Curriculum Guideline

Finance (Post-Baccalaureate Diploma)

Effective Date:
Program Code
PBFINC
Program
Faculty
Commerce & Business Administration
Department
Finance
Credential Type
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma
Transcript Title
PBD Finance
Date of First Offering
Start Term
201730
End Term
Not Specified
Institutional Unit
Finance
Credential
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Finance
Length of Program
Two years
Credits
60.00
Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:

  • General College Admission Requirements
  • Applicants must have an undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada or an equivalent credential from an approved institution of a different country. Any applicant who earned their credential in a language other than English must meet the Douglas College English language proficiency requirement.
Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements

  • Successful completion of 60 credits.
  • A minimum grade of "C" for each course which is a pre-requisite to further courses is required (courses indicated by *).
  • 70% (42 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College.  Up to a maximum of 18 credits used towards a previously received credential can be used to meet program requirements, but additional courses will need to be taken to replace these credits.   Please contact the program coordinator for approval of substitutions.
  • A minimum average grade of C+ or 2.33 GPA in the program is required to graduate.

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits

Year I Coursework

Select one option from the following two options:

ACCT 1235*

Principles of Introductory Financial Accounting I & II

3.00

ACCT 1110* and

ACCT 1210*

Principles of Accounting I and

Principles of Accounting II

3.00

3.00

Required Courses:

 

FINC 1231*

Business Mathematics

3.00

BUSN 2429*

Business Statistics

3.00

CMNS 1115

Practical Writing

3.00

CSIS 1190

Excel for Business

3.00

ECON 1150

Principles of Microeconomics

3.00

ECON 1250

Principles of Macroeconomics

3.00

BUSN 1320*

Introductory Business Law

3.00

FINC 2300*

Personal Finance I

3.00

FINC 2340*

Corporate Finance

3.00

Year I Total Credits

 

30.00

Year II Coursework

Required Courses

ACCT 3370 Income Tax I 3.00
ACCT 3410 Intermediate Accounting II 3.00
BUSN 3431 Business Statistics II 3.00
BUSN 3730 Law for Finance and Accounting Professionals 3.00
FINC 3300* Personal Finance II 3.00
FINC 3390* Security Analysis 3.00
FINC 4380 Derivatives - Theory & Applications 3.00

Select one course from the following two options:

FINC 4340

Investment Management Techniques

3.00

FINC 4360

Portfolio Management Techniques

3.00

Select one course from the following two options:

BUSN 4275

Business Strategy and Competitive Analysis

3.00

FINC 4370

FPSC Approved Capstone

3.00

Select one course from the following five options:

FINC 3305

International Financial Management

3.00

FINC 4340

Investment Management Techniques

3.00

FINC 4360

Portfolio Management Techniques

3.00

FINC 4390

Supplemental Topics for CFA

3.00

MARK 3500

Financial Services Marketing

3.00

Year II Total Credits

 

30.00

Total Program Credits

 

60.00

These courses listed below are part of the FPSC Approved Core Curriculum qualifying students to write the FPSC level 1 exam: