Financial Services Management (Concentration)


Be the revolutionary change that the business sector is searching for. You’ll take highly specialized financial management courses including corporate finance, business statistics, portfolio management techniques, international financial management and more.

Get paid, full-time work experience

Put your skills to work by joining the optional Co-operative Education Program, which alternates semesters of study with paid, full-time work in your field. You’ll earn money while gaining experience, building your resume and getting an employer reference, all before you graduate.

Excellent job prospects

The financial industry is seeing a lot of hiring activity across all sectors with an expected 4,220 job openings in B.C. between 2019 and 2029*. Professionals who have the financial skills to support business growth are in high demand as well as financial planners and analysts who can identify opportunities for improvement.

Get certified as a Chartered Financial Analyst or Certified Financial Planner

Depending on the courses taken (see program requirements), Business degree graduates with the Financial Services Management concentration can write industry exams for the Level 1 Certified Financial Planning exam or for the Finance Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level 1 exam. With the CFP or CFA, you’ll stand out to employers and have instant credibility.

*Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook

Admissions Requirements

There are no separate admission requirements for a concentration, but students must be enrolled in a BBA degree program in order to complete a concentration.


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Program Requirements

Curriculum Framework

Concentration in Financial Services Management:

  • This concentration is available for all BBA degree students, except those graduating from the BBA Financial Services program.
  • Successful completion of at least 21 credits
  • 12 credits upper level coursework required
  • A minimum GPA of 2.0 in all core Financial Services Management concentration courses (listed below and marked with an * in the course table)
  • Students in this concentration who take the required courses listed in Note 2 will be able to challenge the Level 1 Certified Financial Planning exam.
  • The recommended courses listed in Note 3 will help students prepare to pursue the Level 1 Chartered Financial Analyst credential (i.e., no courses are required for this credential, but the list in Note 3 are recommended in preparation for the exam).
  • Concentrations are not noted on credentials but will be noted on the transcript.

Course Requirements (see note 1):

Course Number Course Title Credits

Required Courses:

FINC 2300*

Personal Finance I


FINC 2340* OR

FINC 2345*

Corporate Finance

Introduction to Corporate Finance


FINC 3390*

Security Analysis


CBA Elective (see notes 2 and 3)

One 1000-4000 level course from ACCT, BLAW, BUSN, CSIS, CMPT (check with BUSN department), COBA, ECON, FINC, HOSP, MARK, CMNS 1104, CMNS 1125, CMNS 1210, CMNS 1216, CMNS 1217, CMNS 2115, CMNS 2125, CMNS 2317, or CMNS 3316


Select any three courses from the following (see notes 2 and 3)*:


ACCT 3370*

Income Tax I


 ACCT 3410*

Intermediate Accounting II


BUSN 3431*

Business Statistics II


BLAW 3730*

Corporate and Financial Planning Law


FINC 3300*

Personal Finance II


FINC 3305*

International Financial Management


FINC 4340*

Investment Management Techniques


FINC 4360*

Portfolio Management Techniques


FINC 4370*

Financial Planning Capstone


FINC 4380*

Derivatives – Theory & Applications


FINC 4390*

Financial Analysis Capstone


Upper Level FINC course*

Any other upper level (3000-4000) FINC course


Upper Level FINC course*

Any other upper level (3000-4000) FINC course


Total Credits




1. Students in a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program will likely have met all pre-requisite requirements upon entering this concentration. On the other hand, non-BBA students will need to take special note of: (a) required pre-requisites to ensure they are able to enroll in the required courses and (b) suggested courses, skills and/or competencies. This information can be found on the Douglas College Course Catalogue website.

2. The courses listed below are part of the FP Canada Approved Core Curriculum qualifying students to write the Certified Financial Planning exams (CFP):

3. These courses are recommended for students wishing to pursue the Level 1 Chartered Financial Analyst credential.

Program Guidelines

Program Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this program and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the program, consider the previous version as the applicable version.