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.
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.
- Core business courses (42 credits)
- Finance major courses (24 credits)
- Electives (24 credits) which may include a business minor (12 credits)
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.
We consider complete applications year round and we give priority to applicants who apply by official deadlines. Late applications will be considered if places are still available for the fall term only.
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Societies and competitions
Choose from a variety of opportunities to connect, or compete at regional, national, or international levels.
- Finance and Investment Students' Association (FISA)
- John Molson Investment Society (JMIS)
- John Molson Competition Program (JMCC)
Kenneth Woods Portfolio Management Program (KWPMP)
Want to work with a real-life portfolio of over $5 million? A select group of undergraduate Finance students receive hands-on investment management training in our flagship investment program. Read more about KWPMP.
Van Berkom Investment Management Program (VBIMP)
Every year, six to ten students per year manage a portfolio of small capitalization North American equities with a view to achieving above-average returns, starting with a $2 million portfolio. Read more about VBIMP.
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
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
Learn more about careers in finance at Career Management Services.