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Bachelor of Business Administration, Major in Finance


Earn a Bachelor of Business Administration – Finance Major at Thompson Rivers University

The Finance major is offered at Thompson Rivers University.

Investments deals with a professional such as a financial advisor or money manager choosing to invest in GICs, stocks, bonds, options, futures, swaps, real estate, commodities such as gold or collectibles, to name a few. The primary goal is to make your client rich. Another purpose in wealth management is to minimize the risk of your client’s portfolio perhaps through the use of derivatives and their strategies such as butterfly spreads, call bear spreads, put bull spreads, collars, and straddles. Potential employers include banks, insurance companies, pension funds, private equity firms, hedge funds, and mutual fund companies among others.

Quick Facts

Duration: 4 years
Intake: September / May / January
Tuition Fee:
  • C$7,320/semester (up to 12 credits/4 courses)
  • C$8,912/semester (15 credits/5 courses)
  • each additional credit: C$531 (fall/winter) C$610 (summer)
Location: Kamloops, Canada

The other field is corporate finance. Professionals here may focus on financing an organization’s daily operations and future growth. Sources of capital to finance the firm include vehicles such as lines of credit, commercial paper, term loans, mortgages, bonds, leases, venture capital, and IPOs to fund seasonal build-ups in working capital and major asset purchases. Additional specialization in corporate finance may be cash management, accounts receivable management like collections, payables management, and working in mergers and acquisitions teams. Possible employers are corporations, not-for-profit firms, governments and their agencies.


Typical Job Titles

  • Loans Officer
  • Personal Financial Advisor
  • Equity Analyst
  • Fixed Income Analyst
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Director of Risk Management
  • Stock Broker
  • Investment Dealer
  • Treasury Manager
  • Mergers and Acquisition Specialist
  • Trustee in Bankruptcy

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TRU truly has a team of world-class career advisors who help you along the way. With a variety of events taking place at the university, you are never short of opportunities to interact with the business community and develop your skills. There are opportunities for international students to succeed at TRU and gain the necessary exposure through international competitions and awards. TRU provided me with what I hoped for and more.

Ayush Agarwal, TD Bank, Finance Services Representative

Courses included

  • Portfolio and Equity Analysis
  • Fixed Income and Alternative investments
  • Derivative Securities
  • Advanced Financial Management
  • International Financial Management
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Taxation for Decision-Making
  • Business Valuation and Restructuring
  • Personal Financial Management
  • Advanced Portfolio Management
  • Financial Institutions Management
  • Forecasting in Business and Economics