This month we were pleased to welcome the second class of Master of Financial Risk Management (MFRM) students to Rotman. Over the next 8 months, they will be learning from faculty rated among the best in the world in this field, setting the foundations to what we are sure will be successful careers.
However, before the first day of class, they took part in a two-day orientation to the school.
Getting to know your classmates and the school
Day one started bright and early with the opportunity for students to meet their new classmates over breakfast. After an official welcome to the school from Professor Susan Christoffersen, Vice-Dean, Undergraduate and Specialized Programs, the students made their way to the first formal session of the orientation.
Orientation is all about getting to know classmates, faculty and staff who will be with you during the program. It is also the time to be picking up some tips about how to make the most of the Rotman experience.
Sessions over the two days covered topics such as team working, cross-cultural communication, self-management and academic integrity. Along with plenty of team-building events of course!
The students also got a chance to see some of the facilities they will be using during the program. These include the BMO Financial Group Finance Research & Trading Lab, headed up by founder and Academic Director Professor Tom McCurdy.
Welcome back to members of the Class of 2017
Day two ended with a reception for the new students, with remarks from Richard Nesbitt, Chief Executive Officer of the Global Risk Institute for Financial Services and Adjunct Professor at Rotman.
The event gave the new class the opportunity to get some tips from the previous class. A number of our first MFRM class returned only a few months after convocation to meet the new students joining the Rotman community.
We are looking forward to an exciting 8 months ahead!
The Master of Financial Risk Management is a full time program designed to prepare ambitious young professionals for careers in risk management and finance.