Finance is about managing money and acquiring funds. Through a combination of theory and application students will develop an in-depth knowledge of investments, financial analysis, financial risk management, corporate and international finance. An incredibly versatile program, this knowledge can be applied personally, at the corporate level or in the public sector.
A Future in FinanceStudents pursuing a Concentration in Financial Analysis or a Concentration in Financial Services will be able to explore a wide variety of opportunities in either the private or public sector. Graduates have found careers in the finance departments of private companies, public institutions, non-profit organizations and entrepreneurial endeavors. Careers in financial analysis or financial services are among the possibilities available.
Finance offers many career opportunities:
Personal and Corporate Banking - Meet with and interview corporate and personal clients to assess their financial requirements and give advice, authorize and evaluate loans, mortgages and more.
Financial Advising - Research the marketplace, advise clients on products or services available and then make recommendation on how clients can best invest or spend their money.
Financial Analysis – Determine company valuations and make recommendations to influence corporate or organizational policy.
Risk Management and Insurance - Plan, design, and implement sound risk management systems for your firm, assess and evaluate risks and report on risks to different levels of management.
Student ClubsThe Financial Students' Organization (FSO) aims to strengthen student involvement across all business disciplines, specifically finance, through our commitment to promoting financial literacy, actively supporting our community, and through the formation of meaningful, professional relationships.
Co-operative EducationThe Academic Plan of Mount Royal stresses the importance of experiential education in all academic curricula. Accordingly, we offer all students enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration program the opportunity to pursue their degree as Co-operative education. Students who successfully complete three co-op work terms will be eligible for a notation both on their transcript and their parchment.
Further EducationThe Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) prepares you for graduate studies, including Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs. Students may wish to explore the possibility of pursuing other professional credential on the completion of their degree, depending on the nature of the career they wish to choose.
The Concentration in Financial Analysis has been admitted to the CFA Institute® University Affiliation Program. This is a signal to both students and employers that the curriculum of the financial analysis concentration is closely tied to the practice of investment management and is helpful to students preparing for the CFA Program® exams. This affiliation is only awarded to academic institutions which embed a significant portion of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge® , including the CFA Institute® Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct, into their curriculum. This recognition allows the Bissett School of Business to award several CFA Program® scholarships each year to deserving students who are completing the requirements of the financial analysis concentration.