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Wilfrid Laurier University School of Business & Economics
April 16, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence

Professional Designations



The School of Business & Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University has very strong connections with many professional organizations.  Some of these professional organizations and their designations are listed below. Please note that some professional designations are complex and the requirements may exceed what is offered or available at Laurier.


CA – Chartered Accountant of
Canada

In becoming a CA you will be joining a distinguished, exciting and highly regarded profession synonymous with high professional standards, competence, integrity, advice and decision making.  CAs are in high demand in public practice, in corporations public and private, in businesses large and small, and in the public sector.


For how Laurier can help you gain this designation please check the recommended courses. Please note that the courses do not earn you the designation, but do fulfill academic course requirements and/or prepares you for designation examinations.

Please visit
http://www.icao.on.ca for all current requirements.


CGA – Certified General Accountant

The job prospects are great for people with the CGA designation, as the demand is very strong for individuals with accounting and finance experience and knowledge. There is currently more demand than there are people to fill positions. Positions will range from accounting, management, taxation, auditing, finance, information systems, business consulting, and so on.

For how Laurier can help you gain this designation please check the recommended courses. Please note that the courses do not earn you the designation, but do fulfill academic course requirements and/or prepares you for designation examinations.

Please visit http://www.thinkcga.org for all current requirements.


CMA – Certified Management Accountant


CMA Canada grants a professional designation in management accounting and regulates its members under the authorization of provincial legislation. CMA Canada, a self-regulating body, maintains the highest standards, practices and professional conduct in management accounting to protect the public interest. CMAs are leading strategic financial management professionals who integrate accounting expertise with advanced management skills to achieve business success.

For how Laurier can help you gain this designation please check the recommended courses. Please note that the courses do not earn you the designation, but do fulfill academic course requirements and/or prepares you for designation examinations.

Please visit http://www.cma-canada.org for all current requirements.



CFA – Chartered Financial Analyst
First awarded in 1963, the CFA charter is the designation of professional excellence within the global investment community. The CFA Program offers a truly global educational challenge where you'll build a fundamental knowledge of investment principles that is relevant in every market around the world.

For how Laurier can help you gain this designation please check the recommended courses. Please note that the courses do not earn you the designation, but do fulfill some academic course requirements and/or prepares you for designation examinations.

Please visit http://www.cfainstitute.org for all current requirements.


CFP – Certified Financial Planner


The CFP™ registered certification marks identify individuals who are dedicated to a high level of professionalism in providing financial planning advice. The CFP credentials assure you that those using them have agreed to adhere to the highest internationally recognized standards of competence and ethical practice as set out by Financial Planners Standards Council (FPSC).

For how Laurier can help you gain this designation please check the recommended courses. Please note that the courses do not earn you the designation, but provide you some of the background material tested in the designation examinations.

Please visit https://www.fpsc.ca/ for all current requirements.


CHRP – Certified Human Resources Professional

The CHRP credential is proof of the highest level of qualification in human resources management in
Canada. Under national standards, certification establishes common professional standards for human resources management across Canada.  Employers value such standards which seek, among other things, to address multijurisdictional considerations and faciliate the efficient practice of human resources. The CHRP credential positions the practitioner at the leading edge of the profession in Canada - informed, experienced, connected and committed to career long learning.

For how Laurier can help you gain this designation please check the recommended courses. Please note that the courses do not earn you the designation, but do fulfill academic course requirements and/or prepares you for designation examinations.

Please visit http://www.hrpa.ca for all current requirements.