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Student Application Deadline: November 17, 2017
ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION are a major focus of the Nova Scotia Community College. As part of this work we are presenting the second year of this exciting program opportunity!
The 2018 NSCC Hedge Fund Course will provide an opportunity for students from the School of Business to travel to the Grand Cayman Islands in the Caribbean to participate in a one-week course in May 2018. NSCC is offering this program in partnership with the University College of the Cayman Island (http://www.ucci.edu.ky/). The focus of the program will be to introduce participants to the theoretical and practical aspects of the hedge fund industry including accounting, administration and relevant regulatory policies and practices. This course will be offered jointly to student participants from both NSCC and UCCI. The theoretical modules will be facilitated by faculty members from both institutions.
This course is open to second year students from the following programs in the School of Business:
Selected NSCC students will be mentored by two (2) NSCC employees (one senior and one junior) from the School of Business. The employees will provide support to the students during all phases of the program. The senior employee lead will accompany and mentor the students during the on-site phase of the program in the Cayman Islands.
About the Cayman Islands and the University College of the Cayman Islands
The Cayman Islands is a British Overseas Territory in the western Caribbean Sea. The 264-square-kilometre (102-square-mile) territory comprises the three islands of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman located south of Cuba. The capital is George Town and the total population is approximately 60,000. The territory is a major offshore financial centre with strong presence of Canadian banks and other financial institutions.
The University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) is the only publicly funded post-secondary institution in the Cayman Islands. This institution has two campuses and offers and number of diploma, undergraduate and post-graduate programs. UCCI’s enrolment is just over 1,000 students.
Online Application (see below)
Current Resume (uploaded to application form)
Students should complete their application on or before November 17, 2017. Following interviews with shortlisted candidates, students will be notified in the first half of November if they are accepted to participate in this program. Within two weeks of receiving approval, students are expected to submit a $500 deposit toward the program fees. The second instalment in the amount of $1,000 is due on January 5, 2018. The third instalment in the amount of $1,000 is due on February 16, 2018. The final instalment in the amount of $1,000 is due on March 30, 2018. Also at the time of receiving notice of selection a learning contract will be distributed to be signed by students and faculty outlining roles and responsibilities.
Project Timeline (subject to change):
|October 2017||Student Application (Call for Submission)|
|November 2017||Student Selection|
|December 2017||Student Learning Contracts finalized and signed|
|January 2018||Research and planning phase initiated|
|January 2018||Online Pre-Departure Course begins|
|April 2018||Pre-Departure Conference|
|May 2018||Hedge Fund Course in the Cayman Islands|
|June 2018||Editing and Follow-up Phase|
Those who are interviewed but not selected may have the opportunity to be placed on a wait-list until all deposits are received.
The approximate costs associated with this program are outlined below. The exact costs will be confirmed by NSCC and UCCI and will depend on the Cayman Dollar exchange rate. The following costs will be included in your Program Fee payable to Nova Scotia Community College.
|Travel & Health Insurance||$100|
|In-country Accommodation (shared room in a local hotel)||$800|
|TOTAL (payable to Nova Scotia Community College)||$2,700|
Additional Individual Costs (may vary depending on individual):
|Passport and Passport Photo||$100|
|Immunizations and Prescriptions||$100|
|Meals ($50/day x 7) and Incidentals ($10/day x 7 days)||$420|
|TOTAL (payable to Nova Scotia Community College)||$620|
Participants are responsible for the costs of their passport & passport photos ($100), immunizations and prescriptions ($100), meals and any additional expenses not outlined in the Program Fee.
Students will have the opportunity to apply for a bursary of up to $500 from NSCC International (made possible through external funding) to participate in the program. Application details will be sent to those selected to participate in the program.
Students who withdraw from this program after they have confirmed their participation will forfeit their deposit.
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