Finance

Finance is a broad area of study, and our program provides you with a solid foundation for a variety of business careers.

Is a Finance major right for you?

If your interest lies in banking, investments and portfolio management, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, international finance, securities trading, or financial markets, this could be the major for you.

Courses are taught by faculty who are highly respected in the profession, some whose careers have involved extensive time in the industry (i-banking and fixed income securities). Coursework is a balance of theory and case studies, complemented by empirical studies from the top finance area journals.

Curriculum that sets you up for professional practice

The Alberta School of Business is one of a select group of global institutions with Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) verified curriculum containing at least 70% of the CFA Level 1 curriculum. This means that our program is closely tied to professional practice and is well suited to prepare you for the CFA exam.

You'll also have the opportunity to apply for PRIME, a program where students manage a real portfolio fund. 8-10 students are admitted to the PRIME program every year, and they are highly sought after upon graduation by some of the top employers in the province.

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Prospective Students

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Current Students

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Approved Finance Electives

Finance electives may be chosen from any 400-level FIN courses. Students may also substitute a maximum of★6 credits in ACCTG, BUEC, ECON or MGTSC for finance electives. The Department of Finance and Statistical Analysis has approved the following courses:

Approved Electives
  • ACCTG 412 -- Financial Reporting for Managers and Analysts
  • ACCTG 432 -- Financial Statement Analysis I
  • BUEC 342 -- Introduction to International Business
  • BUEC 442 -- The Global Business Environment
  • BUEC 455 -- Real Estate Asset Strategies
  • BUEC 463 -- Energy and the Environment
  • ECON 341 -- Money and Banking (not open to students who have taken FIN 414)
  • ECON 353 -- Taxation Policy and Structure
  • MGTSC 405 -- Forecasting for Planners and Managers
  • MGTSC 458 -- Assessing National Economies

Not currently offered: ACCTG 433, 442, 462; OM 404

The elective courses are reviewed every year. Suggestions for changes to the list should be sent to the Finance Department.