Dynamic career options
Graduating with a Finance major opens the door to many career options after you complete your degree, including:
- commercial banker
- portfolio manager
- investment banker
- stock broker
- financial planner
- financial research analyst
- corporate financial executive
- financial management consultant
World class professors
Students who study finance at the Asper School of Business will be taught by excellent professors - many of which have won prestigious teaching awards. Our full-time professors are also active researchers, who have written textbooks, received national research grants, and had their articles published in top journals.
Meet Assistant Professor in Finance, Dr. Shiu-Yik (Yik) Au, recipient of the prestigious Social Services and Humanities Council Research Insight Grant.
Meet other students from around the world by becoming a member of the various students’ groups available at Asper, such as University of Manitoba Finance Organization (UMFO) or the University of Manitoba Investment Group (UMIG). Student groups are a great way to add value to your education and gain new experiences outside of the classroom.
Asper School of Business is accredited by AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
of Finance majors are employed four months after graduation
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Expected duration: 4 years
With Asper’s hybrid teaching model, you’ll apply finance theory to real-world issues and graduate with the skills necessary for a successful career in finance.
Completing your BComm (Hons) with a finance major will help you recognize the importance of understanding financial concepts for the success of any business.
Choosing a major
In the Asper Bachelor of Commerce program, students typically choose a major at the beginning of their third year. Each student must declare at least one major and present a minimum Degree Grade Point Average of 2.00.
It is important to make sure you are following the correct program requirements for your chosen major. The best way to do this is to email an Asper program advisor or call the Asper Help Line at 204-474-6388.
Sample course offerings
- FIN 2200: Corporate Finance (3 credit hours)
- FIN 3250: Financial Statement Analysis (3 credit hours)
- FIN 3270: Personal Financial Planning (3 credit hours)
- FIN 3400: Investment Banking (3 credit hours)
- FIN 3420: Security Analysis (3 credit hours)
- FIN 3440: Real Estate Investments (3 credit hours)
- FIN 3470: Small Business Finance (3 credit hours)
- FIN 3460: Financial Markets and Institutions (3 credit hours)
For full course descriptions, please visit the Academic Calendar.
Before you graduate, you have a chance to explore different career paths, professions, industries, companies, majors and build a professional network to kick-start your career.
International exchange opportunities
Stand out to future employers with international study experience. Living abroad expands your horizons and demonstrates that you’re willing to take risks and solve problems under challenging circumstances.
To declare the finance major, you first have to be accepted to the Bachelor of Commerce program. The following are minimum requirements for entry into the Asper Bachelor of Commerce program.
Direct entry applicants are those who have not attended a post-secondary institution or have completed fewer than 24 credit hours at a recognized university or college.
Advanced entry applicants are those who have completed one year (24 credit hours) or more of studies in another faculty at the University of Manitoba or another recognized post-secondary institution.
Asper also gives individual consideration to students who meet some requirements for admission but may not have academically competitive marks because of reasons beyond their control.
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Admission into the Bachelor of Commerce program is academically competitive and within the discretion of the Asper School of Business.
How to apply
Domestic student application fee: $100
International student application fee: $120
Applications to the University of Manitoba are completed online. To begin your application, select the "Start or continue your application" button. The online application includes several parts, and you may be required to submit transcripts, proof of English Language proficiency, and other documents.
Admission and application inquiries
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