PolyFinances is the student investment fund of Polytechnique Montréal. Since its creation in 2011, the committee contributes to the training of a new generation of engineers. Highly qualified technically, the 20 members of the committee are able to understand the financial stakes of a project as well as to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of a technological company by taking into account the economic and commercial environment. They also study business valuation methods based on industrial economics concepts in order to manage a stock portfolio worth over $70,000.
The PolyFinances pathway allows the implementation of pedagogical projects that combine theory and practice. This pathway allows students to make the link between the economic and financial aspects of companies and the technologies specific to each engineering. In an economic context dominated by technology, the engineer’s expertise is required in all areas of the industry. Deepening the financial knowledge of Polytechnique Montréal students allows them to develop more complete engineers, capable of understanding the economic and financial context of the companies involved in their future work environment.