• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
The Finance program at Thompson Rivers University is fun, interesting, and rewarding from a money income perspective. The profession is divided into two main fields: investments and corporate finance.Investments deals with a professional such as a financial advisor or money manager choosing to invest in GICs, stocks, bonds, options, futures, swaps, real estate.
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Overview

The primary goal of this  Finance program at Thompson Rivers University  is to make your client rich. Another purpose in wealth management is to minimize the risk of your client’s portfolio perhaps through the use of derivatives and their strategies such as butterfly spreads, call bear spreads, put bull spreads, collars, and straddles. Potential employers include banks, insurance companies, pension funds, private equity firms, hedge funds, and mutual fund companies among others.

The other field is corporate finance. Professionals here may focus on financing an organization’s daily operations and future growth. Sources of capital to finance the firm include vehicles such as lines of credit, commercial paper, term loans, mortgages, bonds, leases, venture capital, and IPOs to fund seasonal build-ups in working capital and major asset purchases. Additional specialization in corporate finance may be cash management, accounts receivable management like collections, payables management, and working in mergers and acquisitions teams. Possible employers are corporations, not-for-profit firms, governments and their agencies.

Careers

The profession is divided into two main fields. Investments deal with managing savings in the economy by transferring them to individuals and corporations in need of capital in exchange for an appropriate return. The other side of the industry is managerial finance. Professionals here arrange needed financing for an organization's daily operations and future growth.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Portfolio and Equity Analysis
  • Fixed Income and Alternative investments
  • Derivative Securities
  • Advanced Financial Management
  • International Financial Management
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Taxation for Decision-Making

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    88

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Grade 12 (or equivalent) or mature student status
  • English Studies 12/English First Peoples 12 with a minimum of 73% (or equivalent)
  • Foundations of Math 12 or Pre-calculus 12 with a minimum C+ (or equivalent)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3660 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1830 CAD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    878 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 439 CAD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Depending on no. of courses per semester

  • NAT:$439- $3,079
  • INTL: $1,830 -$11,130 

Living costs for Kamloops

  • 1240 - 1930 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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