The University of Balkh on Thursday hosted an official graduation ceremony, recognizing the first group of 27 Master of Finance and Accounting (MFA) students.
The MFA program was established with financial support of the United States Agency for International Development’s University Support and Workforce Development Program (USWDP) and technical expertise provided by the United States-based University of Notre Dame.
This program develops the managerial and technical acumen of the country’s youth in the critical areas of accounting and financial services.
The 27 students, including eight women, started their studies in September 2016.
The graduates of the MFA program will work in private and public institutions to provide accounting and financial analysis services. The graduates will also play a key role in developing new accounting and finance policies for Afghanistan that are in line with international standards.
“The graduates of the MFA program will not only exit the university with a master degree but with the technical and professional knowledge and skills to overcome the current financial and accounting challenges in Balkh and Afghanistan in general,” said Chancellor of Balkh University Prof. Mukamal Alokozai.