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Business Administration - Finance Program (B130)

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4. Click Add to Comparison

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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
The Business Administration – Finance advanced diploma program provides students with the knowledge and skills to work in the financial services sector. The financial services sector continues to grow and adapt to the needs of clients through the use of technology. People with customer service skills and knowledge of financial planning, call centre operations, investments and risk management are needed in this fast-paced environment.

Full Program Descriptions

Description  

The Business Administration – Finance advanced diploma program provides students with the knowledge and skills to work in the financial services sector. The financial services sector continues to grow and adapt to the needs of clients through the use of technology. People with customer service skills and knowledge of financial planning, call centre operations, investments and risk management are needed in this fast-paced environment. In this program you will develop skills in:

  • Investment decision making
  • Analyzing the funds needed upon retirement
  • Applying the rules associated with net income, taxable income, stock options, capital property and income splitting
  • Managing risk through insurance strategies and individual needs

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 

This program (B130) is also offered with work experience. Students who wish to apply for Business Administration - Finance with Work Experience should apply to B150.

Program Standards and Learning Outcomes  

Each George Brown College certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and graduate certificate program is expected to deliver specific program learning outcomes. Program learning outcomes are statements that describe the knowledge and skills that students are expected to demonstrate by the end of their program of study. Programs are designed to deliver both vocation or discipline-specific learning outcomes and more generic essential employability skills (including communication, numeracy, critical thinking and problem solving, information management, interpersonal and personal skills).

In addition to the aforementioned learning outcome requirements, College programs are required to provide students with exposure to a breadth of learning beyond their vocational field, to increase their awareness of the society and culture in which they live and work. This breadth requirement is addressed through additional mandatory General Education courses in the program curriculum.

To see the relevant program learning outcomes for your specific program of study, please visit georgebrown.ca/programs/learning-standards-and-outcomes



Course Outline

Required Courses 

In order to graduate from the B130 program, you need a total of 38 courses.  33 Mandatory courses, 2 Business Electives, and 3 General Education Electives.  For the B150 program you need to take an additional course, Work Experience Prep Course (BUS 1000) in semester 3, and complete 2 Work Experience (Coop or Internship) terms.

The Mandatory courses for the first 4 semesters are common to all students.  At the end of semester 4, students can choose their Specialization option: Financial Services or Financial Planning.

Depending on the results of your placement tests, you may be required to take COMM 1003 (English Skills) or CESL 1003 (English Skills-ESL) before progressing to COMM 1007. Similarly, you may be required to take MATH1027 (Business Math with Remediation) before progressing to MATH 1021. COMM1003/CESL 1003 and MATH 1027 do not count towards the 38 courses required for graduation, and you will be charged for these extra courses.  Please speak to the Business Office staff if you need any assistance.

General Education Courses (Semester Two, Three, Four, and Five):  You must complete 4 General Education courses.  1 mandatory (“Successful Social Relations” - GHUM 1087) and 3 chosen from at least 2 of the following categories: Social Sciences (GSSC), Arts and Humanities (GHUM) or Science and Technology (GSCI).

You are required to make up any failed or dropped courses before you are eligible to graduate.  You can make up these courses during the day, and some are offered in the evening through Continuing Education.  Please check with the Business Office staff to ensure that the continuing education courses are equivalent to what is taught in the full-time program.  Note that some courses may not be offered in every semester. Our staff can assist you in any special timetable requirements you may have.

Printable Curriculum Planner 2016-2017pdf file

SEMESTER 1

semester courses
Code Courses 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

semester courses

Code

Courses

Pre-requisite

ACCT 1001 Accounting Fundamentals I NONE
COMP 1010 Business Computer Applications I NONE
COMM 1034 Professional Communications I COMM 1007
FIN 1011 Fundamentals of Financial Planning NONE
PSY 1129 Organizational Behavior NONE
Select One General Education Elective

SEMESTER 3

semester courses
Code Courses 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 Behaviors & Financial Needs MARK 1020
MARK 2027 Sales Training & Client Management MARK 1020
STAT 1010 Quantitative Methods I MATH 1021
BUS 1000 Work Experience Prep Course* COMM 1007 & 3.0 GPA
GHUM 1087 Successful Social Relations NONE

* This course is mandatory only for students taking the Work Experience Option (B150)

SEMESTER 4

semester courses
Code Courses Pre-requisite
FIN 1035 Retirement Planning FIN 1011
ACCT 2028 Taxation I ACCT 1001
FIN 1034 Customer Service NONE
FIN 2062 Canadian Investments II FIN 1011
MARK 2028 Marketing Financial Services MARK 1020
STS 1037 Career Planning & Development NONE
Select One General Education Elective

Financial Services Specialization

SEMESTER 5

semester courses
Code Courses Pre-requisite
HRM 1008 Fundamentals of Human Resource Management NONE
LAW 1011 Business and Family Law NONE
COMP 1115 Business Computer Applications II COMP 1010
BUS 1040 Project Management NONE
FIN 3005 Call Centre Operations - Inbound NONE
Select One General Education Elective

SEMESTER 6

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

Financial Planning Specialization

SEMESTER 5

semester courses
Code Courses Pre-requisite
FIN 2007 Investment Planning FIN 1011
FIN 1040 Estate Planning Fundamentals FIN 1011
COMP 1115 Business Computer Applications II COMP 1010
HRM 1008 Fundamentals of Human Resource Management NONE
LAW 1011 Business and Family Law NONE
Select One General Education Elective

SEMESTER 6

semester courses
Code Courses 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

Detailed course outlines

General Education Electives



Electives 

BUSINESS ELECTIVES - FINANCIAL SERVICES SPECIALIZATION

semester courses
Code Business Electives Prerequisite
CMMK 1127 The Business Media in Canada COMM 1034
COMP 1113 Principles of E-Business COMP 1010 or ACCT 1031
ECON 1031 Microeconomics NONE
HRM 2021 Compensation HRM 1008
MARK 2053 Negotiation Skills MARK 1020
ECON 1021 Environmental Economics ECON 1031 or ECON 1032 or ECON 1034
BUS 1067 Field Education For Non-Coop Students, by interview only
CMMK 1156 Talking Business COMM 1034
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
BUS 3015 Applied Business Planning ACCT 1001, MATH 1021 & HRM 1008
CMMK 1114 Business Research & Report Writing COMM 1034

BUSINESS ELECTIVES - FINANCIAL PLANNING SPECIALIZATION

semester courses
Code Business Electives Prerequisite
BUS 1040 Project Management NONE
COMP 1113 Principles of E-Business COMP 1010 or ACCT 1031
ECON 1031 Microeconomics NONE
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
FIN 1033 Advertising & Promotion MARK 1020
MARK 2053 Negotiation Skills MARK 1020
FIN 2025 Portfolio Management Techniques FIN 2002
FIN 2026 Derivative Fundamentals FIN 2002
FIN 2050 Options/Futures FIN 2002
ECON 1021 Environmental Economics ECON 1031 or ECON 1032 or ECON 1034
BUS 1067 Field Education For Non-Coop  Students, by interview only
MGMT 1018 International Business MARK 1020
MGMT 3008 International Trade Finance MGMT 1018
BUS 3015 Applied Business Planning ACCT 1001, MATH 1021 & HRM 1008


Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

Educational / Degree Pathway 

Business Administration – Finance students may be eligible for advanced standing in the Bachelor of Commerce – Financial Services program at George Brown. Additionally, 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.



Your Career 

Your Career

In this program, students obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue careers in the financial services sector. Graduates of the program have found employment as:

  • Financial Advisor/Planner
  • Financial Services Representative
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Investment Advisor

Note: While the advanced diploma will help you build many of the skills needed in these roles, further designations or credentials may also be required. To learn more about the career possibilities and educational requirements, you may wish to visit the Toronto Financial Services Alliance website at workinfinancialservices.com.



Future Study Options 

Graduates of the Business Administration – Finance advanced diploma may be eligible for advanced standing in the Honours Bachelor of Commerce (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.

Designations

Graduates of this program may wish to pursue other designations or credentials in the financial services sector.

The Financial Planning Examination Level 1 is a required step toward obtaining a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation. More information on the CFP® designation and its requirements may be obtained at the Financial Planning Standards Council website at fpsc.ca.

Information on the Canadian Securities Course and licensing requirements can be found at the Canadian Securities Institute website at csi.ca/student/en_ca/home.xhtml.

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.

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 

$3,711.00 *

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 2015. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2016 and at later dates.

Fees for external exams (Canadian Securities Course I and II, Financial Planning Standards Council Exam Level I) are not included.

Students or graduates should visit the Financial Planning Standards Council website (fpsc.ca) and Canadian Securities Institute website (csi.ca/student/en_ca/home.xhtml) for information regarding exam dates and fees.

Students wishing to become licensed to sell life insurance products in Ontario must complete the following steps:

  1. Apply for and pass (min. 60%) Oliver’s (or approved other) LLQP certification exam.
  2. Within 12 months of completing the certification exam, apply for and pass (min. 60%) the provincial exam.
  3. On passing the provincial exam, a provincial insurance license may be granted if the applicant is sponsored by a qualified company.

LLQP Exam Fees (subject to change):

  • Oliver’s certification exam: $50 + GST
  • Provincial Life Licensing exam: $99.75.


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)

Please note that George Brown is committed to ensuring that applicants will succeed in their program of choice and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. Applicants may be required to have grades higher than the minimum requirements stated.

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 this 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.



Apply To  

Ontario Colleges

Contact Us

Contact Us  

Centre for Business

For general inquiries about eligibility, scheduling, and applying to the program, please contact the Centre for Business.

Email: business@georgebrown.ca
Phone: (416) 415-5000 ext. 2160

For program information, please contact the program co-ordinator.

Carolyn Fallis & Michael Hlinka
Email: cfallis@georgebrown.ca &  mhlinka@georgebrown.ca
Phone: (416) 415-5000 ext. 3716 & 3995



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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.