Career and Professional Development

School of Continuing Studies

_Diploma in Finance (Program prior to Fall 2012)

Objectives

Admissions no longer accepted, please refer to the Diploma in Applied Finance.


The Diploma is designed to provide students with the necessary tools to embark on careers in Finance. Students choose one specialization from the five streams offered that will provide them with advanced knowledge of finance, with an emphasis on practical applications of financial concepts. The streams allow students the option to learn about traditional finance areas, such as corporate finance, investment banking and portfolio management; specialized areas, such as risk management, financial planning or treasury finance; and emerging fields, such as sustainable investments and sustainable financial management. Graduates may embark on careers as bank analysts, corporate finance analysts, budget analysts, loan officers, research associates, sales and trading associates.

Note:There is one external Pre-requisite course for the program, CMSC 101 College Algebra and Functions, which must be taken prior to taking certain required courses in this program. Students who wish to apply for advanced standing for Pre-requisite courses must complete an Advanced Standing form at the time of admission or they may take an Exemption by Examination test.

NumberTitlePrerequisitesAvailable Times
 Spring/Summer
2017
Fall
2017
Winter
2018
Spring/Summer
2018
EXTERNAL PRE-REQUISITE:
CMSC 101Mathematical Tools for Management ProfessionalsCMSC 000 or Exemption by Examination TestMON/WEDWEDTUE 
5 REQUIRED Courses:
CACC 521Concepts of Financial Accounting TUETHUTHU 
CEC2 532Business Economics THUMON TUEMON TUE 
CFIN 500Financial Markets and Institutions  SATMON 
CFIN 512Corporate FinancePre-requisite: (CACC 520 or CACC 521) and Co-requisite: CMS2 521SATMONSAT 
CMS2 521Applied Management StatisticsCMS2 500 or the Exemption by Examination TestWEDWEDWED 
5 COMPLEMENTARY Courses to be chosen from the following:
INVESTMENT BANKING
CFIN 507Analysis of Financial StatementsCACC 521 THUTHU 
CFIN 525Treasury ManagementCACC 521  MON 
CFIN 552Firm ValuationCACC 521 and CFIN 512    
CFIN 553Corporate Mergers and AcquisitionsCACC 521 and CFIN 512  WED 
CFIN 562Finance and Sustainable EnterpriseCACC 521    
TREASURY-FINANCE AND RISK MANAGEMENT
CFIN 528Strategic Asset and Liability ManagementCACC 521    
CFIN 507Analysis of Financial StatementsCACC 521 THUTHU 
CFIN 525Treasury ManagementCACC 521  MON 
CFIN 550Analysis of Fixed-Income SecuritiesCACC 521 and CFIN 500 and CFIN 512    
CFIN 595Derivatives and Risk Management ToolsCFIN 500 and CFIN 512 WED  
PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
CFIN 515Behavioural Finance TUE/THU SAT 
CFIN 530Investment AnalysisCEC2 532 and CFIN 512 TUE  
CFIN 550Analysis of Fixed-Income SecuritiesCACC 521 and CFIN 500 and CFIN 512    
CFIN 560Mutual Funds FinanceCACC 521, CFIN 500 and CFIN 512    
CFIN 595Derivatives and Risk Management ToolsCFIN 500 and CFIN 512 WED  
FINANCIAL PLANNING SERVICES
CCLW 511Law 1 MON/WEDWEDWED 
CCTX 511Taxation 1CACC 521 or CACC 520TUE/THUMONMON 
CFIN 501Retirement, Estate and Tax Planning MON/WED   
CFIN 530Investment AnalysisCEC2 532 and CFIN 512 TUE  
CMR2 590Topics in MarketingNone (Topic for Fall 2012 will be 'Sports Marketing')    
CPD2 505Risk Management and Insurance     
SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
CFIN 507Analysis of Financial StatementsCACC 521 THUTHU 
CFIN 530Investment AnalysisCEC2 532 and CFIN 512 TUE  
CFIN 552Firm ValuationCACC 521 and CFIN 512    
CFIN 561Sustainable InvestmentsCFIN 500    
CFIN 562Finance and Sustainable EnterpriseCACC 521