Financial Services (Diploma)

Faculty
Commerce & Business Administration
Department
Credits
60.00
Length of Program
Four semesters
Credential Type
Diploma
Campus
Coquitlam
New Westminster
Learning Format
Full-time
Part-time
Admission Type
Open Enrolment - General Admission Requirements
Offered
Fall
Winter
Summer

Overview

In the Financial Services Management Diploma Program, students take financial management courses developed in consultation with the Canadian Securities Institute and major Canadian investment firms. The program also covers the skills needed to start a career, such as personal selling, business law and management essentials.

Program Requirements

Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements:

  • Successful completion of 60 credits
  • 25% (15 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College
  • A minimum program GPA of 2.00 is required

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits

Select one course from the following two options:

BUSN 2275

Business Strategy and Simulation

3.00

BUSN 4470

Business Simulation

3.00

Select one course from the following two options:

BUSN 2429

Business Statistics I

3.00

MATH 1160

Introduction to Statistics (see note (1) below)

3.00

Select one course from the following two options:

BUSN 3310

Organizational Management Skills

3.00

SOSC 2140

Behaviour in Organizations

3.00

Select one course from the following two options:

FINC 1231

Commercial and Financial Mathematics

3.00

Math 1125

Calculus for the Social Sciences

3.00

Select one course from the following two options:

FINC 3350

Canadian Securities Course

3.00

FINC 3390

Security Analysis

3.00

Select one course from the following three options:

PHIL 1122

Business Ethics

3.00

PHIL 1102

Values and Contemporary Issues (see note (2) below)

3.00

BUSN 4490

Applied Legal and Ethical Decision Making for Managers, Professionals and Executives (see note (2) below)

3.00

Select two courses from the following three options:

ACCT 2320

Introductory Management Accounting

3.00

BUSN 3730

Law for Finance and Accounting Professionals

3.00

ECON 1250

Principles of Macroeconomics

3.00

Required Courses:

ACCT 1110

Principles of Accounting I  (see note (3) below)

3.00

ACCT 1210

Principles of Accounting II  (see note (3) below)

3.00

BUSN 1210

Management Essentials

3.00

BUSN 1320

Business Law I

3.00

CMNS 1115

Practical Writing

3.00

CSIS 1190

Excel for Business

3.00

ECON 1150

Principles of Microeconomics

3.00

ENGL 1130

Academic Writing

3.00

FINC 2300

Fundamentals of Personal Finance (see note (4) below)

3.00

FINC 2340

Fundamentals of Financial Management

3.00

MARK 1120

Introduction to Marketing

3.00

MARK 2150

Personal Selling

3.00

Total Credits

 

60.00

(1) Students who have taken MATH 1160 for credit may substitute it for BUSN 2429 when transferring into the program.  It is highly recommended that students take BUSN 2429.

(2) Students who have taken PHIL 1102 for credit may substitute it for PHIL 1122 when transferring into the program.  It is highly recommended that students take PHIL 1122BUSN 4490 may also be substituted for PHIL 1122

(3) 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 60-credit requirement of the program.

(4) FINC 2300 is required as a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) qualifying course.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:

Note: Prerequisites for some required courses for this program are:

  • English 12 with a grade of "B" (or acceptable substitution)
  • Principles of Math 11 or Foundations of Math 11 with a grade of "B" (or acceptable substitution)

Therefore, it is strongly recommended that you check each individual course prerequisite and ensure that you have completed requirements prior to registration. 

Cost

You can get an average cost for your program - tuition and student fees, books, uniforms, lab fees etc - on the Program Cost page. 

Only programs approved for student loan funding are listed on the Program Cost page. For all other programs, refer to the Tuition Fee page.

Career Pathways

The Financial Services industry is one of the largest employers in Canada. Banks and investment companies offer increasing options to consumers, and this explosion of financial products requires trained specialists to sell and manage them. Further increasing the demand for wealth managers is the advent of the "baby boomer" generation seeking retirement planning and investment management to secure a sound financial position in retirement.WorkFutures, the B.C. government’s comprehensive study on occupational outlooks, ranked the growth rate for financial management careers to be "much faster" than average. Incomes were also rated "much higher than average," with about 35 percent of financial planners being self-employed. 
Future Studies
All courses taken as part of the Financial Services Management Diploma may be applied for credit towards the BBA – Financial Services and Administration. As well, many courses can be transferred towards credits in university degree programs and other business credentials. Check the B.C. Transfer Guide or consult with faculty for updated information on specific courses.

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.