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What can I do with my degree in Finance?

About the program

Whether you are motivated to become a commercial banker for a multinational corporation or a consultant with a charitable focus, Concordia’s Finance program is a competitive program to acquire the skills to manage money and practice making decisions that affect the future of corporations, communities and investors. 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 gives you hands-on experience in financial management, financial analysis, and portfolio investments. For the latest information on programs, visit the Finance program page.

Skills developed

As a student in Finance, you will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills listed below. Your transferrable skills can be applied to many different jobs and situations that go beyond your field of study.

  • Read, analyze, and prepare financial information
  • Concentrate and pay attention to details
  • Demonstrate analytical and quantitative skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Interpret facts and figures, perform numerical computation
  • Perform mathematical reasoning
  • Understand tax systems and tax planning
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of general economic and financial interconnections as they affect the financial markets and business plans

  • Write technical reports
  • Explain complex concepts and ideas to others effectively
  • Interact with others and build professional relationships

  • Manage tasks and meet deadlines
  • Work under pressure
  • Make decisions and use sound judgement

  • Manage conflict
  • Delegate
  • Give and receive feedback
  • Lead and follow
  • Negotiate

  • Analyze and evaluate information
  • Understand complex problems and identify solutions

Potential work settings

Below are examples of work settings where you can gain experience and develop your skills in your field of study. 

  • Advertising Agencies
  • Audit Agencies
  • Automobile Finance Leasing Firms  
  • Banks
  • Brokerage Firms
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Collection Agencies
  • Consulting Firms
  • Credit Card Companies  
  • Educational Institutions
  • Financial Institutions
  • Government (Federal, Provincial and Municipal)
  • Hospitals
  • Hotels / Restaurants
  • Insurance Companies
  • Investment Companies
  • Laboratories 
  • Loan Companies
  • Manufacturing Firms 
  • Mortgage Companies 
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Pension and Money Management Companies  
  • Pharmaceutical Companies 
  • Real Estate Firms 
  • Research and Development Centres 
  • Revenue Québec
  • Software Companies
  • Statistics Canada 
  • Stock Exchange 
  • Tax Departments
  • Trading Firms 
  • Treasury Ministries 
  • Trust Companies  

What jobs can a Bachelor’s degree in Finance lead to?

Please note that many positions listed below may require related extra-curricular activities, volunteer or work experience.

For details on these job titles, main duties and employment requirements visit Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).

  • Assistant Broker
  • Assistant Controller
  • Assistant Manager / Treasurer
  • Assistant Investment Analyst / Advisor
  • Bank Officer / Teller / Clerk
  • Benefits Officer
  • Broker
  • Budget Analyst
  • Business Credit / Loan Administrator
  • Cost Analyst / Estimator   
  • Credit Analyst / Officer
  • External Auditing / Reporting Officer
  • Financial Associate / Assistant Manager
  • Financial Advisor / Consultant / Planner / Analyst
  • Financial Trust Officer
  • Financial Underwriter
  • Internal / External Auditor
  • Investment Analyst   
  • Loan Officer
  • Personal Banking Officer
  • Portfolio Administrator
  • Risk Analyst
  • Securities Agent and Investment Dealer
  • Tax Analyst
  • Treasury Management Specialist
  • Underwriter

  • Account Services Representative
  • Budget Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Development Associate
  • Business Writer
  • Claims Adjuster/ Examiner
  • Collections Clerk
  • Commercial Risk Methodologist
  • Commodity Trader
  • Cost Estimator
  • Credit Analyst/ Officer
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Employee Benefits Consultant
  • Equity Analyst
  • Investment Fund Administrator
  • Investment Specialist
  • Account Manager
  • Product Sourcing Specialist
  • Project Coordinator
  • Risk Analyst
  • Risk Management Analyst   

  • Appraiser
  • Claims Adjuster/ Representative 
  • Insurance Agent/ Broker/ Salesperson     
  • Mortgage / Loans Officer
  • Securities Broker
  • Underwriting Trainee
  • Underwriter    

  • Financial Aid Officer
  • Labour Relations Researcher
  • Pension Analyst
  • Policy Analyst
  • Public Administrator
  • Tax / Audit Associate
  • Public Health Statistician

  • Tutor / Instructor
  • Financial Awards Officer
  • Program Advisor / Coordinator
  • Undergraduate Program Assistant
  • Research Assistant

Jobs and career possibilities with a Master's and PhD in Finance

The job titles listed below are examples of careers requiring further education such as an MA or PhD degree, a second bachelor degree, a certificate or a graduate diploma and relevant work experience.

For details on these job titles, main duties and employment requirements visit Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).

  • Actuarial Analyst
  • Analyst & Portfolio Manager
  • Auditor
  • Bank Manager
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Controller
  • Credit Manager
  • Director of Financial Services
  • Financial Analyst
  • Investment Analyst
  • Investment Strategist / Investment Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Mortgage Manager
  • Rate Analyst
  • Research Analyst
  • Researcher
  • Systems Analyst
  • Tax Director / Manager / Specialist
  • Teacher
  • Trader
  • Treasurer
  • University Professor

Start your job search

Explore career options

Explore the types of jobs for each industry and find out about required skills, education level and salary ranges in Canada:

Occupation - Government of Canada Job Bank: Find out about job prospects, wages and skills for specific job titles. You can use the job titles listed in the Career Possibilities – Bachelor degree and Career Possibilities – Beyond the bachelor degree for your search.

Field of study – Government of Canada Job Bank : Find out about employment rates, wages and the types of jobs related to a specific field of study.

Search job titles or companies - LinkedIn: Search by job title or field of study. You can also find out what type of positions individuals with the same degree as you have occupied.

Career Cruising

Explore your interests, learn about careers and find jobs on the Career Cruising website. Find the link and login information in the Student Hub's My CU Account.

Search for jobs

Browse the websites below to find jobs available in Quebec and Canada related to your field of study. You can also search the CAPS online job bank or find employers in Canada that hire new graduates in your field.

Book an appointment 

Want job search tips tailored to your goals and needs? Book an appointment with one of our Career Counsellors or Career Advisors by calling 514-848-2424, ext. 7345.*

*Only current Concordia students and recent alumni can access this service

Networking  and professional associations

Connect with professionals in the field and professional associations to find out what a day in your career of choice looks like. Professional associations websites also provide useful career descriptions and job hunting tips, and sometimes list job openings and potential employers. You can also attend one of our career workshops, career fairs or career panels to get a head start.

Here are a few recommended sites:

Contact us

514-848-2424, ext. 3921 / 7345
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Room H-745

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Room AD-103

Office hours

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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