Finance certification preparation and "teaching to the test" - the NASAD Series 7 General Securities Registered Representative examination
Southern New Hampshire University
This paper addresses two aspects of offering finance certification training programs at the university level. During the spring term 2006, Southern New Hampshire University offered (in conjunction with a large, diversified financial services company) a finance elective course to prepare students to sit for the NASD Series 7 General Securities Registered Representative Examination. Firstly, the paper provides the background on developing a specialized academic course working in cooperation with a corporate entity. Secondly, the paper explores the academic ramifications of delivering the course in a “teaching to the test” format instead of a more typical academic course delivery. A revised version of this paper has since been published in the Journal of Economics and Finance Education. Please use this version in your citations.