Curriculum Guideline

Financial Analysis (Post-Degree Diploma)

Effective Date:
Program Code
PDFIAN
Discontinued
No
Program
Faculty
Commerce & Business Administration
Department
Finance
Credential Type
Post-Degree Diploma
Transcript Title
Financial Analysis PD Diploma
Date of First Offering
Start Term
201730
End Term
Not Specified
Credential
Post-Degree Diploma in Financial Analysis
Length of Program
One year
Credits
30.00
Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:

  • General College Admission Requirements
  • Applicants must have an undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada or an equivalent credential from an approved institution of a different country. Any applicant who earned their credential in a language other than English must meet the Douglas College English language proficiency requirement.

Due to the program’s advanced curriculum coverage in Finance, it is strongly recommended that students who wish to enter the program have a Bachelor’s degree in Business.

 

Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements

  • Successful completion of 30 credits.
  • A minimum grade of "C" for each course which is a pre-requisite to further courses is required (indicated by *).
  • 70% (21 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College.  Up to a maximum of nine credits used towards a previously received credential can be used to meet program requirements, but additional courses will need to be taken to replace these credits.   Please contact the program coordinator for approval of substitutions.
  • A minimum average grade of C+ or 2.33 GPA in the program is required to graduate.

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits

FINC 1231*

Business Mathematics

3.00

FINC 2340*

Corporate Finance

3.00

FINC 3390*

Security Analysis

3.00

ACCT 1235*

Principles of Introductory Financial Accounting I and II (or ACCT 1210 or an approved substitute)

 3.00

ACCT 3410

Intermediate Accounting II

3.00

FINC 3305

International Financial Management

3.00

FINC 4340

Investment Management Techniques

3.00

FINC 4380

Derivatives – Theory & Applications

3.00

FINC 4360

Portfolio Management Techniques

3.00

FINC 4390 or upper level CBA elective

Supplemental Topics for CFA Program or an upper level CBA elective

3.00

Total Credits

 

30.00

Learning Outcomes

The Post Degree Diploma in Financial Analysis (PDDFA) is designed for domestic and International students with a Bachelor’s degree who are interested in pursuing a career in finance, and particularly for those pursuing the CFA Charter and preparing for rewarding career roles in investment industry as Research Analysts, Portfolio Managers and Risk Managers. The program consists of 10 courses. Once students complete the program, they will also be well prepared and ready to sit for the CFA level I exam.