Career and Professional Development

School of Continuing Studies

Certificate in Applied Finance


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.

NumberTitlePrerequisitesAvailable Times
MGCR 211Introduction to Financial Accounting TUETUE WEDTUE WED 
CMSC 101Mathematical Tools for Management ProfessionalsCMSC 000 or Exemption by Examination TestMON/WEDWEDTUE 
MGCR 273Introductory Management StatisticsCMSC 101 Mathematical Tools for Management Professionals or Exemption by Examination WEDWED 
MGCR 293Managerial Economics MON/WEDMONMON 
7 REQUIRED COURSES: (21 Credits)
ACCT 354Financial Statement AnalysisMGCR 211 and MGCR 341 THUTHU 
CFIN 300Fundmntls of Fin. Markets & Institutions  SATMON 
CFIN 310Short-Term Financial ManagementMGCR 211   MON 
CFIN 410Investment and Portfolio ManagementMGCR 211 and MGCR 341 TUE  
FINE 342Corporate FinanceMGCR 341SATSATSAT 
FINE 482International Finance 1MGCR 341 SATTUE 
MGCR 341Introduction to FinanceMGCR 273 for SCS Students or MGCR 271 or Equivalent TUETUE 
3 COMPLEMENTARY Courses to be chosen from the following: (9 Credits)
CFIN 200Retirement Planning MON/WED   
CFIN 305Investor Behaviour TUE/THU SAT 
CFIN 401Sustainable Finance and the FirmMGCR 211    
CFIN 402Business Valuation and Project FinanceMGCR 211 and MGCR 341    
CFIN 403Mergers and AcquisitionsMGCR 211 and MGCR 341  WED 
CFIN 421Asset Liability ManagementMGCR 211    
CPDV 301Risk Management  THU  
CPDV 302Risk ControlCPDV 301  THU 
CPDV 303Risk FinancingCPDV 301 WED