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AAFM ® CAM Chartered Asset Manager -  Designation Curriculum

ChE ™ Chartered Economist - Professional  Program


Certification in Economics - Board Certified ™

ChE ™ Chartered Economist ™ or Certified Economic Policy Analyst - Copyrighted Professional Development Program

Chartered Economist and Certified Corporate Economist offered by our Academic Board of Economic Policy and Monetary Analysis.


The AAFM  ® is the Official Certifying Body that offers the Economist Designations. Through a series of global agreements in Asia, Africa, US, Europe and the Middle East, the ChE or CEPA credential is available to qualified applicants and seasoned veteran academics of economics. The ChE is offered in conjunction with the Commission of Chartered Certified Economists International and the ACCE.


Special waiver may be granted to PhD and Masters Degree Holders who have 5+ years of economic policy, corporate economist, or analyst employment and experience.

If you meet these requirements, please send a resume or CV


What prerequisites or experience are required to obtain this designation?

Education Industry Experience, Continuing Education, Accredited College Degree,Testing, & Abide by Ethics Criteria: based on Ibanez US Supreme Court Decision.


What educational requirements does this designation have?

Completion of a economics degree or concentration from one of 560 AAFM board registered and recognized ACBSP, ABA, or AACSB business schools worldwide or an MBA, CPA, CFA, PhD, DBA, Masters Degree, or Law Degree from an accredited university or college along with relevant experience. Managers or executives may take our 5 day on-site executive training courses with exit exams to secure designation


What examinations must be passed to receive this designation?

Candidates must pass testing and exams required to secure an MBA, PhD, Masters, Doctorate, CPA, JD, ACBSP, EQUIS, ABA, or AACSB accredited business program or other relevant International graduate professional exam in with concentrations in related subjects such as economics, finance, tax or other. If you are unsure of your status, please submit official copies for board review.


You must provide references for this credential. Mail your CV for Review


Certified Economist (AAFM) Professional Development Program Agenda


Agenda Module One

Corporate Economics are introduced by covering the key concepts in macroeconomic and microeconomic forces influencing the enterprise.

Economic Principles For Enterprise

• Behavior of firms and consumers

• Nature of competition

• Market failures

• International business strategy

• International

• Multinational

• Global

• Translational

• Market entry modes

• Franchise

• Joint-venture


Group Exercise

Case Study: Critical analysis of the Economic Failures – was it their  business model, management or the economy?


Agenda Module Two

Applied Research Methods For Business Economics

• Economic modeling, simulation studies

• Economic/business forecasting

• Impact of economics on financial markets

• Understanding impact of economic statements

• Understanding effects of political events on markets

Industrial Economics

• Flow of financial capital, goods and services

• Globalization

• Technological change

• Trade blocks


Group Exercise

Determine three industries that have been significantly affected by the emergence of the Internet and discuss the changes that have taken or are taking place in these industries as a result.


Agenda Module Three

The aim of this day is to discuss in detail competition policy, financing businesses, economic regulation and international trade.

Issues In Business Economics

• Competition policy

• Trade financing and business capitalization

• Working with regulators

• International trade principles

Group Exercise

Case Study: Determine viable options for the growth of a business

Marketing Dynamics

• Developing fast-to-market technology for competitive advantage

• Exploring the economics of customer loyalty and total customer satisfaction

• Formulating an action-oriented marketing plan

• Return On Marketing Investment (ROMI)

Group Exercise

Marketing strategies in the light of various economic forecast models


Agenda Module Four

The aim of this session is to demonstrate key skills in Economic Forecasting and show you how to develop the quantitative skills necessary to work as a business economist. It shows you how to model a market and to find relationships within data. It focuses on the tools of econometrics, used to produce forecasts of macroeconomic and microeconomic variables

Economic Forecasting

• Economic indicators

• Relating economic factors to corporate growth projections

• Econometrics

• Translating short and long-term economic factors into corporate strategy

• Strategic goal alignments

Balanced Scorecard And Strategic Objectives

• Lead and lag performance indicators

• Measuring the four dimensions

• Setting strategic objectives

Group Exercise

Formulating a strategy map


Agenda Module Five

Module five endeavors to finalize the course structure by reviewing how the business economist communicates the impact of changes in the external economic environment in respect to company performance and strategy.

Managerial Economics

• The role of the business economist in day-to-day management

• Feedback models

• Working with the finance and managerial accounting team

• Market strategy

• Managing people

Leadership, Vision And Implementation

• Leadership skills

• Team leading

• The ‘centreless’ organization

• Performance management and incentive schemes

Group Exercise

Role playing communication exercise as a senior manager




Under an agreement with the Law School , graduates of qualified accredited programs may apply directly for certification.  See LLM Program http://llmprogram.org/aafm.html


Under an agreement with the Business School Accreditation Agency, graduates of qualified accredited business degree courses, exams and programs may apply directly for certification review.  See ACBSP Press Release


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