Regulations amended, effective Spetember 1, 2016.
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.
|Total credits in the program||30|
|Residency requirement. A minimum of 15 credits must be obtained through Athabasca University||15|
|Maximum Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) credits||6|
|Required Courses (27 credits)|
|ACCT 250||Accounting for Managers
|ACCT 253||Introductory Financial Accounting|
|ADMN 232||Introduction to Management||(3)|
|FNCE/ECON 300||Financial Economics||(3)|
|ECON 385||Money, Banking, and Canadian Financial Institutions||(3)|
|FNCE 370||Overview of Corporate Finance||(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 Competitive Analysis||(3)|
|CMIS 351||Management Information Systems||(3)|
|ECON 476||International Finance||(3)|
|FNCE 322||Personal Finance||(3)|
|FNCE 403||Derivatives and Risk Management||(3)|
|FNCE 405||Empirical Finance||(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 Sept. 1, 2016 to Aug. 31, 2017.
Updated January 25 2017 by laurab