Certificate (Cert.) Applied Finance

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Courses & Workshops

Prerequisite Courses
CMSC 101 Mathematical Tools for Management Professionals. (3 credits)
In-class, Part-time
Spring/Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Spring/Summer 2019, Fall 2019
Exponential and logarithmic functions and equations, mathematics of finance, permutations and combinations, introduction to probability, limits and derivatives with applications, matrices and systems of linear equations.
MGCR 211 Introduction to Financial Accounting. (3 credits)
In-class, Part-time
Spring/Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Spring/Summer 2019, Fall 2019, Winter 2020
The role of financial accounting in the reporting of the financial performance of a business. The principles, components and uses of financial accounting and reporting from a user's perspective, including the recording of accounting transactions and events, the examination of the elements of financial statements, the preparation of financial statements and the analysis of financial results.
Corequisite Courses
MGCR 273 Introductory Management Statistics. (3 credits)
In-class, Part-time
Fall 2018, Winter 2019
Descriptive statistics, probability, random variables, binomial, poisson, normal distributions, sampling distribution of the mean, estimation, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, tests of goodness of fit, simple linear regression, non-parametric statistics. Use of computer statistics package (no computer background needed). Application to problems in business and management.
MGCR 293 Managerial Economics. (3 credits)
In-class, Part-time
Spring/Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Spring/Summer 2019, Fall 2019, Winter 2020
The course focuses on the application of economic theory to management problems and the economic foundations of marketing, finance, and production. Attention is given to the following topics: price and cost analysis; demand and supply analysis, conditions of competition.
Required Courses
ACCT 354 Financial Statement Analysis. (3 credits)
In-class, Part-time
Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Fall 2019, Winter 2020
Interpretative nature of the conceptual framework underlying a multitude of financial reporting standards, including the impact of alternative accounting methods, management biases and stakeholder interests in the analysis and valuation of the firm.
CFIN 300 Fundamentals of Financial Markets and Institutions. (3 credits)
In-class, Part-time
Fall 2018, Fall 2019
This course provides an introductory overview of national and international financial markets and financial institutions. The focus will be on the structure of the global financial system, financial markets (bonds, money, equity, and foreign exchange), and the main types of financial institutions: banks, mutual funds, insurance companies, and pension plans.
CFIN 310 Short-Term Financial Management. (3 credits)
In-class, Part-time
Winter 2019
Traditional concepts of the net present valuation, liquidity, collections, disbursements, company-bank relationships, cash forecasting, and short-term investing and financing, which provide an understanding of the role of working capital management in the operations of a firm.
CFIN 410 Investment and Portfolio Management. (3 credits)
In-class, Part-time
Fall 2018
This course covers financial instruments such as stocks and bonds, formation and management of investment portfolios and evaluation of portfolio performance. Finance theories and investment practices relating to such additional topics as global portfolio diversification, investments by means of Initial Public Offerings, hedge funds, private equity and derivatives are presented.
FINE 342 Corporate Finance. (3 credits)
Spring/Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Fall 2019, Winter 2020
In-depth study of corporate finance, risk, diversification, portfolio analysis, and capital market theory.
FINE 482 International Finance 1. (3 credits)
In-class, Part-time
Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Fall 2019, Winter 2020
The international financial environment as it affects the multinational manager. Balance of payments concepts, adjustment process of the external imbalances and the international monetary system. In depth study of the institutional and theoretical aspects of foreign exchange markets; international capital markets, including Eurobonds and eurocredit markets.
MGCR 341 Introduction to Finance. (3 credits)
In-class, Part-time
Spring/Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Spring/Summer 2019, Fall 2019, Winter 2020
An introduction to the principles, issues, and institutions of Finance. Topics include valuation, risk, capital investment, financial structure, cost of capital, working capital management, financial markets, and securities.
Complementary Courses
CFIN 200 Retirement Planning. (3 credits)
In-class, Part-time
Fall 2018
This course addresses the various elements in the retirement planning process such as pension planning instruments, public and private pension plans, insurance, income tax, estate planning, and wills.
CFIN 305 Investor Behaviour. (3 credits)
In-class, Part-time
Winter 2019
The emotional and psychological factors that impact investors' behaviour and decision making. Various market anomalies will be examined in the context of mean-variance efficiency theory, as well as typical forecasting errors, expert justifications and continued investor reliance on forecasting models in the context of psychological biases.
CFIN 401 Sustainable Finance and the Firm. (3 credits)
In-class, Part-time
The objective of this course is to understand how to assess and analyze the impact of Green House Gas regulations on corporations and their financial policies. Topics include capital budgeting, capital structure and corporate governance. Case studies will be used to illustrate sustainable corporate policies.
CFIN 402 Business Valuation and Project Finance. (3 credits)
In-class, Part-time
This course provides a comprehensive analysis of alternative valuation models and techniques such as discounted cash flow and relative valuation methods. These techniques are applied to the valuation of various types of firms such as financial services, start ups, private and distressed firms, and firms with negative earnings.
CFIN 403 Mergers and Acquisitions. (3 credits)
In-class, Part-time
This course applies theory from corporate finance to the analysis of mergers, acquisitions, and related transactions. The objectives of this course are to introduce the area of mergers and acquisitions and to develop and strengthen the presentation and research skills necessary for the investment banking or merger arbitrage industries.
CFIN 421 Asset Liability Management. (3 credits)
In-class, Part-time
This course introduces the basic Asset Liability Management concepts of currency exposure, interest rate risk, and liquidity risk. It also introduces some basic tools to manage risks in banks and insurance firms.
CPDV 301 Risk Management. (3 credits)
In-class, Part-time
Spring/Summer 2019
This course emphasizes the importance of decision-making criteria in selecting among the various alternatives available in risk management. Management techniques treated are: the risk management concepts and objectives; risk management in an organization and its effect on profits; risk management techniques; risk identification and analysis; forecasting and comparing risks; property risks; income risks; liability risks; personnel loss risks; probability analysis; risk management decision-making and capital budgeting methods.
CPDV 302 Risk Control. (3 credits)
In-class, Part-time
Spring/Summer 2019
This course specifically explores the selection, implementation and monitoring of risk control techniques which are essential in preventing or minimizing potential losses before they occur. Fault tree study, statistical analysis, contractual liability reviews and in-house safety programs are detailed. The course will examine the two dimensions of loss, frequency and severity, with particular attention on losses to property, people, net income and liability.
CPDV 303 Risk Financing. (3 credits)
Spring/Summer 2018
This course explores the fundamentals of risk financing as they relate to the risk management process. The identification, implementation and monitoring of Risk Financing Techniques will be analyzed within the following guidelines: framework for risk financing; criteria for risk financing technique selection; insurance as a risk financing technique; financing property, net income, liability and personnel losses; accounting and some income tax aspects of accidental losses; implementing risk retention available options, including use of affiliated insurers; insurance pricing, selection of insurers and their representatives; risk cost allocation.