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Finance (FNCE)

Submitted by yayoi.moriguchi on Sat, 03/14/2015 - 10:39am

Financial management is concerned with making decisions about pursuing uncertain investment opportunities and deciding how to finance these investments. The details of the decision-making environment change over time and across organizations, but the basic principles are quite stable.

The Finance area provides a strong foundation in these basic principles so that finance students will be able to adapt to changing environments throughout their careers. Basic principles are taught in a theory framework, but many courses include cases and current news events to illustrate the theory.

Many finance courses use spreadsheet and statistical software on personal computers. The Finance area maintains several databases of security prices and returns, and corporate financial information. These databases are often used in industry and several courses introduce students to them.

Each year a handful of Haskayne students are accepted into the Calgary Portfolio Management Trust program, which provides them with hands-on investment management training. The Finance area also selects a team of four students to compete in the annual Rotman International Trading Competition, which uses simulated trading cases that closely mimic different aspects of real world markets.

Students declaring a Concentration must take a required six courses. Please refer to the University of Calgary Calendar for a description of these courses and their prerequisites.

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Nature of Work and Types of Jobs

Bank Lending Officer

commercial, consumer, or mortgage loans analyze and verify information to determine creditworthiness

Corporate Analyst

capital budgeting analysis and recommendations analyze and manage a firm's risk profile

Financial Analyst

  • provide clients with analysis and guidance to help them with an investment decision
  • research to determine a company's
  • value and project its future earnings

Security Underwriting

  • assess businesses to determine their access to equity or debt capital
  • raise capital from investors on behalf of the corporations or governments issuing the securities

Investment Compliance Officer

  • ensure that the firm and its employees comply with the Securities Act
  • ensure that written procedures are disseminated to all staff
  • prepare periodic financial reports required by regulatory bodies

Positions Obtained by Recent Grads

  • Account Manager, Commercial Markets
  • Budget Officer
  • Capital Budgeting Analyst
  • Commodity Trader
  • Equity Research Assistant
  • Financial Accountant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Services Representative
  • Investment Banking Analyst
  • Junior Treasury Analyst
  • Real Time Power Trader
  • Research Associate
  • Underwriting Assistant

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