Singapore University of Social Sciences Incorporates Alternative Investment Training into Finance Degree Course

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CAIA Association’s Fundamentals of Alternative Investments programme is now a credited unit of Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS)’s Bachelor of Science in Finance degree programme.

AMHERST, MASS. (April 3, 2017) – Reflecting the growing importance of the US$8tn alternative investment sector to modern investment techniques, the BSc Finance Programme at SUSS’s School of Business has included a full credit course in alternative investment. Covering private equity, real estate, structured products, hedge funds, as well as due diligence and portfolio construction, course participants will take lessons from the CAIA Association’s online Fundamentals of Alternative Investments (“FAI”) programme.

The FAI programme provides participants with functional knowledge of the alternative investment universe, either as part of a wider understanding of the world of investment or as a prelude to deeper study.

Dr. Ding Ding, Head of the Finance Programme at SUSS ’s School of Business, said: “The FAI course will provide students with the relevant knowledge and professional standards of practice in the industry while they complete their undergraduate studies. It reinforces our curriculum with more choices of applied learning and may also help to improve students’ employability by providing them with added value skills.”
CAIA’s Singapore office principal Peter Douglas, CAIA, commented, “We are delighted to support Singapore University of Social Sciences ’s initiative to ensure that its students have the most relevant finance education possible, and to help Singapore in its efforts to create real depth in its workforce for the unknown challenges ahead.”

About Singapore University of Social Sciences
Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) is one of Singapore’s six national universities and its mission is to provide lifelong education that equips learners to serve society. Home to more than 14,000 students,
SUSS focuses on applied education, targeting both fresh school leavers and adult learners, in the domain of social sciences. It adopts a flexible and practice-focused learning approach and offers more than 60 degree programmes in various disciplines. Eligible students taking SUSS’s undergraduate programmes enjoy government subsidies and access to government bursaries, tuition fee loans and study loans.

About the CAIA Association
The CAIA Association is the world leader in alternative investment education, offering the only education pro-gram uniquely designed for individuals specializing in institutional-quality alternative investments. The Association is best known for the CAIA Charter, an internationally-recognized credential granted upon successful completion of a rigorous two-level exam series, combined with relevant work experience. Earning the CAIA Charter is the gateway to becoming a Member of the CAIA Association, a global network of more than 8,700 alternative investment professionals located in more than 90 countries. CAIA also offers the Fundamentals of Alternative Investments Certificate Program (”Fundamentals”), an introductory-level online course, designed to provide a foundation in the core concepts in alternative investing. This program represents a natural extension of CAIA’s mission to provide solutions to specific market needs for alternative investment education.

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“The FAI course will provide students with the relevant knowledge and professional standards of practice in the industry..."