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 Finance
Students pursuing a concentration in Finance 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.
Financial Students' Organization
The 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.
The 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.
The 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. Options include the Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) and the Certified Financial Planner (CFP).
In addition, the Bissett BBA - Finance Minor is distinguished by the CFA Institute University Recognition Program, which confirms the following:
The Bachelor of Business Administration - Finance Minor has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. This status is granted to institutions whose degree program(s) incorporate at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provide students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions them well to sit for the CFA exams.
Further information regarding the CFA Institute University Recognition Program is available here.
Jim Fischer, DPE, FCS,Chair Finance, Risk Management and Insurance.