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Management & Finance Specialist

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Program Overview

The Management and Finance program equips students with a comprehensive understanding of financial issues and concepts, and with a firm mastery of methodologies and problem-solving skills required in modern-day finance. The Department’s world-class Finance lab allows students to experience the real world in a classroom setting. This program builds on the core of the Specialist and Specialist Co-op Programs in Management, and offers a deeper and wider coverage of Finance topics.

Check out future career opportunities and skills acquired from completing this program:

1. Competencies & Skills

  • Critically analyze and evaluate financial/accounting information
  • Perform advanced statistical analysis of data and interpret the results
  • Lead, implement and manage financial strategies
  • Maintain risk control and business contingency
  • Carry out financial modelling for achieving various business solutions

2. Careers for Graduates

  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Control Assistant
  • Business Analyst
  • Investment Banking Analyst
  • Project Coordinator/Manager
  • Financial Auditor
  • Budget Officer
  • Financial Planner
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Profit/Risk Analyst
  • Security Trader

3. Further Education

  • Master of Finance
  • Master of Science in Finance
  • Master of Financial Economics
  • Master of Business
  • Administration
  • Master of Business Analytics
  • Master of Financial Risk
  • Management
  • Master of Financial Analysis
  • Chartered Financial Analyst

Program Pathway

Year 1
CHOOSE YOUR COURSES WISELY
DEVELOP YOUR ACADEMIC & RESEARCH SKILLS
APPLY THEORY TO PRACTICE
BECOME AN ENGAGED CITIZEN (LOCALLY & GLOBALLY)
PLAN FOR YOUR FUTURE CAREER
  • Volunteer with organizations to explore your interest in industries related to your program of study; check listings on CLNx (>Jobs & Recruitment).
  • Connect with a Career Strategist in the AA&CC.
Year 2
CHOOSE YOUR COURSES WISELY

DEVELOP YOUR ACADEMIC & RESEARCH SKILLS

  • Consider applying to become an RA (Research Assistant) with the Management Department.
  • Familiarize yourself with all the research tools and data resources The BRIDGE has to offer.

APPLY THEORY TO PRACTICE

BECOME AN ENGAGED CITIZEN (LOCALLY & GLOBALLY)

PLAN FOR YOUR FUTURE CAREER

  • Interested in an entrepreneurial career? Join The BRIDGE’s New Venture Program.
  • Considering grad school? Speak to professors and program advisors early so that you know what to keep in mind.
  • Explore careers through the AA&CC’s Job Shadowing and In The Field programs.
Year 3

CHOOSE YOUR COURSES WISELY

DEVELOP YOUR ACADEMIC & RESEARCH SKILLS
APPLY THEORY TO PRACTICE
BECOME AN ENGAGED CITIZEN (LOCALLY & GLOBALLY)
PLAN FOR YOUR FUTURE CAREER
  • Check CLNx for Networking events and Employer Information sessions to attend.
  • Attend the UTSC Graduate & Professional School Fair in September.
  • Talk to your Student Experience Coordinator to learn about your options.
  • CFA Level I and/or FRM.
Year 4 or Final Year
CHOOSE YOUR COURSES WISELY
  • 1.0 credit of C-level Economics for Management Studies courses [excluding MGEC91H3, MGEC92H3, MGEC93H3].
  • At least 1.0 credit in C- or D-level Finance, chosen from a list of selected courses (check UTSC Calendar).
  • Meet with your Program Advisor and use Degree Explorer to ensure you are on track with your degree.
  • Register your “Intent to Graduate” on ACORN by the deadline.
DEVELOP YOUR ACADEMIC & RESEARCH SKILLS
APPLY THEORY TO PRACTICE
BECOME AN ENGAGED CITIZEN (LOCALLY & GLOBALLY)
  • Participate in the AA&CC’s Partners in Leadership program to learn and network with an alumni mentor about transitioning to work or further education.
  • Consider joining a relevant professional association; volunteer for their events and get to know people in your industry of interest.
  • Join the UTSC Management Group on 10,000 Coffees.
PLAN FOR YOUR FUTURE CAREER
  • Attend the AA&CC’s Get Hired job search conference in April/May.
  • Attend the Jobs for Grads orientation for a job search "crash course"; find job opportunities on CLNx.
  • Discuss your grad school plans with your professors and AA&CC staff; get your Personal Statement reviewed in the AA&CC.
  • CFA II (students should aim to take CFA Level II right after graduation).

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All BBA students participate in at least one Work Integrated Learning opportunity prior to graduation.