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 250Accounting for Managers(3)
 or
ACCT 253

Introductory Financial Accounting*

Students who are planning to pursue a professional accounting designation are advised to take ACCT 253.

ADMN 232Introduction to Management (3)
ADMN 233Writing in Organizations(3)
COMM 243Interpersonal Communication(3)
 or
COMM 277Group Communication
CMIS 245Microcomputer Applications in Business (Windows)(3)
ECON 247Microeconomics(3)
ECON 248Macroeconomics(3)
LGST 369Commercial Law (3)
MKTG 396Introduction to Marketing(3)
MATH 244Business Mathematics

(3)
 or
MATH 260Calculus for Social Sciences and Economics*
* Recommended for students who wish to pursue 400-level FNCE courses.
 or
MATH 265Introduction to Calculus I
 or
MATH 270Linear Algebra I
MGSC 301Statistics for Business and Economics I

(3)
PHIL 252Critical Thinking(3)
PHIL 333Professional Ethics(3)
 or
PHIL 337Business Ethics

Options* (21 credits)

  1. Business and Administrative Studies credits at the junior (200) or senior (300/400) level
(3)
  1. Non "Business and Administrative Studies" credits at the junior (200) level (an English course is recommended)
(6)
*A maximum of 3 credits in any area of study at the preparatory (100) level can be taken in the above 9 credits. 
  1. Non "Business and Administrative Studies" credits at the senior (300/400) level)
(12)

Required Courses (30 credits)

ACCT 355Cost Analysis(3)
ADMN 417International Business Management(3)
 or
ECON 401The Changing Global Economy
CMIS 351Management Information Systems
(3)
FNCE /ECON 300Financial Economics(3)
 or
FNCE 370Overview of Corporate Finance
MGSC 312Statistics for Business and Economics II(3)
MGSC 368Introduction to Production and Operations Management (3)
 or
MGSC 369Service Operations Management
ORGB 364Organizational Behaviour(3)
HRMT/ORGB 386 Introduction to Human Resources Management(3)
ADMN 404Capstone I: Strategic Management*(3)
ADMN 405Capstone II: Application and Integration of Contemporary Business Topics*(3)
 *ADMN 404 and ADMN 405 must be taken with AU. Transfer credit will not be awarded. These courses should be taken as the last courses in the program. 


Finance Major Electives (Select 3 credits from the following)

Any Economics (ECON) or Finance (FNCE) course at the senior (300/400) level, not included as a core course.(3)

Options (6 credits)

Senior (300/400) level Non "Business and Administrative Studies" credits(6)

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.