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Aziz Garuba

Aziz Garuba
BCom 2008 (Finance)

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The finance option is designed to equip students with the necessary tools for a career in corporate finance or in the field of investments. Financial management theory and practice as well as financial instruments issued by corporations and modern valuation techniques are covered in depth.

Students can expand their financial knowledge by focusing on derivative markets and specialized topics in corporate and international finance.

The Honours BCom (option in Finance) is available in CO-OP and French immersion.

Sample Courses

Corporate finance, Fixed income investments, Portfolio management, Equity valuation, Options and futures, International financial management and Multinational business finance

Student Activities

The Finance Society is a student club that organizes activities like social and networking events, a stock market simulation and competitions such as the annual TD Securities Financial Case Competition.

Career Examples

Portfolio or securities analyst, Financial advisor, Account manager, Investment banking analyst and Chief financial officer


Allan Riding, Professor, Thirty-eight years of teaching

Why did you choose to work at the University of Ottawa?

I was attracted by the opportunity to work with a large number of like-minded colleagues.

Describe an interaction that you have with your students outside the classroom.

I have worked with the Telfer School of Management’s Jeux du commerce finance team to prepare for competitions with teams from other universities. This year, our school’s finance team placed second nationally.

Why should a student decide to study finance at uOttawa?

The multicultural bilingual context for these studies enriches far beyond the classroom and the high degree of social consciousness among the students here is remarkable.

How is the city of Ottawa an ideal place to study and work in finance?

Ottawa is an ideal laboratory for studying the growth of businesses. The city’s vibrant technology sector is a source of learning and application of what we teach and research.