporate Finance 5 %
Structure and Operation of Securities Markets 8 %
Analysis and Valuation of Equity Securities 5 %
Debt Securities 10 %
Derivatives Securities 5 %
Alternative Assets 5 %

JIA self-study program includes:
 Volumes 1, 2, and 3 of the Schweser study material
 JIA Practice Exam Book
 Online Question Bank
 Exam entrance ticket/registration

Fees: please contact our program coordinators for orders inside and outside Lebanon

JIA in-house study program with IFA includes:
 Volumes 1, 2, and 3 of the Schweser study material
 JIA Practice Exams
 Online Question Bank
 11 in-house study modules (about 80 hours)
 3-4 days intensive review
 5 mock subject exams exclusively prepared by IFA
 One full mock exam (simulating the real exam)
 Exam entrance ticket/registration
 “Success guarantee” service from IFA.

Original tuition: please contact IFA for open class tuitions.

Nine reasons for choosing IFA’s in-house courses versus self-studying alone

1. Benefit from the highly competent IFA instructors.
2. Benefit from several years of experience tutoring hundreds of students.
3. Attend classes in state of the art classrooms at IFA premises.
4. Get 5 practice subject exams prepared exclusively by IFA.
5. Get 1 full mock exam simulating the real JIA official examination.
6. Benefit from a large network of professionals.
7. Benefit from unlimited online and offline technical support.
8. Benefit from the IFA Career Boost service for better job and business opportunities.
9. Benefit from the IFA “success warrantee” service.

The JIA® exam is a 3-hour exam that consists of 120 multiple choice questions. The JIA® exam will be administered by Schweser Institute through IFA. The passing score is set by the JIA Board of Governors after each exam.
The JIA® exam is administered by Schweser Institute twice a year (please check www.schweserinstitute.com for dates. The registration deadlines for an exam are two weeks prior to the examination date).

What is the success warrantee service?

• Receive a diagnosis report – in case you didn’t pass the real exam – that specifies your key deficiency areas and helps you in placing more focus to improve these specific weaknesses.
• Sit for a free retake JIA® exam that will be scheduled 6 weeks after the real exam.
• Receive another diagnosis report – in case you didn’t pass the retake exam – highlighting the key deficiency areas that still require particular attention and reinforcement.
• Attend the following JIA® training course free of training charges (only the exam and material fees apply) for the next JIA® exam.

Schweser Institute. a subsidiary of Kaplan Schweser, Kaplan Schweser is a leading US educational company that has global presence and provides study material for internationally recognized certificates in Finance such as the CFA® and the FRM®.

As a leading global provider of financial education solutions, Schweser Institute helps finance professionals obtain certifications that enable them to advance in their careers:
• Industry-leading content by expert instructors.
• Online delivery offers convenience and flexibility.
• Video courses can be reviewed conveniently—anytime, anywhere.
• Excellent student support by academic advisors.
• Quick return on investment.

To know more about the Schweser Institute logon to www.schweserinstitute.com