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Bachelor's Degree Program

Finance

Join an ever-evolving industry with numerous job opportunities with a business degree majoring in finance from the Paul J. Hill School of Business in Saskatchewan.

Finance is an essential part of any business and important for every person and society. It helps businesses and individuals make better investment and financing decisions, and directs funds to the most valued uses. Finance students learn about the management of money by individuals, businesses and related organizations.

Choose the finance major if you are interested in banking, investing, and managing business finances. You’ll develop your analytical, problem solving, and critical thinking skills. If you like the challenges and excitement of operating under uncertainty, finance is for you!

Not only will a Hill School business degree with a major in finance open up many entry-level jobs upon graduation, it also prepares you to specialize with a graduate degree or Certified Financial Planner (CFP) or Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designations.

Finance Major Requirements

As a finance major, you will take six required finance courses in addition to completing the core Bachelor of Business Administration degree requirements. You’ll start the program by learning the theory and applications of corporate finance then explore specialized finance classes on topics such as investments, portfolio management, derivatives and risk management, international financial management, capital markets, financial institutions, and financial modelling with Excel. You will also be exposed to case-based courses where you will apply theory to real-life scenarios.

What Is Business Administration?

Business administration encompasses all elements relating to the management and operations of private, government and not-for-profit organizations in Canada and around the world. A bachelor degree in business administration prepares you to understand the inner-workings of organizations from all angles, including, but not limited to:

  • Fundamentals necessary to start your own company and/or assist a business start-up in achieving its goals,
  • Building and managing effective employee relationships,
  • Managing finances and making investment decisions,
  • Establishing a successful brand,
  • Preparing budgets, controlling costs, and maintaining financial records,
  • … and much more!

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Quick Facts

Program: Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with a Major in Finance
Length: 4 years
Offered Through: University of Regina
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Why Study at the Hill School of Business?

At the Hill School of Business there is a lot more to the university experience than just what you learn inside the classroom.

Our programs are designed to prepare you for a successful and progressive career in business as a responsible leader who creates positive social change.

Our experiential learning approach:

  • Builds connections between business and community,
  • Teaches you to think critically,
  • Creates networking opportunities,
  • Improves your leadership abilities, and
  • Helps you exceed your potential.
The UR Investing program provided a ton of insight into the different career avenues you can access through a specialization in finance.
April Hoffort ’16
Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance Major
Director, Strategic Partnerships at ATB Financial

Finance Frequently Asked Questions

Are there study abroad opportunities?

Yes! We have 450 agreements with universities spread across 70 different nations. We also offer a number of international business opportunities (that you can take advantage of both internationally and here at home). These experiences can result in an International Designation on your degree. Find out more by following the links below:

What about opportunities for law school?
You can be considered for one year of transfer credit if you are admitted to an accredited law school upon completion of three years of U of R’s Business Administration program. You can complete your remaining business requirements while attending your first year of law school. Earn two degrees in less time than if they were taken separately!

 

What Can You Do With a Business Administration Degree With a Major in Finance?

Why is $1 today worth more than $1 tomorrow? Learn how to get the bang for every buck and how money drives strategy.

A finance major allows you to pursue many career paths. It opens up entry-level jobs upon graduation and prepares you to specialize with a graduate degree or the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) or Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designations.

With a U of R business degree majoring in finance, you can take on roles such as these:

  • Currency trader
  • Investment analyst
  • Stockbroker
  • Business analyst
  • Financial planner
  • Mutual fund manager
  • Operations manager
  • Trade specialist
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