Bachelor of Business Administration - Major in Finance


Program Description

The Bachelor of Business Administration program is designed to prepare students for effective careers in the management of private and non-profit organizations in Canada and around the world. The curriculum helps students develop the conceptual, human, technical and operational knowledge and skills that are critical for success.

A Bachelor of Business Administration degree (BBA) can lead to careers in accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, human resource management, international business, and marketing. Armed with a thorough knowledge of business principles and practice, graduates have gone on to pursue careers as accountants, financial analysts, policy analysts, corporate executives, civil servants, independent entrepreneurs, marketing managers, human resource managers and much much more.

The BBA program begins with one year of qualifying courses. Students enter through admission in the Excellence Program and become Year One BBA students or complete a qualifying year in the Faculty of Business Administration before being internally transferred into the BBA program.


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Major in Finance


Finance is the study of the management of money by individuals, businesses, and related organizations. It is an essential component of any business and important for every individual and society. It helps businesses and individuals to make better investment and financing decisions and directs funds to the most valued uses. It is a profession that pays well with ever-growing career opportunities.

Who It's For

Choose finance if you are interested in banking, investing, and managing business finances. The finance program will develop your analytical and problem-solving abilities, critical thinking, and people skills. If you like the challenges and excitement of operating under uncertainty, finance is definitely a good fit for you.

What It Looks Like

The program will start with the theory and applications of corporate finance. An array of specialized classes is offered covering different aspects of finance such as investments, portfolio management, derivatives and risk management, international financial management, capital markets, and financial institutions, and financial modeling with Excel. A case-based course is also offered that provides opportunities to apply theory to real-life scenarios.

Careers in Finance

Financial managers in business firms; management of investment companies such as mutual funds, hedge funds, pension funds; commercial banking; private banking services; investment banking; insurance; financial advisors; central bankers among others.


Finance Major (6 courses)


BUS 395 Finance: Theory and Application

Required BUS 494 Derivatives and Risk Management


BUS 495 Financial Analysis and Decision Making


BUS 497 Investment Analysis & Portfolio Mgmt.

Choose 1

BUS 491 International Financial Management

BUS 498 Capital Markets & Financial Institutions

Choose 1

BUS 392 Financial Modelling

BUS 393 UR Investing

BUS 394 Entrepreneurial Finance

BUS 472 AA-ZZ Selected Topics in Finance

BUS 491 International Financial Management

BUS 492 Topics in Financial Management

BUS 493 Security Analysis

BUS 498 Capital Markets and Financial Institutions

Students interested in learning more about becoming a Certified Financial Planner or Chartered Financial Analyst, should contact the following:

  • The Canadian Institute of Financial Planning.
  • The Chartered Financial Analyst.

Career Opportunities

Graduates find jobs as currency traders, investment analysts, stockbrokers, business analysts, financial planners, mutual fund managers, operations managers and trade specialists.

Graduation requirements

Students follow the program that is in effect at the time of their most recent date of admission, transfer or readmission, but may choose to follow changes occurring after that date.

  • A minimum PGPA of 65% is required for graduation.
  • A minimum PGPA of 80% is required for graduation with distinction.
  • A minimum PGPA of 85% is required for graduation with great distinction.

Students who wish to have their degree conferred as soon as possible after completing their requirements should apply while in their final semester of courses. Students who will be finishing in December need to apply by October in order to have their degree conferred in February. Students who will be finishing in April need to apply by February in order to have their degree conferred in May. Students who will be finished during Spring/Summer sessions need to apply by July in order to have their degree conferred in September. No fewer than 25 days are required to process applications for students who complete in mid-semester and those who apply after completing requirements. They will be considered at the next scheduled meetings of the Faculty and of Executive of Council.

Last updated May 2020

About the School

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