Thompson Rivers University

Finance programs get nod from accrediting organization

  Posted on: January 27, 2016

TRU has become the latest university welcomed into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program.

The Bachelor of Business Administration finance major and post-baccalaureate diploma in finance have been acknowledged as incorporating at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) and placing emphasis on the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice within the program.

“This acknowledgment by the CFA Institute indicates how TRU has prioritized programming which fully develops the knowledge and skills that support student career success,” said Alan Shaver, TRU President and Vice-Chancellor. “Our finance faculty in the School of Business and Economics deserve full credit for adding value to our students as they graduate and enter their careers.”

These programs position students well to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, which has become the most respected and recognized investment credential in the world.

Entry into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program signals to potential students, employers, and the marketplace that the TRU curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well-suited to preparing students to sit for the CFA examinations.  Through participation in this program, TRU is eligible to receive five student scholarships for the CFA Program each year.

“Students in these programs study the CBOK, which includes the core knowledge, skills, and abilities identified by practitioners worldwide as essential for successful practice,” said Neil Govier, CFA, Head of University Relations at CFA Institute. “By mastering the fundamentals of the CFA Program as well as the Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct, these future investment professionals gain a strong foundation that helps prepare them well to join the growing CFA Institute community dedicated to promoting the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence for the ultimate benefit of society.”

“Recognition by a professional association such as the CFA Institute means that our graduates are prepared for their professional careers,” said TRU School of Business and Economics Dean Michael Henry. “This is a significant achievement that will add to our graduates’ advantage in the employment market.”