Degree requirements and courses can change from year to year. It's important that you know your degree requirements to make the right decisions for your course planning (jump to course planning). 

Which academic calendar should I follow?

Unless you are choosing to a follow a specific calendar, it is recommended that you use the calendar for the year that you began your studies in Computing and Financial Management (CFM) to determine your degree requirements for graduation. For example, if you began your studies in 2015, refer to the 2015-2016 calendar. All of your requirements can be found in the Undergraduate Studies Academic Calendar.

In choosing a calendar, it's important to note that...

  • You may choose to follow any undergraduate calendar issued during your studies.
  • You are required to meet ALL of the conditions and requirements of ONE calendar, including any new academic policies. You may not pick and choose requirements from different calendars. 
  • The calendar changes each year and defaults to the newest version of the calendar. Make sure to favourite your calendar in your browser to ensure that you are referring to the correct degree requirements. 
  • The 2021-2022 calendar has include many new curriculum changes. 

Degree requirements

A summary of the current degree requirements are listed below. Find your specific calendar requirements in the List of Undergraduate Archived Calendars and navigate to Computing and Financial Management under the Faculty of Mathematics or the Facuty of Arts.

Requirements Measurement
Minimum course units (excluding Professional Development (PD) courses and co-op work term reports) 20 units
Minimum co-op work-term units 2.5 units
Minimum PD course units 2.5 units
Minimum work reports 2 units
Minimum Cumulative Average (CAV) 60%
Minimum Major Average (MAV) 60%
Minimum Special Major Average (SMAV) 70%
Maximum excluded/failed course units (excluding PD courses and co-op work term reports) 2 units
Maximum allowed units of course attempts (excluding PD courses and co-op work term reports) 25 units
Minimum number of full-time terms 8 full-time terms
  • 1 course is 0.5 units
  • 1 work term is 0.5 units
  • 1 PD course is 0.5 units
  • MAV: average of all Faculty of Math courses, including computer science
  • SMAV: average of all Faculty of Arts courses, including accounting and financial management
  • Excluded course: a course taken between fall 2004 and spring 2013 either with a grade below 50 (failure), or that a student has voluntarily excluded 

NEW! CFM curriculum changes are now live!

New CFM-specific courses are live in the new 2021-2022 calendar, effective February 1, 2021. Students enrolled in the CFM program who are following this calendar will have access to these classes to count towards their degree requirements. Students who are following a different calendar may count these courses as general electives or speak with the Program Manager about counting CFM 301 as an equivalent arts elective. 

Course code Course description
CFM 101 - Introduction to Financial Markets and Data Analytics

This course introduces financial markets and institutions, commonly used financial big data, and data schema and visualization therein. It covers fundamental functions of financial institutions and their usage of large data, and basic financial data management techniques. The course will focus on buy side institutions and stock market data.

CFM 301 - Intermediate Financial Data Analytics

This course covers financial data analytics in the areas of asset pricing, securities trading, and portfolio management. It covers data usage and application in basic testing of asset pricing theories, trading algorithms and strategies, back-testing techniques, and aspects of portfolio management associated with trading strategies.

CFM 401 - Topics in Financial Data Analytics

This course introduces current topics in financial data analytics.

In addition to these new courses, many AFM courses will be updated with new course codes and/or course descriptions in the fall 2021-2022 calendar.

Current course Course update (starting fall 2021)
AFM 101 - Introduction to Financial Accounting Will become AFM 191 - Foundations for Financial Reporting
AFM 102 - Introduction to Managerial Accounting Will become AFM 182 - Foundations for Management Accounting. This is no longer a required course for students following the 2021-2022 calendar only
AFM 121 - Introduction to Global Financial Markets Will become CFM 101 - Introduction to Financial Markets and Data Analytics
AFM 131 - Introduction to Business in North America Will become AFM 132 - Introduction to Business Stages
AFM 231 - Business Law Will no longer be a required course for students following the 2021-2022 calendar only
AFM 372 - Corporate Finance 2 Will become AFM 275/ACTSC 391 - Corporate Finance

Course planning

With limited-term course offerings and mandatory co-op requirements to graduate, it's a good idea to plan your studies early. 

To help with your planning, you can refer to the resources available to you including our: