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Schulich School of Business welcomed as CFA program partner

Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Author: Investment Executive

The CFA Institute and Toronto CFA Society have welcomed the Schulich School of Business at Toronto’s York University as a CFA Program Partner. The school joins the distinguished 118 CFA Partner institutions around the world.

The CFA Institute is the global association for investment professionals that awards the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

“We are delighted to work with such a prominent leader in financial education and pleased to welcome the Schulich School of Business as a partner school,” says Peter Jarvis, executive director for Toronto CFA Society

"We are proud to have been recognized as one of an elite group of CFA Institute's global university program partners," said Schulich Dean Dezsö J. Horvath.

“Partnership with CFA Institute makes it a must-have degree for those seeking careers in investment banking and asset management, as well as finance careers working with private equity firms, hedge funds, consulting firms and government agencies,” Horvath adds.

“The Schulich Master of Finance program covers an estimated 90% of the knowledge required for CFA exam preparation. It builds on and complements this knowledge with training in research methods, analysis of the latest financial products, and exposure to legal and regulatory frameworks," says. Pauline Shum, director, Master of Finance program, Schulich School of Business.

Recognition as a CFA Program Partner signals to potential students, employers, and the marketplace that the university curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well suited to preparing students to sit for the CFA exams. As part of the partnership, students in the partnering programs are entitled to scholarships, access to CFA Institute curriculum, journals, webcasts, and other educational resources, and each student will have access to a specially prepared online Level I sample exam.