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 WEDTUE 
CMSC 101Mathematical Tools for Management ProfessionalsCMSC 000 or Exemption by Examination TestWEDTUEMON/WED 
MGCR 273Introductory Management StatisticsCMSC 101 Mathematical Tools for Management Professionals or Exemption by ExaminationWEDWED  
MGCR 293Managerial Economics MONMONTHU 
7 REQUIRED COURSES: (21 Credits)
ACCT 354Financial Statement AnalysisMGCR 211 and MGCR 341THUTHU  
CFIN 300Fundmntls of Fin. Markets & Institutions SATMON  
CFIN 310Short-Term Financial ManagementMGCR 211  MON  
CFIN 410Investment and Portfolio ManagementMGCR 211 and MGCR 341TUE   
FINE 342Corporate FinanceMGCR 341SATSATSAT 
FINE 482International Finance 1MGCR 341SATTUE  
MGCR 341Introduction to FinanceMGCR 273 for SCS Students or MGCR 271 or EquivalentTUETUE  
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 341 WED  
CFIN 421Asset Liability ManagementMGCR 211    
CPDV 301Risk Management THU   
CPDV 302Risk ControlCPDV 301 THU  
CPDV 303Risk FinancingCPDV 301WED TUE/THU