Financial Services

  • The Financial Services specialization develops the expertise to manage successfully in contemporary financial Institutions such as banks, insurance companies and wealth management firms. It provides a strong foundation in skills that will be relevant to a critically important and fast-changing industry.

    The program stresses relevance as well as rigor and is committed to developing relationships with firms and senior executives in the Finance sector that can provide real-world perspectives on current issues.

    In the fluctuating finance sector, this MBA specialization provides real-world expertise and hones your ability to advance successfully in contemporary financial institutions.

  • Professor James Darroch, Specialization Director
    Professor James Darroch, Specialization Director

Career Opportunities

  • Schulich’s Financial Services specialization opens up career options ranging from investment banking, asset management, risk management, private equity and hedge funds to consulting and government agencies.

    For students with little experience in the area, you’ll graduate well prepared to enter leadership associate programs at the well-established financial institutions.

    For those working in the industry it will enable you to move from a specialist role to leadership positions.

  • The Schulich Career Development Centre

    Your career is top priority at Schulich. To make career decisions that are right for you, the CDC will help you identify strengths, determine career objectives, develop career plans, hone skills for career management and put your professional development plan into action.

    - Our highly experienced CDC Advisors bring a unique combination of first-hand knowledge, experience and diverse perspectives in a wide variety of businesses and industry sectors.

    - Take advantage of a series of proven career-building modules, including up-to-date Job Search Techniques, Self-Assessment, Resume and Cover Letter Writing, and Interview Skills to help you stand out from the competition.

    - Corporate Information Sessions offer you an opportunity to meet top level recruiters, alumni and executives.

  • Career Development Centre

Study Options

Students are encouraged to simultaneously specialize in another area such as Marketing, Strategy, Real Estate & Infrastructure or Organization Studies.

Choose a study option to view its details and requirements

  • Specialization Requirements

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    Requirements

    12.00 credits of financial services courses and elective courses consisting of:

    • 4.50 credits of financial services courses, including FNSV 5500 1.50
    • 7.50 credits of electives (see ‘Summary of Electives’)
    • MGMT 6100 3.00
    • The 6100 site does not have to be a Financial Institution, but does have to have involvement with Financial Institutions and be approved by the Specialization Director.

    Financial Services Courses

    • INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL SERVICES MANAGEMENT
    • MANAGEMENT OF RISK IN CANADIAN FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
    • INTERNATIONAL CREDIT MARKETS AND METRICS
    • ACTIVITY BASED COSTING AND THE FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY
    • THE CANADIAN LIFE INSURANCE INDUSTRY & INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
    • ENTERPRISE RISK MANAGEMENT & STRATEGY

    Summary of Electives

    • Financial Reporting Issues for Financial Institutions
    • FINANCIAL REPORTING AND ANALYSIS
    • MANAGING ETHICS AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
    • THE ECONOMICS OF REGULATION AND DEREGULATION
    • ECONOMIC FORECASTING AND ANALYSIS
    • ETHICS & FINANCE
    • MANAGEMENT OF RISK IN CANADIAN FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
    • INTERNATIONAL CREDIT MARKETS AND METRICS
    • ACTIVITY BASED COSTING AND THE FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY
    • THE CANADIAN LIFE INSURANCE INDUSTRY & INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
    • ENTERPRISE RISK MANAGEMENT & STRATEGY
    • BUSINESS MARKETING
    • SERVICE MARKETING
    • BRAND MANAGEMENT
    • MANAGING NEW TECHNOLOGY
    • DESIGNING EFFECTIVE ORGANIZATIONS
    • MANAGING CHANGE
    • MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
    • STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY - BASED FIRMS
    • INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS - STRATEGIC OVERVIEW FOR MANAGERS
    • INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS STRATEGY
    • REAL ESTATE FINANCE & INVESTMENT
    • REAL ESTATE PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
    • INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL SERVICES MANAGEMENT

     

     

    NOTE: Not all courses required to fulfill a specialization are offered each term. Course offerings are based on factors such as student demand and instructor availability. The office of Student Services & International Relations is available to provide advising on course sequencing and the fulfillment of program and specialization requirements within a student’s period of study. For current course offerings and details, please view the Schulich Course Offerings Database.

Faculty

  • Faculty members are active in research, textbook writing, consulting and public service on Financial Services issues. Many elective courses are also taught by faculty members in other disciplines.

  • Student Clubs

    Schulich Finance Association

    The SFA provides an opportunity for students to learn more about careers in a variety of Finance areas (Investment Banking, Sales and Trading, Research, Corporate, Commercial and Retail Banking), to serve as a forum to network with Finance professionals, and to reinforce Schulich’s image in the corporate world.

    Through a number of events, including the panel discussion and speaker series, round table discussions and the Day on Bay, students can meet and learn first-hand from experienced industry professionals.

    Email: sfa@schulich.yorku.ca