Affiliations / Accreditations / Memberships
Professional Education Program for the new Chartered Professional Accountants Designation
Graduates of the BBA with a major in Accounting will have met all of the prerequisite coursework required to enroll directly into the Professional Education Program (PEP) for the new Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) designation. Information for post-secondary students, including upcoming information session dates, recruitment information and contact information for your Campus Ambassador can be found on the CPA Post-secondary Students website
CFA Institute® University Affiliation Program
The Concentration in Financial Analysis has been admitted to the CFA Institute® University Affiliation Program. This is a signal to both students and employers that the curriculum of the financial analysis concentration is closely tied to the practice of investment management and is helpful to students preparing for the CFA Program® exams. This affiliation is only awarded to academic institutions which embed a significant portion of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge® , including the CFA Institute® Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct, into their curriculum. This recognition allows the Bissett School of Business to award several CFA Program® scholarships each year to deserving students who are completing the requirements of the financial analysis concentration.
Human Resources Institute of Alberta Accreditation
Mount Royal University became the first post-secondary institution in Alberta to be accredited by the Human Resources Institute of Alberta (HRIA), providing students who want to pursue an HR career with a strong competitive advantage. The accreditation has been grandfathered to include graduates from November 2011 forward.
This means graduates from the Bissett School of Business’s Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Human Resources and a minimum of a B-minus average do not have to take the National Knowledge Exam (NKE) as part of the process to receive a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation. Instead, graduates can move straight to building up a minimum of three years’ work experience to receive their CPHR designation.
Mount Royal graduates are asked to go to HRIA's accreditation page to learn more about how to become eligible to waive the NKE.
Forum for International Trade Training (FITT)
The Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) partnership with Mount Royal University means that you are one step closer to receiving a 2- for-1 educational credentials and advanced standing toward the CITP designation. A FITT Certificate in International Trade which can be obtained by completing three INBU courses and one FITT assessment. A FITT Diploma in International Trade can be achieved after completing eight INBU courses and two FITT assessments. The Certified International Trade Professional Designation (CITP) can be achieved after completing the FITT diploma and one full year of work experience in International trade.
Supply Chain Management