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UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA - [UOFA], EDMONTON, ALBERTA - PROGRAMS

Edmonton, AlbertaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1908Established Year
  39094Enrollment

Certificate (Finance)

 2 years
 60 Credits
 full time
  English
 on campus

Field of Study


Program Description

  • Certificate degree in Finance at the University of Alberta is offered as a 2-year teaching program.
  • It is an on-campus program offered on a full-time basis.
  • The Certificate in Finance is valuable for Economics students interested in opportunities in finance, controllership, investment analysis in corporations and government enterprises.
  • It includes the study of investor’s choices among financial investments (securities), business asset management, choices among methods of financing assets, and risk management.
  • Finance certificate students complete additional courses in
    • Economics
    • Accounting
    • Finance
    • Operations Management
  • This certificate's rigorous training in Finance provides Economics major and honors degree students a beneficial complement to the skills and knowledge acquired in their principal program of study.
  • It broadens the opportunities available to Economics graduates entering the labor force or pursuing further studies.
  • The University of Alberta offers many scholarship opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students with outstanding academic potential. 
  • The University of Alberta is one of Canada's top universities and among the world's leading public research-intensive universities, with a reputation for excellence across the humanities and Arts subjects.
  • advancement of human knowledge.
  • The Faculty of Arts boasts one of the most diverse Arts programs in Canada, offering top-quality educational opportunities that prepare students for successful careers in every sector of society.
  • After completing this program students get an average salary of 32,050 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Certificate
Duration2 years
Total Credits60
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Mar 01)
Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL,PTE
Program Urlhttps://www.ualberta.ca/arts/programs/undergraduate-programs/certificates/finance.html

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students have to complete a minimum average of 70% (on a 50% passing scale) on five high school admission subjects required by the program of study at the Grade 12-level (or equivalent).
  • All five admission subjects must be above the minimum passing grade. 
  • A GPA of 3.0/4.0 or it's equivalent in the last two years of study is required.

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Complete International Baccalaureate (IB) or Advanced Placement (AP) courses.
  • Secured a minimum of 70% marks in one of these certificates: All India Senior School Certificate, Higher Secondary School Certificate, Intermediate Certificate, Indian School Certificate.
  • Completed grade 11 and grade 12 with 70% marks.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.


Required Document List

Following are the required documents:

  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
  • Transcripts: Submit a school transcript that shows all of the high school courses students have already taken and grades they have already received, as well as courses still in progress. 
  • Reference Form/Letter: Three reference forms and letters of recommendation completed and uploaded by referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) directly to the online portal.
  • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.


Application Deadline

Fall
Mar 01


Scores Required

6.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

90 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

61 / 75

Avg. Score in

PTE


Fees & Funding

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing$ 10,800
Food$ 2,700

Ranking

Academy Ranking of World Universities 2020

Ranked #76/ 200

Finance [ International ]


Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020

VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • A student VISA is required to study in Canada and work on-campus and off-campus.
  • The Student VISA is usually valid for the length of the study program, plus an extra 90 days.
  • International applicants who are applying for a Student Visa are required to have TRV (Temporary Resident Visa) or eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) for entry in Canada.
  • Following are the required documents for Students visa applications:
    • Application for Study Permit
    • Letter of acceptance
    • Proof of financial support
    • Passport photos

Work Study

Students must have a work-study visa to work in Canada and students from the University of Alberta can work both on-campus and off-campus.

On-Campus: Students can work on-campus. The jobs available for students are UAlberta offices like interns, assistants, receptionists, and Stores and restaurants, UAlberta bookstores, UAlberta libraries, Coffeeshops.  Students can work on-campus and up to 20 hours a week.

Off-Campus: Students can also work off-campus. The jobs available for students are companies in their field of studies, Banks, Restaurants, and Stores. Students can work off-campus and up to 20 hours a week.


Career and Placement after Course

Possible career opportunities are:

  • Finance Manager
  • Financial Planner
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Auditor
  • Investment Banking Analyst
  • Actuary
  • Accountant
  • Investor Relations Associate


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