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Hedge Fund Course - Cayman Islands

Application Deadline: Jan. 05, 2024
Dates: April 22-27, 2024 (plus travel days)
Location: Cayman Islands
Estimated Cost: $4,100 (Program fee & Insurance)
Bursary amount: $1,500/$2,500
Physical activity requirement: Level 2


The 2024 NSCC Hedge Fund Course will provide an opportunity for students in two one-week modules. NSCC is offering this program in partnership with the University College of the Cayman Island (UCCI). 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 regulatory compliance. This course will be offered jointly to student participants from both NSCC and UCCI. The course will have two modules. One module will be held in Halifax where students from UCCI will visit NSCC for a one-week module. In return, students from NSCC will visit Cayman Islands to participate in module two. The modules will be facilitated by faculty members from both institutions. Students will have an opportunity to visit hedge fund administrators, auditors, and regulators. This will assist students to gain practical hedge fund experience.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply knowledge, skills and attitudes from tasks and projects in an international setting;
  • Outline the benefits of cross-cultural collaboration for work-related projects and tasks;
  • Build evidence of experiences and new learning (both personal and industry related) for portfolio development and the education of others;
  • Assess safety and risk pertaining to international travel to make informed decisions about traveling abroad;
  • To identify and reflect on the differences and similarities between Canada and the Cayman Islands.


Subject to change

October 2023 - Applications launched

January  5, 2024 - Application deadline

January 2024 - Student selection 

February 2024 - Online pre-departure course begins

April 19, 2024 - Pre-departure conference

May 2024 - Hedge Fund Course in the Cayman Islands

June 2024 - Evaluation and debrief

Fall 2024 - Celebration of learning

Student Eligibility

This program is open to second year students from the following programs:

  • Business Administration - Accounting
  • Business Administration - Financial Services

Students must be in good academic standing. Some international learning programs can fall under the Prior Learning and Assessment (PLAR) Procedures | NSCC. Students interested in this process should seek advice from a faculty advisor and academic chair prior to travel to review whether the international learning program could satisfy program or course outcomes.

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Cost Breakdown

Item Cost (estimated)
Program Fee (includes airfare, local accommodations, in-country ground transportation, program activities and some meals) $4,000
Passport and any associated travel documents & fees (if having to apply for one) $200 travel insurance (mandatory purchased through NSCC International will book the insurance. $100
Immunizations & prescriptions (cost will vary depending on individual) $200 - $500
Transportation to and from Halifax airport (depending on distance to airport) $200
Other meals and incidentals (will vary depending on individual) $200
Items of personal nature, tourism activities and excursions outside of the program and souvenirs (varies depending on individual) $200