Financial Analysis (Post-Degree Diploma)

Commerce & Business Administration
Length of Program
One year
Credential Type
Post-Degree Diploma
Learning Format
Admission Type
Open Enrolment - Additional Admission Requirements


Interested in the stock market? Consider a career as a financial planner, financial analyst or investment analyst with the Financial Analysis Post-Degree Diploma. In this one-year program you’ll learn career-enhancing financial knowledge and acquire a strong foundation in real-world investment analysis and portfolio management skills. 

Excellent job prospects

The financial industry is seeing a lot of hiring activity across all sectors, with an expected 23,300 job openings in B.C. between 2015 and 2025,* and professionals who have the financial skills to support business growth are in high demand. Financial analysts are especially in demand as companies look to these experts to help identify opportunities for growth.** 

Get certified as a Chartered Financial Analyst

Graduates of the Finance Post-Baccalaureate Diploma program are qualified to write the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level 1 exam, the first step to becoming a Chartered Financial Analyst – one of the most globally-recognized professional finance qualifications. As a CFA, you’ll stand out to employers and have instant credibility.

*Source: B.C. 2025 Labour Market Outlook

**Source: Robert Half

Program Requirements

Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements

  • Successful completion of 30 credits.
  • A minimum grade of "C" for each course which is a pre-requisite to further courses is required (indicated by *).
  • 70% (21 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College.  Up to a maximum of nine 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

FINC 1231*

Business Mathematics


FINC 2340*

Corporate Finance


FINC 3390*

Security Analysis


ACCT 1235*

Principles of Introductory Financial Accounting I and II (or ACCT 1210 or an approved substitute)


ACCT 3410

Intermediate Accounting II


FINC 3305

International Financial Management


FINC 4340

Investment Management Techniques


FINC 4380

Derivatives – Theory & Applications


FINC 4360

Portfolio Management Techniques


FINC 4390 or upper level CBA elective

Supplemental Topics for CFA Program or an upper level CBA elective


Total Credits



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.

Due to the program’s advanced curriculum coverage in Finance, it is strongly recommended that students who wish to enter the program have a Bachelor’s degree in Business.



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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.