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

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





Courses


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


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.

Admission criteria

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.
    • Additional information for CEGEP applicants
  • High School: B overall, B in math
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma: 29 overall, 4 HL or 5 SL math
    • Accepted math: Applications and Interpretations HL, Analysis and Approaches SL or HL
  • Baccalauréat français: 13 overall, 13 in math
  • British system of education (GCE):
    • 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.
    • Additional information for British System of Education (GCE) applicants
  • University transfers (internal): 2.7 overall, 2.7 in math
  • University transfer (external): B- overall, B- in math
    • Courses in the disciplines of Calculus and Linear Algebra, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, and Computer Literacy


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.

Application deadlines

We consider complete applications year round and give priority to applicants who apply by official deadlines.


Fall term

FALL TERM

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.

Winter term

WINTER

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:

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

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