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Business Administration

Get down to business.

Grow your career in business and management

Finance Concentration


Employers tell us that their most successful employees communicate well and understand how their organization works. They know how the functions of marketing, finance and operations connect and how human behaviour impacts the effectiveness of an organization.

Whether you are mid career or beginning your career, the Business Administration program at McMaster, developed in collaboration with the DeGroote School of Business, will help you develop the skills and knowledge that employers are
looking for.

Courses can be taken individually or as part of the Diploma. Upon completion of the Diploma, students can apply up to 24 units towards degree studies.

Why Finance?

Money influences every business decision. Understanding the key financial concepts, instruments and techniques will help to ensure that business decisions are made to maximize an organization’s resources. Learning the core business competencies, combined with a university level specialization in Finance will help you gain a fundamental knowledge to be a part of the financial planning, problem-solving and evaluation for your organization.

Who should take this program?

  • Anyone who makes business decisions using financial information;
  • Anyone working in business;
  • New and current managers;
  • Anyone looking to enter the field of business;
  • Recent college/university graduates; or
  • Professionals pursuing designations.

Program Requirements

To earn a Business Administration Diploma with a concentration in Finance, you must complete five core courses and four elective courses. Each course in the diploma is worth 3 units.You can complete the program at your own pace. Please contact us to develop a study plan.

Please Note: BUS 860 (Foundations of Business Finance) is replacing HRM 817 (Business Finance & Accounting)  as a core course. Students who already took HRM 817  do NOT need to take BUS 860.

Elective Courses (Take all 4)