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 $3 million-plus portfolio. You can even develop an academic research project as part of our Honours in Finance program. Our Van Berkom Investment Management Program (VBIMP) allows Finance students to manage a portfolio of small capitalized North American equities with a view to achieving above-average returns.
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.
Participate in the program’s highly engaged student societies, the Finance and Investment Students’ Association (FISA) or the John Molson Investment Society (JMIS)
Take part in national and international case competitions through the John Molson Competition Program
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 John Molson School of Business students follow a core business curriculum coupled with a John Molson School of Business major, which may be combined with a minor in another discipline or any combination of elective courses that interest them.
A Minor in Finance (12 credits) is only available to John Molson School of Business students already in the program. This minor fulfills half of the 24 elective credits in your BComm and complements your major field of study.
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
United States students: A U.S. Federal Student Aid-eligible version of this program is offered. This version meets all U.S. regulations (such as no co-operative education or e-courses) for eligible programs.
Minimum cut-off averages and course requirements
Quebec CEGEP: 27 overall, 26.5 math
Pre-university (Two-year DEC):
Average of 26.5 from Calculus 1 and Linear Algebra
Applicants are eligible for admission once they have completed at least one of these two math courses. The other must be completed during the first year at Concordia.
Strongly recommended that applicants complete both courses at CEGEP
Professional/technical (Three-year DEC):
Those completing a technical DEC in a business-related field may be eligible for admission.
Students who have completed Calculus I and/or Linear Algebra must achieve an average of 26.5 in mathematics.
Student without Calculus 1 or Linear Algebra, must have achieved a minimum of 75% in Secondary 5 Math (SN, TS or MATH 536). Your high school transcripts must be included with your application. If admitted, you will be required to complete all missing prerequisite courses as elective credits at John Molson.
A-levels: At least two A-level exams CC, C in math or
AS-levels: At least 4 AS-level exams with equivalent results or
BTEC: Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in a related subject area with equivalent results
Students without A-level math may be admissible based on AS-level or iGCSE/GCSE/O-Level exam results. Students should include all their exam results from iGCSE (or equivalent) onwards to support their application.
Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.
We consider complete applications year round and give priority to applicants who apply by official deadlines.
March 1 is the deadline to apply for fall term entry. International students are encouraged to apply by February 1 to allow sufficient time for CAQ and study permit application processing.
Late applications will be considered if places are still available. Please check program availability for the term, before you start your application.
November 1 is the deadline to apply for winter term entry. International students are encouraged to apply by September 1 to allow sufficient time for CAQ and study permit application processing.
Not all programs are available for winter term entry. Please check program availability for the term, before you start your application.
We reserve the right to close admission to a program at any time after the official deadline without prior notice.
After your degree
Finance graduates do very well after graduation, often landing high-paying positions in the following industries:
Outstanding accountants keep businesses ahead of the curve: solving problems, building sound financial strategies and ensuring good fiscal health. If you’re a high achiever with an appetite for continuous learning, consider us.
At the John Molson School of Business, our economics major is applied. Because we look at the world though a business lens, you don’t just analyze data to discover how society, politics and the environment interacts with business, you also develop business strategies and organizational tactics to tackle economic problems big and small.
The future leaders who come to our school inspire people, embrace diversity, build new business models and create wealth in socially and ecologically sustainable ways. As a JMSB student, you achieve these goals by taking an integrated approach to management studies.