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Finance (BComm)

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Bachelor of Commerce (BComm)
Program type
Major, Minor, Honours
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
3 to 4 years
Start term
Fall, Winter
Experiential learning

Why study Finance?

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
  • Weigh risk 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.

Program highlights

  • 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

Program structure

Program options


Co-op program

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
  • Trade in currencies on the global market

Admission criteria

After your degree

Finance graduates do very well after graduation, often landing high-paying positions in the following industries:

  • Commercial banking
  • Hedge fund management
  • Insurance and risk management
  • Private equity management
  • Market or securities analysis

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