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
Specializing in 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 Finance 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