MQE PREP COURSES 2021
WHY MQE INSIGHT?
Average pass rate of 86% on the 2015/2016 exams for candidates who attended and completed all components of our course offerings
Course materials used by the 2016 MQE gold medallist and bronze medallist
Practical and effective exam writing strategies and approaches
Multiple study formats catering to different learning styles and professional backgrounds
Individualized marking and feedback available
Customized study solutions available for repeat writers
Ongoing coaching available through to the exam date
MQE Insight is a preparatory course for candidates writing the Membership Qualification Exam (MQE), the national qualifying exam to obtain the Chartered Business Valuator (CBV) designation in Canada. The MQE is administered by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators (CICBV)*.
The MQE Insight course is developed and led by Melanie Russell, a former MQE medallist and is designed to equip writers with the tools and strategies for success on exam day.
*MQE Insight is not affiliated with the CICBV.
All of our course formats cover the following core components:
Understanding the structure and evaluation of the MQE
Developing an efficient, effective study plan
Review of the MQE Competence Framework - NEW
Effective writing strategies for structuring responses to exam questions
Practice marking and debriefing of prior year exams
Exam time management best practices
Live Classroom Study
(Options in select Canadian cities as outlined in our course schedule):
Weekly sessions (8 weeks of evening sessions for 3 hours/week with individual marking and feedback on one prior MQE exam)
Weekend sessions (2 full days of classroom study)
Self-directed learning at your own pace (includes course notes, practice marking keys, 60 minutes of private exam prep counselling, and individual marking and feedback on one prior MQE exam)
Additional practice exams may be recommended to students based on progress during the summer (subject to an additional fee)
8 weekly sessions (Thusday evenings for 3 hours/week with individual marking and feedback on one prior MQE exam)
Repeat Writers’ Program
(For candidates who have been unsuccessful at previous MQE attempts)
Initial consultation to identify strengths and weaknesses of the individual
Design of a customized study program to focus in on key areas of concern
Individual study program may include combinations of practice exam writing, practice exams with marking/feedback, course instruction, or one-on-one coaching (on an as-needed basis)
Fees vary depending on the extent of the program designed
Course Notes and Practice Exam Marking Keys
Our courses also come with a complete set of course notes which include technical review materials, review points/debriefing guides on past exams, and sample marking keys (for the 2001 to 2018 MQE exams) to assist candidates in marking and debriefing of practice exams.
Individual Exam Marking and Feedback
All guided self-study and weekly (8-session) courses include individual marking and feedback on one prior MQE exam.
For weekend courses, we are pleased to offer individual marking and feedback on one prior MQE exam for an additional fee of $400 + applicable taxes.
Supplemental one-on-one coaching is available upon request (subject to an additional fee).
MQE INSIGHT STUDENT FEEDBACK
"This class was perfect for me. There are no other CBV’s in my organization, so I did not have a support network to bounce questions off of. The class provided the structure in studying I lacked in my first attempt, and the knowledge Melanie has in technical requirements, as more importantly, exam and marking structure and history was critical to my success."
Johannes Vanderstam (2020 MQE)
"Thanks Melanie for your coaching and sharing your valuable insights with us during the weekly sessions. I was so impressed with the course structure and your training style, and I consider it as a huge contributor to my exam success."
Kamalpreet Kaur (2020 MQE)
"I could pass because of your amazing course :) Thank you again for all your help and giving us feedback."
Hye-min (2020 MQE)
"En tant que candidat pour l’EQM de 2020, je recommande très fortement le cours préparatoire offert par l’équipe de MQE Insight. Le programme met la pratique et la correction à l’avant plan ce qui permet de tirer un maximum du temps d’étude!"
"As a 2020 MQE candidate, I definitely recommend the MQE Insight classes. Putting the practice and self retroaction at the center of the program really helps get the most out of your preparation time!"
Mathieu Barbeau (2020 MQE)
"I am happy to let you know that I was successful in the MQE this year. This was my 3rd time writing and I definitely believe the structure of the online weekly classes were a major contributor to my success."
Jamie E. Arsenault, CPA, CA. (2018 MQE)
"The course was very insightful and you managed to pack a lot into 2 days. I also appreciated your availability to answer questions long after the course was finished."
Daniel Wong (3rd place, 2016 MQE)
"The Thursday night classes kept me on track all summer and made studying less stressful. I couldn’t have done it without you guys!"
Jessica Potter, CBV (2016 MQE)
"MQE Insight was a critical component of my success in writing the MQE. The knowledge and experience of the facilitators is evident, and the constructive feedback obtained throughout the weekly sessions certainly enhanced my efficiency and gave me the fundamentals required to be successful."
Nathan Snowie, CBV (2015 MQE)