4 Year - Bachelor's Degree
Are you a critical thinker? Do you enjoy working with people and helping them achieve their goals? Do you have strong analytical skills you would like to use in combination with your self-motivation and ambition to achieve performance goals? If yes, a career in financial services may be a good fit for you. Financial service providers cultivate strong relationships with clients by understanding their needs, evaluating the risks, and offering custom-designed solutions to meet their financial goals.The Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) – Financial Services degree program provides the opportunity to develop necessary planning competencies, professional skills, and required technical knowledge needed for a career in financial services. This four-year program, delivered at the honours level, offers a clear pathway to many successful and exciting career opportunities in banking, insurance, investment management, and estate and financial planning. You will learn through a combination of active learning approaches, which include group work, major individual case analyses, multiple projects requiring industry engagement, and meetings with industry professionals outside of the college. By the mid-point of this program, the faculty team ensures you will be ready to begin your preferred major – either in financial planning or property and casualty insurance. Whichever major you choose, you will encounter a blend of extensive technical analyses and opportunities to develop your professional ‘soft’ skills. You will apply and further refine your program-related skills and abilities through an 8-month, paid, full-time co-op work-term situated between third and fourth year. The program curriculum is aligned with the body of knowledge and course requirements (in whole or in part) for a number of professional licenses. As a successful graduate of the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) – Financial Services degree program, you will meet the pre-requisite conditions to challenge professional examinations and/or receive advanced standing into the following licenses/designations: Personal Financial Planner (PFP) granted by the Canadian Securities Institute (CSI), Qualified Associate Financial Planner (QAFP) granted by Financial Planning Canada (FP Canada), FP Canada’s Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP), Additional licenses for insurance and securities
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or 19 years of age or older A minimum of six (6) Grade 12 courses with a minimum cumulative average of 65%, including two (2) required U level courses and four (4) additional U or M level courses. (Higher averages are often required for admission due to competition for available spaces in the program). The following Grade 12 U courses are required: English (ENG4U) with a minimum grade of 70% One (1) Grade 12 Mathematics course from the following: Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) OR Advanced Functions (MHF4U) OR Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U) Four (4) other Grade 12 U or M courses
Tuition Fees mentioned above is an approximate value from the college website. Exact tuition will be mentioned in your Letter of Acceptance from the institute. For accurate Admission requirements visit college/university program page.