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CAD 16237

Annual Tuition Fee

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*Subject to change and other fees
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CAD 100 Waived

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24 months

Duration

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6

IELTS

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55%

Min GPA

Program Overview

Are you a pro at managing money with an added interest in stocks, bonds, investing and financial planning? Have you considered getting paid to help others manage their financial portfolios? The two-year Finance – Business program provides a concrete foundation in business as well as training in various areas of financial planning, investments, and life and health insurance. 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 license. The requirements for each designation/certification listed are set by the granting body, not Durham College. In order to qualify for any of these designations/certifications, students need to follow and meet the required processes.

The Finance – Business program will provide students with the skills and training required to work in a variety of areas within financial services including, firms dealing with pension plans, scholarships, educational savings plans, and investments funds. In addition to a foundation in business, learning will be focused on a range of areas including, personal financial management, tax and retirement planning, investments and estate planning, with an emphasis on training in financial services. Graduates of this program will have skills such as financial analysis, planning and control.

You will learn how to:

  • Keep a simple set of books for small businesses using accounting concepts and practices
  • Understand the needs of clients in order to create relevant financial goals that are specific, measurable, actionable, realistic and time-sensitive
  • Examine other countries, businesses and individuals to observe how they tackle the problem of scarce resources in order to satisfy needs and wants
  • Efficiently use industry-standard money management software to perform transactions, keep track of sales and expenses and create financial reports.
  • Efficiently use retirement planning software to forecast retirement scenarios for different situations or clients.
  • Students may also be prepared to seek related licenses in finance.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Process and maintain financial records in compliance with relevant policies, procedures and regulations for individuals and/or organizations.
  • Prepare and present financial information in compliance with relevant legislation and regulations for individuals and/or organizations.
  • Generate financial reports for individuals and/or organizations by applying financial mathematics and statistics.
  • Contribute to the development and the implementation of a financial plan to meet individuals’ and/or organizations’ needs and objectives.
  • Contribute to the development and the implementation of marketing strategies to promote financial products and services and to enhance customer service.
  • Develop and implement strategies to establish and maintain professional networking and business relationships in the finance sector.
  • Analyse, within a Canadian context, the impact of economic variables, legislation, ethics, technology and the environment on individuals’ and/or organizations’ operations.
  • Develop and implement ongoing strategies for personal and professional development, highlighting ethics, values and standards in the finance sector.
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Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 7 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) work permit

Program Intake

Open

Jan 2025

Closed

Jan 2024, Sep 2024

General Admission Requirement

  • IELTS
    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.0 - With No Band Less Than - 5.5
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 53 - With no score less than - 49
  • DUOLINGO
    • Minimum Overall Score - 105.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12/High School Diploma or equivalent including the following required course(s).
    • Grade 12 English (C or U)

6 IELTS Score
53 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
105 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
55% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

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Average Tuition Fee Per Year

16237

Tuition Fee
(CAD)

CAD 100 Waived

Application Fee
(CAD)

11000 Per year

Average Cost of Living
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