PolyFinances is Polytechnique Montréal’s student investment fund. Since its creation in 2011, the committee has helped train a new generation of engineers. Highly technically qualified, the 17 members of PolyFinances are able to understand the financial challenges of a project as well as analyze the strengths and weaknesses of a technology company while taking into account the economic and business environment. PolyFinance members also study methods of valuing companies based on industrial economics concepts in order to manage a portfolio worth more than $ 60,000.
The following academic courses provide essential knowledge for analyzing the economic and business environment of technology firms :
- IND8115 – Technology and International Competition
- IND8122 – Industrial Financial Analysis
- IND6953 – Financial Technologies for Engineers
PolyFinances is an educational project bringing together theory and practice. This path makes it possible to make the link between the economic and financial aspects of companies and the technologies specific to each engineering field. In an economic environment dominated by technology, engineering expertise is required across all spheres of industry. Deepening the financial knowledge of Polytechnique Montréal students allows the development of more versatile engineers, who are able to understand the economic and financial context of the companies in which they will be involved in the future.