Career and Professional Development

Program Details

_Certificate in Applied Finance (Admissions no longer accepted)


Please note that admissions is no longer accepted into this program.

This program aims to provide students with the appropriate competencies in the area of finance using learner-centered instructional methods so as to prepare them for a variety of careers in finance. The program is designed to provide a solid knowledge base in various finance related fields, such as corporate finance, investment banking and portfolio management, risk management, treasury finance, financial planning and sustainable financial management.

There are two external prerequisite courses to the program, which must be taken prior to taking certain required courses in this program. Students who wish to apply for advanced standing for prerequisite courses must complete an Advanced Standing form at the time of admission or they may take an Exemption by Examination test. Prerequisites and corequisites are not included in the total credit requirements for the program.


Number Title Prerequisites Available Times
Spring/Summer 2021 Fall 2021 Winter 2022 Spring/Summer 2022
MGCR 211 Introduction to Financial Accounting
CMSC 101 Mathematical Tools for Management Professionals CMSC 000 (or the Exemption by Examination) WED
MGCR 273 Introductory Management Statistics CMSC 101 or Exemption by Examination
MGCR 293 Managerial Economics
7 REQUIRED COURSES: (21 Credits)
ACCT 354 Financial Statement Analysis MGCR 211 and MGCR 341
CFIN 300 Fundmntls of Fin. Markets & Institutions
CFIN 310 Short-Term Financial Management MGCR 211
CFIN 410 Investment and Portfolio Management MGCR 211 and MGCR 341
FINE 342 Corporate Finance MGCR 341
FINE 482 International Finance 1 MGCR 341
MGCR 341 Introduction to Finance MGCR 273 for SCS Students or MGCR 271 or Equivalent
3 COMPLEMENTARY Courses to be chosen from the following: (9 Credits)
CFIN 200 Retirement Planning
CFIN 305 Investor Behaviour
CFIN 401 Sustainable Finance and the Firm MGCR 211
CFIN 402 Business Valuation and Project Finance MGCR 211 and MGCR 341
CFIN 403 Mergers and Acquisitions MGCR 211 and MGCR 341
CFIN 421 Asset Liability Management MGCR 211
CPDV 301 Risk Management
CPDV 302 Risk Control CPDV 301
CPDV 303 Risk Financing CPDV 301