CFA Core Concepts: Quantitative Methods

Statistical applications and quantitative concepts are a key part of the CFA® exam and are often the area that candidates find hardest during their revision process.

This class has been designed as an introduction to statistics and financial mathematics for CFA® candidates with a limited background in this area. It will also be beneficial to candidates familiar with statistics that would like a refresher course. The program will cover all the statistics and financial mathematics that are essential on the CFA® exam, specifically time value of money, probability (continuous probability distributions and binomial probability), inferential and descriptive statistics, and working with statistical distributions.

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Target Audience

Any CFA® candidate who is taking the CFA® Level I exam and is concerned about their readiness for the statistics and quantitative methodology questions – including Time Value of Money questions.

Course Syllabus

Session 1

Time Value of Money

Statistical Vocabulary - The Basics

Session 2

Advanced Statistical Concepts and Applications (Using The Basics)


Session 3

Regression Analysis

Hypothesis Testing

Question Practice (all topics)


Please note: The order in which topics will be covered is subject to change. A finalized topics schedule will be distributed to all delegates at the first class session.


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Professional Credits:
CPE Credits n/a
$895 USD
Duration 3 Days
Advance Preparation
To take the CFA® exam, you must be enrolled with CFA Institute, a global membership association that administers the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) and Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM) curriculum and exam programs worldwide. For more information about the exam or how to enroll, call 800-247-8132 or visit CFA Institute does not endorse, promote, review, or warrant the accuracy of the products or services offered by New York Institute of Finance (NYIF) or verify or endorse the pass rates claimed by NYIF. CFA® and Chartered Financial Analyst® are trademarks owned by CFA Institute.
CFA® candidates must purchase either the Texas Instruments BA II Plus (including BA II Plus Professional) or the Hewlett Packard 12C (including the HP 12C Platinum) calculator for use in class.
Instructional Method

Scheduling Note:

Whenever possible, New York Institute of Finance avoids scheduling courses on holidays and religious observances. However, due to the demanding nature of CFA® exam preparation, review sessions will be held as scheduled. We regret that sessions cannot be rescheduled to accommodate individual delegates.