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SOM Continues Partnership with CAIA Association

Students of business, finance, accounting offered additional career support

The Clark University School of Management (SOM) has continued its academic partnership with the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association. The CAIA Association is a credentialing body that seeks to educate investors and industry stakeholders on the most current knowledge and best practices in alternative investments, by partnering with academic institutions around the world.logo

Clark University has been an academic partner with CAIA since 2010. Its continuation signals that SOM’s finance and accounting curriculum is tied to relevant, practical industry developments and advocates for the highest ethical standards. Through participation, Clark University students will be well positioned to obtain additional finance industry credentialing through CAIA exams.

In an important benefit to students, scholarships will be available to offset costs of the CAIA credential exams, and both students and faculty will be invited to members-only networking opportunities through CAIA events, as well as webinars and other programs with industry experts. SOM students enrolled in programs other than the master’s in finance or accounting degrees can also take advantage of CAIA webinars and programs in order to gain a fundamental understanding of investments.

“We’re excited by our continued, growing partnership with the CAIA Association,” said Alan Eisner, dean of the School of Management. “This is another great example of how opportunities for career and professional development for our students and faculty continue to expand.”

About SOM

Accredited by AACSB International, the School of Management (SOM) at Clark University is a small, academically rigorous business school that prepares leaders for a lifetime of success founded on the principles of social responsibility, sustainability, and ethical business practice. Launched in 1982, Clark SOM remains committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and believes that these principles enhance student learning, benefit the practice of business, and strengthen our connections to the world.  SOM offers the MBA and programs in accounting, accounting-analytics, business analytics, finance, management, marketing, and marketing-analytics, as well as dual degrees and certificates.

About Clark University

Founded in 1887, Clark University is a liberal arts-based research university that prepares its students to meet tomorrow’s most daunting challenges and embrace its greatest opportunities. Through 33 undergraduate majors, more than 30 advanced degree programs, and nationally recognized community partnerships, Clark fuses rigorous scholarship with authentic world and workplace experiences that empower our learning community to pursue lives and careers of meaning and consequence. Clark’s academic departments and institutes develop solutions to complex global problems across the disciplines, and the University addresses the behavioral health of adolescents and young adults through the Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise. clarku.edu