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Business - Insurance

Available: Winter, Fall

Program Description

The Business – Insurance program prepares you for a dynamic career in the property and casualty (general) insurance industry in Canada. Offered in co–operation with the Insurance Institute of Canada (IIC), this program is anchored on the fundamental aspects of both business and insurance and was designed with experts from several national insurance firms. Your courses focus specifically on brokerage, underwriting and claims, where career prospects are extremely strong. As a graduate, you will have had the opportunity to earn eight credits toward the internationally recognized Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation.

Campus

Duration

4 Semesters (2 Years)

Credential Awarded

Ontario College Diploma

Your Career

Fast-track your career by equipping yourself with the knowledge and skills essential for positions in the property and casualty insurance industry in Canada. Job opportunities are plentiful. According to the Insurance Institute of Canada's report "A Demographic Analysis of the P & C Insurance Industry", 25% of the industry's current labour force could retire by 2017, and for management positions this number could be as high as 40%. As a graduate of Seneca's Business – Insurance diploma program, you'll earn up to eight credits toward the Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation from the Insurance Institute of Canada (IIC) and be expertly prepared for a progressive career in claims, underwriting or brokerage.

Work-Integrated Learning - Optional

Optional Co-op

Students meeting all academic requirements may have the opportunity to complete an optional co-op work term(s) in a formal work environment. In most cases the work term(s) is a full-time paid position completed between two academic semesters.  In programs with limited co-op opportunities, additional academic requirements and a passing grade on a communication assessment may be required for eligibility.  Eligibility for participation does not guarantee a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for those participating in the optional co-op stream regardless of success in securing a work position.

Related Careers

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

This Seneca program has been validated by the Credential Validation Service as an Ontario College Credential as required by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

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).

Program Costs

2017-18 ACADEMIC YEAR

Tuition – Domestic

$3,923

Tuition – International

$14,410

Book & Supply Costs

$1,406


Please note: All costs are approximate, may vary by campus and are subject to change at any time without notice. Parking, locker and some mandatory incidental fees are among the charges not included in the figures above.

Program Details

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.

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

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.

Also see: English and General Education requirements.

Admissions

Need to know more about your application and/or the application process? Reach out to our admissions advisors for assistance.

Domestic
Angelie Ramirez 416.491.5050 ext. 22058 Angelie.Ramirez@senecacollege.ca
International

Student Recruitment

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Student Recruitment
Additional Contacts

Program Coordinator

Jeff Shnier 416.491.5050 ext. 26153 Jeff.Shnier@senecacollege.ca

Program Chair

Karen Murkar 416.491.5050 ext. 22337 Karen.Murkar@senecacollege.ca

Why Choose Seneca?

Passionate, expert faculty from a range of professions


Real-world learning experiences through paid and non-paid work opportunities


Curriculums developed in collaboration with industry advisory committees


A variety of credentials offered from certificates, diplomas, degrees, and graduate certificates


Opportunities to pathway to higher level credentials at Seneca and other universities in our transfer partnership network