BComm (Financial Services Management)

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BComm (Financial Services Management)

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      4 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      C$ 7,760 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      C$ 13,205

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    Seneca College offers a range of Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) degrees with individual specialties. No matter which specialisation you choose, though, you’ll receive a solid grounding in the language techniques and standards of business which will be applicable all over Canada as well as internationally. 

    The Financial Services Management specialism is perfect for anyone who seeks a career in the financial services umbrella, including everything from providing financial advice, accounting services, fintech, business law or even the investigation of financial crimes. However, you’ll also be quite skilled in everything from the backing sector to insurance, and in applications as wide ranging as industry regulation to client services. 

    This program is a part of Seneca’s unique Life of a Credit policy, which allows you to speed up your educational progress and avoid redundancies by applying ay relevant academic credits earned within the last ten years to your degree. 

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This degree program is typically delivered over 4 years at full time.  

    Term 1 Modules Include:

    • Writing Strategies
    • Introduction to Financial Accounting
    • Introduction to Canadian Business
    • Financial Mathematics
    • Computer Applications for Business I

    Term 2 Modules Include:

    • Management Accounting
    • Introduction to Marketing
    • Introduction to Business Law
    • Computer Applications for Business II
    • Business Statistics
    • Applied Communication for Business and Industry

    Term 3 Modules Include:

    • Organizational Behaviour
    • Micro Economics – Theory and Practice
    • Financial Services Products
    • Finance

    Term 4 Modules Include:

    • Personal Financial Planning: Investment and Taxation
    • Macroeconomics – Theory and Practice
    • Insurance Operations
    • Customer Service and Relationship Management
    • Consumer Protection and Privacy

    Term 5 Modules Include:

    • The Business and Regulation of Financial Services
    • Presentation Skills
    • Financial Planning: Retirement
    • Ethics and Social Responsibility
    • Business Finance

    Term 6 Modules Include:

    • Work Term Preparation
    • Life Agency
    • Introduction to Financial Crime Investigations
    • Financial Planning: Insurance, Retirement and Estates

    Term 7 Modules Include:

    • Work Term Reflection
    • Project Management
    • Mortgage Financing and Consumer Credit
    • Investment Strategies 1
    • Financial Services Management, Co-op
    • Applied Research Methodology

    Term 8 Modules Include:

    • Personal Financial Planning Management
    • Investment Strategies 2
    • Conduct and Practices for Investment Advisors
    • Behavioural Finance
    • Applied Research Project

    Learning And Teaching

    Seneca College’s FSM program incorporates all of the standard classroom and teaching methods you would expect: large lectures, smaller seminars and both practical and simulated business skills tutorials. However, it also includes work-integrated learning. Co-operative learning placements provide actual working experience as well as the seeds of a professional contact network in your chosen field. You’ll find both of those to be incredibly useful when searching for your first few roles. 

    Career Possibilities

    You’ll have many career options open to you, including entering into graduate degree programs or pursuing advanced professional certification. If you do go directly into the workforce, you’d be qualified for roles in regulatory administration, fintech, financial planning, wealth management, insurance, and banking. You’ll be able to take modules which will be applicable to many different industry designations. You could also graduate with licenses in LLQP, IFC, CPH and CSC.

    Entry & Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 4 year BComm with a specialisation in FSM.

    To apply, you should have an Ontario Secondary School diploma including English and Mathematics at grade 12, or the international equivalent. 

    All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test. 

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