Finance, Bachelor of Commerce

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
  • English (schedule IELTS)
    Language
Online
Athabasca University’s online Bachelor of Commerce in Finance integrates finance and economics courses to give you a broad exposure to the growing financial management sector.

About

Finance is a contemporary major, integrating finance and economics courses to provide graduates with a broad exposure to this growing services sector. The field of financial services involves the study of financial markets, financial instruments and investment decision making, and analyzes alternative methods to obtain, manage, and use capital by institutions and individuals.

As a result of completing this program, students should be able to

demonstrate a grasp of theory, technically based skills and ethical perspectives relevant to core business areas, including marketing, statistics, financial accounting, management accounting, finance, economics, information systems, strategic management, organizational behaviour, and commercial law.

demonstrate an in-depth understanding of technical and quantitative aspects of management related to financial services, including the study of financial markets, financial instruments and investment decision-making, as well as the analysis of alternative methods employed by institutions and individuals to obtain, manage and use capital.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline. More details:
    • You can apply to AU anytime without a deadline. 
    • Courses start : Monthly, on the 1st of each month
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Money, Banking, and Canadian Financial Institutions
  • International Finance
  • Investments
  • Risk Management
  • Empirical Finance
  • Portfolio Management
  • Quantitative Approaches to Decision Making

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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.

    Schedule IELTS

Academic Requirements

  • There are no formal admission requirements for this program. All you need is to be 16 or older. You can enrol anytime and start right away, regardless of your previous education.
  • Please note: If you have a degree in administration, business, commerce or management, or a degree with a related major or concentration from AU or another university, you cannot apply to the Bachelor of Commerce in Finance program.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    16240 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 64960 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • National Applies to you

    8200 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32800 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    6670 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26680 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Please note: These costs are estimated. AU can and may increase tuition fees annually. 

Funding

There are monetary awards, usually based on academic excellence coupled with other criteria including, but not limited to, career pursuits, volunteer activity, and active community participation. Some awards also take financial need into account.

Whether you are attending Athabasca University as an undergraduate or graduate student, affordability and access to financial resources is important. AU’s financial aid team is committed to helping you obtain information on available financial assistance for your situation.

You may be able to access full or part time funding programs from Provincial and/or Federal funding from the Province of your residence.

We can assist you in navigating through the student financial aid process to identify loans, awards and grants, and other planning tools to put your academic goals within your reach and your budget.

Please explore the website for all of the important information that will provide in depth details in all matters related to financing your post secondary education at AU.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.