Department of Accounting and Finance
MA Political Science - University of Alberta
B.Ed Social Sciences, Outdoor Ed - Queen’s University
BA (Hons) Political Science, Sociology, History - Wilfrid Laurier University
PhD Political Economy - Swiss Management Centre University
MBA Leadership and Finance- University of Southern Queensland
Jim is currently an Associate Professor of Finance in the Bissett School of Business. He has recently completed serving in the role of Chair for programs in Finance, Financial Services, Risk Management and Insurance, Supply Chain Management, and Quantitative Methods
After a career as an Investment Advisor with a major investment banking firm, Jim took an opportunity to teach in the Financial Services and Banking program at the Higher Colleges of Technology in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where he eventually served as Supervisor of Business Programs before returning to Canada and joining Mount Royal University.
He has written a monthly featured column for an investment and financial planning magazine, and has authored the online versions for Canadian textbooks on investments. Jim can be heard frequently on radio commenting on major market news. He has a doctorate degree in political economy. He holds the Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) designation and is a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute.
Recognition and Awards
Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute
RESEARCH AND SCHOLARLY WORK
Fischer, J. (June 2016). The Effects of Replacing Income Tax with Consumption Tax on the State and the Individual: A Canadian Example. Conference Proceedings, International Academic Conference, International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences, Barcelona.
Fischer, J. (November 2015). Consumption Tax, Liberty, and Democracy: Financing the Minimalist State. The Journal of Prices and Markets. Volume 5.
Community and University Service
Jim is currently an elected member of the university’s General Faculties Council, the Budget Advisory Committee, and MRU Sustainability Committee.
He is a member of the Provincial and Territorial Council of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut, where he serves on the Risk Management Committee and is Chair of the Governance Committee.