Finance

Bachelor of Commerce

Faculty of Business

Why study Finance?

Why study Finance?

Finance is a broad area of study, and our program provides you with a solid foundation for a variety of business careers, including banking, investments and portfolio management, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, international finance, securities trading, and financial markets.

The Alberta School of Business is one of a select group of global institutions with a verified curriculum containing at least 70% of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level 1 curriculum, meaning our program is closely tied to professional practice and is well suited to preparing you for the CFA exams.

Why get a Bachelor of Commerce degree?

Why study Business?

The Alberta School of Business offers one of the largest BCom programs in Canada, with five different degree types, 16 majors, and many opportunities for specialization and work experience, including student clubs, business incubators, case competitions, study abroad programs, and more.

Our courses are built around group and project work, and our professors are award-winning teachers and experts in their field who will challenge you to put ideas into practice as you work towards your personal career goals.

Possible Careers

  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Market Analyst
  • Corporate Finance Analyst
  • Credit / Loans Manager
  • Credit Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Services Manager
  • Fund Development Professional
  • Human Resources Professional
  • International Trade Specialist
  • Marketing Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Risk Analyst
  • Treasury Analyst

"The most rewarding part of my university experience has been the diversity I have been exposed to throughout my five years. I’ve had the chance to be a part of the student-athlete community, gain experience through cooperative education, and learn with some of the brightest young leaders on campus, all while studying something I love." – Ed is a fifth-year Bachelor of Commerce student (Finance major) and a running back on the Bears football team.

Non-Direct Entry

This program does not allow admission directly from high school. See requirements below for more details.

Important information about admission to Business

There is no direct entry from high school into the Bachelor of Commerce program (BCom). Students must first complete a year of university in another Faculty or postsecondary institution and take courses in English, Economics, Mathematics and Statistics. Admission to the BCom is competitive based on performance in the required courses and a student's overall academic record.


 
Preprofessional Study Time: 1 year

24 required, transferable to the University. ( = units of course weight)

  1. Junior Level English (6), which includes any 100-level English (3) and a maximum of (3) in WRS
  2. ECON 101 (3)
  3. ECON 102 (3)
  4. MATH 113 or 114 (3)
  5. STAT 151 (3)

Please consult the Faculty about any other courses appropriate to your major.

Admission Selection: Competitive. Qualified applicants will have completed their preprofessional year with all required preprofessional courses and a minimum of 24 University transferable courses. These applicants are ranked according to their grade point average in the most recent Fall/Winter (September to April consisting of at least 15. Applicants must possess a minimum GPA of 2.3 before their application will be considered. For more information, please visit the BCom website.

Additional Information: Admission to the University of Alberta Business Co-op program is competitive and is based on your application package and your admission interview, if required. For more information on applying to the Co-op program, please visit the Co-op website.

 
 

The Office of the Registrar administers over $28 million each year in scholarships, awards, and financial support for undergraduate students, as well as financial and loan advising. Additional scholarships are also available for specific faculties and programs.

Why UAlberta?

The University of Alberta is one of the Top 5 universities in Canada and Top 100 in the world, with state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, award-winning professors, a diverse and welcoming community, and opportunities for undergraduates you won’t find anywhere else. Come learn, try, solve, create, challenge, master, transform, and change the world.

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