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Business - Finance

Credential:
Ontario College Diploma
College Code:
CONS
School:
Business and Hospitality
Program Code:
1396
Accelerated Delivery:
No
Campus:
DO
Academic Year:
2018 / 2019

About the Program

The Business - Finance program is a two-year diploma that prepares students for entry-level careers in the financial services sector. Students will acquire a broad range of customer service skills for a variety of employment settings in all sectors of business and industry, including banks and other financial institutions, government offices, small businesses and financial planning firms.

Graduates of the program are able to apply computer, communication and mathematical skills, and employ financial planning and service techniques to support activities, including the maintenance, preparation and presentation of individuals' or organizations' financial documents and statements and individuals' tax returns. In addition, graduates collaborate on a number of more complex functions, including financial analysis, planning and control.

Program Information

Length: Two-year Ontario College Diploma program
Delivery Sequence:
         Doon (Kitchener) - September/2018 - Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter
         Doon (Kitchener) - January/2019 - Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
Start: September and January
First-Year Capacity: 40 September, 35 January

Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2017-2018 year are listed below. Fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time. Books and supplies are additional.

Domestic Fees

Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2017 / 2018) for Business - Finance - Program # 1396

Doon - Fall 2017 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2017-09-05)
Description Fall 2017 Winter 2018
Full-time Program Tuition $1460.00 $1460.00
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $140.80
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $70.54
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.60
Session Total $2257.65 $1971.65
Year Total   $4229.30

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2017 / 2018) for
Business - Finance - Program # 1396


Doon - Fall 2017 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2017-09-05)
Description Fall 2017 Winter 2018
International Program Tuition $5950.00 $5950.00
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $140.80
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $70.54
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $485.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.60
Session Total $7321.65 $6836.65
Year Total   $14158.30

Financial Assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.

For more information, please visit Financial Services/Awards.

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates may find entry-level employment in the financial services sector including banks, trust and insurance companies, brokerage houses, and mutual fund/investment firms, as well as both large and privately owned financial service businesses. Graduates may choose to pursue further educational qualifications by completing an additional year of study to achieve the Ontario College Advanced Diploma in Business Administration - Finance and/or articulate into related degree programs.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Program Courses

Course Details (1396)
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
ACCT1030 Introductory Financial Accounting I

Description: This course introduces accounting terminology, the accounting equation, the double-entry system of bookkeeping, the accrual basis of accounting, financial statements, and the ledgers and journals making up a basic accounting system.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

COMM1085 College Reading & Writing Skills

Description: This course focuses on the reading, writing and critical thinking skills needed for academic and workplace success. Students will analyse, summarize, and discuss a variety of readings and apply the steps of planning, writing, and revising in response to written prompts. This course prepares students for post-secondary writing tasks, research, and documentation.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

COMP1056 Business Computing Applications I

Description: During this course, the student will learn to effectively use Windows operating system, apply word processing techniques, create basic business presentations, and explore the power of spreadsheets . Students will also learn the skills necessary to operate effectively within the Conestoga College computing environment. An emphasis will be placed on the development of solutions to business problems using commonly available microcomputer tools.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

FIN1020 Introductory Financial Planning

Description: This course is an introduction to the areas of financial planning and financial services. Topics covered include: financial planning, financial markets, investment portfolios, securities regulations, consumer debt, retirement and estate planning.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH1010 Business Mathematics I

Description: The purpose of the course is to provide the student with a mathematical basis for personal and business financial decisions through four instructional models. The course stresses business application using arithmetic, algebra, ratio-proportion and graphing. Applications include payroll, cost-volume-profit analysis and merchandising mathematics. This course stresses logical reasoning and problem solving skills. A Texas Instrument BAII 'Plus' calculator is required for the course.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 2
COMM1380 Professional Writing Skills for Business

Description: In this second-level communications course, students learn the professional writing skills required for effective communication in business. Students apply their learning to business case studies to produce documents for various purposes and audiences using a range of current business formats. They will also learn to write proposals and reports using research and documentation skills to further prepare them for higher learning and career success.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: COMM1085
CoRequisites:

ECON1030 Macroeconomics

Description: This course is a study of the Canadian economy as a whole. It introduces students to principles that are essential to an understanding of contemporary macroeconomic issues facing Canadian society. It examines the structure and performance of the Canadian economy utilizing economic models and aggregate economic indicators such as gross domestic product, employment, unemployment, income and productivity growth, inflation, interest rates, and the impact of domestic and international influences and of government fiscal and monetary policies. Equivalent: OLRN1600 Introduction to Macroeconomics (Internet).
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

FIN2020 Finance I

Description: This is an introductory course in managerial finance. Its purpose is to introduce the student to the theory and principles of managerial finance.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ACCT1030 or ACCT8170
CoRequisites:

FIN2055 Canadian Securities Fundamentals I

Description: This course is the first component of the Canadian Securities Fundamentals. Topics covered include: capital markets and financial services; the Canadian economy and its impact on financial markets; financing, listing and regulation of corporations issuing securities in the market; analyzing financial statements; the fixed income securities market; the equities markets.
Hours: 70
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MKT1040 Marketing I

Description: Marketing is about knowing the customers and the creative and strategic processes to meet their needs, wants and desires. This highly interactive course introduces you to the world of marketing from both a societal and organizational perspective. You will participate in a variety of hands-on practical activities and projects to immerse yourself in the fundamentals of marketing.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

OPER1160 Introduction to Supply Chain and Operations Management

Description: A Supply Chain is a network of organizations that are involved in the different processes and activities that produce value in the form of products and services in the hands of the ultimate customer or consumer. Operations Management is one of the three major functions of a business, along with Marketing and Accounting / Finance, and focuses on designing, creating, and improving goods and services. Understanding key Supply Chain and Operations Management foundations is crucial to any company's success and profitability. This introductory course will expose students to topics related to how products and services are created and delivered to the customer.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 3
BUS3050 Applied Ethics

Description: Applied Ethics will allow the student to grapple with some of the important ethical issues facing business leaders today; issues which typically arise in the area of human rights, health and safety, employment practices, advertising, and activities which affect the environment, to name only a few. Students will be introduced to the concepts that are relevant for resolving ethical problems and given an opportunity to develop the necessary reasoning and analytical skills for doing so.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ECON1020 Microeconomics

Description: This course will function as a study of how people in society deal with the problem of scarcity. It will introduce students to principles that are essential to understanding contemporary microeconomic issues facing Canadian society. Economic models will be utilized to analyze decisions made by individual economic units in an economy such as households and firms, the interaction of these units under varying market structures, and the impact of various government policies. Topics of study will include principles of economics, supply and demand theory, consumer theory, production and cost theory, and the determination of equilibrium price and output under different market structures.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

FIN2067 Canadian Securities Fundamentals II

Description: This course is the second and final component of the Canadian Securities Fundamentals. Topics covered include: managed funds including mutual funds and other products; segregated funds; derivative securities; analyzing markets and products including fundamental valuation models, indices & averages; financial planning, ethics and taxation; asset allocation and portfolio performance.
Hours: 70
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

FIN2130 Financial Planning Essentials

Description: This course is designed to introduce students to the Financial Planning industry, and the role of the Financial Planner. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to identify and implement best practices in the key areas of financial planning: Budgeting and Borrowing, Personal Financial Statements, Taxes, Investments, Retirement, Risk Management and Estate Planning.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

FIN2160 Sales/Client Relationship Management

Description: This course provides the opportunity for students to have hands-on experience in practicing effective listening and speaking, handling conversations, and gaining confidence in oral and employment communication. Key language issues will be reviewed in order to help students avoid common mistakes and errors. As well, an emphasis will be placed on effective self presentation and promotion via resumes and employment interviews.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 4
BUS1021 Organizational Behaviour

Description: Studying people and organizations, this course examines the behaviour of individuals working alone or in teams. Using actual examples, this course examines how behavioural factors affect organizational effectiveness. Note: This course is an approved
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

BUS2010 Business Law

Description: Introducing the legal system which governs personal and commercial relationships in Canada, this course provides knowledge of the basic legal concepts in order to gain insight into judicial reasoning. Areas covered range from contract law to real property and protection of creativity.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

BUS3037 Insurance Fundamentals

Description: This course focuses on the Life and Health Insurance Industry in Canada and is a preparatory course for the Ontario Life Licensing Qualification Program (LLQP) for those students wishing to obtain their Life and Health insurance license. Emphasis is placed on utilizing insurance products as a method to manage risk. Topics covered include life insurance contracts, disability insurance, group insurance, critical illness insurance long-term care and extended insurance products as well as the underwriting process. Insurance needs analysis, professional conduct standards and the application of insurance to the small business market will also be covered. The course also addresses investment products and retirement income strategies offered by Life Insurance companies.
Hours: 70
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

FIN3020 Tax for Financial Planners

Description: The student is provided with a financial planner's working knowledge of the Income Tax Act. Topics include choice of investment through differential tax rates for business income, employment income, dividends and capital gains, retirement planning through RRSP's and pension plans, and estate planning through the tax free pass-through of insurance proceeds. The lab is designed to familiarize students with income tax legislation affecting the determination of net income for tax purposes for individuals, taxable income and federal income tax payable for individuals.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ACCT1030
CoRequisites:

MATH1020 Business Mathematics II

Description: This course provides the student a mathematical basis for financial decisions. Topics range from simple interest to sinking funds and Canadian mortgages and refinancing of loans. A Texas Instrument BAII 'Plus' financial calculator is required.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: MATH1010
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours

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Disclaimer

The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.

Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.

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Program Status (Domestic)
Start DateCampusStatus**
SEP, 2018 Doon Open
JAN, 2019 Doon Open
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