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Business Administration - Financial Planning

Ontario College Advanced Diploma


Overview

The Business Administration curriculum provides a solid foundation in business and contemporary management theory.  With the specialization in Financial Planning you will take courses toward a CFP designation along with the Canadian Investment Funds course.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have OSSGD with Grade XII English and Mathematics or the equivalent, as well as a good command of the English language.

Prerequisites

It is your responsibility to ensure that program requirements and course prerequisites as outlined are met. Prerequisites are included for your academic protection. Knowledge of the prerequisite material is assumed by your instructor and instruction will proceed accordingly. Students lacking prerequisites not only jeopardize their own ability to succeed but present unnecessary interruption. If you lack appropriate prerequisites (or Transfer Credit for the prerequisite course) you may be asked to withdraw or transfer to a more appropriate course with the risk of academic/financial penalty.


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Curriculum

Business Studies Certificate Courses

EAC150
College English
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Prerequisite(s):

Placement via English Assessment, or successful completion of ESL934, EAP 500, or EAC149.

College English is an introductory college writing and reading course fundamental to successful college studies. Through a variety of assignments and classroom activities, students strive to develop the rhetorical and analytical skills essential to their success as communicators in college and upon graduation. Fiction and nonfiction are central vehicles for teaching writing.




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MRK106
Marketing I
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Prerequisite(s):

EAC150 or equivalent. May be taken concurrently.

Marketing is an approach to business that puts the customer at the centre of its activities and focuses on satisfying customer needs and wants. While marketing is used by both profit and not-for-profit organizations to meet the demands of the market place, this course introduces students to the fundamental marketing concepts used by profit oriented business organizations.




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BAM101
Introduction to Business Administration
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Prerequisite(s):

EAC150 or equivalent

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the Canadian business environment, business issues and functions, and the major forces at work in the global economy. It provides students with a perspective of business firms as integrated organizations composed of a number of specialized functions.




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ACC120
Accounting Basics I
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Prerequisite(s):

No required prerequisite, but students should have Grade 12 English and Mathematics or equivalent

This course introduces the student to how accounting information is used by, and meets the needs of both internal and external users through effective and efficient communication as well as what accounting information is required by a business concern to reflect clearly the operating results of the enterprise over its operating life. Throughout the course, students will be introduced to generally accepted accounting principles, the interpretation and preparation of financial statements and how this information is recorded in the various business records.




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QNM106
Mathematics of Finance
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Prerequisite(s):

No required prerequisite, but a strong foundation in mathematics at the Grade XII level is recommended

For business personnel, this course covers fundamentals of mathematics for business and finance: ratios, proportions, percentages, break-even analysis, commissions, trade and cash discounts, simple interest and discount, compound interest and discount, equation of values, and ordinary annuities.




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SMS210
Microcomputer Applications for Business
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Prerequisite(s):

A fundamental working knowledge of Windows Operating Systems and Excel Software.

Building on the skills they have previously acquired in Excel and Windows operating systems, students will further develop their proficiency in these areas and add Access to their skill set. Throughout the course, they will apply these software skills to solve business problems.




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Business Admin - Financial Planning Courses

Above 6 Courses Plus
HRM742
Business Management & Organizational Behaviour
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Prerequisite(s):

None.
However, it is recommended that students begin their studies with HRM701, Introduction to Human Resources Management, if they plan to pursue the Human Resources Management Graduate Certificate.

This course is an examination of the contemporary Canadian business environment, organization, leadership and management decision process which influences the behaviour of individuals and groups. Increased global competition, technological change and the rising expectations of both employees and employers have underlined the need for better and more effective leadership. This course provides a better understanding of this process.




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HRM732
Introduction to Financial & Management Accounting
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Prerequisite(s):

None.
However, it is recommended that students begin their studies with HRM 701, Introduction to Human Resources Management, if they plan to pursue the Human Resources Management Graduate Certificate.

The focus of this course is to provide students with an understanding of accounting information for the use of business managers and a working knowledge of financial accounting for human resources managers. The fundamental principles of finance and accounting will be combined with practical applications relating to various forms of organization. Using accounting information to help effect plans, controls, and decisions will be emphasized.




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MRK320
Marketing: Effective Selling
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A career in selling can focus on either industrial or retail sales. This course deals primarily with industrial selling using ethical and logical techniques that many successful salespeople use in their careers.




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ECN502
Introduction to Principles of Economics - Macro
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Prerequisite(s):

ECN501

Corequisite(s):

EAC149

This course introduces the process and principles of macroeconomic thought as they have been developed to explain the determination of the levels of national income and output, employment, the price level and other macroeconomic aggregates. The implications of these principles of public policy in Canada will be examined in the contexts of money and banking, stabilization efforts, international trade, the structure of the Canadian economy, and responses to the emerging patterns of global competition.




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IBS605
Business in the Global Economy
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Today's successful businesses must operate within the global context. This course looks at how domestic and foreign organizations are reorganizing and new businesses are being shaped by the ever-changing international business environment. Concepts include global commerce, and topics that relate establishing strategic partnerships with businesses around the world.




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RFC401
Retirement Planning
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This course is intended for students pursuing a CFP designation. This course provides a detailed look at how clients plan for retirement, how they use their financial assets during retirement, and how they make financial decisions related to retirement. Students will acquire the knowledge to understand the retirement planning process, the various private and government pension arrangements, investment products for retirement and income tax implications, as well as numerous strategies.




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RFC402
Income Tax Planning
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This course is intended for students pursuing a CFP designation. Students examine how business and financial assets are used to acquire and preserve wealth. They will acquire an understanding of business activities, investment products, their tax implications and the numerous strategies that affect income tax planning.




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RFC403
Strategic Investment Planning
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This course is intended for students pursuing a CFP designation. This course provides students with a detailed understanding of the investment products that individuals use to achieve their wealth accumulation objectives. It gives the student the understanding and knowledge to design or evaluate a client's investment portfolio.




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RFC404
Risk Management and Estate Planning
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This course is intended for students pursuing a CFP designation. This course provides students with a detailed understanding of risk management. Students will acquire an understanding of the risks of disability, death, property and liability losses as well as the legal requirements of insurance policies. A detailed examination of the various aspects of estate planning will also be covered in this course.




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IFC100
Canadian Investment Funds
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This course is offered in partnership with the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) and delivered through Inventive Financial Sector Education (IFSE.) Students will be given an overview of mutual funds within the context of the financial services industry. They will gain the knowledge needed for their roles as a mutual funds sales representative and, through the analysis of case studies, will put their knowledge into practice. Students will learn how to evaluate clients' investment objectives and the competencies to help them choose the investment strategy and vehicles that are right for them.




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QNM222
Business Statistics
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Prerequisite(s):

Successful completion of QNM106 (Mathematics of Finance).

The statistical methods of collection, analysis, presentation and interpretation of quantitative data used for making generalizations, projections and decisions under uncertain conditions are introduced. Emphasis will be on the use of both descriptive and inferential statistical techniques within the workplace. Students will utilize spreadsheet software to present and analyse data.




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MRK200
Marketing II
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Prerequisite(s):

MRK106 - Introductory Marketing I

This course continues from MARKETING I (MRK106) and relates marketing theory and concepts to the creation of effective marketing strategies and strategic marketing management. This course furthers the study of marketing planning, buyer behaviour and physical distribution. Students will also learn to identify marketing problems and to improve business performance through the application of marketing principles and practices. Using financial metrics, students will evaluate the attractiveness of marketing opportunities and the impact of marketing decision-making in a computer simulated environment.




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EAC894
Business Writing
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Prerequisite(s):

EAC150 or equivalent

The ability to write clearly and directly is highly prized in organizations. In order to succeed in today's information overload world, writers must be able to effectively articulate ideas quickly, clearly and concisely in proposals, emails, reports, memos, project plans and through social media. This course focuses on creating professional-quality documents for realistic business situations, with an emphasis on audience analysis, appropriateness and editing. Other topics include formal and informal outlining techniques, how to revise for wordiness, unnecessary phrases, redundancy and jargon, and e-correspondence in an "organizational" setting.




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MSC312
Advanced Business Software Applications
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Prerequisite(s):

SMS210 - Microcomputer Applications For Business

Students expand their knowledge of relational database management systems as tools for business decision making. (Design and create micro computer database systems which incorporate more advanced features and then use the data structures to achieve advanced queries, custom forms and reports and integration with other software systems.)




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FIS405
Financial Analysis
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Prerequisite(s):

ACC120

This course provides an overview of financial management and covers financial statement analysis, valuation of cash flows, risk and return, as well as an introduction to capital budgeting.




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ALW380
Business Law for Accounting
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Prerequisite(s):

EAC150

This course will provide an introduction to Canadian Business Law with an emphasis on legal issues relevant to accounting. Topics will include: the Canadian legal system, tort law and professional liability, contract law, specific commercial contracts (including sale, insurance and employment), negotiable instruments and security interests and partnerships and corporations. Students will develop an ability to recognize and respond appropriately to legal situations that occur in an accounting environment.




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RFC230
Financial Planning Management
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Prerequisite(s):

RFC401, RFC402, RFC403 and RFC404

This course synthesizes the key concepts learned in the other RFC Financial Planning courses. Through lectures, case analyses and Financial Planning software, students are provided with the framework required to prepare comprehensive financial plans and to assist clients in making financial decisions. The focus is the application of concepts to real world problem/opportunities in preparation for the CIFP Program Review exam.




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RFC127 OR APP303
 
RFC127
Call Centre Operations
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Equivalency: RFC 302
Call Centre Operations students are introduced to a working contact centre environment. They will understand how the call centre relates to the industry and its function within a corporate structure. Students will become proficient using call centre technology and will apply classroom theory demonstrating skills in communication, keyboarding, sales and customer service in practice situations.




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APP303
Call Centre Operations - Accounting and Payroll
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Prerequisite(s):

CPA301

Corequisite(s):

CPA302

This course introduces the student to a working call centre environment. Students will understand how the call centre relates to the payroll industry and its function within an organizational structure. In addition, students will become proficient in using call centre technology by performing hands-on exercises in a call centre lab environment. Students are required to apply classroom theory and demonstrate the skills and techniques of communications, keyboarding, research, and customer service in practical applications.




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3 General Education Options 3 General Education Options

Effective January 2017, EAC394 will be replaced by EAC894

Student must successfully complete three general education courses with at least two different course codes.

OSAP Funding Available

This program is eligible for OSAP funding.

Course load is used by OSAP to determine funding options for programs.

If you are taking 1 - 2 courses at the same time, you may be considered for part-time student grants and loans.

  • 1 course (20%)
  • 2 courses (40%)

If you are taking 3 or more courses at the same time, you may be considered for full-time student grants and loans.

  • 3 courses (60%)
  • 4 courses (80%)
  • 5 courses (100%)

To find out if you qualify and to learn how to apply, please visit the OSAP website.

For information on other awards and financial assistance, please see Financial Aid.

Credit for Prior Learning

Prior Learning Assessment

Earn college credits for what you already know!
Prior Learning Assessment is a method of assessing and recognizing learning that is equal to college level learning, but has been gained outside a traditional classroom (through work experience, volunteering, outside study, etc.). If you can prove that the knowledge you have gained meets the outcomes of a Seneca course, then credit will be awarded.

How does the PLA process work?
Prior Learning is demonstrated through a "challenge" process. The process measures learning through a variety of methods which may include tests, portfolio assessment, interviews, demonstrations, essays, and work samples. The method used will be determined in consultation with a Program Coordinator.
For more information and to determine if you are eligible for PLA, please call the Program Coordinator.

The process may take from 6 to 8 weeks.

Note: Not all courses can be challenged. For more information go to PLA website or contact your Program Coordinator.

Transfer Credit (Advanced Standing)

Many students who enter Seneca College will have earned academic credits in post-secondary educational institutions which they may be able to apply toward completion of a Seneca College program.

Requests for Transfer Credit must be for a specific course and must be accompanied by an official transcript and course outline. A minimum grade of "C" (60 percent) is generally required for a course to be considered for Transfer Credit.

Download a Transfer Credit Request form. An official copy of your transcript and applicable detailed course outlines should be attached and submitted. Please note it may take 4 to 6 weeks for a Transfer Credit decision.

More Information

Please visit the Degree and Credit Transfer Office.

Graduation/Convocation

When you meet all program requirements and become eligible for a certificate, diploma, or degree, you must inform the Registrar by completing a Graduation Application form and paying the graduation and alumni fee. Certificates, diplomas, and applied degrees are issued twice a year in the Fall (October) and Spring (June).

For further information including deadlines and fees, please visit the  Convocation website or contact the Convocation Office at 416-491-5050 ext. 77461.

Minimum Performance for Graduation

Students will only be eligible to graduate with a Seneca College certificate or diploma if they have maintained an overall good standing in their current program of study. Students in degree programs will be eligible to graduate when they have obtained an average of C (2.5 GPA) in courses in the main field of study, and an average of C (2.0 GPA) in all other courses.

Program Contacts

Belinda Becker
Program Assistant
Belinda.Becker@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22797


Emiliano Introcaso
Academic Program Manager
Emiliano.Introcaso@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.24043