Academic Partner Program

The Chartered Market Technicians Association (CMT Association) has been working for over forty years to advance the discipline of technical analysis through education and application of the highest professional standards. In an effort to advance our mission the CMT Association has established an Academic Partner Program to promote technical analysis education at colleges and universities worldwide.

The program is available to academic institutions that provide accredited graduate or undergraduate finance degrees and include courses focused on technical analysis. There are no fees associated with becoming an Academic Partner and we offer three tiers of benefits based on certain criteria.

The Chartered Market Technician® (CMT) credential is the preeminent, global designation for practitioners of technical analysis. The designation is awarded to those who demonstrate mastery of a core body of knowledge of investment risk in portfolio management settings.

Joining the CMT Association Academic Partner Program indicates your institution maintains the highest standards of academic rigor and professional practice and signals a commitment to your students’ career readiness and applied learning.

Basic Program Requirements

  • Accreditation – The academic institution must be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business or similar accreditation organization.
  • Curriculum Continuity – The academic institution must demonstrate that its curriculum is aligned in whole or in part with the topics covered under the CMT Association Core Body of Knowledge.
  • Faculty Representative –All correspondence, including scholarship nominations, and educational content, will be conducted through the Faculty Representative.

 

Tier One


For institutions whose curriculum meets the objective of more than 80% of the CMT Program learning outcome statements and The instructor is an active CMT charterholder.

  • (10) $420 Student CMT Level I exam scholarships each semester
  • (3) $420 Professor CMT Level I exam scholarships each semester
  • $330 Level II exam subsidy for successful candidates
  • Discounted CMT Association membership of $100 a year

Tier Two


For institutions whose curriculum meets the objective of more than 80% of the CMT Program learning outcome statements or the instructor is an active CMT charterholder

  • (5) $420 Student CMT Level I exam scholarships each semester
  • (2) $420 Professor CMT Level I exam scholarships each semester
  • $330 Level II exam subsidy for successful candidates
  • Discounted CMT Association membership of $100 a year

Tier Three


For institutions that offer a degree in finance whose curriculum includes some concepts that are covered in the CMT Level I curriculum and exam

  • $420 CMT Level I exam scholarship for the Professor/Faculty Representative
  • $330 Level II exam subsidy for successful Professor/Faculty Representative candidates
  • Discounted CMT Association membership of $100 a year

 

Additional Benefits for Partner Institutions

  • Recognition on the CMT Association website which includes a logo, description and link to your website
  • Name and logo placement in CMT Association marketing materials including the Journal of Technical Analysis
  • License to use the CMT Association and CMT logos on marketing literature according to CMT Association specifications
  • Access to the 12-lecture technical analysis curriculum provided by the CMT Association Educational Foundation
  • One complimentary copy of the official study text for the CMT Level I exam

If you are interested in becoming an Academic Partner of the CMT Association, please contact Tyler Wood at tyler@mta.org or by phone at +1 (646) 652-3300 x 15 for additional program rules and specifications.

 

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