Bachelor of Commerce - Finance

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Program Description

Finance At Its Very Best

Humber’s Bachelor of Commerce – Finance program is a four-year business degree that offers comprehensive knowledge of both business and finance. In your first two years, you’ll be exposed to a variety of business fundamentals such as marketing, accounting, economics, and law. In the last two years of the program, you’ll focus on theories, methods, and techniques in various aspects of finance, including analysis, planning and risk management.

Our Program

Humber’s Bachelor of Commerce – Finance program is a four-year business degree that offers comprehensive knowledge of both business and finance. In your first two years, you’ll be exposed to a variety of business fundamentals such as marketing, accounting, economics, and law. In the last two years of the program, you’ll focus on theories, methods, and techniques in various aspects of finance, including analysis, planning and risk management.

Our project-based curriculum, designed by industry experts, helps you develop the skills to move from idea to execution, all while learning core business concepts and financial strategies. A senior-level project in your final year will give you experience in problem-solving, evaluating strengths and limitations, and making appropriate decisions in a real-world, team-based environment.

What You Will Learn

Common Platform Years 1 and 2

This program is one of eleven Bachelor of Commerce degrees built on a common two-year platform of business studies that gives students the time to decide their specialty. In years one and two, students learn the fundamentals of business, including accounting, business law, information systems, e-commerce, financial management, HR management, and marketing. At the end of year two, students make their decision and spend their final two years specializing in their chosen business field. See all degrees on the common platform >

Curriculum Highlights (Specialization Years 3 & 4)

  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Corporate Finance
  • Fixed Income
  • Quantitative Methods for Finance
  • Equity Investments
  • Risk Management and Estate Planning
  • Taxation
  • Portfolio Management

Work Placement

The Humber Bachelor of Commerce – Finance program includes one full semester (14 weeks/490 hours) of paid work in the summer between your sixth and seventh semesters. This gives you the practical experience employers value. Your placement will give you the opportunity to work in the field you’d like to pursue once you graduate, and may include organizations such as:

  • financial institutions
  • small businesses
  • not-for-profit organizations
  • government offices
  • major corporations.

Humber works with employers and industry partners to identify opportunities that will best fit your ambitions.

Our Faculty

Our professors are experts in their field with strong and wide-ranging industry connections. These financial specialists will guide you through applied projects and case studies helping you develop your analytical skills.

Career Options

Both the private and public sectors are looking for financial analysts, managers, and accountants and the demand will only grow in the future. According to Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, there will be almost 23,000 financial sector jobs available by 2015. The majority of these will be in Toronto, the country’s financial and business hub. A Finance degree from Humber will help you work towards a career that will see you build, shape and support financial organizations.

Our program provides the knowledge, hands-on experience and skills necessary for you to become an analyst or consultant in:

  • finance
  • financial services
  • planning
  • investment
  • risk management
  • insurance.

You’ll also be positioned to pursue graduate studies or take on a more specialized role as a claims adjuster, mutual fund analyst, real estate appraiser, commercial banker or money manager. Your degree will provide credits towards industry designations, such as Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified Financial Planner (CFP) or Fellow, Chartered Insurance Professional (FCIP). As a highly qualified financial expert, you’ll have the potential to be promoted to mid- or senior-management positions within five to 10 years. And if working for yourself appeals to you, you’ll have the know-how and experience to channel that entrepreneurial spirit and start your own business.

Professional Accreditation, Endorsement, and Recognition

Successful completion of the Bachelor of Commerce – Finance degree program provides credit towards the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Fellow, Chartered Insurance Professional (FCIP) designations. Students are encouraged to complete the designation(s) of their choosing upon graduation.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
    • Grade 12 English (ENG4U or equivalent) minimum 65 percent
    • Grade 12 Mathematics (MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U or equivalent) minimum 60 percent (Students who do not possess Grade 12U Mathematics or who have achieved a grade below 60 percent may be considered for admission. Students will be required to complete a math equivalency course during their first semester at Humber. Additional course fees will apply.)
    • Four Grade 12 U or M courses in addition to those listed above
    • Overall minimum grade point average (GPA) 65 percent

or

  • Mature student status

or

  • College or university transfer status

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

Cost & Fees

The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters is

  • domestic $7,446.54
  • international $14,800

Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.

Last updated Feb 2018

About the School

Humber, a member of Polytechnics Canada, is committed to student success through excellence in teaching and learning. Humber's broad range of career-focused credentials include: bachelor degrees, dipl ... Read More

Humber, a member of Polytechnics Canada, is committed to student success through excellence in teaching and learning. Humber's broad range of career-focused credentials include: bachelor degrees, diplomas, certificates, and postgraduate certificates. We also offer apprenticeship training. With 160 full-time programs and 200 continuing educations programs to choose from, the 27,000 full-time and 56,000 part-time students of Humber have access to many opportunities for continuous learning... Read less
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