Curriculum Guideline

Financial Services (Bachelor of Business Administration)

Effective Date:
Program Code
BBAFA
Discontinued
No
Program
Faculty
Commerce & Business Administration
Department
Finance
Credential Type
Bachelor's Degree
Transcript Title
BA-FinServ&Admin-BachDegree FT
Date of First Offering
Start Term
201730
End Term
Not Specified
Institutional Unit
Finance
Credential
Bachelor of Business Administration - Financial Services and Administration
Length of Program
Eight semesters
Credits
121.50
Admissions Requirements
  1. General College Admission Requirements
  2. Foundations of Math 11 or Principles of Mathematics 11 with a minimum grade of "C"
Curriculum Framework

Year 1 - Semester I - Fall

    Credits
ACCT 1110* Principles of Accounting I (or ACCT 1235, see note 2) 3
FINC 1231* Business Mathematics (or MATH 1125, see note 3) 3
CSIS 1190 Excel for Business 3
ENGL 1130 or CMNS 1115 Academic Writing or Practical Writing 3
BUSN 1210 Management Essentials   3
Total   15

 

Year 1 - Semester II - Winter

    Credits
ACCT 1210* Principles of Accounting II 3
CMNS 1115 or CMNS 1125 Practical Writing or Oral Presentations (or UT ENGL or CMNS course, see note 4) 3
MARK 1120 Introductory Marketing 3
PHIL 1122 Business Ethics (or PHIL 1102 or BUSN 4490) 3
1000-4000 level Open elective (see note 4)   3
Total   15

 

Year 2 - Semester III - Fall

    Credits
FINC 2300* Personal Finance I (CFP) 3
BUSN 2429* Business Statistics I (or MATH 1160) 3
FINC 2340* Corporate Finance 3
ECON 1150 Principles of Microeconomics 3
1000-4000 level Open elective (see note 4)   3
Total   15

 

Year 2 - Semester IV - Winter

    Credits
MARK 2150 Personal Selling 3
ECON 1250 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ACCT 2320 Introductory Management Accounting 3
FINC 3390* Security Analysis 3
1000-4000 elective Open elective (see note 4)   3
Total   15

 

Year 3 - Semester V - Fall

    Credits
BUSN 1320* Introductory Business Law 3
BUSN 3310 Organizational Management Skills (or SOSC 2140 plus an additional 3000-4000 elective) 3
3000-4000 level DEGREE REQUIRED COURSE (1/6, see note 6) 3
1000-4000 level Open elective (see note 4) 3
1000-4000 level Open elective (see note 4)   3
Total   15 

 

Year 3 - Semester VI - Winter

    Credits
3000-4000 level DEGREE REQUIRED COURSE (2/6, see note 6) 3
1000-4000 level Open elective (see note 4) 3
1000-4000 level Open elective (see note 4) 3
1000-4000 level Open elective (see note 4) 3
FINC 4340 or FINC 4360 Investment Management Techniques or Portfolio Management Techniques (CFP)   3
Total
  15

 

Year 4 - Semester VII - Fall

    Credits
3000-4000 level DEGREE REQUIRED COURSE (3/6, see note 6) 3
3000-4000 level DEGREE REQUIRED COURSE (4/6, see note 6) 3
BUSN 4275 Business Strategy and Competitive Analysis 3
3000-4000 level Open elective 3
3000-4000 level Open elective   3
Total
  15

 

Year 4 - Semester VIII - Winter

    Credits
3000-4000 level DEGREE REQUIRED COURSE (5/6, see note 6) 3
3000-4000 level DEGREE REQUIRED COURSE (6/6, see note 6) 3
3000-4000 level Open elective 3
3000-4000 level Open elective 3
3000-4000 level Open elective 3
BUSN 4500 Career and Portfolio Development. This is a capstone course that requires 500 hours Canadian work experience.   1.5
Total   16.5

 

Notes:

1. A minimum grade of "C" for each course which is a pre-requisite to further courses is required (indicated by *)

2. Students who take ACCT 1235 will have an additional 1000-4000 elective choice.

3. MATH 1120 and MATH 1130 are acceptable alternatives for FINC 1231 in particular cases.  Approval of the BBA Coordinator is required.

4. 1000-2000 level electives must be university transferable (UT) on the BC Council on Admissions and Transfer System (BCCAT).  Students who select SOSC 2140 toward their core requirements must ensure they have a minimum of 45.0 credits at the 3000-4000 level to graduate.

5. BBA courses which are no longer offered can still be used for graduation purposes.

6. A minimum of six of the following DEGREE REQUIRED COURSES must be taken:

MARK 3500 Financial Services Marketing
BUSN 3730 Law for Finance and Accounting Professionals (CFP)
ACCT 3370  Income Tax I (CFP)
FINC 3300  Personal Finance II (CFP)
BUSN 3431 Business Statistics II
FINC 3305 International Financial Management
FINC 3370 Financial Intermediation and Capital Markets
ACCT 3410 Intermediate Accounting II
FINC 4360 Portfolio Management Techniques (or FINC 4340)
FINC 4370 FPSC-approved CFP Capstone Course (CFP Level 2)
FINC 4380 Derivatives - Theory and Applications

Students taking the approved CFP Core Curriculum courses below qualify to challenge the Level 1 Certified Financial Planning exam:

7. Students who have taken BUSN 2420 (Business Law II) cannot take BUSN 3730 for further credit.