Business Administration - Finance | St. Clair College
Program Code: B851
Status: Open
Three Year - Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Starts: September, January
Contact:
Warren Beck
519-972-2727 ext. 4336

Program Overview

The financial services sector is diverse and ever growing. Today, individuals and families are looking to financial experts to help them navigate and plan their lives in a way that is financially sound and secure. Graduates from the Business Administration – Finance program will have specialized knowledge in the field of finance. Students will be given an in-depth education on various areas of this industry, including Canadian securities, insurance products, and personal financial planning, along with the marketing skills needed to sell financial services and products. It’s a field of study that leads to a wide variety of career possibilities.

Program Highlights

  • Third-year work placements in a financial institution for qualifying students, which allows for practical experiential learning and networking opportunities with possible future employers.
  • Provides training to write the licensing exams for the Canadian Securities Course (CSC) and the Life License Qualification Program (LLQP).
  • Up-to-date computer labs using financial planning software that is similar to the programs currently used by professionals in the field of finance.
  • Opportunity for qualifying graduates to complete a Bachelor of Commerce (B. Comm.) from Nipissing University on the St. Clair College campus.

Career Opportunities

Opportunities exist for entry level positions in financial institutions including banks and credit unions, investment firms, stock and mortgage brokerages, credit departments and insurance companies.

Degree Completions

Graduates may receive credits towards:

Admission Requirements

OSSD with the majority of courses at the College(C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level qualify for admission to this program.

Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.

Courses

The curriculum below is for incoming students:

Semester 1
Code Title Credits
ACC110
Accounting Concepts I
3
BUS108
Introduction To Canadian Business
3
ECN110
Macro Economics
3
MTH146
Mathematics Of Personal Finance
4
MGN105
Introduction To Human Resources
3
COM103
Business Communications I
3
Semester 2
Code Title Credits
ACC210
Accounting Concepts II
3
ECN210
Microeconomics
3
MRK202
Introduction To Canadian Marketing
3
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3
MTH237
Statistical Concepts
3
COM203
Business Communications 2
3
BUS207
Basic Spreadsheeting
2
Semester 3
Code Title Credits
FIN302
Investment Principles I
4
FIN303
Personal Financial Planning
4
BUS300
Business Law
3
MRK317
Multimedia Sales Presentations
4
MGN310
Organizational Behaviour
3
ACC335
Canadian Income Tax I
3
Semester 4
Code Title Credits
FIN402
Investment Principles II
3
FIN405
Investment Funds 1
4
ACC444
Financial Management I
3
ENT500
Entrepreneurship
3
MGN320
Management Principles
3
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3
Semester 5
Code Title Credits
FIN503
Investment Funds 2
4
FIN501
Taxation For Financial Planners
3
FIN506
Retirement & Estate Planning
3
ACC544
Financial Management II
3
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3
FIN502
Banking And Financial Services
3
Semester 6
Code Title Credits
FIN602
Professional Conduct And Practices
3
FIN611
Work Placement
6
FIN604
Financial Planning Software
3
FIN605
Selling Financial Services
3
FIN607
Insurance & Personal Risk
4
BUS606
Management Information Systems
3

Your Investment

The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

2019-2020 Tuition Fees

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

Program Physical Demands Analysis

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

Business Administration - Finance (Ontario College Advanced Diploma) (MTCU Code 60201)

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.

Additional Information

  • Second year students must enroll in the Canadian Securities Course (additional cost of approximately $1,100).
  • Third year students must enroll in the LLQP qualifier course (additional cost of approximately $250).
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