The MFin Experience

Experiential Learning

Experiential learning, or "learning by doing" is one of the most effective ways to learn. Students in the Queen's Master of Finance program have the opportunity to participate in the Queen's University Alternative Asset Fund.

Queen's University Alternative Asset Fund

QUAAF is the only student run hedge fund in North America and was the brainchild of four Queen's Master's students. The student management group consists of a mix of MBA and Master of Finance students that comprise an Executive Committee and teams of Analysts. They are supported by an Advisory Committee of industry professionals. This fund has been seeded with contributions from alumni and friends of Queen's, and all proceeds contribute to the maintenance and expansion of the fund.

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Alumni Network

When you graduate from Queen’s Master of Finance Beijing, you will have established an invaluable network of classmates, including senior finance professionals in China, participating in our Executive Section. You will also join the impressive Smith School of Business alumni network with membership exceeding 15,000 graduates around the world.

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An International Alumni Network

Because this is a truly international program, you will have the opportunity to meet and work with a group of experienced classmates from China. You will forge an international professional network that will prove invaluable throughout your career. Upon graduation you will be joining a combined network that literally spans the globe.

Our commitment to you continues long after graduation. You will be able to stay in close contact with Smith School of Business, your fellow alumni, and faculty in a variety of ways.
These include:

  • Access to job opportunities through the Smith School of Business Career Advancement Centre
  • The ability to speak to faculty regarding issues and opportunities you may be facing in your career
  • Thought-provoking white papers and webinars
  • Class reunions and special networking events
  • Smith Business Club events in cities across Canada, as well as New York , London and Hong Kong
  • Free subscription to our alumni magazine

Partnerships

Queen’s Master of Finance is a proud partner of the CFA Institute (Chartered Financial Analyst) and the CAIA (Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association).

CFA Partner

The Chartered Financial Analyst charter is the gold standard for investment practice, demonstrating expertise, experience, current practice, timeless investment principles, and a commitment to exemplary ethical standards. CFA Program Partner status is awarded to high profile universities of global stature that embed a significant percentage of the CFA Program Candidate Body of KnowledgeTM (CBOKTM) into their degree programs.

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CAIA Academic Partner

The CAIA Charter is the educational benchmark for the alternative investment industry, which includes hedge funds, commodities and managed futures, private equity, credit derivatives and real estate. The CAIA Association® academic partnerships are awarded to accredited academic institutions whose curriculum covers a significant portion of the subject matter addressed in the CAIA program.

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