Computing and Financial Management (CFM)

What is Computing and Financial Management Program?

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Computing and Financial Management (CFM) is Canada's only co-op program that combines computer science and mathematics with financial management and accounting in one degree. You'll be prepared to fill the increasing demands for professionals who understand modern software development and financial applications such as fraud and money-laundering detection.

Develop the know-how, networks, and experience to land a career in computer science or finance – or both. Combine your interdisciplinary studies with six co-op work terms in areas such as software development, banking, investments, risk management, or insurance.

In the CFM program, you'll learn to become a professional who applies knowledge of information technology and computer science to financial management and business operations. Complex software systems need to be developed and maintained to provide risk management services, detect fraud, and ensure compliance with accounting standards all while maintaining a high level of quality assurance. In order to develop and manage the next generation of financial and accounting systems, a solid background in fundamental computer science is required, along with an in-depth knowledge of accounting and financial management. The CFM program is designed to provide you with this unique combination of skills.

First-year courses

  • MATH 135/145 - Classical Algebra
  • Math 137/147 - Calculus I
  • CS 115/135/145 - Computer Science
  • CFM 101 - Introduction to Financial Markets and Data Analytics
  • AFM 132 - Introduction to Business Stages

See full courses in our undergraduate calendar.  

Upper-year courses

  • AFM 272 - Global Capital Markets
  • AFM 322 - Derivative Securities
  • CFM 301 - Financial Data Analytics
  • CFM 401 - Topics in Financial Technology
  • STAT 373 - Regression and Forecasting Methods in Finance

Sample co-op jobs

  • Claims data analytics intern
  • Corporate finance analyst
  • Investment analyst
  • QA analyst
  • Software developer
  • Technical analyst
  • Software engineer

Sample Careers

Recent graduates

  • Investment Analyst – Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
  • Vice President, Trading – BMO Bank of Montreal
  • Analyst – Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board
  • Technical Systems Analyst – RBC Financial Group
  • Tax Technology Specialist – KPMG
  • Investment Banking Analyst – CIBC
  • Financial Analyst – MNP

Possible professional designation

  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

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How to apply

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