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 TUE WEDTUE  
CMSC 101Mathematical Tools for Management ProfessionalsCMSC 000 or Exemption by Examination TestTUEMON/WED  
MGCR 273Introductory Management StatisticsCMSC 101 Mathematical Tools for Management Professionals or Exemption by ExaminationWED   
MGCR 293Managerial Economics MONTHU  
7 REQUIRED COURSES: (21 Credits)
ACCT 354Financial Statement AnalysisMGCR 211 and MGCR 341THU   
CFIN 300Fundmntls of Fin. Markets & Institutions MON   
CFIN 310Short-Term Financial ManagementMGCR 211 MON   
CFIN 410Investment and Portfolio ManagementMGCR 211 and MGCR 341    
FINE 342Corporate FinanceMGCR 341SATSAT  
FINE 482International Finance 1MGCR 341TUE   
MGCR 341Introduction to FinanceMGCR 273 for SCS Students or MGCR 271 or EquivalentTUE   
3 COMPLEMENTARY Courses to be chosen from the following: (9 Credits)
CFIN 200Retirement Planning     
CFIN 305Investor Behaviour 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 341WED   
CFIN 421Asset Liability ManagementMGCR 211    
CPDV 301Risk Management     
CPDV 302Risk ControlCPDV 301THU   
CPDV 303Risk FinancingCPDV 301 TUE/THU