Business Administration – Finance Program (B130)

2019-20202020-2021
  • Program Name:
    Business Administration – Finance
  • Code: B130
  • Credential:
    Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Method of Study:
    Full-time
  • Duration:
    3 years (6 semesters)
  • Centre:
  • School:
  • Location: St. James Campus
  • Starting Months: January, September
  • Domestic Tuition:
    $4,479.00 *

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Overview

Program Overview

The Business Administration – Finance advanced diploma program at George Brown College in Toronto 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 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.

Upon completion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Help clients take steps to achieve their life goals through an integrated approach to the management of all their financial affairs, including such areas as:
    • Financial Management – assess the client’s current and future financial position, based upon their cash flow, budget and net worth.
    • Investment Management – assess the nature of the client’s assets based on their risk tolerance, time horizon and expected rates of return
    • Retirement Planning – compare the client’s expected lifestyle in retirement to their current retirement assets and planned savings
    • Tax Planning – assess the client’s current and future tax obligations and strategies employed to minimize or defer taxation
    • Insurance and Risk Management – manage the client’s exposure to an unexpected financial loss due to death, health issues, property damage and other risks.
    • Estate Planning – assess how the client can meet their objectives upon death in the most efficient and cost-effective manner
  • Prepare a comprehensive financial plan for a client situation, integrating and prioritizing the activities listed above

This Centre for Business program is part of our School of Accounting and Finance.

Your Field Education 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. Find out more about Field Education at the Centre for Business.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Co-ordinate the processing and maintaining of financial records in compliance with relevant policies, procedures and regulations for individuals and/or organizations.
  2. Co-ordinate the preparation and the presentation of financial information in compliance with relevant legislation and regulations for individuals and/or organizations.
  3. Analyze financial reports for individuals and/or organizations by applying financial mathematics and statistics.
  4. Develop and evaluate a financial plan to meet individuals’ and/or organizations’ needs and objectives.
  5. Develop, implement, evaluate and co-ordinate marketing strategies to promote financial products and services and to enhance customer service.
  6. Develop, implement and evaluate strategies to establish and maintain professional networking and business relationships in the finance sector.
  7. Analyze and evaluate, within a Canadian context, the impact of economic variables, legislation, ethics, technology and the environment on individuals’ and/or organizations’ operations.
  8. Develop, implement and evaluate ongoing strategies for personal and professional development, highlighting ethics, values and standards in the finance sector.
  9. Co-ordinate the planning, implementation, management and evaluation of team projects by applying project management principles.

Courses

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.

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, and Four): 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.

SEMESTER 1

Code Courses Prerequisite
BUS 1038 Business Concepts 1 NONE
COMM 1007 College English NONE
ECON 1032 Macroeconomics NONE
FIN 1003 Financial Systems in Canada NONE
GHUM1087 Successful Social Relations NONE
MARK 1020 Principles of Marketing I NONE
MATH 1191 Mathematics of Finance NONE

SEMESTER 2

Code Courses Prerequisite
ACCT 1001 Accounting Fundamentals 1 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 Behaviour NONE
Select One General Education Elective

SEMESTER 3

Code Courses Prerequisite
BUS 1056 Business Presentation Skills COMM 1007
FIN 1035 Retirement Planning FIN 1011
FIN 2061 Canadian Investments I FIN 1011
FIN 2035 Consumer Behaviours & Financial Needs MARK 1020
LAW 1011 Business and Family Law NONE
STAT 1010 Quantitative Methods 1 MATH 1021
Select One General Education Elective

SEMESTER 4

Code Courses Prerequisite
ACCT 2028 Taxation I ACCT 1001
FIN 2062 Canadian Investments II FIN 1011

FIN 2003

Money Management and Software FIN 1011
FIN 2052 Post Retirement & Estate Planning FIN 1035
FIN 2063 Insurance in Financial Planning FIN 1011
STS 1037 Career Planning & Development NONE
Select One General Education Elective

Financial Services Specialization

SEMESTER 5

Code Courses Prerequisite
HRM 1008 Fundamentals of Human Resource Management NONE
COMP 1115 Business Computer Applications II COMP 1010
FIN 1034 Customer Service NONE
FIN 3005 Call Centre Operations NONE
MARK 2027 Sales Training and Client Mgmt. MARK 1020
MARK 2028 Marketing Financial Services MARK 1020

SEMESTER 6

Code Courses Prerequisite
BUS 1040 Project Management NONE
BUS 1041 Small Business Management BUS 1038
FIN 1033 Advertising & Promotion MARK 1020
FIN 3007 Financial Technology NONE
FIN 2033 Introduction to Bank Financial Management FIN 1003
Select One Business Elective

Financial Planning Specialization

SEMESTER 5

Code Courses Prerequisite
FIN 2054 Advanced Topic in Financial Planning FIN 2052
COMP 1115 Business Computer Applications II COMP 1010
FIN 1034 Customer Service NONE
FIN 2005 Income Tax Planning ACCT 2028
MARK 2027 Sales Training and Client Management MARK 1020
HRM 1008 Fundamentals of Human Resource Management NONE

SEMESTER 6

Code Courses Prerequisite
BUS 1040 Project Management NONE
BUS 1041 Small Business Management BUS 1038
FIN 2008 Advanced Financial Planning & Ethics FIN 2005, FIN2054
MARK 2028 Marketing Financial Services MARK 1020
Select Two Business Electives

General Education Electives

Electives

BUSINESS ELECTIVES - FINANCIAL SERVICES SPECIALIZATION

Code Business Electives Prerequisite
CMMK 1127 The Business Media in Canada COMM 1034
COMP 1113 Principles of E-Business COMP 1010
ECON 1031 Microeconomics NONE
HRM 2021 Compensation HRM 1008
MARK 2053 Negotiation Skills NONE
ECON 1021 Environmental Economics ECON 1031 or ECON 1032 or ECON 1034
BUS 1067 Field Education By application only - applications available in SJC 103 & SJA 313A
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
BUS 3015 Applied Business Planning ACCT 1001, MATH 1021 & HRM 1008
CMMK 1114 Business Research & Report Writing COMM 1034
CMMK 1156 Talking Business COMM 1034

BUSINESS ELECTIVES - FINANCIAL PLANNING SPECIALIZATION

Code Business Electives Prerequisite
COMP 1113 Principles of E-Business COMP 1010
ECON 1031 Microeconomics NONE
FIN 1033 Advertising & Promotion MARK 1020
MARK 2053 Negotiation Skills NONE
MGMT 3008 International Trade Finance MGMT 1018
BUS 3015 Applied Business Planning ACCT 1001, MATH 1021 & HRM 1008
ECON 1021 Environmental Economics ECON 1031 or ECON 1032 or ECON 1034
BUS 1067 Field Education By application only - applications available in SJC 103 & SJA 313A
MGMT 1018 International Business MARK 1020

Articulation Agreement

George Brown College has agreements with several universities in Canada, the United States and abroad that may give you credit for your college diploma.

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

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 www.tfsa.ca.

Educational Pathways

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

For information on additional future study options, see our transfer guide.

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.

Related Credentials and Certifications

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

Qualified Associate Financial Planner(QAFP®) designation may be obtained through FP Canada.

Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation may be obtained through FP Canada.

Note: A degree requirement is being introduced to be eligible to become a CFP professional; visit the FP Canada website for more information. If you wish to pursue a degree, see the Future Study section above.

Canadian Securities Course (CSC) may be obtained through the Canadian Securities Institute.

Life License Qualification Program (LLQP) may be obtained through Oliver’s Learning (or another approved provider) followed by the Provincial Licensing exam.

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.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition

$4,479.00 *

Additional Costs

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in Fall 2020. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2021 at later dates.

The program teaches the curriculum required to prepare to write industry-credentialing exams. These include:

  • Canadian Securities Course I and II (CSC I and CSC II)
  • Qualified Associate Financial Planner (QAFP®) Exam
  • Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®) Exam (Note: A degree requirement is being introduced to be eligible to become a CFP Professional; visit the FP Canada website for more info. If you wish to pursue a degree, please see the Future Studies section below.)
  • Life License Qualification Program (LLQP)
  • An Approved LLQP training course
  • LLQP Provincial Examination

Fees for external exams are not included and are an additional cost to this program. Students or graduates should visit the following websites for information regarding exam dates and fees:

Financial Assistance

This program is approved for OSAP funding, provided the applicant meets OSAP eligibility criteria.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website 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 fee requirements.

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 and no OSSD)

Mature Students may take the Admissions Assessment for English and Math, OR may consider upgrading to achieve the credit(s) needed in English and Math.

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 our transfer guide for more information.

English Language Proficiency

Proficiency in English communications is necessary for success in this programs. Please review our English proficiency requirements.

How to Apply

Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges.

Contact Us

Information Sessions

On-campus information sessions are held on a regular basis. Come and have your questions answered. Learn about the program content and career options, meet your friendly professors and staff, and experience what it is like to be in a George Brown College classroom. Sign up for an upcoming session.

Domestic Student Admissions

For inquiries about domestic admission requirements, admission deadlines, or the admissions process, please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@georgebrown.ca or visit the Admissions section.

International Student Admissions

Contact one of our international recruitment representatives specializing by country of origin by either booking a virtual meeting or submitting an inquiry. For more information visit the International Contact Us page.

Fees and Financial Information

For inquiries about OSAP, Bursaries, Scholarships and other financial inquiries, please contact the Financial Aid Office at FinAid@georgebrown.ca or visit the Financial Aid section.

Entry Advising

For advice on the various program options and which program might be best suited for you, make an appointment to see an Entry Advisor. Please review these frequently asked questions.

Centre for Business

For questions regarding programs at the Centre for Business or if you require more information, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our knowledgeable staff are available to assist you.

For general inquiries, please contact the Centre for Business:
Email: business@georgebrown.ca
Phone: (416) 415-5000 ext. 2160

Business Administration – Finance (B130/B150)

For inquiries related to this program (for example, course-specific information) please contact one of the Program Co-ordinators:

Tracey Britt, Program Co-ordinator
Email: tbritt1@georgebrown.ca

or

Carolyn Fallis, Program Co-ordinator
Email: cfallis@georgebrown.ca

Sam Levy, Chair, School of Accounting and Finance
Email: Sam.Levy@georgebrown.ca

Visit Our Campus

This program is offered out of our School of Accounting and Finance and classes take place at our St. James Campus, predominantly at 200 King St. E., and 290 Adelaide St. E., Toronto, ON, Canada.

Campus tours are offered on a regular basis. Sign up today! You can also check out our virtual tour.

 

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Sign up and learn more about your options, our programs, and life at George Brown.

Business Administration – Finance Program (B130)

2019-20202020-2021
  • Program Name:
    Business Administration – Finance
  • Code: B130
  • Credential:
    Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Method of Study:
    Full-time
  • Duration:
    3 years (6 semesters)
  • Centre:
  • School:
  • Location: St. James Campus
  • Starting Months: January, September
  • Domestic Tuition:
    $4,254.00 *

Compare up to 3 programs

Overview

Program Overview

The Business Administration – Finance advanced diploma program at George Brown College in Toronto 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 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

This Centre for Business program is part of our School of Accounting and Finance.

Your Field Education 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. Find out more about Field Education at the Centre for Business.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Co-ordinate the processing and maintaining of financial records in compliance with relevant policies, procedures and regulations for individuals and/or organizations.
  2. Co-ordinate the preparation and the presentation of financial information in compliance with relevant legislation and regulations for individuals and/or organizations.
  3. Analyze financial reports for individuals and/or organizations by applying financial mathematics and statistics.
  4. Develop and evaluate a financial plan to meet individuals’ and/or organizations’ needs and objectives.
  5. Develop, implement, evaluate and co-ordinate marketing strategies to promote financial products and services and to enhance customer service.
  6. Develop, implement and evaluate strategies to establish and maintain professional networking and business relationships in the finance sector.
  7. Analyze and evaluate, within a Canadian context, the impact of economic variables, legislation, ethics, technology and the environment on individuals’ and/or organizations’ operations.
  8. Develop, implement and evaluate ongoing strategies for personal and professional development, highlighting ethics, values and standards in the finance sector.
  9. Co-ordinate the planning, implementation, management and evaluation of team projects by applying project management principles.

Courses

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.

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 2019-2020

SEMESTER 1

semester courses
Code Courses Prerequisite
BUS 1038 Business Concepts 1 NONE
COMM 1007 College English NONE
ECON 1032 Macroeconomics NONE
FIN 1003 Financial Systems in Canada NONE
GHUM 1087 Successful Social Relations NONE
MARK 1020 Principles of Marketing I NONE
MATH 1191 Mathematics of Finance NONE

SEMESTER 2

semester courses
Code Courses Prerequisite
ACCT 1001 Accounting Fundamentals 1 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 Behaviour NONE
Select One General Education Elective

SEMESTER 3

semester courses
Code Courses Prerequisite
BUS 1056 Business Presentation Skills COMM 1007
FIN 1035 Retirement Planning FIN 1011
FIN 2061 Canadian Investments I FIN 1011
FIN 2035 Consumer Behaviours & Financial Needs MARK 1020
LAW 1011 Business and Family Law NONE
STAT 1010 Quantitative Methods 1 MATH 1021
Select One General Education Elective

SEMESTER 4

semester courses
Code Courses Prerequisite
ACCT 2028 Taxation I ACCT 1001
FIN 2062 Canadian Investments II FIN 1011
FIN 1040 Estate Planning FIN 1011

FIN 2003

Money Management and Software FIN 1011
FIN 2063 Insurance in Financial Planning FIN 1011
STS 1037 Career Planning & Development NONE
Select One General Education Elective

Financial Services Specialization

SEMESTER 5

semester courses
Code Courses Prerequisite
HRM 1008 Fundamentals of Human Resource Management NONE
COMP 1115 Business Computer Applications II COMP 1010
FIN 1034 Customer Service NONE
FIN 3005 Call Centre Operations - Inbound NONE
MARK 2027 Sales Training and Client Mgmt. MARK 1020
MARK 2028 Marketing Financial Services MARK 1020

SEMESTER 6

semester courses
Code Courses Prerequisite
BUS 1040

Project Management

 NONE
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 Financial Management FIN 1003
Select One Business Elective

Financial Planning Specialization

SEMESTER 5

semester courses
Code Courses Prerequisite
FIN 2007 Investment Planning FIN 1011
COMP 1115 Business Computer Applications II COMP 1010
FIN 1034 Customer Service NONE
FIN 2005 Income Tax Planning ACCT 2028
MARK 2027 Sales Training ad Client Mgmt. MARK 1020
HRM 1008 Fundamentals of Human Resource Management NONE

SEMESTER 6

semester courses
Code Courses Prerequisite
BUS 1040 Project Management NONE
BUS 1041 Small Business Management BUS 1038
FIN 2008 Advanced Financial Planning & Ethics FIN 2007
MARK 2028 Marketing Financial Services MARK 1020
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
ECON 1031 Microeconomics NONE
HRM 2021 Compensation HRM 1008
MARK 2053 Negotiation Skills NONE
ECON 1021 Environmental Economics ECON 1031 or ECON 1032 or ECON 1034
BUS 1067 Field Education By application only - applications available in SJC 103 & SJA 313A
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
BUS 3015 Applied Business Planning ACCT 1001, MATH 1021 & HRM 1008
CMMK 1114 Business Research & Report Writing COMM 1034
CMMK 1156 Talking Business COMM 1034

BUSINESS ELECTIVES - FINANCIAL PLANNING SPECIALIZATION

semester courses
Code Business Electives Prerequisite
COMP 1113 Principles of E-Business COMP 1010
ECON 1031 Microeconomics NONE
FIN 1033 Advertising & Promotion MARK 1020
MARK 2053 Negotiation Skills NONE
MGMT 3008 International Trade Finance MGMT 1018
BUS 3015 Applied Business Planning ACCT 1001, MATH 1021 & HRM 1008
ECON 1021 Environmental Economics ECON 1031 or ECON 1032 or ECON 1034
BUS 1067 Field Education By application only - applications available in SJC 103 & SJA 313A
MGMT 1018 International Business MARK 1020

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

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 www.tfsa.ca.

Educational Pathways

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition

$4,254.00 *

Additional Costs

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in Fall 2018. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2019 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 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 are subject to change and information about these fees needs to be obtained from the institution giving the exam.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website 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 fee requirements.

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 and no OSSD)

Mature Students may take the Admissions Assessment for English and Math, OR may consider upgrading to achieve the credit(s) needed in English and Math.

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 georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

English Language Proficiency

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

Please visit georgebrown.ca/englishproficiency for more details

International (Visa) Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

How to Apply

Apply To

Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges

Contact Us

Information Sessions

On-campus information sessions are held on a regular basis. Come and have your questions answered. Learn about the program content and career options, meet your friendly professors and staff, and experience what it is like to be in a George Brown College classroom. Sign up for an upcoming session.

Domestic Student Admissions

For inquiries about domestic admission requirements, admission deadlines, or the admissions process, please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@georgebrown.ca or visit the Admissions section.

International Student Admissions

Contact one of our international recruitment representatives specializing by country of origin by either booking a virtual meeting or submitting an inquiry. For more information visit the International Contact Us page.

Fees and Financial Information

For inquiries about OSAP, Bursaries, Scholarships and other financial inquiries, please contact the Financial Aid Office at FinAid@georgebrown.ca or visit the Financial Aid section.

Entry Advising

For advice on the various program options and which program might be best suited for you, make an appointment to see an Entry Advisor. Please review these frequently asked questions.

Centre for Business

For questions regarding programs at the Centre for Business or if you require more information, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our knowledgeable staff are available to assist you.

For general inquiries, please contact the Centre for Business:
Email: business@georgebrown.ca
Phone: (416) 415-5000 ext. 2160

Business Administration – Finance (B130/B150)

For inquiries related to this program (for example, course-specific information) please contact one of the Program Co-ordinators:

Tracey Britt, Program Co-ordinator

Email: tbritt1@georgebrown.ca

or

Carolyn Fallis, Program Co-ordinator

Email: cfallis@georgebrown.ca

Sam Levy, Chair, School of Accounting and Finance

Email: Sam.Levy@georgebrown.ca

Visit Our Campus

This program is offered out of our School of Accounting and Finance and classes take place at our St. James Campus, predominantly at 200 King St. E., and 290 Adelaide St. E., Toronto, ON, Canada.

Campus tours are offered on a regular basis. Sign up today! You can also check out our virtual tour.

Sign up and learn more about your options, our programs, and life at George Brown.