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Business Administration - Accounting & Financial Planning

Business Administration - Accounting & Financial Planning

(Optional Co-op)

Program Code:AFP
Campus:Newnham
Duration:6 Semesters (3 Years)
Offered:Summer
Fall
Winter
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Program Description

PLEASE NOTE: Students interested in the AFP program must enrol in ACF (Accounting and Finance) and transfer to AFP in semester 4.

Seneca's Business Administration - Accounting and Financial Planning program addresses the growing need that the expanding population of baby boomers has for accountants with financial planning expertise. It is the premier program to deliver courses that provide a foundation in accounting and a specialization in financial planning, skills much in demand in the growing financial services sector, a significant contributor to Canada's economic growth.

As a student of AFP, you'll be introduced to the modern technological environment of business, extensively using spreadsheet (Excel), database (Access) and accounting applications (Microsoft Dynamics).

Note: Students must complete Introduction to Financial Planning, prior to the 5th semester.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma with a majority of senior credits at the College Preparation (C), University Preparation (U) or University/College Preparation (M) level or Mature Student Status (age 19 or older)
  • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
  • Grade 12 Mathematics: (C) or (U) or Grade 11 Mathematics: (U) or (M)

Application Selection:

  • Should the number of qualified applicants exceed the number of available places, applicants will be selected on the basis of their proficiency in English and Mathematics.

The Importance of Learning Skills:

Student success in college requires well developed learning skills (such as being able to work independently, participate in a team, be well-organized, develop good work habits, and show initiative). These skills are as important as prior academic achievement. While it is expected that applicants would have developed these skills through previous education and life experiences, Seneca offers support to assist students with further development of these important skills.

Fees

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Your Career

Prepare for careers in both accounting and/ or financial planning – at the same time. As a graduate of the AFP program you will be eligible to write the Professional Competence Examination 1 (PCE1) for the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation and the Canadian Securities Course (CSC). Equip yourself with the financial planning and advising skills needed for rewarding careers in professional accounting firms, financial institutions, insurance companies, financial planning companies, the public sector and in accounting within all types of business and market sectors.

What You Learn

Accounting and Finance:

  • Financial statements
  • Management accounting and cost control
  • Accounting information systems and technologies
  • Budget preparation
  • Cash and debt management skills
  • Statistical and mathematical techniques for financial management
  • Financial analysis, planning and control

Financial Planning:

  • Tax planning for individuals
  • Investment planning
  • Estate planning
  • Retirement planning
  • Risk management
  • Developing comprehensive personal financial plans

Management:

  • Management principles and practices
  • Communications, critical thinking and team building

Co-operative Education Option

Qualify for the optional co-op work-term and you'll have the opportunity to become involved in real-life work experiences where critical thinking, problem solving and interpersonal skills are used. The work-term is scheduled between the 5th and 6th semesters. Semester five runs in the fall term while semester six of the Business Administration - Accounting and Financial Planning program is offered during the winter and summer terms.

Optional Co-op Model
  Sept-Dec Jan-Apr May-Aug
Year 3 Semester 5 Work Term Semester 6
Non Co-op Model
  Sept-Dec Jan-Apr
Year 3 Semester 5 Semester 6

Professional Certification

This is a rigorous program leading to a variety of career and educational opportunities. Upon graduation, you’ll be eligible to write the Professional Competence Examination 1 (PCE1) leading to CFP certification approved by the Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC). In addition you’ll study courses that prepare for the Canadian Securities (CSC) exams as part of the curriculum at an additional cost.

Transfer Credit/Pathways

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Important Academic Dates

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Courses

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2016/2017 Academic Year

Semester 1
ACC120 Accounting Basics I
BAM101 Introduction to Business Administration
EAC150 College English
QNM106 Mathematics of Finance
ISC100 Introduction to Seneca Studies
 
Semester 2
ACC220 Accounting Basics II
MRK108 Introduction to Marketing
ECN501 Introduction to Principles of Economics - Micro
QNM222 Business Statistics
SMS216 Systems Studies I
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 3
ACC431 Cost Accounting
ALW380 Business Law for Accounting
EAC594 Business Communications for the Digital Workplace
QNM444 Quantitative Approaches to Decision Making
SMS315 Systems Studies II
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
ACC415 Intermediate Accounting I
ACC533 Managerial Accounting
OBR250 Organizational Behaviour
FIN401 Finance I
RFC121 Introduction to Financial Planning and Economics
 
Semester 5
ECN502 Introduction to Principles of Economics - Macro
RFC122 Taxation for Financial Planners
RFC124 Risk Management & Insurance in Financial Planning
RFC125 Understanding Investments and Investment Strategy
RFC223 Ethics and Marketing of Financial Products
CAP500 Career Planning (non co-op option only)
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only)
 
Co-op Work Term
CWT100 Co-op Work Term (Co-op option only)
 
Semester 6
FIN603 Finance II
RFC221 Retirement Planning and Benefits
RFC222 Estate Planning
RFC225 Investment Strategies and Tactics
RFC230 Financial Planning Management
SMS415 Systems Studies III
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only)
 

2015/2016 Academic Year

Semester 1
ACC120 Accounting Basics I
BAM101 Introduction to Business Administration
EAC150 College English
QNM106 Mathematics of Finance
ISC100 Introduction to Seneca Studies
 
Semester 2
ACC220 Accounting Basics II
MRK108 Introduction to Marketing
ECN501 Introduction to Principles of Economics - Micro
QNM222 Business Statistics
SMS216 Systems Studies I
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 3
ACC431 Cost Accounting
ALW380 Business Law for Accounting
EAC594 Business Communications for the Digital Workplace
QNM444 Quantitative Approaches to Decision Making
SMS315 Systems Studies II
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
ACC415 Intermediate Accounting I
ACC533 Managerial Accounting
OBR250 Organizational Behaviour
FIN401 Finance I
RFC121 Introduction to Financial Planning and Economics
 
Semester 5
ECN502 Introduction to Principles of Economics - Macro
RFC122 Taxation for Financial Planners
RFC124 Risk Management & Insurance in Financial Planning
RFC125 Understanding Investments and Investment Strategy
RFC223 Ethics and Marketing of Financial Products
CAP500 Career Planning (non co-op option only)
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only)
 
Co-op Work Term
CWT100 Co-op Work Term (Co-op option only)
 
Semester 6
FIN603 Finance II
RFC221 Retirement Planning and Benefits
RFC222 Estate Planning
RFC225 Investment Strategies and Tactics
RFC230 Financial Planning Management
SMS415 Systems Studies III
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only)
 

2014/2015 Academic Year

Fall 2014

Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ACC120 Accounting Basics I 4
BAM101 Introduction to Business Administration 3
EAC150 College English 3
QNM106 Mathematics of Finance 4
SSC100 Success Strategies for College 2
 
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ACC220 Accounting Basics II 4
MRK108 Introduction to Marketing 3
OBR250 Organizational Behaviour 3
QNM222 Business Statistics 4
SMS216 Systems Studies I 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ACC431 Cost Accounting 4
ALW380 Business Law for Accounting 3
EAC594 Business Communication for the Digital Workplace 3
QNM444 Quantitative Approaches to Decision Making 4
SMS315 Systems Studies II 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ACC415 Intermediate Accounting I 4
ACC533 Managerial Accounting 4
ECN501 Introduction to Principles of Economics - Micro 3
FIN401 Finance I 4
RFC121 Introduction to Financial Planning and Economics 4
 
Semester 5 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ECN502 Introduction to Principles of Economics - Macro 3
RFC122 Taxation for Financial Planners 3
RFC124 Risk Management and Insurance in Financial Planning 3
RFC125 Understanding Investments and Investment Strategy 4
RFC223 Ethics and Marketing of Financial Products 3
CAP503 Accounting: Career Planning (non co-op only) 1
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only) 2
 
Co-op Work Term
CWT100 Co-op Work-Term (co-op option only)
 
Semester 6 Course Name Hrs/Wk
FIN603 Finance II 4
RFC221 Retirement Planning and Benefits 3
RFC222 Estate Planning 3
RFC225 Investment Strategies and Tactics 4
RFC230 Financial Planning Management 3
SMS415 System Studies III 3
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only) 2

Winter & Summer 2015

Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ACC120 Accounting Basics I 4
BAM101 Introduction to Business Administration 3
EAC150 College English 3
ISC100 Introduction to Seneca Studies 2
QNM106 Mathematics of Finance 4
 
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ACC220 Accounting Basics II 4
MRK108 Introduction to Marketing 3
OBR250 Organizational Behaviour 3
QNM222 Business Statistics 4
SMS216 Systems Studies I 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ACC431 Cost Accounting 4
ALW380 Business Law for Accounting 3
EAC394 or
EAC594
Effective Business Writing or
Business Communication for the Digital Workplace
3
3
QNM444 Quantitative Approaches to Decision Making 4
SMS315 Systems Studies II 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ACC415 Intermediate Accounting I 4
ACC533 Managerial Accounting 4
ECN501 Introduction to Principles of Economics - Micro 3
FIN401 Finance I 4
RFC121 Introduction to Financial Planning and Economics 4
 
Semester 5 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ECN502 Introduction to Principles of Economics - Macro 3
RFC122 Taxation for Financial Planners 3
RFC124 Risk Management and Insurance in Financial Planning 3
RFC125 Understanding Investments and Investment Strategy 4
RFC223 Ethics and Marketing of Financial Products 3
CAP503 Accounting: Career Planning (non co-op only) 1
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only) 2
 
Co-op Work Term
CWT100 Co-op Work-Term (co-op option only)
 
Semester 6 Course Name Hrs/Wk
FIN603 Finance II 4
RFC221 Retirement Planning and Benefits 3
RFC222 Estate Planning 3
RFC225 Investment Strategies and Tactics 4
RFC230 Financial Planning Management 3
SMS415 System Studies III 3
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only) 2
 

 

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Judy Chung
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22127
Judy.Chung@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Ida Yee
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22405
Ida.Yee@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisors:
Newnham Campus: Angelo Vaccaro
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22464
Angelo.Vaccaro@senecacollege.ca
Markham Campus: Marc Combetto
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 77435
Marc.Combetto@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Student Advisor: Liam McElheron
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 26216
William.McElheron@senecacollege.ca
Program Coordinator To Be Announced
Co-op Coordinator: Laura Occhiuto
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 26416
Laura.Occhiuto@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Karen Murkar
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22337
Karen.Murkar@senecacollege.ca
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Testimonial

"By offering a program that allows students to gain exposure to both accounting and personal financial planning, Seneca is servicing a vital need for students. Given the large population nearing retirement age in Canada, personal financial planning is a vital need for the future. Seneca is taking a leading edge role in meeting this need by offering a program that provides future financial planning professionals with a greater breadth of knowledge."

Anwar Husain, CA, MBA
Personal Financial Planner