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Pilon School of Business

Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance)

A strong finance foundation designed for today's business world.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively in a variety of organizational settings.
  • Evaluate complex qualitative and quantitative data to support strategic and operational decisions.
  • Develop comprehensive strategic and tactical plans for an organization.
  • Work independently and collaboratively in inter and/or multi-disciplinary and diverse environments.
  • Use creative, critical and reflective thinking to address organizational opportunities and challenges.
  • Apply problem solving and decision making frameworks that propose defensible solutions to organizational opportunities, challenges, change and risk.
  • Demonstrate ethical and socially responsible behaviour.
  • Integrate appropriate technologies in developing solutions to business opportunities and challenges.
  • Build effective internal and external relationships using influencing, communication and consultative skills.
  • Evaluate the dynamic of the global business environment from a competitive and economic perspective.
  • Develop self leadership strategies to enhance personal and professional effectiveness.
  • Assess business processes relative to organizational goals.
  • Perform robust research through the application of accepted applied research methodologies.
  • Develop critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, written, and oral communication.
  • Knowledge of society and culture, and skills relevant to civic engagement.
  • Analyze current trends in primary and secondary capital markets around the world and their impact on mobilizing investment capital.
  • Conduct value added research into the current investment theory, practice, empirical data, corporate trends and real-time market intelligence to generate high quality investment ideas.
  • Synthesize complex financial data into meaningful business perspectives that facilitates actionable solutions.
  • Present quantitative and qualitative information together with analysis, discussion, commentary and recommendations in a form suitable for different intended audiences.
  • Recommend innovative alternatives to deal with financing needs and challenges at various stages in the lifecycle of an organization or an individual.
  • Evaluate the impact of major economic variables such as interest rates, inflation, employment, exchange rates and balance of payments on the performance of capital markets and different financial instruments.
  • Construct basic investment portfolios for individual and institutional investors in accordance with given investment policy statements, ethics and professional judgement.
  • Evaluate performance of investment decisions and effectiveness of asset allocation strategies for portfolios consisting of debt and equity securities, derivatives real estate and other alternative investments.
  • Integrate relevant regulatory framework into financial processes and practices to address current challenges
  • Manage relationships between an organization and its stakeholders and their impact on corporate growth taking into account ethical practices and social responsibilities.
  • Recommend allocation of financial resources that contribute optimally to strategic business plan of the organization.
  • Employ best practices in risk management to protect organization’s financial position, investments, legal position and ethical reputation.