One degree. Twice the expertise.
The Bachelor of Computing and Financial Management combines a deep understanding of Computer Science, using technology to solve real world problems, with a strong foundation in Finance, the science of managing money. The result is a dynamic curriculum that prepares students to make an impact in the ever-evolving financial services and beyond. Computing and Financial Management (CFM) graduates have the knowledge and experience to use technology to solve financial problems efficiently and effectively, making them exactly the kind of graduates the financial industry and other businesses reliant on information technology demand when they hire leaders.
With this multidimensional degree, there are many possible avenues for launching a lucrative career: take your knowledge to the investment industry and pursue a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation; or expand your knowledge in a Master's program.
Whether you choose to focus on computer science, finance, or both, the next chapter in your academic and professional careers begins with CFM!
- Nov. 24, 2017
This article is an excerpt from the SAF website posted on November 17, 2017.
SAF professors Changling Chen and Jeong-Bon Kim had their research highlighted in the "Industry Trends, Research and Commentary" section of the CFA Institute's Selections publication.
- Nov. 20, 2017
This article is an excerpt from the SAF website posted on September 22, 2017.
By Carrie Gilmour
It’s been a year since School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) students took the world stage by storm at the CFA Institute Research Challenge and a lot has changed in that short period of time.
In 2016 five students from the SAF (l-r), Kamaljot Dhaliwal, Daniel Zhang, Brent Small, Rudder Zhang and Adnan Khan, used their diverse co-op and program backgrounds to beat out over 1,000 teams from 70 countries to become the World Champions in a business valuation competition.
The team spent months preparing to present and defend detailed equities research report on a publicly traded company to a panel of industry experts. The SAF team advanced through several rounds over eight months to reach the Global Finals in Chicago, where they competed against University of Georgia, Ateneo de Manila University, and Politecnico di Milano, to capture the championship and a $10,000 prize.
So where are they now?
Brent Small, an Accounting and Financial Management (BAFM 2017) graduate was appointed as the CEO in winter 2017 for the SAF Student Investment Fund, managing a team of 30 students with $250K in assets under management. He is currently working as an Investment Analyst at Polar Asset Management Partners in Toronto.
I landed my dream job right out of school. I couldn't imagine a better job or workplace, and this is due in no small part to my experience at SAF.
- Nov. 17, 2017
This article is an excerpt from the CS website posted on November 9, 2017.
Teams of programmers from the University of Waterloo took the top spots at the 2017 Canadian Celebration of Women in Computing conference’s programming challenge. The contest began with an online qualifying round held over October 6 to 8, 2017, in which 345 teams registered, of which 71 were official teams of female students from a Canadian university.
- Dec. 21, 2017
Last day of final exams, enjoy your winter break CFM!
- Dec. 22, 2017
Last day of Fall co-op work terms, have a fantastic winter break CFM!
- Dec. 22, 2017
Beginning this date, registered students can view their unofficial term grades in Quest.
Note: not all grades will appear.