The MBA Finance Club provides a bridge between the Sauder School of Business and finance professionals in the community. The club strives to add value to the MBA experience through connecting with the local financial professionals in Vancouver. In January 2011, Sauder joined the elite list of worldwide business schools as a CFA Program Partner.

Following are some of the key initiatives that the finance club plans to undertake:

  • Leverage faculty expertise to gain the fundamentals of finance and market ready knowledge.

  • Bridge the gap between Vancouver finance industry and Sauder School of Business by arranging guest speaker events that give an insight into the nuances of the financial world.

  • Promote and assist students towards professional certifications such as CFA, CPA, etc.

  • Help non-finance students select finance courses and assist them in their level of understanding.

  • Help students become aware of the general market trends as well as important events that are happening in the financial district.

  • Organize networking events to hosts finance professionals to build connections with current students


Jason Nelford

Jason holds a Bachelor's of Engineering (with Distinction) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Victoria and a Professional Engineering (P.Eng.) designation.
His experience has primarily been in operations with CIMS (industrial maintenance and construction), Husky Energy (oil & gas), and Babcock Canada (military submarine engineering). Starting last summer (2018), though, Jason started his transition from engineering to finance as he interned at a Novacap, a top Canadian private equity firm.
In his spare time, Jason enjoys relaxing with his wife and friends in the beautiful city of Vancouver.

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