To promote education in the alternative investment area, the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association has established an Academic Partnership Program (APP). The goal of the program is to encourage academic institutions to incorporate alternative investments into their courses as represented by the topics covered in the CAIA Level I and Level II curriculum. Scholarships are available to faculty and students associated with our academic partners.
Alternative investments represent one of the fastest growing areas of the investment industry. They embody an important segment of the financial services industry and provide exciting opportunities for graduates in areas such as finance, economics, accounting, law and related fields. Students who enroll in participating academic institutions will be exposed to the CAIA curriculum, the only program that provides a globally recognized professional designation covering hedge funds, private equity, real assets, commodities and structured products. With your partnership, you will receive special recognition on the CAIA website with a link to your program.
Who can Apply
Qualified academic institutions can apply to join the CAIA Academic Partnership Program. Each application will be evaluated by the CAIA Association on a case-by-case basis. Academic institutions applying for the partnership program must, at a minimum, satisfy the requirements listed below. Official entrance into the program will be determined solely by the CAIA Association.
How to Apply The first step in the application process is to complete the Academic Partnership Program Application. A representative of the CAIA Association will contact the representative of the academic institution to discuss the next steps in the approval process.