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Math aspect of Finance
Hey guys,

Here's a quick backstory: I am currently a highschool student in GR 10. My average is around 91, with high 90s in math and science. I am interested in Finance, specifically the stock market and investment banking. My end goal would wanting to have my CFA and working on Bay Street.

I want to study something in finance, especially the math aspect of finance. But I don't really know which programs would best fulfill my dreams. I have looked at Queens Commerce, Mathematical Finance at uWaterloo, and Ivey Western,. Could you guys please recommend which programs I should apply to or if anyone else was in the same boat at me, if you could share which path you took. 

Thanks alot.
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UofT Math Apps in Finance and Economics
I am planning to attend UofT for this Mathematical Applications in Economics and Finance. On the UofT website, it says that the degree acquired from taking this program is "Honours Bachelor of Science (Physical & Mathematical Sciences)". With this degree, can you apply to high level economics and finance jobs in the future? What pathways (i.e. what degrees) must be taken in order to get high level economics or finance jobs? 
How does this degree compare to BBA or BComm degrees when job searching. I applied to this program because high level math courses and economics courses are included in the program. With this, I feel that there will be better job opportunities in the world of Econ and Finance as I will have a better understanding of key concepts, rather than an overall knowledge in business which is typically achieved through BBA.
Mathematics and Finance/Economics at UOFT
I am planning to attend University of Toronto for the Mathematical Applications in Economics and Finance program at St. George. If anyone know of, or has taken this program, I have a few questions: 
- Is this a good program if planning to do MBA or Masters of Finance after graduating 

 - Are there high level jobs that you can get after completing this program. What are some of the jobs that you get with this program (HBSc degree in Mathematical and Physical Sciences) 

- Do you recommend this program, and how rigorous is it?
Hey I just finished my first term at Laurier and I’m in the Double Degree BBA and Financial Math program. I found this site super useful to me last year so I’d like to give back by answering the incoming students’ questions! Feel free to ask away! I will try to reply ASAP ! Good luck on your applications!!
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University of Waterloo AFM, FARM, CFM, Math
Could you please comment on my choice of programs? I have narrowed down my choice to five programs, but need to pick only three, since there is a limitation. Here they are in the priority order (all co-op)
1) CFM (Computing and Fin Management) 
2) FARM (Math/Fin Analysis and Risk Management)
3) Math (with yet unknown major)
4) AFM (Acc and Fin Management)  wondering why acceptance is only mid 80s ???
5) Math/CPA

Please comment on how hard is the program, social aspects, etc - anything will help.
Which three should I pick?
Thanks a lot.

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1st Year Waterloo AFM Student AMA
I am currently in 1A AFM and know how helpful these forums were for me when I was going through the university selection process. If you have any questions feel free to ask and I will try to get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks!
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How hard is it to get into Waterloo FARM program and what are some programs similar to it?
First Semester  
Computer Science: 89  
Advanced Functions: 88  
Religion: 85  

Second Semester  
Calculus: ~  
Accounting: ~  
Financial Security: ~
English : ~  

I don't have the best grades in the world and it's quite bad to be honest. None of my courses that I'm currently taking are in the 90s. Is it extremely hard to get into Waterloo's FARM program? What are some programs similar to what FARM program is offering for trash like me?
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Ontario Business Schools
Based on my marks and ec's what schools do i really have a chance of getting into. (Including AFM) 
(Marks Projected at absolute lowest, most likely going to be a bit higher)

Advanced Func. - 93
Calculus - 93
International business - 96+
English - 94 +
Writers Craft - 93 +
Religion - 95 +
Accounting - 93 +

Estimated lowest average (top 6) = 94

EC: DECA executive position(and competitive) , Robotics executive, internship at accounting firm as an assistant bookkeeper.

Options : Queens, Schulich, Rotman, UTSC BBA, DeGroote, UW AFM, Laurier BBA , rye saf

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Hey guys, I'm planning to apply to AFM program! Take a look at my personal information, and let me know if I have a chance of getting in! Also, if you are currently/was in the program, please leave some tips and share your averages/ECs in the comments.

If you are also interested in the program, please post the following: 
-Projected Grade 12 average 
-Grade 11 average 
-Other schools of interest 
-When you hear back from the university (acceptance/rejection) 

A bit about myself... 
-Projected Grade 12 average: 91%-94% 
-Grade 11 average: 92.6% (includes ICS4U (90%), HRE4M (95%), and MHF4U (97%)) 
-ECs: VP of 2 Clubs/Councils, member of a local youth council, was a lifeguard/swim instructor.
-Also interested in: UW/WLU BBA/BMath, Rotman Comm, QComm, WLU BBA, and Schulich BBA.

Good luck to everyone applying!!
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Hey guys, I'm planning to apply to the AFM program and I wanted to know what I could be doing to better my chances of getting into the program. It would also be really helpful if you guys put some input in about what you think my chances are of getting in, from current students.

About Myself...  
-Projected grade 12 average 84.5%-87%
-Grade 11 average 80% ( included 3 grade 12 courses: philosophy (90%), Canadian law (80%), grade 12 English in summer school (90%)  
-EC'S: DECA, founder of "Careers Club" at my school, member of chess club, politics club grade 12 representative for student council, in-clinic volunteer for the Canadian Blood services, part-time worker at Food Basics, ultimate frisbee team, 
-Also interested in Western, UofT, and Brock

 Any sort of input would be greatly appreciated! Thank you :)
Ryerson Application 105D
Hi I;m planning on going to Ryerson for business. I have a 90+ average that i got by repeating 3 courses so other universities such as UofT and York are a bit out of reach. I graduated highschool in June of 2017 and am planning on attending Ryerson in the fall of 2019. My question is will i have to write some for of an entrance exam? also i heard something about a TRSM math test at Ryerson? is this related to my first question in any way? 
Thank you!
Hi there y'all. Its application and acceptance season again! I remember this forum really helped me a lot when I was doing apps so I thought I would post one of these. I'm currently a student at Waterloo in the AFM program. Just completed my 2nd year and am doing my second coop term before I return in winter for my 3A term. 

Before all the posts about averages come in here's what I was accepted into Waterloo with when I applied and got in with in 2016:

Grade 12: 92-93 average (data management, English, calculus, advanced functions, accounting, international business, economics and organizational behavior)

Grade 11: 89 average do not remember my courses except grade 11 accounting

ECs: nothing much. Mostly focused on academics although I ran a mini side business tutoring elementary school kids math and english as well as volunteered to help tutor struggling students when they were preparing for make up exams in high school( all added up to less than 1 hour commitment a week) Also had 100+ volunteer hours accumulated over the summer from participating in a program to help international students become accustomed to toronto. 
Hey guys, university applications to Waterloo AFM have just begun!  

Please post about the following :
-Projected grade 12 average
-grade 11 average
-Date of admission beginning February
-Interview outcome if available
 -Other universities of interest 

 About Myself... 
-Projected grade 12 average 93.5%-95% 
-Grade 11 average 93% ( included 3 grade 12 courses, economics, business leadership, grade 12 english) 
-EC'S: Deca, president of accounting and financial management club, president of investment club, coach for school tennis team, coach for school baseball team, badminton team, ultimate frisbee team (fall and spring seasons), part time job as a tennis stuart, weekly childcare worker at my church.
-Also interested in Queen's, Laurier, Ivey, Rotman, Telfer, Sprott 

 Good luck to all! Hope to see you next year!  
Ask me Anything: Ivey HBA Transfer 2018 from another university
Not going to say my university of transfer.
It's from an Ontario university but it's not Toronto or Waterloo.

I've been in your position before. I really just want to help students make better decisions towards their careers so that they can one day contribute more effectively in their communities. 

I'm the  OP for this post linked below. I really encourage that you take a read on that one too! 

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Hi, I'm planning on applying for Ryerson's Accounting & Finance program along with business management. But I have a few questions about applying. I'm not in highschool, i have been taking a gap year to make some extra money so as a result i will be applying as a 105D applicant. if i apply in mid-september this month, what is the earliest time i can get a acceptance from Ryerson? I have all the marks i need. 

My marks are: 
Advanced functions: 90
Calculus & vectors: 80
English: 91
Family studies: 93
Nutrition and Health: 86
International Business: 94

My overall average is: 89

Will this enough for me to get accepted into their programs? 
Also, in my top 6 the international business is a M course. will it affect my chances of getting into their programs if i have a 1 M course rather than all U courses?
Waterloo AFM Big 4 Salaries
Can someone let me know how much you make coming out of AFM as a senior at a Big 4 accounting firm? Preferably someone from AFM or a closely related program, thanks!
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AFM Finance
Can anyone tell me possible careers in finance after graduating from AFM? Is it possible to do something like IB or eventually become a fund manager? Thanks.
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OUAC application 105D
Hi, I'm planning on applying for Business Technology Management, Accounting and Finance and Business Commerce at Ryerson. I want to attend in the fall of 2019 which is next year. My question is when is the earliest that i can apply as a 105D through OUAC seeing as I'm not in highschool. Also, when is the earliest that i can expect an acceptance from Ryerson?

P.S. I took a year off to save up for tuition fees. which is why I'm not in highschool. 

My Courses are: 
English: 91
Advance Functions: 90
Calculus & Vectors: 82
Nutrition and Health: 86
Family studies: 93
International Business: 94
BIG DILEMMA: Medicine, Engineering, or Finance? All help is appreciated!!
Hi everyone, I am going into grade 12 this September and am still confused about what career field I want to get into. I am thinking between 3 very different fields, which is making my decision especially hard: Medicine, Engineering, and Finance.

Firstly, some background: I am a very hardworking student with grades in the low-mid 90s (aiming for high 90s in gr 12) with decent extra curriculars and volunteering experience. I am especially bright in math and science.

I have always had a great love and interest for the world of business, especially finance where my love for math merges with business. I feel like this is a field I would do really well in, however I know very, very little about the wide range of jobs available in this sector.

I always thought I would get into engineering since I like and am really good at science, along with math. I know that there are many different types of engineering that exist but I do not know which one would potentially be the best fit for me.

Lastly, becoming a doctor is something I've been very, very fascinated by as I've always been interested in biology, and especially how the human body works. I know that there are many years of hard work and effort that would go behind becoming one, which I am totally okay to take on, but just need to be absolutely sure that this is the career I want to get into before I get into it.

My dilemma is about what program I should take in university to prepare for my future career in one of these 3 fields. I currenty feel that the best idea is to do an engineering degree because: if I decide to become a doctor but don't make it to med school, I will have a back up job to go into with this degree. I can't do this by doing a BSc degree where if I don't make it to med school or decide I don't want to become a doctor, the degree would be essentially useless. At the same time, I've heard it's possible to go into the field of finance with a background in engineering as I can get an MBA later, but it doesn't work the other way around where I can't go into engineering with some type of business degree.

The reason I have a problem with doing an engineering degree however is that it matters where I do the program. I would preferrably like to go to a fairly easy university if medicine is where I want to head into as it would allow me to achieve a higher GPA for when I apply to med school, than I would at a really tough uni such as U of T or Waterloo. But, if I decide later on down the road that engineering is right for me, I would have rather just worked hard at a really top tier uni and graduate with a degree from there which would look much better than a degree from an easier/lower tier uni. If however I decide that my calling is in finance, I feel that I would benefit the most from an actual business degree.

I KNOW THIS MAY SEEM CONFUSING TO UNDERSTAND MY THOUGHT PROCESS (WHICH I APOLOGIZE FOR), WHICH IS BECAUSE I'M SO CONFUSED MYSELF. I would SO GREATLY appreciate any and all help regarding what program I should try to get into and how tough of a university i should get it from, as I don't want to make the wrong decision and screw myself over for my future. PLEASE AND THANK YOU TO ALL IN ADVANCE, YOUR ADVICE IS VERY VALUABLE TO ME.
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Mature Student Ryerson
Hi, I'm currently 19 years old going to be turning 20 in the year that i plan on attending Ryerson University for their Accounting & Finance program. Being 19 and tuning 20 in the year I plan on attending brings up the question of me being a mature student. On Ryerson's website, it says a mature student is one that is 21 years of age in the year they want to attend. I'll be 20, one year younger and so my question is will I have to apply as a mature student? Also whats the difference between being a mature student and one that just graduated high school. Also, do they look at applications differently depending on if I'm a mature student?
Uottawa vs Ryerson vs Carleton
Hi I need help choosing a safety school next year if I don’t get into my top choices which one would you say is the best For business and help me find the best and fastest way to a job. Uottawa coop vs Carleton coop vs Ryerson I am really into finance and I know ivey Queen’s Laurier are the best they are my top choices but if i don’t get into thoses schools out of those 3 what would you say is the best one.
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Western Business 1220
Hey if anyone took this program could they give their feedback on how it was? Also would you be at a huge disadvantage if you don't take this elective and take business 2247 in your second year for applying to Ivey? Thank you.
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Scholarship or Grant opportunities
Other than this, where is another good website for scholarship or grant opportunities?
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Hey guys, university applications to Queen's Commerce has just begun!  

Please post about the following :  
-Projected grade 12 average  
-grade 11 average  
-Date of admission when available
-Other universities of interest  

About Myself...  
-Projected grade 12 average 93.5%-95%  
-Grade 11 average 93% ( included 3 grade 12 courses, economics (94%), business leadership (97%), grade 12 english (88%))  
-EC'S: Deca, president of accounting and financial management club, president of investment club, coach for school tennis team, coach for school baseball team, badminton team, ultimate frisbee team (fall and spring seasons), part time job as a tennis stuart, weekly childcare worker at my church.  
-Also interested in Waterloo AFM, Laurier BBA, Ivey, Rotman, Telfer, Sprott  

 Good luck to all! Hope to see you next year!