Financial Services (Bachelor of Business Administration)

Curriculum Guideline

Effective Date:
Program Code
Commerce & Business Administration
Credential Type
Bachelor's Degree
Transcript Title
BBA-Financial Services
Date of First Offering
Start Term
End Term
Not Specified
Bachelor of Business Administration - Financial Services
Length of Program
Eight semesters
Admissions Requirements

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"

Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements

  • Successful completion of 121.50 credits
  • 45 Upper Level (3000-4000) credits required
  • A minimum of 70% of upper level credits must be completed at Douglas College
  • A minimum program GPA of 2.00 is required to graduate
  • 1000-2000 level courses must be University Transferable (courses that transfer to one of the Research Universities - SFU, UBC (UBCV or UBCO), UNBC or UVIC according to the BC Transfer Guide
  • Students can also take this program with a cooperative education option

Additional Graduation Requirements with the Co-Operative Education Option:

  • Successful completion of 3 Co-Operative work terms (27 credits)
  • Students completing the Co-Operative Education option will graduate with 148.5 credits and may require additional terms of study.

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits
Required Courses
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 Business Communication 3.00
CMNS 1125 Public Speaking 3.00
Required Courses
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

FINC 2345*

Introduction to Corporate Finance 3.00
Required Courses
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
Required Courses
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
Total Credits 121.50

Co-Operative Education Option

3 Co-Operative work terms (See Note 11) 27.00
Total Credits with Co-Operative Education Option 148.5



  1. ACCT 1235(Principles of Introductory Financial Accounting I & II) can be taken instead of ACCT 1110 and 1210. A 3-credit open elective course must then be taken to meet the 121.5-credit requirement of the program.
  2. MATH 1120 may substitute for FINC 1231.
  3. PHIL 1102 or BUSN 4490 may substitute for PHIL 1122.
  4. MATH 1160 may substitute for BUSN 2429.
  5. ECON 2298 may substitute for FINC 2340 or FINC 2345.
  6. SOSC 2140 may substitute for BUSN 3310.
  7. The Canadian Securities Course (CSC) may be transferred in and substituted for FINC 3390.
  8. BUSN 4275 must be taken in the final two semesters.
  9. Lower level (1000-2000 level) courses must be university transferable.
  10. BUSN 4500 is a capstone course and requires 500 hours Canadian work experience completed prior. It must be taken in the final two semesters of the degree.
  11. The co-op work term is a minimum of 420 hours of work and must be taken through Douglas College's Co-op program. The timing of the work term is restricted to the following:
    • Can be undertaken only after completion of a minimum of two semesters, 18 credits
    • Cannot be taken in the last semester of the program

 *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.