HEC Montréal Well Represented at the Annual Ordre des CMA Graduation Ceremony

June 3, 2010

A number of HEC Montréal students and graduates stood out at the annual CMA graduation ceremony. The event, attended by over 1,000 people, was held on April 17 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. In addition, Professor Claude Laurin was admitted to the prestigious ranks of CMA Fellows (FCMA) (see the news item on this subject).

The Fondation de l'Ordre des CMA awarded Louis-Philippe Desmarais (BGest 2009) its 2009 Entrance Examination Grand Prize, along with a $1,000 scholarship. Louis-Philippe is currently working as a market analyst with Bell Mobility and is enrolled in the CMA Strategic Leadership Program (SLP). The examination he excelled on is the gateway to the SLP; after completing the next two examinations, he will obtain the CMA title. The four-hour CMA admission examination evaluates candidates’ mastery of the knowledge they have acquired at university in financial accounting, management accounting, taxation, finance and other related subjects.

The Foundation also acknowledged the contribution by Zoffirath Dissou (BBA 2009), MSc student (Management Control), to the advancement of accounting knowledge. Zoffirath received one of the three fellowships for research in accounting, worth $3,000 each. Her thesis, on identifying the internal and external factors that influence the definition of characteristics of the environmental management system, is being directed by Claude Laurin, Full Professor with the Department of Accounting Studies and MSc Program Director.

Valérie Gagné-Rousseau and Andrée Lavoie, two HEC Montréal graduates, won the 2009 Case Examination Grand Prize.

The Ordre des comptables en management accrédités du Québec, which has more than 9,300 members and candidates to the profession, creates value within organizations through an integrated and systematic approach to strategic and financial management.

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