Business - Finance

This business finance program is designed to give you the skills necessary to connect with your future clients and colleagues in the financial services industry in Canada. This diploma in finance will teach you to work with clients, evaluate their needs and offer advice on personal financial management, tax and retirement planning, insurance, investments, and estate planning, as well as customer relations and providing products to clients.

Become a financial planner with this diploma in finance - 2022/2023

This business finance program is designed to develop the skills needed to work in the growing personal financial services sector, from customer service to wealth management and financial planning. Qualified graduates will have completed all of the educational requirements leading to the QAFP™, QUALIFIED ASSOCIATE FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and PFP®, Personal Financial Planner® designations. Students are also prepared to write the Canadian Securities Course® and Life Licensing Qualification Program examinations as prerequisites to securities and life insurance licensing. Students will also have completed the Mutual Funds Licensing course.

There are options to transfer to complete a degree program at many other post-secondary institutions or complement your diploma with a graduate certificate offered by the Lawrence Kinlin School of Business.

Available in a traditional in-class format with September, January, February and May admissions or with fully online finance courses, full-time or part-time. A co-op version of this program is also available.

QAFP™, QUALIFIED ASSOCIATE FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and the logo are certification marks of FP Canada™ used under license.  Copyright © 2021 FP Canada™. All rights reserved. PFP®, Personal Financial Planner® and the logo are trademarks owned by the Canadian Securities Institute, Copyright © 2021.

 

Career Information

Graduates of Fanshawe’s Business – Finance program are prepared to enter the financial services sector in many fields, including banking, credit management, wealth management, life insurance, investments and financial planning. Graduates are suited to a variety of entry-level positions and may advance into such as sales representative, customer service representative, insurance advisor, investment advisor, financial planner or retirement planner.

Did you know Fanshawe consistently ranks high in graduate employment rates among large colleges in Ontario? 

Here are some examples of career opportunities for graduates of Fanshawe’s Business – Finance program:

Sales Assistant

Provide support to an investment advisor by managing operations, and providing customer service to clients.

Financial Services Representative

Build productive relationships with clients, apply skills in the areas of personal credit, mutual funds, and day-to-day banking.

Financial Advisor

Provide personalized financial advice to clients to assist with important financial decisions.

Financial Planning Associate

Start your career in the financial services sector by providing administrative support to financial planners and their clients.

Financial Planner

Develop comprehensive financial plans to help clients achieve their long-term financial goals.

 

Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to

1. process and maintain financial records in compliance with relevant policies, procedures and regulations for individuals and/or organizations.

2. prepare and present financial information in compliance with relevant legislation and regulations for individuals and/or organizations.

3. generate financial reports for individuals and/or organizations by applying financial mathematics and statistics.

4. contribute to the development and the implementation of a financial plan to meet individuals’ and/or organizations’ needs and objectives.

5. contribute to the development and the implementation of marketing strategies to promote financial products and services and to enhance customer service.

6. develop and implement strategies to establish and maintain professional networking and business relationships in the finance sector.

7. analyze, within a Canadian context, the impact of economic variables, legislation, ethics, technology and the environment on individuals’ and/or organizations’ operations.

8. develop and implement ongoing strategies for personal and professional development, highlighting ethics, values and standards in the finance sector.

 

Program Availability

Canadian Students

Start Dates
Locations
Availability

Full Time Offerings

2022 September
London
Open
2022 September
London - Online
Open
2023 January
London
Open

Part Time Offerings

2022 September
London - Online
Open
2023 January
London - Online
Open

International Students

Start Dates
Locations
Availability

Full Time Offerings

2022 September
London
Open
2023 January
London
Open

Program Details

Program Code
BFN4

Program Coordinator:

Brad Bishop, MBA, CFP, CIM

Delivery
Day Time
Full-Time
Part-Time
Online
Credential
Ontario College Diploma
Duration
60 weeks

Admission Requirements

OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U),
University/College (M), or Open (O) stream WITH:
- Any Grade 12 English (C) or (U)
- Mathematics* ONE OF:
       - Any Grade 12 Mathematics (C) or (U)
       - Any Grade 11 Mathematics (C), (U), or (M)
          (Note: a minimum final grade of 60 required for any Grade 11 Mathematics course)
OR
Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE)
OR
Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) AND:
- Mathematics* ONE OF:
       - Any Grade 12 Mathematics (C) or (U)
       - Any Grade 11 Mathematics (C), (U), or (M)
          (Note: a minimum final grade of 60 required for any Grade 11 Mathematics course)
OR
Mature Applicant with standing in the required courses and grade stated above

Note:

  • *Applicants who lack the required Mathematics may still gain eligibility for admission by completing the appropriate prior upgrading.
English Language Requirements

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years. SDS Program Requirements. 
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 53, with test results within the last two years
  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162, with test results within the last two years
  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10
Recommended Academic Preparation

Recommended Academic Preparation

  • Any Grade 11 or Grade 12 Business Studies (C), (M), or (O)
  • Grade 12 Business and Technological Communication (O)
  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE): Business Mathematics course and Computer Skills course
  • Applicants who do not meet the stated admission requirements for the Business - Finance program should apply to the one-year Business Fundamentals Ontario College Certificate program, Program Code BFS2.  The Business Fundamentals program is recommended for students who require or desire academic upgrading, particularly in Mathematics and English, before pursuing a business diploma program.  Students who successfully complete the Business Fundamentals program may be eligible for admission to Level 2 of any two-year business diploma program at Fanshawe College.
Advanced Standing

Advanced Standing

  • Applicants may apply for advanced standing on the basis of previous academic achievement at another institution and/or Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR). Advanced standing qualifies the applicant for direct entry to a second or higher level of the program. 
Applicant Selection Criteria

Applicant Selection Criteria

Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:

  1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
  2. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
  3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements
Post-Admission Requirements

Post-Admission Requirements

See Post-Admission Requirements

Tuition Summary

London

Canadian Costs
$6,872.71
Total Cost of Program
International Costs
$30,231.74
Total Cost of Program

Online

Canadian Costs
$6,470.92
Total Cost of Program

*Total program costs are approximate, subject to change and do not include the health and dental plan fee, bus pass fee or program general expenses.

 

Courses

Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
ACCT-1100Principles of Accounting 13
This course introduces the student to the Principles of Accounting, and includes an exploration of the underlying concepts that guide the preparation of accounts for individuals and organizations. It is designed to teach the student, regardless of program destination, an essential life skill - an understanding of Net Worth, and its importance to business success and the financial well being of the individual.
WRIT-1032Reason & Writing Business 13
This course will introduce business students to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking.
MKTG-1012Principles of Marketing 13
This course is designed to provide an overview of the decisions that face Marketers in today's fast-paced and competitive business environment. Students will learn that marketing is not only advertising but a broad set of activities designed to satisfy consumer needs and wants. Students examine the information Marketers require for effective decision-making and learn the basic elements of the marketing planning process.
MATH-1052Business Math3
This course provides a review of basic arithmetic and algebra as well as providing students with mathematical tools and concepts needed for other college courses and in future employment. This course is to prepare students for later courses in Marketing, Business, Financial Planning, Accounting, Purchasing and Insurance.
BUSI-1060Strategies for Success1
This course presents and helps to develop some of the skills required to achieve academic and career success. Areas of focus include college resources, study skills, time management, academic integrity, emotional self-awareness and social skills development. Additionally, emphasis is placed on career readiness and preparation.
BUSI-1005Introduction to Business Processes3
This course explores the various functional areas of business in Canada and demonstrates the interrelationship among these areas. Students are introduced to many concepts, including major business trends, the role of government in business, marketing, operations, employee-management issues, financial resources management, business ethics and social responsibility.
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