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Bachelor of Computing and Financial Management

Computing and Financial Management Overview and Degree Requirements
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The objective of the Computing and Financial Management (CFM) program is to provide students with a strong core background in computer science and financial management. Careful selection of optional courses should permit graduates to go on to graduate studies in these disciplines, with a small number of supplemental courses.

The CFM program is offered jointly by the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science and the School of Accounting and Finance. Students will be members of both the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Mathematics, although, for administrative purposes, they will be registered in a separate unit. The Honours Computing and Financial Management program leads to a Bachelor of Computing and Financial Management degree.

The course requirements for CFM reflect the interdisciplinary nature of this program, with eighteen courses from the Faculty of Mathematics, eighteen courses from the Faculty of Arts, and four general electives, for a total of forty courses.

Students in CFM must fulfil all the requirements of Table I, except the Communication Skills Requirement; instead, students in CFM must satisfy the English Language Proficiency Requirement as specified by the Faculty of Arts. A student’s standing in the program will be determined according to policies used in the Faculty of Mathematics. The Honours Computing and Financial Management program is also considered an Honours Computer Science plan for purposes of student access to math courses.

One of

CS 115 Introduction to Computer Science 1
CS 135 Designing Functional Programs
CS 145 Designing Functional Programs (Advanced Level)
Note: CFM students normally start in CS 135. Students with strong aptitude may take CS 145
and CS 146. Students who start in CS 115 must take CS 116 as an extra course before taking CS 136.

One of

CS 136 Elementary Algorithm Design and Data Abstraction
CS 146 Elementary Algorithm Design and Data Abstraction (Advanced Level)

All of

AFM 101 Introduction to Financial Accounting
AFM 102 Introduction to Managerial Accounting
AFM 121 Introduction to Global Financial Markets
AFM 131 Introduction to Business in North America
AFM 231 Business Law
AFM 272/ACTSC 291 Corporate Finance 1
AFM 322 Derivative Securities
AFM 372/ACTSC 391 Corporate Finance 2
AFM 424Equity Investments
AFM 425 Fixed Income Securities
CS 240 Data Structures and Data Management
CS 241 Foundations of Sequential Programs
CS 245 Logic and Computation
CS 246 Object-Oriented Software Development
CS 341 Algorithms
ECON 101 Introduction to Microeconomics
ECON 102 Introduction to Macroeconomics
STAT 373 Regression and Forecasting Methods in Finance

One of

MATH 135 Algebra for Honours Mathematics
MATH 145 Algebra (Advanced Level)

One of

MATH 136 Linear Algebra 1 for Honours Mathematics
MATH 146 Linear Algebra 1 (Advanced Level)

One of

MATH 127 Calculus 1 for the Sciences
MATH 137 Calculus 1 for Honours Mathematics
MATH 147 Calculus 1 (Advanced Level)

One of

MATH 128 Calculus 2 for the Sciences
MATH 138 Calculus 2 for Honours Mathematics
MATH 148 Calculus 2 (Advanced Level)

One of

MATH 239 Introduction to Combinatorics
MATH 249 Introduction to Combinatorics (Advanced Level)

One of

STAT 230 Probability
STAT 240 Probability (Advanced Level)

One of

STAT 231 Statistics
STAT 241 Statistics (Advanced Level)

Three of

AFM 291 Intermediate Financial Accounting 1
Any AFM course at the 300- or 400-level not listed above.
ECON 201 Microeconomic Theory for Business and Policy
ECON 206 Money and Banking 1
ECON 207 Economic Growth and Development 1
ECON 231 Introduction to International Economics
ECON 332 International Finance
ECON 344 Marketing 1: Principles of Marketing and Consumer Economics
PHIL 215 Professional and Business Ethics
SPCOM 223 Public Speaking

Two additional AFM courses (1.0 units) at the 300- or 400- level not listed above.

One additional course from CS 440-498, CO 487.

Two additional courses from CS 340-398, CS 440-498, CO 487.

One of

ENGL 119 Communications in Mathematics & Computer Science
ENGL 210F Genres of Business Communication

Four additional courses (2.0 units).

Notes

  1. The Computing and Financial Management program's academic curriculum is a combination of the curricula in Computer Science and Accounting and Financial Management, and therefore, cannot be combined with any plan, minor, or option offered by the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science or the School of Accounting and Finance. Other plan combinations, minors, or options may be possible, but may require more than 40 courses (20.0 units) and/or more than the customary eight study terms to satisfy all of the various requirements. Plan combinations, minors or options should not be considered without careful consultation with a Bachelor of Computing and Financial Management (BCFM) advisor.
  2. BCFM students have a major average (MAV) based on all math courses and a special average (SMAV) based on all courses taken from the Faculty of Arts. To graduate with a BCFM degree, a student must have a MAV of a least 60% and a SMAV of at least 70%.
  3. To continue in the BCFM program a student must normally meet the average requirements specified in the preceding note at the end of each term. The averages, however, are not computed until there are at least three courses available for the average. A student who does not meet the MAV or SMAV requirement at the end of a term, may, at the discretion of a BCFM advisor, be allowed to continue for an additional term in an attempt to raise the average(s) to the required standard.
  4. The Bachelor of Computing and Financial Management (see the co-op Study/Work Sequence section) follows Sequence A. Deviations from this sequence can cause a delay in graduation of as much as one calendar year; therefore, alterations should not be considered without careful consultation with a BCFM  advisor.

 


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