Curriculum Guideline

Financial Services (Diploma)

Effective Date:
Program Code
DPFSMT
Discontinued
No
Program
Faculty
Commerce & Business Administration
Department
Finance
Credential Type
Diploma
Transcript Title
Financial Serv Diploma
Date of First Offering
Start Term
201930
End Term
Not Specified
Credential
Diploma in Financial Services
Length of Program
Four semesters
Credits
60.00
Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:

Note: Prerequisites for some required courses for this program are:

  • English 12 with a grade of "B" (or acceptable substitution)
  • Principles of Math 11 or Foundations of Math 11 with a grade of "B" (or acceptable substitution)

Therefore, it is strongly recommended that you check each individual course prerequisite and ensure that you have completed requirements prior to registration. 

Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements:

  • Successful completion of 60 credits
  • 25% (15 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College
  • A minimum program GPA of 2.00 is required

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits

Select one course from the following two options:

BUSN 2275

Business Strategy and Simulation

3.00

BUSN 4470

Business Simulation

3.00

Select one course from the following two options:

BUSN 2429

Business Statistics I

3.00

MATH 1160

Introduction to Statistics (see note (1) below)

3.00

Select one course from the following two options:

BUSN 3310

Organizational Management Skills

3.00

SOSC 2140

Behaviour in Organizations

3.00

Select one course from the following two options:

FINC 1231

Commercial and Financial Mathematics

3.00

Math 1125

Calculus for the Social Sciences

3.00

Select one course from the following two options:

FINC 3350

Canadian Securities Course

3.00

FINC 3390

Security Analysis

3.00

Select one course from the following three options:

PHIL 1122

Business Ethics

3.00

PHIL 1102

Values and Contemporary Issues (see note (2) below)

3.00

BUSN 4490

Applied Legal and Ethical Decision Making for Managers, Professionals and Executives (see note (2) below)

3.00

Select two courses from the following three options:

ACCT 2320

Introductory Management Accounting

3.00

BUSN 3730

Law for Finance and Accounting Professionals

3.00

ECON 1250

Principles of Macroeconomics

3.00

Required Courses:

ACCT 1110

Principles of Accounting I  (see note (3) below)

3.00

ACCT 1210

Principles of Accounting II  (see note (3) below)

3.00

BUSN 1210

Management Essentials

3.00

BUSN 1320

Business Law I

3.00

CMNS 1115

Practical Writing

3.00

CSIS 1190

Excel for Business

3.00

ECON 1150

Principles of Microeconomics

3.00

ENGL 1130

Academic Writing

3.00

FINC 2300

Fundamentals of Personal Finance (see note (4) below)

3.00

FINC 2340

Fundamentals of Financial Management

3.00

MARK 1120

Introduction to Marketing

3.00

MARK 2150

Personal Selling

3.00

Total Credits

 

60.00

(1) Students who have taken MATH 1160 for credit may substitute it for BUSN 2429 when transferring into the program.  It is highly recommended that students take BUSN 2429.

(2) Students who have taken PHIL 1102 for credit may substitute it for PHIL 1122 when transferring into the program.  It is highly recommended that students take PHIL 1122BUSN 4490 may also be substituted for PHIL 1122

(3) ACCT 1235 (Principles of Introductory Financial Accounting I & II) can be taken instead of ACCT 1110 and 1210. A 3-credit open elective course must then be taken to meet the 60-credit requirement of the program.

(4) FINC 2300 is required as a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) qualifying course.