GARP University Affiliation Program

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The Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) is the world’s leading professional organization for risk managers, dedicated to the advancement of the risk profession through education, research and the promotion of best practices globally.

There has never been a more crucial time to stand out. As the financial industry becomes increasingly competitive, the professionals who succeed are the ones who can demonstrate their ability to add value to an organization. Recognized in every major market, the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) is the leading certification for risk managers. It is consistently in demand by nearly every major bank and firm in the world, and is awarded only to professionals who demonstrate the knowledge and ability to anticipate, respond, and adapt to critical risk issues. Earning your FRM certification proves that your knowledge and skills are up to the latest international standards, and connects you to an elite network of expert risk professionals employed by the world's leading institutions.

“GARP is very pleased to announce the addition of the University of California – San Diego to the GARP Partnership for Risk Education. The Master of Finance degree offered by the Rady School of Management is a highly rigorous program.  The curriculum offered provides a solid theoretical as well as applied knowledge base for its students.  Upon completing this program, its students will be well-positioned to pursue the FRM designation and for the global risk management profession in general."

William May, Global Head of Certifications and Educational Programs – GARP

The Rady School will award Master of Finance students a limited number of scholarships to cover the cost of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Financial Risk Manager (FRM) examinations.