Undergraduate Programs
University Certificate in Financial Services
Regulations effective September 1, 2008

The University Certificate in Financial Services program provides students with the skills and knowledge appropriate for financial services professionals. The program has been designed so that, through careful selection of options, students may complete the major portion of the training required by various professional financial services associations. All credit earned in the UC: FS program can be transferred into the Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Management program at Athabasca University.

Students complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment.

  Program Structure  
  Total credits in the program
  Required credits 27
  Elective credits 3
  Residency requirement. A minimum of 15 credits must be obtained through Athabasca University 15
  Maximum Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) credits None permitted
  General certificate regulations
  Required Courses (27 credits)

ACCT 250

Accounting for Managers

ACCT 253

Introductory Financial Accounting

ADMN 232 Administrative Principles (3)
ECON 247 Microeconomics (3)
ECON 248 Macroeconomics (3)
ECON 385 Money, Banking, and Canadian Financial Institutions (3)
FNCE 234 Introduction to Finance
FNCE 370 Overview of Corporate Finance (3)
FNCE 401 Investments (3)
MGSC 301 Statistics for Business and Economics I*
* strongly recommended
MATH 215 Introduction to Statistics
MATH 216 Computer-Oriented Approach to Statistics (3)
  Electives (3 credits selected from the following)

ACCT 356

Strategic and Competitve Analysis

ADMN 404 Strategic Management* (3)
  ADMN 404 must be taken with Athabasca University. Transfer credit will not be awarded. ADMN 404 should be taken as the last course in the program.  
CMIS 351

Management Information Systems

ECON 476 International Finance (3)
FNCE 322 Personal Finance
FNCE 403 Risk Management (3)
FNCE 405 Empirical Finance (3)
FNCE 408 E-Commerce and Risk Management (3)
FNCE 470 Portfolio Management
MGSC 312 Statistics for Business and Economics II (3)
MGSC 405 Quantitative Approaches to Decision Making
TAXX 301 Introduction to Income Taxation



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