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TORONTO, December 13, 2016 — Moody's Analytics has partnered with Dalhousie University (Dal) to offer an advanced standing stream in commercial credit to apply toward Dal's blended online MBA in Financial Services. The new agreement will recognize completion of Moody's Certificate in Commercial Credit (CICC) for the purpose of meeting two of the four required elective credits in the MBA program. 

"Moody's CICC offers Dal's MBA candidates a path to complete their program with recognized professional skills in credit to jump-start their careers in banking. Certificate holders in turn will benefit from a faster route to obtaining a highly respected MBA degree from Dalhousie University," said Ari Lehavi, Executive Director, Moody's Analytics.

"Dalhousie University's Faculty of Management is delighted to offer Moody's highly respected certification program in credit as an added benefit to our MBA candidates to further enhance their career prospects." said Dalhousie Faculty of Management Dean Dr. Sylvain Charlebois. "We have successfully partnered with the Canadian Securities Institute, which is a division of Moody's Analytics, over the years to offer our students a variety of options to pursue industry-recognized advanced standing streams. We welcome the addition of the Commercial Credit program. 

Beyond the CICC program, Dal students can take advantage of other professional advanced standing streams offered by Moody's Analytics. These include: 

Courses taken to earn the Fellow of Canadian Securities Institute (FSCI) designation or achieve securities license requirements can also be recognized under a securities route to the MBA. 

Since 1996, over 80% of the students in Dalhousie's Financial Services MBA program have completed their MBA via one of these streams. The new commercial credit stream builds upon the success of the existing offerings to broaden and strengthen the advanced standing choices for Dal's MBA students. 

Learn more about Moody's Certificate in Commercial Credit

About Moody's Analytics
Moody’s Analytics helps capital markets and risk management professionals worldwide respond to an evolving marketplace with confidence. The company offers unique tools and best practices for measuring and managing risk through expertise and experience in credit analysis, economic research and financial risk management. By providing leading-edge software, advisory services and research, including proprietary analyses from Moody’s Investors Service, Moody’s Analytics integrates and customizes its offerings to address specific business challenges. Moody's Analytics is a subsidiary of Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO), which reported revenue of $3.5 billion in 2015, employs approximately 10,900 people worldwide and has a presence in 36 countries. Further information is available at www.moodysanalytics.com.

About Dalhousie University
Dalhousie University is internationally known as one of North America's most welcoming universities. Founded in 1818, Dalhousie is one of Canada's oldest universities, attracting more than 18,500 students from around the world. Located on Canada's East Coast, the university blends world-class academic programs with leading-edge research

The MBA (Financial Services) program develops practical and relevant skills and knowledge for the financial services workplace. You will advance your critical analysis and decision-making skills, and deepen your understanding and ability to have a positive impact in managerial and client service roles. The combination of our exceptional faculty and the real-life experience of our affiliates has created the best MBA program in the country to meet the needs of working financial services professionals seeking an advanced degree. 

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