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.
Specific application of these skills is dependent on the role:
Please note some of these positions may require further training, certification or education. Check out the occupational profiles to review the full details for the occupations that interest you at alis.alberta.ca/occinfo
Note: For sales, stocks, bonds mutual funds, insurance and real estate additional professional licenses maybe required
Note: 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.
Formal Career Assessments like the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator can be helpful tools for your career development. These assessments have been used for decades to help individuals choose a major, explore career options during and upon completion of a degree and to further understand yourself in relationship to the world of work. Inquire with Career Services if you are interested in these formal assessments.
Haskayne Career Centre
Scurfield Hall, 350