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
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.
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.
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.