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Business Administration - Finance Program (B130)

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PROGRAM
Business Administration - Finance
CODE
B130
SCHOOL
School of Accounting and Finance
LOCATION
St. James Campus
DURATION
3 years (6 semesters)
STARTING MONTH
September, January
CERTIFICATION
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
YEAR OF STUDY
METHOD OF STUDY
FT
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. Join their ranks with the Business Administration - Finance Program.

Full Program Descriptions

Description  

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.

INDUSTRY-READY SKILLS

  • 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.

B130 - Photo of students



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 coned.georgebrown.ca.

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



Course Outline

Required Courses 

After the 4th semester students need to choose either the Financial Planning or Financial Services Specialization.

SEMESTER 1

Course Code Courses (Mandatory) Pre-requisite
BUS 1038 Business Concepts I None
COMM 1007 College English None
ECON 1032 Macroeconomics None
FIN 1003 Financial Systems in Canada None
MATH 1021 Mathematics of Finance None
MARK 1020 Principles of Marketing I None

SEMESTER 2

Course Code Courses (Mandatory) Pre-requisite
ACCT 1001 Accounting Fundamentals I None
ACCT 1031 Spreadsheet Concepts & Design None
COMM 1107 Communications for Business COMM 1007
FIN 1011 Fundamentals of Financial Planning None
PSY 1129 Organizational Behaviour None
Select One General Education Elective

SEMESTER 3

Course Code Courses (Mandatory) Pre-requisite
BUS 1056 Business Presentation Skills COMM 1007
FIN 2061 Canadian Investments I FIN 1011
FIN 2003 Money Management & Software Application FIN 1011
FIN 2035 Consumer Behaviour & Financial Needs MARK 1020
MARK 2027 Sales Training & Client Management MARK 1020
STAT 1010 Quantitative Methods I MATH 1021
GHUM 1087 Successful Social Relations None
Select One General Education Elective

SEMESTER 4

Course Code Courses (Mandatory) Pre-requisite
FIN 1035 Retirement Planning FIN 1011
ACCT 2028 Taxation I ACCT 1001
FIN 1034 Customer Services None
FIN 2062 Canadian Investment II FIN 1011
MARK 2028 Marketing Financial Services MARK 1020
STS 1037 Career Planning & Development None
Select One General Education Elective

Financial Planning Specialization

SEMESTER 5

Course Code Course Name (Mandatory) Pre-requisite
FIN 2007 Investment Planning FIN 1011
FIN 1040 Estate Planning Fundamentals FIN 1011
ACCT 3012 Database Concept & Design ACCT 1031
HRM 1008 Fundamentals of HR Management None
LAW 1011 Business and Family Law None
Select One General Education Elective

SEMESTER 6

Course Code Courses (Mandatory) Pre-requisite
BUS 1041 Small Business Management BUS 1038
FIN 2005 Income Tax Planning FIN 1011
FIN 2008 Advanced Financial Planning Ethics FIN 2007
FIN 2063 Insurance in Financial Planning FIN 1011
Select Two Business Electives

Financial Services Specialization

SEMESTER 5

Course Code Courses (Mandatory) Pre-requisite
HRM 1008 Fundamentals of Human Resource Management NONE
LAW 1011 Business and Family Law NONE
ACCT 3012 Database Concept & Design ACCT 1031
BUS 1040 Project Management NONE
FIN 3005 Call Centre Operations - Inbound NONE
Select One General Education Elective

SEMESTER 6

Course Code Courses (Mandatory) Pre-requisite
BUS 1041 Small Business Management BUS 1038
FIN 1033 Advertising & Promotion MARK 1020
FIN 3006 Call Cente Operations - Outbound NONE
FIN 2033 Introduction to Bank Financials Management FIN 1003
Select Two Business Electives

Detailed course outlines

General Education Electives



Electives 

BUSINESS ELECTIVES - FINANCIAL SERVICES SPECIALIZATION

Course Code Business Elective Pre-requisite
COMM 1127 The Business Media in Canada COMM 1107
COMP 1113 Principles of E-Business COMP 1010 or ACCT 1031
ECON 1031 Microeconomics None
HRM 2021 Compensation HRM 1008
MARK 2053 Negotiations Skills MARK 1020
BUS 3015 Applied Business Planning ACCT 1001, MATH 1021 & HRM 1008
ECON 1021 Environmental Economics ECON 1031 or ECON 1032 or ECON 1034
COMM 1156 Talking Business COMM 1107
MGMT 1018 International Business MARK 1020
HRM 2027 Coaching for Effective Performance Management HRM 1008
MGMT 3008 International Trade Finance MGMT 1018
STAT 2011 Quantitative Methods II STAT 1010
MGMT 2034 Field-Based Consulting - Theory Successful completion of semester 3, by interview only.
MGMT 2035 Field-Based Consulting - Field Work Successful completion of semester 3, by interview only.

BUSINESS ELECTIVES - FINANCIAL PLANNING SPECIALIZATION

Course Code Business Elective Pre-requisite
BUS 1040 Project Management None
COMP 1113 Principles of E-Business COMP 1010 or ACCT 1031
ECON 1031 Microeconomics None
FIN 1033 Advertising & Promotion MARK 1020
BUS 3015 Applied Business Planning ACCT 1001, MATH 1021 & HRM 1008
ECON 1021 Environmental Economics ECON 1031 or ECON 1032 or ECON 1034
COMM 1156 Talking Business COMM 1107
MGMT 1018 International Business MARK 1020
MGMT 3008 International Trade Finance MGMT 1018
FIN 2025 Portfolio Management Techniques FIN 2002
FIN 2026 Derivative Fundamentals FIN 2002
FIN 2050 Options/Futures FIN 2002
MARK 2053 Negotiations Skills MARK 1020
MGMT 2034 Field-Based Consulting - Theory Successful completion of semester 3, by interview only.
MGMT 2035 Field-Based Consulting - Field Work Successful completion of semester 3, by interview only.


Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

Your Career 

In this program, students obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue careers in the financial services sector. Graduates are prepared for careers as:

  • Financial Planners
  • Investment Sales Associates
  • Financial Services Officers
  • Personal Banking Associates


Future Study Options 

Business Administration – Finance students may be eligible for advanced standing in the Bachelor of Applied Business – Financial Services program. George Brown College has agreements with several universities in Canada, the United States and abroad that will give you credit for your college diploma.

For information on additional future study options, see www.georgebrown.ca/transferguide.

There are many pathways into the Business Administration - Finance Advanced Diploma B130 program including high school, work and other college or university programs. After graduating from the program, students can go to work, or they can further their education through a graduate certificate, a professional credential or designation, or a college or university degree.



Tuition and Fees

Tuition 

$3,577.00 *

Additional Cost 

*Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in fall 2014. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2015 and at later dates.

International students: Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information.



How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements  

Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, including the required courses, and any other selection criteria outlined below.

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent**
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 11 Math (M or U) or Grade 12 (C or U)

** Mature Student status (19 years of age or older)

Course Exemptions

Some college and university credits may qualify you for exemptions. Please visit www.georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

English Proficiency

Proficiency in English communications is necessary for success in these programs.

Applicants may be required to complete English testing to demonstrate proficiency.

Please visit www.georgebrown.ca/englishproficiency for more details

International students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information.



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Ontario Colleges

Contact Us

Contact Us  

Centre for Business

Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 2160

Email: business@georgebrown.ca

Our office hours are 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

For more information, you may also visit georgebrown.ca/CfB or call the George Brown College Contact Centre at 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.



Visit Our Campus  

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George Brown College is continually striving to improve its programs and their delivery. The information contained in this calendar is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College admission, graduation, and fee requirements as well as any requirements of outside institutions, industry associations, or other bodies that may award additional designations concurrently with, or after completion of, a George Brown College program.