TORONTO, Sept. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Building on its strengths in finance research and education, the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management is launching a new graduate program in financial risk management. An intensive eight-month program for recent graduates with solid quantitative skills from undergraduate university programs, the Master of Financial Risk Management (MFRM) is designed to prepare students for in-demand careers in risk management and trading.
"The next generation of business graduates must be 'risk savvy' and clearly see its importance to the success of the business and their own performance," says Adjunct Professor Rose Patten, who is currently a Special Advisor to the CEO, BMO Financial Group.
The program will be taught by leading researchers in risk management and finance including Prof. John Hull, Maple Financial Group Chair in Derivatives and Risk Management; and Prof. Peter Christoffersen, TSX Chair in Capital Markets; who are co-directors of the program. In additional industry veterans including Adjunct Professor Richard Nesbitt, CEO of the Global Risk Institute in Financial Services (GRI), and former COO of CIBC; and Dean Tiff Macklem, former Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada; will also be involved in the program. Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Alexandra MacKay will serve as academic director of the new program.
Students in the MFRM program will also be able to take advantage of the School's BMO Financial Group Finance Research and Trading Lab with access to real-time financial resources and the opportunity to gain hands-on training in a range of financial disciplines.
"This new program leverages the Rotman School's excellent faculty and resources to provide in-demand skills and knowledge related to our finance expertise," says Prof. Susan Christoffersen, Vice Dean, Undergraduate and Pre-Experience Programs.
The Global Risk Institute in Financial Services (GRI) has agreed to support student scholarships and co-curricular activities that enhance student's ability to connect with practitioners and industry experts. Founded in 2011 by the Governments of Canada and Ontario and now including 30 private sector members, GRI's mission is to enhance risk education, training and knowledge at all levels across the financial services sector.
The Rotman School was recently ranked 4th in the world for faculty research by the Financial Times and in the same survey has been ranked top ten in the world for finance for four of the last five years. The school also offers a highly regarded 20-month Master of Finance program for working professionals in the finance industry as well as majors in Risk Management and Financial Engineering, Funds Management, Investment Banking, and Financial Reporting and Analysis in its Full Time and Morning and Evening MBA programs.
The first classes for the MFRM program begin in September 2016. Complete program information, including how to apply, is online. The program will be officially launched during the School's Open House on October 17. Registration for the Open House is available.
The Rotman School of Management is located in the heart of Canada's commercial and cultural capital and is part of the University of Toronto, one of the world's top 20 research universities. The Rotman School fosters a new way to think that enables our graduates to tackle today's global business challenges. For more information, visit www.rotman.utoronto.ca.
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