Global Banking and Economics (Post-Degree Diploma)

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


Take your career in finance global with a Post-Degree Diploma in Global Banking and Economics. In this one-year program, you’ll gain an understanding of the forces leading to globalization of the world economy and the opportunities these forces present.

You’ll study international financial management and international trade theory and practice, as well as microeconomics, macroeconomics, global business management and more. Once you graduate, you’ll be ready to launch your career as a foreign service officer, commerce and trade officer, or economic analyst.

Graduate job-ready with the Career Boost program 

Designed for post-degree students, the Career Boost program prepares you for part-time paid or volunteer positions that complement your studies. You’ll participate in career-building workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions, career fairs, networking with employers, peer-led leadership meetings and more. Once you graduate, you’ll get the continued support, skills and knowledge you need to find a full-time job in your field.

Excellent job prospects

Current trends in the finance industry have seen job openings not only in the world’s major financial centres (New York, London, etc.), but also in countries with burgeoning growth potential. Major investment companies are opening offices in the Middle East, Latin America, China and Eastern Europe. Likewise, banking, brokerage and accounting firms are looking for employees who are qualified for international positions.*


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.



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

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Program Requirements

Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements

  • Successful completion of 30 credits
  • 70% (21 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College
  • Courses 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 program co-ordinator for approval of substitutions.
  • A minimum Program GPA of 2.00 is required

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits

Select one course from the following three options:

BUSN 3100

Global Business Management


ECON 24911

Canadian Macroeconomic Policy


ECON 3450

Intermediate Macroeconomics


Select one course from the following two options:

BLAW 3700

Fundamentals of International Trade Law


ECON 3300

International Trade Issues


Select one course from the following two options:
ECON 2298 Introduction to Financial Economics 3.00
FINC 2340 Corporate Finance** 3.00

Select one course from the following two options:

ECON 3400 International Economics and Finance 3.00
FINC 3305 International Financial Management 3.00

Required Courses:

ECON 1103 Globalization and the World Economy 3.00

ECON 1150

Principles of Microeconomics


ECON 1250

Principles of Macroeconomics


ECON 2408

Money and Banking


ECON 3408

Global Banking


FINC 3370

Financial Intermediaries and Capital Markets


Total Credits



**note prerequisites

Graduation in a PDD requires that FIVE of the courses must be upper level 3xxx or 4xxx and must be taken at Douglas College. 

1NOTE for ECON 2491:  

Students who choose ECON 2491 as an option rather than BUSN 3100 or ECON 3450 will require an additional 3xxx course for graduation to satisfy the FIVE upper level course requirement.

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.

Career Pathways

Career opportunities include:

  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Commerce and Trade Officer
  • Economic Analyst