In this program, students obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue careers in the financial services sector. Graduates of the program may be able to find employment as:
- Financial Advisor
- Financial Services Representative
- Customer Service Representative
- Investment Advisor
Note: While the 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 explorefinancialservices.com.
This two-year diploma has a pathway to the Business Administration – Finance B130/
B150 three-year advanced diploma.
The difference between the two-year and the three-year advanced diploma is that the two-year diploma leads to partial completion of the core curriculum required to take the FPSC Level 1 examination (which is a step towards the Certified Financial Planner
[CFP®] designation), whereas the three-year advanced diploma leads to full completion of the core curriculum required to take the FPSC Level 1 exam.
For more information about the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation, please see the Designations section below.
For information on additional future study options, see georgebrown.ca/transferguide.
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.