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. Through QUAAF, students can analyze investment opportunities, commit real money, and monitor performance. The QUAAF management group includes Queen’s Master of Finance and Master of Business Administration students, supported by an advisory committee of industry professionals. The fund has been seeded with contributions from alumni and friends of Queen’s University, 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-level section. You will also join the impressive Smith School of Business alumni network with membership exceeding 22,000 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. Graduates become part of the powerful and global alumni of Smith, Queen’s and Renmin.

Our commitment to you continues long after graduation. You will also be able to stay in close contact with Smith School of Business through:

  • Access to career planning resources including:
    - One-on-one coaching
    - Self-directed tutorials
    - Webinars
    - QUEST – the Smith School of Business’ job portal
  • Free subscription to our alumni magazine
  • Class reunions
  • The Smith Business Clubs in Beijing and Hong Kong – two of many such clubs worldwide – which host networking events for alumni and students

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 Knowledge™ (CBOK™) 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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