Lead the change. Shape the future.
Disruptive technologies are revolutionizing business. To compete, it's not enough to have a foundation in accounting and finance. You also need a broad understanding of technology, business analytics, sustainability, and innovation.
That's why you'll study at the intersections of accounting, finance, and business while immersing yourself in diverse topics that give you the flexibility to design your unique pathway. Dive into collaborative, problem-based courses, then apply your learning to the real world through co-op work terms and co- and extra-curricular experiences. By cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset and leading-edge financial expertise, you'll be ready to positively impact global economies with new perspectives and solutions.
- Pro qualifications. An AFM degree provides a direct route to a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Complete our Master of Accounting (MAcc) program and you'll also get advanced standing for the Chartered Business Valuators (CBV) professional designation.
- Top-level accreditation. Our School of Accounting and Finance has received the highest level of national accreditation through CPA Canada, as well as accreditation through the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program.
- Offered as a co-op program only
- Graduate with a Bachelor of Accounting and Financial Management (BAFM)
- Offered by the School of Accounting and Finance, Faculty of Arts
What will you learn?
You'll gain a strong foundation in accounting, finance, and business starting from day one. Plus, you'll develop the competencies today's employers demand – from technical skills to transferable ones, including problem-solving, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking.
Customize your degree
Future-proof your career and expand your knowledge with career specializations. Use your 13 electives to complete up to two areas of focus.
- Business Analytics
Only want to complete one career specialization? No problem. Use your remaining electives to pursue a minor to take courses that interest you.
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Become a finance expert who can lead change and shape the future
Co-op = relevant paid work experience
By alternating school terms and paid co-op work terms, you can explore new career areas and employers as your interests evolve.
Sample co-op job titles
- Fixed income analyst
- Finance officer trainee
- Junior financial analyst
- Business analyst
- Auditor trainee
- IT finance assistant
- Staff accountant/analyst
- Accounting assistant
What can you do with a degree in Accounting and Financial Management?
If you complete both the AFM and the eight-month Master of Accounting (MAcc) programs, you eliminate the need to take the two-year CPA Professional Education Program. Instead, you can proceed directly to the CPA Final Exam (CFE) as soon as you graduate.
As an Accounting and Financial Management (AFM) graduate, you'll build an impactful career innovating new business models, advancing social and environmental responsibility, and leading organizations to create positive, long-term change.
Graduates often pursue careers in finance, accountancy, consulting, and auditing to kickstart their careers. As AFM grads progress through their careers, they commonly work in consulting, finance, and accounting in banks, business advisory firms, insurance companies, and more.
- Senior accountant – KPMG
- Financial consultant – Investors Group
- Senior auditor – Royal Bank Financial Group
- Program manager – Sun Life Financial
- Sustainability analyst – GFL Environmental
- Banking analyst – Euro Pacific Canada
Learn about the future of careers in business.
Ontario students: six Grade 12 U and/or M courses including
- Any Grade 12 U English (minimum final grade of 75% is required)
- Advanced Functions (minimum final grade of 75% is required)
- Calculus and Vectors (minimum final grade of 75% is required)
- Completion of the SAF Admissions Assessment (SAFAA)
Recommended courses: Principles of Financial Accounting, Mathematics of Data Management
Admission average: Individual selection from the mid-80s
Not studying in Ontario? Search our admission requirements.
How to apply
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Questions about courses, programs, requirements, or careers?
Please email Kelly Millar, our recruitment and admissions coordinator who can answer any questions you have.