Regulations effective September 1, 2018.
Building on the Bachelor of Commerce program is Athabasca University’s Finance major.
Finance is a contemporary major, integrating finance and economics courses to provide graduates with a broad exposure to this growing services sector. The field of financial services involves the study of financial markets, financial instruments and investment decision making, and analyzes alternative methods to obtain, manage, and use capital by institutions and individuals.
Our online program plans can assist you in selecting the courses needed to fulfill your program requirements.
Counselling Services offers an assessment website, Mapping Your Future. Athabasca University has developed program learning outcomes that describe the career options that may be available to you upon graduating.
Students holding a degree in administration, business, commerce or management; or a degree with a major, concentration, or any equivalency programs from Athabasca University or another university will not be accepted into the Bachelor of Commerce, Finance Major program. There are no course entrance requirements.
Students complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment.
Students must have a weighted average of at least 1.7 (60 per cent) across all courses taken at Athabasca University towards a Bachelor of Commerce degree in order to graduate.
|Total credits in the program||120|
|Required courses (Years 1 and 2)||39|
|Required courses (Years 3 and 4)||24|
|Finance major core courses
|Finance major electives
|Residency requirement: A minimum of 30 credits must be obtained through Athabasca University, including ADMN 404, in Years 3 and 4. These 30 credits must include ADMN 404 (3 credits) plus 12 credits from the list of required courses for Years 3 and 4.||30|
Graduation with Distinction or Great Distinction. At least 24 credits must be obtained through Athabasca University in order to be considered.
|Maximum Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition credits||21|
Years 1 and 2 of the Bachelor of Commerce Program regulations also apply to the Finance Major.
|ACCT 356||Strategic and Competitive Analysis||(3)|
|FNCE 370||Overview of Corporate Finance||(3)|
| MGSC 368
|Introduction to Production and Operations Management
Service Operations Management
|MKTG 396||Introduction to Marketing||(3)|
|ORGB 364||Organizational Behaviour||(3)|
|A senior (300/400) level Organizational Behaviour course (other than ORGB 364)||(3)|
|ADMN 404||Capstone I: 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.|
|ECON 385||Money, Banking, and Canadian Financial Institutions||(3)|
|ECON 476||International Finance||(3)|
|FNCE 403||Derivatives and Risk Management||(3)|
|FNCE 405||Empirical Finance||(3)|
|FNCE 470||Portfolio Management||(3)|
|MGSC 405||Quantitative Approaches to Decision Making||(3)|
|Any Economics (ECON) or Finance (FNCE) course at the senior (300/400) level, not included as a core course.||(3)|
Information effective Sept. 1, 2018 to Aug. 31, 2019.
Updated August 29 2018 by laurab