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We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Finance

Program details

Faculty
Business and Information Technology

Degree
Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)

Experiential learning
Capstone
Experiential work term
Internship
Research study

Delivery method
In-class
Hybrid online/in-class

Location
Ontario Tech University, North Oshawa

Start dates
September

Length
Four years

Program load
Full-time

OUAC code
DBF

Overview

three students at a desk with a laptop Prepare to achieve the professional designation of Chartered Financial Analyst and to write the Canadian Securities Institute (CSI) Global Education Inc. exam.

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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. The Finance program is officially affiliated with the CFA institute and provides a strong basis for students interested in pursuing the CFA designation. The program’s commitment to best professional and ethical practices ensures graduates have the tools necessary to succeed and thrive in their careers. Graduates are also prepared to write the Canadian Securities Institute (CSI) Global Education Inc. exam.


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of Business and IT students participate in experiential learning
companies provide paid internships and Capstone opportunities

Admissions

Admissions


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-off70 per cent
Expected cut-offlow 70s

Program details

Faculty
Business and Information Technology

Degree
Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)

Experiential learning
Capstone
Experiential work term
Internship
Research study

Delivery method
In-class
Hybrid online/in-class

Location
Ontario Tech University, North Oshawa

Start dates
September

Length
Four years

Program load
Full-time

OUAC code
DBF

Contact information

Career opportunities

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

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.

  • 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.

  • Finance lab tour