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QSB/CFA partnership benefits Commerce, MSc, MBA students

From left, Sean Cleary, Dean David Saunders, Bob McLean, CFA Institute, Peter Jarvis, Toronto CFA Society and Jonathan Allen, BCom'01

QSB was welcomed as a CFA Program Partner by the CFA Institute, the global association for investment professionals that awards the prestigious CFA® (Chartered Financial Analyst) designation. The partnership was formalized at a signing ceremony that took place in September with representatives from the School, the CFA Institute and the Toronto CFA Society.

Three programs at QSB – the Bachelor of Commerce, MSc in Finance and MBA program – have all been aligned as CFA Program Partners. The CFA Institute partners with a limited number of globally diverse institutions whose degree programs cover at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge, including the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct.

“The CFA designation is the gold standard for investment professionals, and we are privileged to be one of an elite group of the CFA Institute’s global university program partners,” says QSB’s Sean Cleary, CFA, BMO Professor of Finance and Academic Director of the Master of Management in Finance program. QSB students will benefit from free online resources offered by the CFA Institute, including SmartBrief, a daily email alert on top stories in the financial industry, access to industry publications, and scholarship opportunities.

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