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Publié le  09.06.16

Master in Finance accredited for the quality of its program

The Master in Finance at HEC Lausanne (UNIL) has been accredited by GARP (Global Association of Risk Professionals) as a "Financial Risk Manager Academic Partner". The partnership recognizes the high level of teaching delivered through the Master's program. It is a guarantee of excellence and confirms that the program reflects current developments in academic research and industry requirements.

Good things come in threesThe arrangement with GARP ? an association that works in the risk-management sector ? completes the series of agreements concluded by the Master in Finance with major global professional associations in the finance sector. The program has already obtained two accreditations ? CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) and CAIA (Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst) ? from associations in the financial management and alternative management fields. In awarding its accreditation to the Master in Finance program at HEC Lausanne, GARP recognizes that the program provides an excellent preparation for students working towards the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) exams, its own professional certification. The partnership also allows students on the Master in Finance program to benefit from financial support, with their fees for these examinations being refunded by GARP. ?The main aspect that emerged during the accreditation process is that the program prepares students very well indeed for all the FRM examinations (Levels 1 and 2),? explains Eric Jondeau, Professor of Finance at HEC Lausanne and Director of the GARP academic chapter at the University of Lausanne since 2011. ?The agreement essentially invites us to keep pace with changes in regulations and risk management by adapting our teaching accordingly. And from that point of view, I think we're up to date!?Latest news from the 2016 Master in Finance programWhat are the top stories from the 2016 Master in Finance program? Michael Rockinger, Director of the Master's program and Professor of Finance, congratulated the Master's students who recently won the highly prestigious CFA Institute Research Challenge Switzerland 2016, in Zurich, commenting, ?their ranking in the CFA Global Challenge is all the more remarkable in being the fourth consecutive victory for HEC Lausanne?.He also points out that ?the program is currently undergoing evaluation by the AAQ (Swiss Accreditation and Quality Assurance Agency)?, observing that it guarantees its students a broad culture in finance. ?The emphasis is on risk management and teaching about models that apply not only in theory but also in practice. The prospects for students completing the Master in Finance program are also stable at the moment.? Good news all round!

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