Makerere Vice Chancellor Prof Barnabas Nawangwe has Wednesday flagged off students who are proceeding to Switzerland to represent the East African region in the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) competition for Europe, Middle East and Africa having been the winners in the East Africa Region.
The students going abroad are from the College of Business & Management Sciences, the largest Business College in Africa.
It specialises in Research in Economics, Statistics, Business Management & Population Science.
Makerere University and its affiliate Makerere University Business School (MUBS) represented Uganda in Kenya on 14th March for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) challenge after emerging winners among a pool of Ugandan universities.
The winning team comprised of Philemon Twinomuhwezi, John Ssemwogerere, Sharon Navugga, and Mariam Atuhaire who are all business students at the College of Business and Management Sciences (CoBAMS) at Makerere University.
The EMEA Regional competition will take place from 10-11 April 2019 in Zurich, Switzerland.
Teams from 40 local competitions will compete for the title of EMEA Regional Champion.
Teams will randomly be assigned to one of two EMEA sub-regions and compete within those sub-regions to determine two Regional Champions.
Prior to the semi-final round, a team of CFA Charter holders will grade the written reports, and these scores (along with the semi-final presentation score) will determine which teams advance to the regional finals.
Following the semi-final round, scores will be based on presentation only.
The two EMEA Regional Champions will advance to the Global Final on 25 April in New York to compete against the winning teams from the Asia Pacific and Americas regions.