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MSU Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship recognized for strong finance curriculum

September 21, 2016 -- From MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN — The Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship at Montana State University has been recognized for its strong finance curriculum.

The CFA Institute, an organization comprising investment professionals, recently welcomed the college into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. The recognition acknowledges that the college’s finance curriculum is consistent with the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge and emphasizes the institute’s code of ethics and standards of practice.

The college’s finance curriculum also positions students well to sit for the first of three examinations necessary to achieve the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, according to Frank Kerins, MSU associate professor of finance. The CFA is a highly respected and recognized international investment credential, Kerins added.

“This is a great endorsement of our finance faculty and the courses we are providing our students,” Kerins said.

Kerins noted that entry into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program signals to potential students, employers and the marketplace that the Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship’s finance curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well-suited to preparing students to sit for the level I CFA examination. Through participation in the program, MSU also is eligible to receive a number of student scholarships for the CFA program.

The MSU Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship offers four undergraduate options of study - accountingfinancemanagement and marketing - as well as five minors - accounting, business administration, entrepreneurship and small business management, finance, and international business. It also offers a master of professional accountancy degree, a business certificate and entrepreneurship certificate. Last fall, the college reported an enrollment of 1,349 students.

Contact: Audrey Capp, communications and public relations, MSU Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship, (406) 994-7026 or