Please note that the course outlines on this page are here to provide students with ideas about the course material and requirements. Though we do try to ensure that the most up-to-date version is on this site, please note that any course is subject to change from term to term.

Commerce (COMM)

COMM 101 - Introduction to Financial Markets: The course introduces students to the role of finance in the global economy and aims to develop students' understanding of the basic principles of financial decision-making.

COMM 103 - Mathematical Introduction to Economics: This course provides an introduction to micro and macroeconomics from a mathematical prospective.

COMM 231 - Commercial and Business Law for Mathematics Students: The judicial process, contract law, agency, bankruptcy, negotiable instruments, law of banking, insurance law, partnership law, company law, torts, real estate law.

COMM 321 - Intermediate Accounting for Finance: This intermediate level accounting course will focus on the usage of financial information from a management perspective.

COMM 400 - Entrepreneurship, Technology and the Emerging Information Economy: A study of the spirit of entrepreneurship in the technology industry, opportunities emerging in the new information economy, and the implementation issues associated with starting an entrepreneurial venture in today's rapidly changing environment. Many of the concepts covered will also be applicable to careers in the technology industry or in information-based companies, where "intrapreneurship" is an emerging theme. Approximately one-half of the class time will involve guest lectures by entrepreneurs actively involved in the business community.

COMM 421 - Financial Statement Analysis: This advanced course in financial statement analysis provides a framework for using financial statement data in a variety of business analysis and valuation contexts.

COMM 431 - Project Management: This course will introduce students to approaches, techniques and terminology used in project management. In particular, students will learn project planning principles, product and process metrics, people and organizational issues, task allocation and scheduling, monitoring and control, change management, and methods for cost estimation and risk assessment. Students will also be introduced to current project management tools, and will manage their own term project.

COMM 432 - Electronic Business: This course will introduce students to approaches, techniques and terminology used in electronic business. Students will also study issues in disciplines related to electronic business. They will review a number of sites and identify efficient e-commerce analysis, design and development techniques. Students will be introduced to current electronic business tools and standards, and will construct their own simple electronic business site.

COMM 433 - Income Tax for Finance Students: The course is designed to provide the student with a broad overview of the Canadian income tax system as it relates to corporations and individuals. Topics covered will include: liability for tax, income from business, income from property, business capital gains, computation of taxes payable, investment tax credits and an introduction to tax planning opportunities.

Mathematical Business (MATBUS)

MATBUS 470 - Derivatives: Overview of the derivatives markets. Pricing of derivatives, including futures, forwards, swaps, and options. Hedging versus speculating. Option Greeks. Trading strategies. Case studies.

MATBUS 471 - Fixed Income Securities: Analysis of fixed income securities. Duration, convexity. Structured products. Market characteristics. Valuation of bonds with embedded options. Accounting and taxation issues.

MATBUS 472 - Risk Management: Principles of Risk Management. Market, credit and operational risk management. Risk measures. Hedging strategies and risks in hedging. Credit migration. Global financial market regulation. Case studies.