Curriculum & Faculty

Curriculum

The IR Certification Program covers all relevant areas of this multi-disciplinary role including: capital markets, corporate governance, securities law, finance and communications. Content has been enhanced to address the constantly evolving demands on IR professionals from shareholder activism and engagement to environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure to complex changes in capital markets, to name a few.

Course Syllabus:

Strategy

  • ESG & Ethics
  • Corporate Strategy with Emphasis on Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Investor Relations Strategy
  • Implementing an Effective IR Program

Finance & Accounting

  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Financial Ratio Analysis
  • Corporate Finance, Capital Structure & Capital Raising
  • Business Valuation

Capital Markets/Regulations

  • Analyst Research & Relations
  • Capital Markets
  • Regulation: Disclosure
  • Regulation: Securities Laws

Communications

  • Effective IR Communications
  • Media Relations & Crisis Communications
  • Implementing Best Practices in IR Communications
  • Building Relations with Management & Boards

Faculty

This Program draws on the knowledge and experience of accomplished Professors from Rotman School of Management as well as highly regarded, experienced professionals who are subject-matter experts in their field. More faculty will be added as confirmed.

Laurence Booth

Professor, Finance
Rotman School of Management
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  Anne Bowers

Associate Professor Strategy
Rotman School of Management
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Carol Hansell

Senior Partner
Hansell LLP
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  Peter Haynes

Managing Director
Index Products Institutional Equities
TD Securities

 
Walid Hejazi

Associate Professor International Business
Rotman School of Management
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Mila Niamark
President
Clockwork Talk
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Richard Powers

Associate Professor Governance & Ethics
Rotman School of Management
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  Wendy Rotenberg

Professor, Finance & Accounting
Rotman School of Management
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András Tilcsik

Associate Professor Strategy
Rotman School of Management
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Key Dates

  • Application deadline: November 29, 2019
  • Program start date: January 8, 2020
  • Information session: October 30, 2019 (more details coming soon)

Questions?

If you have questions that are not answered by our FAQs, please contact: Kaitlin Davis Manager, Professional Development & Website kdavis@ciri.org.

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