Admissions

Requirements

  • Be registered for all required Year 1 courses by April 2022 (COMM 215 – Business Statistics and COMM 217 – Financial Accounting should preferably be completed by December 2022)
  • Expect to graduate no earlier than May 2025 (two-year commitment to the program)
  • Have a strong academic record (e.g., minimum CEGEP CRC score of 28.5 and University GPA of 3.5)
  • Membership in the John Molson Investment Society and/or the Finance and Investment Student Association is an asset

How to apply

The annual recruitment season for new KWPMP students starts in the fall term of each year.

  • An in-person information session will take place on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at 8:30 p.m.
  • The deadline for applications is Friday, October 21, 2022 at 4 p.m.

To register for the information session, apply to the program or get more information, please contact the Director of the program, Professor Sukyong Yang, at sukyong.yang@concordia.ca.


Key dates in selection process

Friday, October 28, 2022: First round interview for those who applied to KWPMP only.

Saturday, October 29, 2022: First round interview for those who applied to both the KWPMP and the van Berkom program. Candidates will be interviewed by both program directors simultaneously.

Friday, November 4, 2022: Second round interview.

Any applicant should ensure they are available on the above-mentioned dates.

The announcement of the final selection will take place in mid-November 2022. The newly recruited students are invited during the remainder of the fall term to receive training prior to beginning their official role as Research Associates in January 2023.


Once accepted to the program

  • KWPMP students are expected to maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
  • Must follow a special training program and take:
    • FINA 409 (Applied Investments Part I) in the winter 2023 term
    • FINA 455B (Applied Investments Part II) in the fall 2023 term
    • FINA 455A in the second year of the program
    • FINA 411 (Portfolio Management) within 2 years
    • Weekly seminars with industry professionals
    • Mentor assigned to you for the year
    • Two summer internships
  • KWPMP students are encouraged to successfully pass the level I CFA examination before graduating

Contact us

Sukyong Yang, Director
Kenneth Woods Portfolio Management Program
Tel: 514-848-2424, ext. 5102
sukyong.yang@concordia.ca

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