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

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
  • 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, BUSN, CSIS, CMPT (check with BUSN department), COBA, ECON, FINC, HOSP or MARK


Select three courses from the following options (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.

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 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.