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Why specialize in Finance? Finance opens the door to multiple, varied career possibilities, particularly in the fields of corporate finance and financial markets.
The Laval BBA specialization in Finance was the first Bachelor program in Canada to be recognized by the prestigious CFA Institute. This recognition tells program graduates that the courses they have taken cover virtually all the material evaluated in the CFA Institute’s Level I examination. The CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) designation is the international benchmark for competence and integrity in the areas of finance and investment. Only 132 universities in the world offer a program recognized by the CFA Institute. Of these, nine are in Canada, including Université Laval.
You will acquire skills and expertise in corporate finance:
- You will develop skills in operations management, mergers and acquisitions and project financing, and be able to advise on privatizations and venture capital.
- You will learn to manage assets, direct financial operations and issue securities.
You will acquire skills and expertise in financial markets:
- You will be ready to take on the role of investment advisor and will have financial analysis and portfolio management skills.
- You will learn to negotiate securities and manage pension funds, and will understand financial products and derivatives.
Does the design, analysis and development of complex financial products (options, term contracts and derivatives) interest you? To work in this field, you will need to specialize at the graduate level by choosing our M.Sc. Financial Engineering. This program requires advanced knowledge of mathematics, statistics and programming, which can be gained through your chosen courses. We suggest you take the prerequisite courses in your BBA program. The courses may be taken as part of a customized mixed stream or as electives. In the former case, you will obtain a Laval BBA with two mixed streams, one customized and the other in Finance.
Before registering in your first concentration course, you must have completed at least 10 of the 15 core courses, including GSF-1000 Finance or GSF-1100 Introduction to finance, CTB-2050 Fiscalité I, GSE-1001 Économie nationale et internationale or GSE-1002 Macroeconomics.
* CFA Examinations: Courses on this page identified by a red asterisk are very valuable for preparing for the CFA exams. For more information, consult the document below:
** CRM Accreditation: Successful completion of the three Risk and Insurance courses entitles you to the CRM (Canadian Risk Management) professional designation. To obtain it, send your course transcripts and a cheque for $100 payable to the Global Risk Management Institute at the address on the form provided on the Risk & Insurance Management Society website.
Students who took ASR-2100 Gestion des risques et assurance or its English equivalent ASR-2103 Risk Management and Insurance during the Fall 2008 and Winter 2009 sessions are not required to take ASR-2106 Appréciation des risques. During those sessions, the content of ASR-2100 was modified to meet the CRM accreditation Accreditation requirements. Students who took ASR-2100 in another session must take ASR-2106 to obtain the accreditation.
Eight required courses (24 credits):
|ASR-2100||Gestion des risques et assurance||Syllabus|
|ASR-2103||Risk Management and Insurance||Syllabus|
|GSF-2101||Gestion du portefeuille||Syllabus|
|GSF-2104||Gestion financière internationale||Syllabus|
|GSF-2107||Analyse quantitative des investissements et programmation||Syllabus|
|GSF-3100||Marché des capitaux||Syllabus|
|GSF-3101||Introduction aux produits dérivés||Syllabus|
|GSF-3103||Séminaire de finance||Syllabus|
Note – It is strongly recommended that students planning to do a graduate degree in Finance take GSF-2107.
Two to four courses from among the following (6 to 12 credits):
Financial Markets section
|GSF-2105||Gestion appliquée du portefeuille||Syllabus|
|GSF-4031||Évaluation d'actifs financiers||Syllabus|
Corporate Finance section
|GSF-2100||Gestion de la liquidité||Syllabus|
|GSF-2103||Gestion des institutions de dépôts||Syllabus|
Risk and Insurance section
|ASR-2104||Contrôle des risques||Syllabus|
|ASR-2105||Financement des risques||Syllabus|
|ASR-2106||Appréciation des risques||Syllabus|
A maximum of 2 courses from the following (6 credits):
|ADM-1102||Rapport de stage I|
|ADM-2103||Stage coopératif II|
|ADM-2100||Analyse de cas||Syllabus|
|ADM-2101||Stage en milieu de travail||Syllabus|
|ADM-1100||Stage coopératif I|
|ADM-2105||Rapport de stage II|
|ADM-3102||Stage coopératif III|
|ADM-3107||Rapport de stage III|
|ASR-2102||Produits financiers: assurances et rentes||Syllabus|
|CTB-2100||Comptabilité intermédiaire I||Syllabus|
|CTB-3100||Utilisation des états financiers||Syllabus|
|GSF-4039||Capital de risque|
|MQT-1900||Méthodes quantitatives pour économistes|
Other courses from BBA streams
Note - Courses will be given if the number of registrations warrants it.
Elective courses (9 credits)
You can choose any three elective courses that suit you and enhance your particular abilities. You may also opt for language courses.
If you want to go on to the MBA Finance or the M.Sc. Financial Engineering, choose one or both of the following courses as electives: ECN-3000 Introduction à l'économétrie and/or STT-2901 Probabilités pour économistes.
Financial Analyst (CFA)
CFA program (Chartered Financial Analyst)
The international standard for evaluating the abilities and integrity of financial analysts, this program builds on your basic knowledge of investment principles. Financial accounting, economics, quantitative analysis, fixed incomes, options, portfolio management, financial and ethics analysis are among the fields covered. A candidate’s ability to use these principles in a professional context is assessed through three levels of exams. The CFA examinations are administered annually in more than 70 countries.
Phone: 418-656-2131, ext. 3380
Last modification : April 4, 2012