BUILD A FOUNDATION FOR SUCCESS IN FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
Ongoing mergers and consolidations in the fast-paced financial services industry – which includes mutual funds, investment funds, banks, trust companies, financial planning, life insurance and more – provide exciting career opportunities for individuals who start off with the right industry credentials. The financial services industry has benefited the most from productivity gains over the past 15 years due to a high rate of adoption of automation and technology enhancements – thus it is also the industry that stands to gain the most from highly trained and knowledgeable graduates.
In financial services, you need industry accreditation. Whether you pursue a career as a financial planner or as a sales associate, industry credentials are necessary right from the beginning. During the last three semesters you will specialize in either Financial Planning or Financial Services. Note the following benefits:
- Upon successful completion of the Financial Planning Specialization, students will be qualified candidates to sit for the Financial Planning Exam 1 – a required step toward obtaining a CFP® designation. More information on the CFP® designation and its requirements may be obtained at fpsc.ca.
- The Financial Planning Specialization ensures that you take the courses required to write the Canadian Securities Course exams offered by the Canadian Securities Institute (see csi.ca for details of requirements and costs).
Note: The requirements for each designation/certification are set by the granting body, not George Brown College. In order to qualify for any of these designations/certifications, you need to follow the process listed on its website and meet all the requirements applicable to you.
- Learn to formulate financial plans consistent with client needs.
- Integrate the concepts of cash and debt management, risk management, tax and estate planning.
- Construct financial plans utilizing industry-specific software.
- Consolidate legal considerations within the planning process.
Part Time Study Options We also offer evening courses and a part-time certificate program in Financial Planning. See the Continuing Education Course Guide at
Your Field Study Options
Employers have told us that they are more likely to hire a student with work experience than a student without experience. Field Education gives you the real-life experience that employers demand.
For detailed Field Education information, visit georgebrown.ca/CfB/learning_environment/
Program Standards and Learning Outcomes
Program standards apply to all similar programs of instruction offered by colleges across the province. Each program standard for a postsecondary program of instruction includes the following elements:
- Vocational standard (the vocationally specific learning outcomes which apply to the program in question),
- Essential employability skills (the essential employability skills learning outcomes which apply to all programs of instruction), and
- General education requirement (the requirement for general education in postsecondary programs of instruction).
The vocational and essential employability skills components of program standards are expressed in terms of learning outcomes. Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved and verified.
View standards and outcomes by program.
Source: Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities website