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  • Bachelor of Commerce - Financial Services Management Degree

    Bachelor of Commerce - Financial Services Management Degree

(Co-op)

Program Code:FSM
Campus:Newnham
Duration:8 Semesters (4 Years)
Start Dates:Fall, Winter,
Start dates are subject to change
Credential Awarded:Bachelor of Commerce

Program Description

This degree program provides you with specialized skills for the banking and insurance sectors. Developed with input from experts in these areas, it focuses your studies on all aspects of financial services and provides you with a co-op work-term, which allows you to gain valuable experience on the job at a major financial institution or insurance company.

Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship opportunities are available for candidates with distinguished academic records in their high school careers. A variety of scholarships and bursaries are available to students based on merit and financial needs.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Six Grade 12 (U) or (M) courses with a minimum 65% average including:
      • Grade 12 English: ENG4(U)
      • Grade 12 Mathematics: any (U) level Mathematics
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 years or older) with the above prerequisite course(s) or their equivalent(s).

Fees

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Your Career

In the post-2008 financial environment, Toronto has emerged as the second largest North American finance centre and ranks in the 'Top Ten' globally.

Home to the head offices of Canada's five major banks, most of the foreign banks operating in Canada and two of the world's largest life insurers, financial service jobs grew in the GTA by 38% in the 2000-2010 period compared to the US growth of only .3%. More than 75% of the financial services sector's employees hold postsecondary credentials, which is considerably higher than the regional average (Source: the Toronto Financial Services Alliance).

You will start a rewarding career with many advancement opportunities, for example, as a customer service representative, a financial adviser, a life insurance underwriter or a financial services representative. In a short while you may move to positions such as credit analyst, assistant branch manger, account manager or personal banking manager.

Professional Certification

You'll have the opportunity to earn credits toward three industry designations:

  • Personal Financial Planner (PFP) granted by the Canadian Securities Institute (CSI). Graduates will reach the halfway point of this designation and be eligible to receive the Certificate in Financial Services Advice (CFSA).
  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP) granted by Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC). Graduates will be eligible to challenge the Financial Planning Examination 1 (FPE1).
  • Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI) granted by Life Office Management Association (LOMA).

You'll also have the opportunity to earn the following industry licenses/credits:

  • CSC – Canadian Securities Course (mutual fund and securities licensing)
  • CPH – Conduct and Practices Handbook (licensing course)
  • IFC – Investment Funds in Canada (mutual fund license)
  • LLQP – Life License Qualification Program (insurance license)

There is an additional cost for certification courses that are included as part of the program curriculum.

Co-operative Education

The co-op work-term provides the learner with the opportunity to become involved in real-life work experiences where critical thinking, problem-solving and interpersonal skills are utilized. The work-term is scheduled over the summer term between semesters 6 and 7.

For more information, please visit: www.senecacollege.ca/coop.

Co-op Model
  Fall Winter Summer
Year 1 Semester 1 Semester 2 Vacation
OR
Year 1 ------ Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 2 Semester 3 Semester 4 Vacation
Year 3 Semester 5 Semester 6 Co-op Term
Year 4 Semester 7 Semester 8

Transfer Credit

With existing postsecondary education, applicants may qualify for transfer credit.

CPA Ontario Learning Centre

Grow your accounting and finance skill set in a space dedicated to supporting and engaging Seneca students, whether at the introductory or advanced levels of their accounting studies. Academic support is offered in partnership with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario. Located in the Newnham Campus Learning Centre.

Important Academic Dates

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.

Courses

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2014/2015 Academic Year
Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BAB100 Introduction to Canadian Business 3
BAB110 Financial Mathematics 3
BAB120 Computer Applications for Business I 3
BAB140 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ENG106 Writing Strategies 3
 
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BAB210 Business Statistics 3
BAB231 Introduction to Business Law 3
BAB235 Introduction to Marketing 3
BAB240 Management Accounting 3
ENG205 Applied Communication for Business and Industry 4
BAB220 Computer Applications for Business II 3
 
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
FSM200 Financial Services Products 3
FSM341 Mortgage Financing and Consumer Credit 3
HST430 Organizational Behaviour 3
LSP240 Micro Economics - Theory and Practice 3
LSOXXX Liberal Studies Elective 3
 
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
FSM305 Insurance Operations 4
FSM410 Personal Financial Planning: Investment and Taxation 4
FSM420 Consumer Protection and Privacy 3
FSM440 Customer Service and Relationship Management 3
LSP340 Macroeconomics - Theory and Practice 3
LSOXXX Liberal Studies Elective 3
 
Semester 5 Course Name Hrs/Wk
FSM510 Personal Financial Planning: Funds in Canada 4
FSM520 The Business and Regulation of Financial Services 4
FSM540 Business Finance 4
LSP400 Presentation Skills 3
LSP500 Ethics and Social Responsibility 3
 
Semester 6 Course Name Hrs/Wk
CPP600 Co-op Professional Practice 2
FSM611 Financial Planning: Insurance, Retirement and Estates 4
FSM620 E-Business Opportunities in the Financial Industry 3
FSM640 Life Agency 4
LSOXXX Liberal Studies Elective 3
 
Semester 7 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BAB905 Project Management 3
CPP700 Co-op Integration and Career Planning 1
FSM710 Investment Strategies 1 4
LSP700 Applied Research Methodology 3
LSOXXX Liberal Studies Elective 3
 
Semester 8 Course Name Hrs/Wk
FSM810 Investment Strategies 2 4
FSM830 Personal Financial Planning Management 3
FSM840 Conduct and Practices for Investment Advisors 1
FSM850 Financial Services Contact Centre Management 3
LSP800 Applied Research Project 3

2015/2016 Academic Year
Semester 1
Introduction to Canadian Business
Financial Mathematics
Computer Applications for Business I
Introduction to Financial Accounting
Writing Strategies
 
Semester 2
Business Statistics
Computer Applications for Business II
Introduction to Business Law
Introduction to Marketing
Management Accounting
Applied Communication for Business and Industry
 
Semester 3
Financial Services Products
Mortgage Financing and Consumer Credit
Organizational Behavior
Micro Economics - Theory and Practice
Liberal Studies Elective
 
Semester 4
Insurance Operations
Personal Financial Planning: Investment and Taxation
Consumer Protection and Privacy
Customer Service and Relationship Management
Macroeconomics - Theory and Practice
Liberal Studies Elective
 
Semester 5
Co-op Professional Practice
Personal Financial Planning: Investment Funds of Canada
The Business and Regulation of Financial Services
Business Finance
Ethics and Social Responsibility
 
Semester 6
Financial Planning: Insurance, Retirement and Estates
E-business Opportunities in the Financial Industry
Life Agency
Presentation Skills
Liberal Studies Elective
 
Semester 7
Project Management
Co-op Integration and Career Planning
Investment Strategies I
Applied Research Methodology
Liberal Studies Elective
 
Semester 8
Investment Strategies II
Personal Financial Planning Management
Conduct and Practices for Investment Advisors
Financial Services Contract Centre Management
Applied Research Project

Note: In accordance with PEQAB requirements, this program has a minimal overall acceptable achievement for progression.

Seneca has been granted a consent by the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities to offer this degree for a five-year term starting January 28, 2014. In conformity with the Minister’s criteria and requirements, Seneca will submit an application for the renewal of the consent for this program 12 months prior to the expiration of the consent. Seneca shall ensure that all students admitted to the above-named program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame.

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Judy Chung
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22127
Email: admissions@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Susan Gao
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22365
Email: Susan.Gao@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor:
Registration & Records Advisor: Stephen Haineault
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22782
Email: Stephen.Haineault@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Student Advisor: Lisa Ballantyne
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 26216
Email: Lisa.Ballantyne@senecacollege.ca
Program Coordinator: David Hoffman
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 26353
Email: David.Hoffman@senecacollege.ca
Co-op Coordinator: Robert Botten
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 26292
Email: Robert.Botten@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Karen Murkar
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22337
Email: Karen.Murkar@senecacollege.ca
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Seneca College - Financial Services Management degree

Barbara, a graduate of Seneca's Financial Services Management Bachelor of Commerce program, talks about leaving university to come to Seneca and her time at the College and how it launched her career in financial services. Video

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