Career and Professional Development

Program Details

_Diploma in Applied Finance (Admissions no longer accepted. Program prior to 2014)


Admissions no longer accepted.

This program aims to provide students with effective and applicable competencies in the frontiers of finance using learner-centered instructional methods. The program is designed to provide training in the techniques and nuances expected of a successful professional in various finance related fields, such as corporate finance, investment banking and portfolio management, risk management, treasury finance, financial planning and sustainable financial management.

Note: There are two external prerequisite courses to the program, which must be taken prior to taking certain required courses in this program. Students who wish to apply for advanced standing for prerequisite courses must complete an Advanced Standing form at the time of admission or they may take an Exemption by Examination test. Prerequisites and corequisites are not included in the total credit requirements for the program.


Number Title Prerequisites Available Times
Fall 2023 Winter 2024 Spring/Summer 2024 Fall 2024
CACC 521 Concepts of Financial Accounting
CMS2 500 Mathematics for Management CMSC 000 (or the Exemption by Examination) WED
CEC2 532 Business Economics
CMS2 521 Applied Management Statistics CMS2 500 (or the Exemption by Examination)
7 REQUIRED COURSES: (21 Credits)
CFIN 500 Financial Markets and Institutions
CFIN 507 Analysis of Financial Statements CACC 521
CFIN 512 Corporate Finance Pre-requisite: (CACC 520 or CACC 521) and Co-requisite: CMS2 521
CFIN 522 Applied Topics in Corporate Finance CFIN 512
CFIN 525 Treasury Management CACC 521
CFIN 530 Investment Analysis CEC2 532 and CFIN 512
CFIN 540 Introduction to International Finance CFIN 512
3 COMPLEMENTARY Courses to be chosen from the following: (9 Credits)
CFIN 501 Retirement, Estate and Tax Planning
CFIN 515 Behavioural Finance
CFIN 528 Strategic Asset and Liability Management CACC 521
CFIN 552 Firm Valuation CACC 521 and CFIN 512
CFIN 553 Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions CACC 521 and CFIN 512
CFIN 562 Finance and Sustainable Enterprise CACC 521
CFIN 590 Topics in Finance CFIN 522 or CFIN 525 or CFIN 530 or CFIN 540
CFIN 595 Derivatives and Risk Management Tools CFIN 500 and CFIN 512
CPD2 505 Risk Management and Insurance