Program Code: 2843
School: School of Business
Credential: Graduate Certificate
Program Type: Graduate Certificate program
Program Length: 1 year/ 2 semesters
Start Date: Fall, Winter, Summer
Location: Progress Campus
Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 2280
The Financial Planning program at Centennial College is for students who have already completed a post-secondary education and wish to enter the financial planning field in just two semesters.
The program will use instructional materials from professional bodies to deliver the Financial Planning courses through a balance of theory and hands-on training in small sized classes that allow for much interaction. It will also provide students with most of the educational requirements to challenge the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) exam.
|Course Code||Course Title||Location|
|ACCT-701||Accounting for Managerial Decision Making||Progress Campus|
|ACCT-705||Tax Planning||Progress Campus|
|FINA-701||Estate Planning and Risk Management||Progress Campus|
|FINA-702||Retirement Financial Planning||Progress Campus|
|FINA-739||CSC Preparation 1*||Progress Campus|
|Course Code||Course Title||Location|
|ACCT-702||Financial Management||Progress Campus|
|FINA-703||Corporate Credit Management||Progress Campus|
|FINA-704||Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Preparation Course||Progress Campus|
|FINA-749||CSC Preparation 2**||Progress Campus|
|MGMT-702||Crafting and Executing Strategy||Progress Campus|
|MGMT-703||Ethics and Stakeholder Management||Progress Campus|
Upon completion of this Financial Planning program, students will be able to:
- Integrate economic and personal information necessary for effective financial planning decisions
- Compare, contrast and select financial products and services, investment planning and counselling services for clients, while adhering to industry standards
- Effectively market financial services to clients to renew and gain new business
- Recognize potential tax and legal implications within a financial planning situation
- Integrate ethical decision-making processes into all aspects of the financial planning profession
- Successfully adhere to financial planning principles and industry standards
- Manually and electronically prepare accurate and relevant financial plans
Start with a diploma, end with a degree! Successful graduates of this Financial Planning program will have the opportunity to apply their credits towards further study at the degree level. Listed below are the degrees from partnering universities that are available for this program. Students should note that each partnership has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transferring credits.
|Davenport University||Master of Business Administration – Accounting Concentration|
- Certified financial planner
- Wealth management officer
- Financial advisor
- Financial analyst
- Chartered financial consultant
- Investment advisor
- Insurance broker
- University degree or a two-year or three-year college diploma in a business related discipline (marketing, economics, etc.)
- We will consider applicants who have a partial university degree (50% complete) and who have a minimum of two years work experience relevant to the program
- Proof of English proficiency
- An assessment of numeracy skills may be requested
1. Apply Online
Are you an International Student? Apply directly to Centennial College here.
If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.
If you have previously attended a full time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.
All other applicants must apply online at Ontariocolleges.ca. A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in person to Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees.
2. Submit Documents
Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via Ontariocolleges.ca.
Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to Ontariocolleges.ca.
Applicants who attended school outside of Canada: If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).
For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.
3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission
Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at Ontariocolleges.ca and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.
You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.
You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.
When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.
4. Pay Fees
Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.
You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.
5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)
Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at my.centennialcollege.ca.
Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April
Your web-registration will not open if:
You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.
Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.
Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2015.
|Student||Tuition (2 Semesters)||Incidental Fees||Total|