Campus
Duration
8 Semesters (4 Years)
Credential Awarded
Honours Bachelor Degree

About the Program

This four-year honours degree program prepares you to become an informed citizen, decision-maker and leader. The program combines a comprehensive curriculum in corporate financial management and personal financial planning with the opportunity to cultivate business acumen, develop human experience skills and build critical thinking, problem-solving and pivoting abilities that are required in an ever-changing world. You will be well-equipped to pursue industry-demanded certifications, pursue further education and/or work in various roles that span public and private enterprises.

Advanced Entry

Graduates of a diploma program may be eligible to complete this degree faster through one of our pathway options.

Skills

Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • business acumen
  • business strategy
  • communication
  • critical and creative thinking
  • cultural awareness
  • data analysis
  • digital literacy
  • financial planning
  • information literacy
  • intrapersonal and interpersonal skills
  • pivoting skills
  • problem solving
  • project management
  • strategic management

 

Work Experience

Mandatory Degree Co-op

A work experience that includes at least one term in a formal work environment. In most cases the work term(s) is a paid position that is completed between two academic semesters and requires a minimum of 420 hours of work. Students must be in good standing and meet all identified requirements prior to participating in the work experience. The successful completion of the co-op work term(s) is required for graduation. Eligibility for participation does not guarantee that a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for those participating in the mandatory co-op stream regardless of success in securing a work position.

Work-Integrated Learning Model
  September January May
Year 1 Semester 1 Semester 2 Break
OR
Year 1   Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 2 Semester 3 Semester 4 Break
Year 3 Semester 5 Work Term Semester 6
Year 4 Semester 7 Semester 8  

Your Career

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of career options that you can explore:

  • business analyst
  • business development manager
  • financial advisor/planner
  • product manager
  • sales and service manager
  • wealth management professional

Professional Certification

Successful completion of this program is the first step in obtaining the following industry certifications and designations that are in high demand:

  • CFA Institute Investment Foundations® program
  • Canadian Securities Course (CSC®)
  • Certificate in Financial Services Advice (CFSA)
  • Personal Financial Planner (PFP®) designation
  • Qualified Associate Financial Planner™ (QAFP™) designation
  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation

Students enrolled in this program have the opportunity to complete the CFA Institute Investment Foundations® Program — a first step in entering the investment management industry.

Students enrolled in this program have the opportunity to complete the Canadian Securities Course (CSC®) — a prerequisite for employment in many areas of the financial services industry. Successful completion of the Canadian Securities Course and this program will allow students to obtain their Certificate in Financial Services Advice.

Graduates of this program will be eligible to proceed to the following steps on the pathways to certification:

Pursuing these certifications requires the completion of additional courses, examinations and/or work experience, all of which involve additional costs.

 

Accreditation