Finance is a competitive program in which you acquire the skills to manage money and practise making decisions that affect the future of corporations, communities and investors. As a Finance student, you will learn to:
Understand the way money appreciates over time
Analyze investment opportunities
Develop financing alternatives
Weighrisk factors to build wealth responsibly
Choosing one of five areas of finance — corporate finance, investments, financial institutions, derivatives, and international finance — you learn through lectures, case studies, simulation exercises and experiential learning. Our Co-op program places you in a financial sector that you want to practise in. Our prestigious Kenneth Woods Portfolio Management Program provides top students the chance to manage a $1.5 million-plus portfolio. You can even develop an academic research project as part of our Honours in Finance program.
Whether you become a commercial banker for a multinational corporation or a consultant with a charitable focus, you’ll leave us motivated to build a sound financial future for any number of clients.
A Bachelor of Commerce degree takes a minimum of three or four years (90 – 120 credits) of full-time study, depending on your academic background. All JMSB students follow a core business curriculum coupled with a JMSB major, which may be combined with a minor in another discipline or any combination of elective courses that interest them.
Kenneth Woods Portfolio Management Program (KWPMP)
Want to work with a real-life portfolio of over $1.5 million? A select group of undergraduate Finance students receive hands-on investment management training in our flagship investment program. Read more about KWPMP.
The Co-op program gives you hands-on experience in financial management, financial analysis, and portfolio investments. During paid work terms that last 12 to 16 weeks, you’ll acquire first-hand experience in corporate finance, investments, financial institutions, derivatives, and international finance. Work terms make it possible for you to:
Perform market comparisons
Assess foreign exchange risk
Conduct company valuations
Provide advice to clients regarding their financial services objectives