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University Certificate in Finance

Regulations effective January 1, 2014.

The University Certificate in Finance 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: Finance program can be transferred into the Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Management program at Athabasca University.

Transfer Credit completed more than 10 years ago in the following disciplines at the senior (300/400) level will not receive credit: ACCT, MGSC, LGST, MKTG, FNCE and TAXX. If you are currently working in the field and provide evidence of work being completed, this restriction will be waived.

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

Program Structure
Total credits in the program 30
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 6

General certificate regulations

Required Courses (27 credits)
ACCT 250 Accounting for Managers

ACCT 253 Introductory Financial Accounting
ADMN 232 Introduction to Management (3)
ECON 247 Microeconomics (3)
ECON 248 Macroeconomics (3)
FNCE/ECON 300 Financial Economics (3)
ECON 385 Money, Banking, and Canadian Financial Institutions (3)
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
Electives (Select 3 credits from the following)
ACCT 356 Strategic and Competitve Analysis (3)
CMIS 351 Management Information Systems (3)
ECON 476 International Finance (3)
FNCE 322 Personal Finance (3)
FNCE 403 Risk Management (3)
FNCE 405 Empirical Finance (3)
FNCE 408 e-Commerce and Risk Management (3)
FNCE 470 Portfolio Management (3)
MGSC 312 Statistics for Business and Economics II (3)
MGSC 405 Quantitative Approaches to Decision Making (3)
TAXX 301 Taxation I (3)
ADMN 404 Strategic Management* (3)
  *ADMN 404 must be taken with AU. Transfer credit will not be awarded. ADMN 404 should be taken as the last course in the program.  


Information effective Jan. 1, 2014 to Aug. 31, 2014.

Updated February 23, 2021