University of Doha for Science and Technology (UDST) has joined the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program. Both the Bachelor of Business Administration in Banking and FinTech and Bachelor of Business Administration in Applied Accounting have 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 Professional Conduct within the program.

These programs position students well to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) charter, 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 UDST’s curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well-suited to preparing students to sit for the CFA examinations. Through participation in this program, UDST is eligible to receive a limited number of CFA Program Student Scholarships each year.

The Bachelor of Business Administration in Banking and Financial Technology at UDST introduces students to the fundamentals of the Banking and FinTech industries, including the information technology areas critical to both. Students engage in hands-on practice in the application of Banking and FinTech concepts and strategies along with general business principles and practice. Whereas the Bachelor of Business Administration in Applied Accounting, focuses on developing a strong foundation for students in technical accounting and business competencies, as well as on developing the soft skills necessary to succeed in the field of accounting.

Dr. Salem Al-Naemi, President of UDST said: “We are pleased with this affiliation that acknowledges UDST’s curriculum as closely tied to the professional practice and well-suited to preparing students to sit for the CFA examinations. The University focuses on applied and experiential learning in simulated workplaces and aims to graduate students who stand out from their peers in their ability to innovate, lead and solve challenges.”

It is worth noting that UDST has inaugurated last year on its premises an educational Banking and FinTech Trading Room, which is considered a first in the region. This new addition to the University’s state-of-the-art educational facilities was meant to facilitate applied and experiential learning for students enrolled in the College of Business Management programs.


About University of Doha for Science and Technology:

University of Doha for Science and Technology (UDST) was officially established by the Emiri Decision No13 of 2022, and it is the first national university that specializes in academic applied, technical, and professional education in the State of Qatar.  UDST has over 60 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs, diplomas, and certificates. The University houses 5 Colleges: The College of Business Management, the College of Computing and Information Technology, the College of Engineering Technology, the College of Health Sciences and the College of General Education in addition to specialized training centers for individuals and companies. UDST is recognized for its student-centered learning and state-of-the-art facilities. Its world-renowned faculty and researchers work on developing the students’ skills and help raise well-equipped graduates who are proudly serving different sectors of the economy and contributing to the achievement of human, social and economic development goals nationally and internationally.                                                                                      

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