The financial services sector is diverse and ever growing. Today, individuals and families are looking to financial experts to help them navigate and plan their lives in a way that is financially sound and secure. Graduates from the Business Administration – Finance program will have specialized knowledge in the field of finance. Students will be given an in-depth education on various areas of this industry, including Canadian securities, insurance products, and personal financial planning, along with the marketing skills needed to sell financial services and products. It’s a field of study that leads to a wide variety of career possibilities.
- Third-year work placements in a financial institution for qualifying students, which allows for practical experiential learning and networking opportunities with possible future employers.
- Provides training to write the licensing exams for the Canadian Securities Course (CSC) and the Life License Qualification Program (LLQP).
- Up-to-date computer labs using financial planning software that is similar to the programs currently used by professionals in the field of finance.
- Opportunity for qualifying graduates to complete a Bachelor of Commerce (B. Comm.) from Nipissing University on the St. Clair College campus.
Opportunities exist for entry level positions in financial institutions including banks and credit unions, investment firms, stock and mortgage brokerages, credit departments and insurance companies.
Graduates may receive credits towards:
OSSD with the majority of courses at the College(C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level qualify for admission to this program.
Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.
The curriculum below is for incoming students:
Program Physical Demands Analysis
Program Vocational Learning Outcomes
Business Administration - Finance (Ontario College Advanced Diploma) (MTCU Code 60201)
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- Co-ordinate the processing and maintaining of financial records in compliance with relevant policies, procedures and regulations for individuals and/or organizations.
- Co-ordinate the preparation and the presentation of financial information in compliance with relevant legislation and regulations for individuals and/or organizations.
- Analyze financial reports for individuals and/or organizations by applying financial mathematics and statistics.
- Develop and evaluate a financial plan to meet individuals’ and/or organizations’ needs and objectives.
- Develop, implement, evaluate and co-ordinate marketing strategies to promote financial products and services and to enhance customer service.
- Develop, implement and evaluate strategies to establish and maintain professional networking and business relationships in the finance sector.
- Analyze and evaluate, within a Canadian context, the impact of economic variables, legislation, ethics, technology and the environment on individuals’ and/or organizations’ operations.
- Develop, implement and evaluate ongoing strategies for personal and professional development, highlighting ethics, values and standards in the finance sector.
- Co-ordinate the planning, implementation, management and evaluation of team projects by applying project management principles.
- Second year students must enroll in the Canadian Securities Course (additional cost of approximately $1,100).
- Third year students must enroll in the LLQP qualifier course (additional cost of approximately $250).
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