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Global Banking and Economics (Post-Degree Diploma)

IMPORTANT NOTICE Students starting this program in the Fall 2019 semester or later will be required to have a program GPA of 2.00 or higher in order to graduate.
Faculty: Commerce & Business Administration
Department: Economics
Credits: 30.0
Length: One year
Credential: Post-Degree Diploma
Admission Type: Limited enrolment
Learning Format: Full-time, Part-time
Offered: Fall, Summer, Winter
program overview

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.

Excellent job prospects

The financial industry is expanding, and financial skills that support business growth are in high demand. 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 need employees who are qualified for international positions.*


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.

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits

Select one course from the following two options:

BUSN 3100

Global Business Management


ECON 3450

Intermediate Macroeconomics


Select one course from the following two options:

BUSN 3700

Fundamentals of International Trade Law


ECON 3300

International Trade Issues


Required Courses:

BUSN 1200

Fundamentals of Business


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

International Banking


FINC 3370

Financial Intermediaries and Capital Markets


FINC 3305

International Financial Management


Total Credits


admission 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.
program 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.

curriculum 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.

upcoming info sessions
Tuesday 5:00 PM November 13, 2018 COQ room: #A1470 register»
Thursday 5:00 PM December 06, 2018 NWC room: #N2201 register»