Program Information

School: University of Alberta
Faculty: Faculty of Business
Degree: Bachelor; Co-op
Field of Study: Finance, General
Description: Finance is a broad area of study, and our program provides you with a solid foundation for a variety of business careers, including banking, investments and portfolio management, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, international finance, securities trading, and financial markets.

The Alberta School of Business is one of a select group of global institutions with a verified curriculum containing at least 70% of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level 1 curriculum, meaning our program is closely tied to professional practice and is well suited to preparing you for the CFA exams.

URL: Finance at University of Alberta
Length: 5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

This estimate is based on one year of full-time study, and represents only the tuition cost.

Careers: Banking, Credit and Other Investment Managers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 69
Additional Admission Requirements:

  • Work Experience

Applicants must first be granted admission into the UofA BCom program before they may apply to Co-op. Applicants may only be considered for the Co-op program if they have no more than *75ucw completed towards their Bachelor of Commerce Degree by August 31st, 2018. After-Degree Co-op applicants are only eligible to apply for the Co-op program if they have at least 15 courses (*45ucw) remaining in their program by August 31st, 2018. The first 150 applicants who meet the criteria for their major will be granted admission to the Co-op program. Additional applications (up to 50) will be considered on a case by case basis. Offers of admission are subject to quota limits for each major. For example, a maximum of 60 Accounting majors and 60 Finance majors will be accepted. International students may be required to complete an intake interview before being granted admission. Applicants must: present a GPA of 3.0 or higher in their most recent academic year of study comprising a minimum of *24ucw (i.e., 4 courses completed per term during the regular academic year), and present a minimum grade of B in Accounting 311. All applicants are expected to present a minimum of 650 hours of work experience within the past 2 years. For students applying to the September 2018 intake, the work experience hours calculation only includes work experience gained between February 1, 2016 through to August 31, 2018. This work need not be business related and may include fields such as retail, hospitality, labour etc… We strongly encourage all Co-op applicants to participate in Volunteer or Extra-Curricular activities in order to increase competitiveness in securing a position.