Finance is the most encompassing of all business enterprises. Finance focuses and addresses the ways in which individuals, businesses, and organizations raise, allocate, and use monetary resources over time. Courses offered at UOIT under the umbrella of finance will prepare students for career paths that include but are not limited to banking, financial services, corporate finance, and corporate governance, capital markets, sales and trading, investment managements and private equity.
Because of our location which is close to the major financial center in Canada (Toronto), we offer an unparalleled range of courses, from the broadest perspective to very specific areas of interest. Our students have strong academic credentials, varied business backgrounds and an array of nationalities, interests and talents. We expect them to be among tomorrow's industry leaders.
The finance major in the Bachelor of Commerce program requires a minimum of 30 credit hours in finance courses. Students must complete 6 required finance courses and a minimum of 4 finance elective courses. The recommended finance courses to have a major in Finance are as follows
The six Core Finance Courses:
- Finance I: BUSI 2401U (Year 2, Semester I- Fall )
- Finance II: BUSI 2402U (Year 2, Semester II- Winter)
- Equity Asset Analysis: BUSI 3405U (Year 3, Semester 1- Fall)
- Financial institutions: BUSI 3410U (Year 3, Semester 2, Winter)
- Derivative Securities: BUSI 3420U (Year 3, Semester 2, Winter)
- Advanced Corporate Finance Applications: BUSI4410U (Year 4, Semester 1, Fall)
- Personal Finance: BUSI 3430U (Year 3, Semester 1, Fall)
- Financial Modeling (Financial Application Tools): BUSI 3440U (Year 3, Semester 1, Fall)
- International Finance: BUSI 3480U (Year 3, Semester 2, Winter)
- Fixed Income Strategies: BUSI3460U (Year 3, Semester 2, Winter)
- Financial Statement Analysis: BUSI3150U (Year 3, Semester 2, Winter)
- Portfolio and Investment Strategies: BUSI4405U (Year 4, Semester 2, Winter)
- Working Capital Management: BUSI4420U (Year 4, Semester 2, Winter)
- Mergers and Acquisitions: BUSI 4430U (Year 4, Semester 2, Winter)
- Special Projects in Finance: BUSI 4490U
- Directed Independent Studies in Finance: BUSI 4490U
Job Prospects in Finance
The Finance Major gives a thorough exposure to a wide range of finance institutions including stock and bond markets, foreign-exchange markets, commercial banks, investment banks, the Bank of Canada, and the US Federal Reserve. Through problems, cases, and spreadsheets, students apply finance theory to real-world issues and graduate with the skills and understanding necessary for a successful career in the finance industry.
Finance graduates pursue a career with jobs such as financial analysts, loan officers, traders (in markets such as stocks, bonds, currencies, futures, options and swaps), portfolio managers, security analysts, credit managers, budget directors, investment advisors, treasurers, financial planners, insurance representatives, and investment bankers. The finance major curriculum offers a variety of courses with topic coverage in equity analysis, derivative securities, portfolio management, fixed income security analysis, working capital management, advanced corporate finance applications, and mergers and acquisitions to name a few.
Positions Obtained by Our Recent Finance Graduates
to be completed...
1. UOIT Finance Society
Professional Exams and Further Opportunities for Finance Graduates
Canadian Securities Course
This course is a necessary foundation for people who want a career in financial services. The Canadian Securities Course explains Canadian investment products and financial markets, and is meant to develop candidates ability to analyze and select investment products for clients.
Certified Financial Planner (CFP®)
The CFP courses are managed by Financial Planners Standards Council (FPSC) that qualifies individuals to sit the CFP examination offered twice yearly in June and November. They are the not-for-profit organization established in 1995 to benefit the public by leading the evolution of the financial planning profession in Canada. They develop, enforce and promote the highest competency and ethical standards in financial planning as defined by CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® (CFP®) professionals.
Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA Designation)
The CAIA designation has an international appeal. Since its inception in 2002, it has attracted over 7000 candidates from more than 70 countries members must fulfill the following criteria to qualify for the CAIA designation: candidates should complete the CAIA program and the professional experience requirements (full-time employment in a professional capacity within the bank regulatory, banking, financial or related fields), and should have over one year of professional experience and a U.S. bachelor's degree (or equivalent) or four years of professional experience.
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®)
The CFA is a professional designation, which signifies that the holder is competent in financial analysis. The program is focused on developing a candidates investment background and providing them with an ethical grounding that allows them to work anywhere in the world.