The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Financial Services and Administration prepares individuals for positions in wealth planning and securities, and for designations such as CFP (Certified Financial Planner) and CSC (Canadian Securities Course). The program offers a number of electives and a work experience component.
In order to graduate from the program you must complete BUSN 4500, the capstone course, which requires you to have 500 hours of work experience that is documented and signed off by your supervisor. Full details of BUSN 4500 are included in the Career and Portfolio Development Handbook.
It is strongly recommended that you begin your work experience requirement as soon as you are accepted to the program in order to avoid delays with completing your degree.
|Course Number||Course Title||Credits|
|ACCT 1110*||Principles of Accounting I (see note (1) below)||3.00|
|ACCT 1210*||Principles of Accounting II (see note (1) below)||3.00|
|FINC 1231*||Business Mathematics (see note (2) below)||3.00|
|BUSN 1210||Management Essentials||3.00|
|MARK 1120||Introduction to Marketing||3.00|
|CSIS 1190||Excel for Business||3.00|
|ECON 1150||Principles of Microeconomics||3.00|
|BLAW 1320||Introductory Business law||3.00|
Select two courses from the following three options:
|ENGL 1130||Academic Writing||3.00|
|CMNS 1115||Practical Writing||3.00|
|CMNS 1125||Oral Presentations||3.00|
|PHIL 1122||Business Ethics (see note (3) below)||3.00|
|ECON 1250||Principles of Macroeconomics||3.00|
|FINC 2300*||Personal Finance I (CFP)||3.00|
|BUSN 2429*||Business Statistics I (see note (4) below)||3.00|
|MARK 2150||Personal Selling||3.00|
Select one of the following two options: (see note (5) below)
|FINC 2340*||Corporate Finance||3.00|
|Introduction to Corporate Finance||3.00|
|ACCT 2320||Introductory Management Accounting||3.00|
|BUSN 3310||Organizational Management Skills (see note (6) below)||3.00|
|FINC 3390*||Security Analysis (CFP) (see note (7) below)||3.00|
|Select three courses from the following options:|
|FINC 3300||Personal Finance II (CFP)||3.00|
|FINC 3305||International Financial Management||3.00|
|FINC 4340||Investment Management Techniques||3.00|
|FINC 4360||Portfolio Management Techniques||3.00|
|Select four courses from the following options:|
|FINC 3370||Financial Markets and Institutions||3.00|
|ACCT 3370||Income Tax I (CFP)||3.00|
|ACCT 3410||Intermediate Accounting II||3.00|
|BUSN 3431||Business Statistics II||3.00|
|MARK 3500||Financial Services Marketing||3.00|
|ACCT 3470||Income Tax II||3.00|
|BLAW 3730||Corporate and Financial Planning Law||3.00|
|FINC 4370||Financial Planning Capstone (CFP)||3.00|
|FINC 4380||Derivatives – Theory & Applications||3.00|
|FINC 4390||Financial Analysis Capstone||3.00|
|BUSN 4275||Business Strategy and Competitive Analysis (see note (8) below)||3.00|
|Open Electives||Eight 1000 - 4000 Level Elective Courses (see note (9) below)||24.00|
|Open Electives||Five 3000 - 4000 Level Elective Courses||15.00|
|BUSN 4500||Career Portfolio Development (see note (10) below)||1.50|
*A minimum grade of "C" for each course which is a pre-requisite to further courses is required (courses indicated by *).
The courses listed below satisfy the FP Canada™ Core and Advanced Curriculum requirements leading to QUALIFIED ASSOCIATE FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (QAFP™) and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® (CFP®) certification.
1. General College Admission Requirements
2. Pre-Calculus 11 with a minimum grade of "C" or Foundations of Mathematics 11 with a minimum grade of "C"
The BBA in Financial Services and Administration prepares graduates for a variety of careers in the financial services field: Professional Financial Advisor – CFP, CFA Investment Advisor Wealth Manager Financial analysis Financial management (corporate finance) Positions with Banks, Trust Companies, Credit Unions and independent financial service providers Investment and securities broker Credit counselor Commercial lending and credit analysis Mortgage broker Portfolio administration Securities compliance
Specialization in Business Law
Douglas College’s new Specialization in Business Law is the first designation of its kind in British Columbia. It is offered as a special designation to students in the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program who have an interest in supplementing their business education with a series of courses focused on specific legal topics and issues relevant to the modern business professional.
Acquiring a sound knowledge of the basic principles of business law is essential in today’s ever changing, highly complex and heavily regulated business environment. Obtaining a Specialization in Business Law from Douglas College in no way permits graduates to practise law or gain academic qualifications for admission to the Law Society Admission Program. The Specialization will, however, provide Douglas College BBA graduates with practical skills for the business world that will distinguish our students from graduates of other business programs.
Requirements for a Specialization in Business Law
Students enrolled in the BBA program can obtain a Specialization in Business Law designation with their degree by:
Note: If a student has taken more than four eligible Business Law courses, the four courses with the highest grades will count toward the specialization.
Eligible Business Law courses
BUSN 1320 – Introductory Business Law (offered Fall, Winter, Summer semesters)
BUSN 2420* – Business Law II
BUSN 3700 – Fundamentals of International Trade Law (offered Fall Semester)
BUSN 3710 – Sales and Marketing Law (offered Winter Semester)
BUSN 3730* – Business Law for Finance and Accounting Professionals (offered Winter, Summer semesters)
BUSN 3750 – Human Resources Law (offered Winter, Summer Semesters)
BUSN 4490 – Applied Legal and Ethical Decision Making for Managers (offered Fall, Winter, Summer semesters)
*Preclusions are in place so that a student will only be able to receive credit for BUSN 2420 (scheduled for discontinuance) or BUSN 3730.
Business Law faculty
Don Valeri, BA (Hons) (Carleton), LLB (Ottawa), MBA (Alberta), PhD (Greenleaf)
Brian Sugg, BA (Harvard), LLB/MBA (Dalhousie), LLM (Singapore)
Brian Parker, BA (Simon Fraser), LLB (British Columbia), LLM (Toronto)
Brian Fixter, BA (York), JD (British Columbia), LLM (British Columbia)
For more information, please contact
Bill Archibald, Chair, Business Department (email@example.com)