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Finance

Degree Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
Faculty Faculty of Business and Information Technology
Location North Oshawa campus location
Start dates September
Length Four years
Program load Full-time
OUAC code DBF
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As a Commerce student pursuing the Finance major, you will be prepared for a successful career in the financial service industry. Graduates are prepared to write the Canadian Securities Institute (CSI) Global Education Inc. exam and achieve the professional designation of Chartered Financial Analyst.

General information

As a Commerce student pursuing the Finance major, you will be prepared for a successful career in the financial service industry. Graduates are prepared to write the Canadian Securities Institute (CSI) Global Education Inc. exam and achieve the professional designation of Chartered Financial Analyst.


Additional information

Faculty of Business and Information Technology website

Admission requirements

Current Ontario secondary school students must complete the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with six 4U or 4M credits including English (ENG4U) with a minimum average of 60 per cent and one of Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) or Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U) with a minimum average of 60 per cent. 

Note: Admission is competitive. The specific average or standing required for admission varies from year to year. Students are selected by taking into consideration a wide range of criteria including school marks, distribution of subjects taken, and performance in subjects relevant to the academic program. Possession of the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Preference will be given to applicants with the best qualifications.


Last year's cut-off 70 per cent
Expected cut-off low 70s

How to apply

The application process and important dates/deadlines are outlined on our admissions website:
 Ontario secondary school applicants 
• Ontario secondary school graduates
• Canadian out-of-province high school applicants 
• international applicants 
• mature applicants (over 21 and never attended post-secondary) 
• transfer applicants
• General Arts and Science (GAS) applicants 
• home-schooled applicants

Program curriculum

Sample courses: 

  • Business Applications of Blockchain and Cyrptocurrencies
  • Derivative Securities
  • Equity Asset Analysis
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Financial Modelling
  • International Finance
  • Portfolio and Investment Strategies

The first two years of the program have a common curriculum featuring simulations, teamwork and case studies. In your third year, students can proceed to the Finance major.

You may also complete a minor in Accounting, Entrepreneurship, International Business, Marketing, Operations and Supply Chain Management, Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Management, or in Technology Management.

A full program map is available in the Undergraduate Academic Calendar. Courses are subject to change without notice.

Experiential learning

You will gain firsthand business experience through internship work placements (locally or abroad) or Capstone study projects in which you work as a team to provide consulting services to one of our industry partners. Learn more on the faculty website.

Career opportunities

  • corporate lender
  • financial analyst
  • financial planner
  • investment advisor
  • investment banker 
  • portfolio manager 
  • securities trader
  • treasurer 
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