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Honours Bachelor of Commerce - Financial Services Management

Honours Bachelor of Commerce - Financial Services Management

(Co-op)

Program Code:FSM
Campus:Newnham
Duration:8 Semesters (4 Years)
Offered:Fall
Winter
Credential Awarded:Honours Bachelor of Commerce

Program Description

This program provides you with specialized skills for the banking and insurance sectors. Developed with input from experts in these areas, it focuses your studies on all aspects of financial services and provides you with a co-op work term, which allows you to gain valuable experience on the job at a major financial institution or insurance company.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Six Grade 12 (U) or (M) courses with a minimum 65% average including:
      • Grade 12 English: ENG4(U) - minimum grade of 65%
      • Grade 12 Mathematics: any (U) level Mathematics - minimum grade of 65%
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 21 years or older and has been out of school for a minimum of two years) with the above prerequisite course(s) or their equivalent(s) with a minimum grade of 65%. All previous postsecondary transcripts should be disclosed and may be used in an admission decision.

Fees

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Your Career

In the post-2008 financial environment, Toronto has emerged as the second largest North American finance centre and ranks in the 'Top Ten' globally.

Home to the head offices of Canada's five major banks, most of the foreign banks operating in Canada and two of the world's largest life insurers, financial service jobs grew in the GTA by 38% in the 2000-2010 period compared to the US growth of only 0.3%. More than 75% of the financial services sector's employees hold postsecondary credentials, which is considerably higher than the regional average (Source: the Toronto Financial Services Alliance).

You will start a rewarding career with many advancement opportunities, for example, as a customer service representative, a financial adviser, a life insurance underwriter or a financial services representative. In a short while you may move to positions such as credit analyst, assistant branch manger, account manager or personal banking manager.

Professional Certification

You'll have the opportunity to earn credits toward three industry designations:

  • Personal Financial Planner (PFP) granted by the Canadian Securities Institute (CSI). Graduates will reach the halfway point of this designation and be eligible to receive the Certificate in Financial Services Advice (CFSA).
  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP) granted by Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC). Graduates will be eligible to challenge the Financial Planning Examination 1 (FPE1).
  • Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI) granted by Life Office Management Association (LOMA).

You'll also have the opportunity to earn the following industry licenses/credits:

  • CSC – Canadian Securities Course (mutual fund and securities licensing)
  • CPH – Conduct and Practices Handbook (licensing course)
  • IFC – Investment Funds in Canada (mutual fund license)
  • LLQP – Life License Qualification Program (insurance license)

There is an additional cost for certification courses that are included as part of the program curriculum.

Co-operative Education

The co-op work-term provides the learner with the opportunity to become involved in real-life work experiences where critical thinking, problem-solving and interpersonal skills are utilized. The work term is scheduled over the summer term between semesters 6 and 7.

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

Co-op Model
  Fall Winter Summer
Year 1 Semester 1 Semester 2 Vacation
OR
Year 1 ------ Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 2 Semester 3 Semester 4 Vacation
Year 3 Semester 5 Semester 6 Work Term
Year 4 Semester 7 Semester 8

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.

Important Academic Dates

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.

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
BAB100 Introduction to Canadian Business
BAB110 Financial Mathematics
BAB120 Computer Applications for Business I
BAB140 Introduction to Financial Accounting
ENG105 or
ENG106
Writing Strategies or
Critical Thinking and Writing
 
Semester 2
BAB210 Business Statistics
BAB220 Computer Applications for Business II
BAB231 Introduction to Business Law
BAB235 Introduction to Marketing
BAB240 Management Accounting
ENG205 Applied Communication for Business and Industry
 
Semester 3
FSM200 Financial Services Products
FSM341 Mortgage Financing and Consumer Credit
HST430 Organizational Behavior
LSP240 Micro Economics - Theory and Practice
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Semester 4
FSM305 Insurance Operations
FSM410 Personal Financial Planning: Investment and Taxation
FSM420 Consumer Protection and Privacy
FSM440 Customer Service and Relationship Management
LSP340 Macroeconomics - Theory and Practice
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Semester 5
FSM510 Personal Financial Planning: Investment Funds of Canada
FSM520 The Business and Regulation of Financial Services
FSM540 Business Finance
LSP400 Presentation Skills
LSP500 Ethics and Social Responsibility
 
Semester 6
CPP600 Co-op Professional Practice
FSM611 Financial Planning: Insurance, Retirement and Estates
FSM620 E-Business Opportunities in the Financial Industry
FSM640 Life Agency
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Co-op Work Term
CWT100 Co-op Work Term
 
Semester 7
BAB905 Project Management
CPP700 Co-op Integration and Career Planning
FSM710 Investment Strategies 1
LSP700 Applied Research Methodology
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Semester 8
FSM810 Investment Strategies 2
FSM830 Personal Financial Planning Management
FSM840 Conduct and Practices for Investment Advisors
FSM850 Financial Services Contract Centre Management
LSP800 Applied Research Project
 

Note: In accordance with PEQAB requirements, this program has a minimal overall acceptable achievement for progression.

2015/2016 Academic Year

Semester 1
BAB100 Introduction to Canadian Business
BAB110 Financial Mathematics
BAB120 Computer Applications for Business I
BAB140 Introduction to Financial Accounting
ENG105 or
ENG106
Writing Strategies or
Critical Thinking and Writing
 
Semester 2
BAB210 Business Statistics
BAB220 Computer Applications for Business II
BAB231 Introduction to Business Law
BAB235 Introduction to Marketing
BAB240 Management Accounting
ENG205 Applied Communication for Business and Industry
 
Semester 3
FSM200 Financial Services Products
FSM341 Mortgage Financing and Consumer Credit
HST430 Organizational Behavior
LSP240 Micro Economics - Theory and Practice
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Semester 4
FSM305 Insurance Operations
FSM410 Personal Financial Planning: Investment and Taxation
FSM420 Consumer Protection and Privacy
FSM440 Customer Service and Relationship Management
LSP340 Macroeconomics - Theory and Practice
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Semester 5
FSM510 Personal Financial Planning: Investment Funds of Canada
FSM520 The Business and Regulation of Financial Services
FSM540 Business Finance
LSP400 Presentation Skills
LSP500 Ethics and Social Responsibility
 
Semester 6
CPP600 Co-op Professional Practice
FSM611 Financial Planning: Insurance, Retirement and Estates
FSM620 E-Business Opportunities in the Financial Industry
FSM640 Life Agency
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Co-op Work Term
CWT100 Co-op Work Term
 
Semester 7
BAB905 Project Management
CPP700 Co-op Integration and Career Planning
FSM710 Investment Strategies 1
LSP700 Applied Research Methodology
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Semester 8
FSM810 Investment Strategies 2
FSM830 Personal Financial Planning Management
FSM840 Conduct and Practices for Investment Advisors
FSM850 Financial Services Contract Centre Management
LSP800 Applied Research Project
 

Note: In accordance with PEQAB requirements, this program has a minimal overall acceptable achievement for progression.

2014/2015 Academic Year

Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BAB100 Introduction to Canadian Business 3
BAB110 Financial Mathematics 3
BAB120 Computer Applications for Business I 3
BAB140 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ENG105 or
ENG106
Writing Strategies or
Critical Thinking and Writing
3
3
 
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BAB210 Business Statistics 3
BAB220 Computer Applications for Business II 3
BAB231 Introduction to Business Law 3
BAB235 Introduction to Marketing 3
BAB240 Management Accounting 3
ENG205 Applied Communication for Business and Industry 4
 
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
FSM200 Financial Services Products 3
FSM341 Mortgage Financing and Consumer Credit 3
HST430 Organizational Behaviour 3
LSP240 Micro Economics - Theory and Practice 3
XXXXXX Liberal Studies Option 3
 
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
FSM305 Insurance Operations 4
FSM410 Personal Financial Planning: Investment and Taxation 4
FSM420 Consumer Protection and Privacy 3
FSM440 Customer Service and Relationship Management 3
LSP340 Macroeconomics - Theory and Practice 3
XXXXXX Liberal Studies Option 3
 
Semester 5 Course Name Hrs/Wk
FSM510 Personal Financial Planning: Funds in Canada 4
FSM520 The Business and Regulation of Financial Services 4
FSM540 Business Finance 4
LSP400 Presentation Skills 3
LSP500 Ethics and Social Responsibility 3
 
Semester 6 Course Name Hrs/Wk
CPP600 Co-op Professional Practice 2
FSM611 Financial Planning: Insurance, Retirement and Estates 4
FSM620 E-Business Opportunities in the Financial Industry 3
FSM640 Life Agency 4
XXXXXX Liberal Studies Option 3
 
Co-op Work Term
CWT100 Co-op Work Term
 
Semester 7 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BAB905 Project Management 3
CPP700 Co-op Integration and Career Planning 1
FSM710 Investment Strategies 1 4
LSP700 Applied Research Methodology 3
XXXXXX Liberal Studies Option 3
 
Semester 8 Course Name Hrs/Wk
FSM810 Investment Strategies 2 4
FSM830 Personal Financial Planning Management 3
FSM840 Conduct and Practices for Investment Advisors 1
FSM850 Financial Services Contact Centre Management 3
LSP800 Applied Research Project 3
 

Note: In accordance with PEQAB requirements, this program has a minimal overall acceptable achievement for progression.

Seneca has been granted a consent by the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities to offer this degree for a five-year term starting January 28, 2014. In conformity with the Minister's criteria and requirements, Seneca will submit an application for the renewal of the consent for this program 12 months prior to the expiration of the consent. Seneca shall ensure that all students admitted to the above-named program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame.

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:
  Stephen Haineault
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22782
Stephen.Haineault@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Student Advisor: William Mcelheron
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 26216
William.Mcelheron@senecacollege.ca
Program Coordinator: David Hoffman
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 26353
David.Hoffman@senecacollege.ca
Co-op Coordinator: Robert Botten
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 26292
Robert.Botten@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Karen Murkar
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22337
Karen.Murkar@senecacollege.ca
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Seneca College - Financial Services Management degree

Barbara, a graduate of Seneca's Honours Bachelor of Commerce - Financial Services Management program, talks about leaving university to come to Seneca and her time at the College and how it launched her career in financial services. Video