What is Finance?
Finance is the study of financial markets, financial instruments and investment decision making and analyzes alternative methods in obtaining, managing and using capital. Finance incorporates basic economics, accounting and statistics in simple and complex mathematical models to simplify and study the complete economic reality of financing business and investments. From planning national policy to structuring the financing of major projects to managing personal investments, financial analysts interpret quantitative and qualitative information to manage money effectively
Why complete a Finance major?
The financial services industry is a major employer, and the number of jobs for finance graduates has increased steadily over the past several decades. Entry-level positions for finance graduates tend to pay higher than average salaries. And many graduates go on to senior management positions such as Chief Financial Officer, Vice-President and Senior Investment Advisor
Finance grads follow two career paths: corporate finance or investments. Both use mathematical models and sound ethical judgment to integrate forecasts, past trends, the impact of historic and current events, financial analysts.
NEW: Bachelor of Management with Major in Finance has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. This status is granted to institutions whose degree program(s) incorporate at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provide students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions them well to sit for the CFA exams.
What courses will I take as a Finance major?
- Four-year Bachelor of Management - Finance (pdf)
- Post-Diploma Bachelor of Management - Finance (pdf)
- Bachelor of Management as a Second Degree - Finance (pdf)
- Management Certificate - Finance (pdf)
Who will I be working with over the next several years?
Meet our Finance Faculty
What can I do with a Finance major?
Learn more about a career in Finance
What programs have a Finance major?
When you apply to the U of L for admission, you apply to a program (degree or certificate) and a major. A Finance major is available in the following programs:
- Combined Degrees
- Four-year Bachelor of Management
- Post-Diploma Bachelor of Management
- Bachelor of Management as a Second Degree
- Management Certificate