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Business Administration - Financial Planning

Business Administration - Financial Planning

(Optional Co-op)

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

Program Description

Many Faculty of Business programs have a substantially common first-year curriculum. This curriculum provides a solid foundation in business and develops skills necessary for a successful career. Your courses will provide you with an in-depth knowledge of personal and financial planning that includes: personal taxation, estate planning, retirement planning, insurance, investment strategies and risk management. Students at the Markham Campus will be able to complete three semesters of study then transfer to the Newnham Campus for semesters 4 to 6.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics: (C) or (U) or Grade 11 Mathematics: (U) or (M)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s), or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).

Fees

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Your Career

Toronto is the financial capital of Canada. The Toronto Financial Services Alliance (TFSA) reports that over 223,000 people work in the Toronto region's financial services sector, making it the third largest concentration of financial services employment in North America, after New York and Chicago. Over 75% of those employed hold postsecondary credentials and represent a third of Canada's financial sector employment. In the last decade the industry has added more than 62,000 employees in the Toronto region (Source: TFSA).

The financial services industry has a long history of attracting energetic and ambitious people who are looking for rewarding career opportunities. The industry is noted for its broad range of career paths, commitment to employee development and compensation structures difficult to find in other sectors of the economy.

Seneca's Business Administration - Financial Planning (BAF) program puts you in demand with the financial planning expertise employers seek and prepares you for careers in financial planning and wealth management. Upon graduation, you'll be ready to launch your career within the financial services sector with employers such as banks, trusts, insurance companies, brokerages and financial planning firms.

Financial Planning students enrol in both Canadian Investment Funds Course (CIFC)® and Canadian Securities Course (CSC)® at an additional cost.

Co-operative Education Option

Choose the co-op option in this program and you'll have the opportunity to secure a paid work-term between the fifth and sixth semesters. Job-related employment enables you to combine classroom skills and on-the-job training, experience that is highly valued by students and employers alike. It’s important to note that you'll have a shared responsibility for securing employment opportunities and must meet co-op entrance requirements in order to be considered:

For more information, visit: www.senecacollege.ca/coop

Co-op Model
  Fall Winter Summer
Year 3 Semester 5 Work Term Semester 6

Professional Certification

During the program you'll have the opportunity to write the Canadian Investment Funds Course (CIFC)® exam to be eligible for mutual fund licensing, as well as the Canadian Securities Course (CSC)® exams to be eligible for a securities licence. In addition, as a graduate of BAF, you'll be qualified to challenge the Certified Financial Planner (CFP)® Professional Competence Examination 1 (PCE1).

CPA Ontario Learning Centre

Grow your accounting and finance skill set in a space dedicated to supporting and engaging Seneca students, whether at the introductory or advanced levels of their accounting studies. Academic support is offered in partnership with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario. Located in the Newnham Campus Learning Centre.

Transfer Pathways

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at the following post-secondary institution(s):

Toronto

University/CollegeDegrees Available
Ryerson University• Bachelor of Commerce, Business Management – Direct Entry
• Bachelor of Commerce, Business Technology Management – Degree Completion
Seneca College• Bachelor of Commerce, Human Resources Strategy and Technology
• Bachelor of Commerce, Business Management
• Bachelor of Commerce, International Business Management
• Bachelor of Commerce, International Accounting and Finance
• Bachelor of Commerce, Financial Services Management
Tyndale University College• Bachelor of Arts (Business Administration, Business Administration – Co-op, Business Administration – Health & Human Services, Business Administration – International Development)
York University• Bachelor of Administrative Studies (BAS)

Ontario

University/CollegeDegrees Available
Algoma University• Bachelor of Business Administration
• Bachelor of Business Administration (Brampton)
Carleton University• Any Relevant Major
Laurentian University• Honours Bachelor of Commerce
Nipissing University• Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Commerce
University of Ottawa• Bachelor of Commerce
Wilfrid Laurier University• Honours Bachelor of Arts
• Honours Bachelor of Business Technology Management
University of Windsor• Bachelor of Commerce – Honours Business Administration

Canada

University/CollegeDegrees Available
Athabasca University• Bachelor of Professional Arts – Governance, Law and Management
• Bachelor of Management or Bachelor of Commerce
• Bachelor of Human Resources and Labour Relations
Okanagan College• Bachelor of Business Administration
Royal Roads University• Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management or Bachelor of Business Administration in Sustainability and International Business

U.S.

University/CollegeDegrees Available
University at Buffalo• Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
D'Youville College• BSc - Accounting or Management
Davenport University• BBA – Finance with a Financial Planning Specialty
Northwood University• Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), with majors in Marketing, Management or Accounting
Robert Morris University• Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science (BSBA)

International

University/CollegeDegrees Available
Birmingham City University• BA (Hons) Business Administration (Top-up)
• BA (Hons) International Finance (Top-up)

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
BAM101 Introduction to Business Administration
EAC150 College English
ISC100 Introduction to Studies at Seneca
MRK108 Introduction to Marketing
QNM106 Mathematics of Finance
 
Semester 2
ACC106 Accounting I
MGS350 Management Studies: Canadian Business Law
MRK213 Foundations of Strategic Marketing and Planning
SMS202 Microcomputer Business Applications II
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 3
ACC212 Financial Analysis
HRA701 Introduction to Human Resources Management
OPM400 Production & Operations Management - Manufacturing & Services
EAC394 or
EAC594
Effective Business Writing or
Business Communication for the Digital Workplace
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
BUS205 Entrepreneurship for Financial Services
BUS400 Business Economics
FIS403 Financial Management
OBR250 Organizational Behavior
RFC121 Introduction to Financial Planning and Economics
 
Semester 5
RFC122 Taxation for Financial Planners
RFC124 Risk Management & Insurance in Financial Planning
RFC125 Understanding Investments and Investment Strategy
RFC126 Canadian Investment Funds
RFC127 Call Centre Operations
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
QNM222 Business Statistics
RFC221 Retirement Planning and Benefits
RFC222 Estate Planning
RFC225 Investment Strategies and Tactics
RFC230 Financial Planning and Management
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only)
plus: General Education Course

2015/2016 Academic Year

Semester 1
BAM101 Introduction to Business Administration
EAC150 College English
ISC100 Introduction to Studies at Seneca
MRK108 Introduction to Marketing
QNM106 Mathematics of Finance
 
Semester 2
ACC106 Accounting I
MGS350 Management Studies: Canadian Business Law
MRK213 Foundations of Strategic Marketing and Planning
SMS202 Microcomputer Business Applications II
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 3
ACC212 Financial Analysis
HRA701 Introduction to Human Resources Management
OPM400 Production & Operations Management - Manufacturing & Services
EAC394 or
EAC594
Effective Business Writing or
Business Communication for the Digital Workplace
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
BUS205 Entrepreneurship for Financial Services
BUS400 Business Economics
FIS403 Financial Management
OBR250 Organizational Behavior
RFC121 Introduction to Financial Planning and Economics
 
Semester 5
RFC122 Taxation for Financial Planners
RFC124 Risk Management & Insurance in Financial Planning
RFC125 Understanding Investments and Investment Strategy
RFC126 Canadian Investment Funds
RFC127 Call Centre Operations
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
QNM222 Business Statistics
RFC221 Retirement Planning and Benefits
RFC222 Estate Planning
RFC225 Investment Strategies and Tactics
RFC230 Financial Planning and Management
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only)
plus: General Education Course

2014/2015 Academic Year

Fall 2014

Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BAM101 Introduction to Business Administration 3
EAC150 College English 3
MRK108 Introduction to Marketing 3
QNM106 Mathematics of Finance 4
SSC100 Success Strategies for College 2
 
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ACC106 Accounting I 3
MGS350 Management Studies: Canadian Business Law 3
MRK213 Foundations of Strategic Marketing and Planning 4
SMS202 Microcomputer Business Applications II 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ACC212 Financial Analysis 3
EAC594 Business Communication for the Digital Workplace 3
HRA701 Introduction to Human Resources Management 3
OPM400 Production & Operations Management - Manufacturing & Services 4
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BUS205 Entrepreneurship for Financial Services 4
BUS400 Business Economics 3
FIS403 Financial Management 4
OBR250 Organizational Behaviour 3
RFC121 Introduction to Financial Planning and Economics 4
 
Semester 5 Course Name Hrs/Wk
RFC122 Taxation for Financial Planners 3
RFC124 Risk Management and Insurance in Financial Planning 3
RFC125 Understanding Investments and Investment Strategy 4
RFC126 Canadian Investment Funds 2
RFC127 Call Centre Operations 2
RFC223 Ethics and Marketing of Financial Products 3
CAP500 Career Planning (non co-op option only) 1
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only) 1
 
Co-op Work Term
CWT100 Co-op Work Term (co-op option only)
 
Semester 6 Course Name Hrs/Wk
QNM222 Business Statistics 4
RFC221 Retirement Planning and Benefits 3
RFC222 Estate Planning 3
RFC225 Investment Strategies and Tactics 4
RFC230 Financial Planning Management 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only) 1

Winter & Summer 2015

Semester 1
BAM101 Introduction to Business Administration
EAC150 College English
ISC100 Introduction to Studies at Seneca
MRK108 Introduction to Marketing
QNM106 Mathematics of Finance
 
Semester 2
ACC106 Accounting I
MGS350 Management Studies: Canadian Business Law
MRK213 Foundations of Strategic Marketing and Planning
SMS202 Microcomputer Business Applications II
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 3
ACC212 Financial Analysis
HRA701 Introduction to Human Resources Management
OPM400 Production & Operations Management - Manufacturing & Services
EAC394 or
EAC594
Effective Business Writing or
Business Communication for the Digital Workplace
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
BUS205 Entrepreneurship for Financial Services
BUS400 Business Economics
FIS403 Financial Management
OBR250 Organizational Behavior
RFC121 Introduction to Financial Planning and Economics
 
Semester 5
RFC122 Taxation for Financial Planners
RFC124 Risk Management & Insurance in Financial Planning
RFC125 Understanding Investments and Investment Strategy
RFC126 Canadian Investment Funds
RFC127 Call Centre Operations
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
QNM222 Business Statistics
RFC221 Retirement Planning and Benefits
RFC222 Estate Planning
RFC225 Investment Strategies and Tactics
RFC230 Financial Planning and Management
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only)
plus: General Education Course

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 Advisor:
  Wendy Calicchia
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22471
Wendy.Calicchia@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Student Advisor: William Mcelheron
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 26216
William.Mcelheron@senecacollege.ca
Program Coordinator: Peter Wan
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 26762
Peter.Wan@senecacollege.ca
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
Additional Contacts:
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