Finance

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 practice in. Our two prestigious investment/portfolio management programs: Van Berkom Investment Management Program (VBIMP), and Kenneth Woods Portfolio Management Program (KWPMP) provide top students the chance to manage portfolios of more than $2 million. You can even develop an academic research project as part of our Honours in Finance program.

Program details

BComm in Finance:

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.  

Honours in Finance:

Students who qualify for the Honours in Finance program complete a 24-credit Finance major plus a six-credit research-based course.

JMSB Minor in Finance:

A Minor in Finance (12 credits) is available only to JMSB undergraduate students. This minor fulfills half of the 24 elective credits in your BComm and complements your major field of study.

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