If you are an energetic go-getter who wants to work in an industry with big demands and high rewards, our online Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) with a major in Finance may be the degree for you!

Finance is a contemporary major, integrating both finance and economics courses to provide graduates with broad exposure to the growing financial management sector. The field of finance involves the online study of financial markets, financial instruments and investment decision making, and analyzes alternative methods to obtain and manage capital.

Diploma holders please note: 
The following requirements are for students who complete their entire four-year degree with Athabasca University (AU). If you hold a college diploma, review our post-diploma program plans and contact a program advisor (see ‘Next Steps’ at right) to assist you with course selection.

Required Courses (39 credits)

ACCT 253 Introductory Financial Accounting (3)
ACCT 355 Cost Analysis (3)
ADMN 232 Introduction to Management (3)
ADMN 233 Writing in Organizations (3)
CMIS 245 Microcomputer Applications in Business (Windows) (3)
ECON 247 Microeconomics (3)
ECON 248 Macroeconomics (3)
ENGL A junior or senior level English course (3)
LGST 369 Commercial Law (3)
MATH 244 Business Mathematics

MATH 260 Calculus for Social Sciences and Economics*
* Recommended for students who wish to pursue 400-level FNCE or 400-level MGSC courses.

MATH 265 Introduction to Calculus I

MATH 270 Linear Algebra I
MGSC 301 Statistics for Business and Economics I*
*strongly recommended

MATH 215 Introduction to Statistics

MATH 216 Computer-oriented Approach to Statistics
MGSC 312 Statistics for Business and Economics II (3)
PHIL 333 Professional Ethics (3)
PHIL 337 Business Ethics  

Options* (21 credits)

  1. Business and Administrative Studies credits at the junior (200) or senior (300/400) level
  1. Humanities, Science, or Social Science credits at the junior (200) level
*A maximum of 3 credits in any area of study at the preparatory (100) level can be taken in the above 12 credits.  
  1. Humanities, Science, or Social Science credits at the senior (300/400) level)

Finance Major Years 3 and 4 (60 credits)

Required Courses (24 credits)

We are in the process of updating our site, to see years 3 & 4 finance major required courses, please click here.

Notice: Athabasca University is approved by the Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC) as an Education Provider for FPSC Level 1® Certification in Financial Planning. Students who wish to take FNCE 322 for this certification must enroll in Revision 5, expected to open in Spring 2017. (Older versions of FNCE 322 cannot be applied to the certification.)
For more information on FPSC Level 1® Certification in Financial Planning, visit www.fpsc.ca.