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The Business Administration – Finance program helps to open doors to more career options by focusing on preparing you for specialized areas of financial services such as retirement planning or investment advising while you continue on the path towards the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation and a pathway to the Canadian Securities Course (CSC) credential. As a result, a wider variety of financial services careers will be available to you upon graduation.
In this three-year advanced diploma program, you will study the functional areas of business (accounting, finance, marketing, information systems, human resources, production and operations management) and take management-oriented courses that provide an integrated perspective of business. Because this offering ensures you have a strong educational base in business, it prepares you to function effectively in your chosen career field, leading to supervisory and management positions in business, government and service organizations.
Graduates of The Business School program acquire a specialized knowledge of how finance functions in the corporate entity and of the financial services sector of the economy.
Program OutlinePrinter Friendly
Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners
Career Options, Academic Pathways and PartnersPrinter Friendly
- This program, which includes a CIFP capstone course, builds a complete skill set for financial services, including IIROC license, Life License Qualification program (LLQP), Retirement Consulting Certificate and CFP designation academic requirements.
- Business Administration – Finance is also a pathway to the Canadian Securities Course (CSC) credential, and completion of this program will allow you to write the CSC exams.
- You will be eligible to write the Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC) Level 1 exam and will have Level 1 certification in financial planning (CFP).
- If you complete the CIFP capstone course, you will be eligible to write the Level 2 exam for full CFP certification.
- Financial analyst
- Investment advisor
- Sales agent
- Mortgage specialist
- Personal banking officer
- Mutual fund advisor
- Financial planner
- Retirement planning analyst
Admission RequirementsPrinter Friendly
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
- English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission
- Mathematics Grade 11 or 12 C, M or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take a Centennial College Math Skills Assessment for Admission
How to Apply
How to ApplyPrinter Friendly
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.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and FeesPrinter Friendly
All courses require the purchase of textbooks. Notably, there is a $1000 cost for online textbooks, training quizzes, and Industry Exams, which covers Canadian Securities Courses (CSC) 1 and 2. These courses are critical to success in the Financial Services Industry and successful completion of the Industry Exams earns you the coveted CSC Certificate issued by the Canadian Securities Institute.
Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2018.
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