Experiential learning is one of the best ways for students to successfully integrate their classroom learning with real-world expectations. The School of Accounting and Finance prides itself on providing our students with opportunities that range from co-op to conferences and competitions. "It's a fun, unique way to take the knowledge you get in school and apply it. It helps us realize why we put in all those hours learning the fundamentals," says Joanne Toporowski (BMath ’14).
The Journal of Investment Management (JOIM) has recognized co-authored research by University of Southern California Professor Lawrence E. Harris, University of California - Berkeley Professor Ethan Namvar, and University of Waterloo Professor Blake Phillips with their 2013 Special Distinction Award. Candidates for this annual award are selected from among published work in the Journal within a calendar year. The final selection panel consists of Nobel laureates Harry M. Markowitz, Robert C. Merton, Myron S. Scholes, and William F. Sharpe.
SAF student team places 2nd at Battle on Bay Street
by Patty Mah
Battle on Bay is a two day case competition and conference. The competition provides a unique and intellectually challenging opportunity for undergraduate students to analyze real world financial cases and scenarios. The competition is divided into two rounds, a stock pitch and a crisis situation scenario.
Nicholas Tsai, a 2013 graduate of the MAcc program (at right with Jesse Waltman, President, SAF Alumni Association), revealed some of the factors that gave him an advantage when writing the Chartered Accountancy Uniform Final Examination (UFE