Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) - Financial Services

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Program description - September 2022

Are you a critical thinker? Do you enjoy working with people and helping them achieve their goals? Do you have strong analytical skills you would like to use in combination with your self-motivation and ambition to achieve performance goals? If yes, a career in financial services may be a good fit for you. Financial service providers cultivate strong relationships with clients by understanding their needs, evaluating the risks, and offering custom-designed solutions to meet their financial goals.The Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) – Financial Services degree program provides the opportunity to develop necessary planning competencies, professional skills, and required technical knowledge needed for a career in financial services. This four-year program, delivered at the honours level, offers a clear pathway to many successful and exciting career opportunities in banking, insurance, investment management, and estate and financial planning. You will learn through a combination of active learning approaches, which include group work, major individual case analyses, multiple projects requiring industry engagement, and meetings with industry professionals outside of the college. By the mid-point of this program, the faculty team ensures you will be ready to begin your preferred major – either in financial planning or property and casualty insurance. Whichever major you choose, you will encounter a blend of extensive technical analyses and opportunities to develop your professional ‘soft’ skills. You will apply and further refine your program-related skills and abilities through an 8-month, paid, full-time co-op work-term situated between third and fourth year. The program curriculum is aligned with the body of knowledge and course requirements (in whole or in part) for a number of professional licenses. As a successful graduate of the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) – Financial Services degree program, you will meet the pre-requisite conditions to challenge professional examinations and/or receive advanced standing into the following licenses/designations:

  • Personal Financial Planner (PFP) granted by the Canadian Securities Institute (CSI)
  • Qualified Associate Financial Planner (QAFP) granted by Financial Planning Canada (FP Canada)
  • FP Canada’s Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
  • Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP)
  • Additional licenses for insurance and securities

 

Note:

  • Advanced standing pathways are available for graduates with a finance or financial planning advanced diploma (3 years), including Conestoga’s Business Administration – Financial Planning program.
  • Graduates of the Business Administration – Financial Planning program can apply directly to the third year of Conestoga College's Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) – Financial Services degree program. Graduates of this diploma program will receive two years of credit towards the BCOMM degree program if they achieve a 70% overall average.
  • Graduates of related diploma and advanced diploma programs should contact the Business School at businessschool@conestogac.on.ca for further information regarding advanced standing in the degree program.
  • Graduates of our Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) – Financial Services degree program will be eligible to write the CFP Exam to attain their Certified Financial Planner designation through FP Canada.

Program details

Code: 1551C
Delivery: Full-time
Length: 4 years
Start: September 2022
Campus: Kitchener – Doon
Credential: Degree

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Tuition & fees

Tuition and fee details for the 2022-2023 year are listed below. Books and supplies are additional. Tuition and fee details for terms starting September 2023 and later will be available Spring 2023.

2 Terms

Canadian

International

Tuition
$6354.00
$15192.00
Ancillary Fees
$2741.54
$4021.54
Total Fees
$9095.54
$19213.54

Canadian fee details

Description Fall 2022 Winter 2023
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $3177.00 $3177.00
Administration Fee $25.00 $25.00
Capital Development Fee $81.77 $81.77
CSI Health Plan Fee $300.00 -
CSI Advocacy Fee $8.00 $8.00
CSI Association Fee $102.00 $102.00
CSI Legal Protection $30.00 -
eText Fee $431.00 $484.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $25.00 $25.00
ONE Card Fee $7.50 $7.50
Program Services Fee $143.50 $143.50
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50 $70.50
Student Services $86.00 $86.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $125.00 $125.00
CSI - Student Frosh Kit Fee (optional) $70.00 -
CSI Event Fee and Campus Life (optional) $30.00 $30.00
CSI Student Clubs and Societies (optional) $4.00 $4.00
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00 $5.00
Term Total $4721.27 $4374.27
Year Total   $9095.54

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International fee details

Description Fall 2022 Winter 2023
International - Degree Program Tuition $7596.00 $7596.00
Administration Fee $25.00 $25.00
Capital Development Fee $81.77 $81.77
CSI Health Plan Fee $300.00 -
CSI Advocacy Fee $8.00 $8.00
CSI Association Fee $102.00 $102.00
CSI International Health Fee $530.00 -
CSI Legal Protection $30.00 -
eText Fee $431.00 $484.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $25.00 $25.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00
ONE Card Fee $7.50 $7.50
Program Services Fee $143.50 $143.50
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50 $70.50
Student Services $86.00 $86.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $125.00 $125.00
CSI - Student Frosh Kit Fee (optional) $70.00 -
CSI Event Fee and Campus Life (optional) $30.00 $30.00
CSI Student Clubs and Societies (optional) $4.00 $4.00
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00 $5.00
Term Total $10045.27 $9168.27
Year Total   $19213.54

Returning student tuition & fees

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Program device requirements

Program device & software requirements

This program requires you to have a device that meets certain specifications. For most students, this cost is in addition to the tuition & fees listed above.

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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 OSAP & aid.

Awards & scholarships

Student Financial Services awarded more than 400 awards, scholarships and bursaries last year.

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Co-op information

  • Co-op programs add value to your education. Earn money while you apply what you've learned in a real workplace environment. Visit Co-operative education for more information.
  • The College cannot guarantee co-op employment. All co-op students are required to conduct an independent co-op job search in addition to the supports and services provided by the Department of Co-op Education.
  • Students are responsible for their own transportation and associated costs in order to complete work term requirements. Work locations may not always be readily accessible by public transportation.
  • Students who are not eligible for co-op or do not secure the first work term by the start of the work term semester will be offered the option to enrol in the 15 credit Career Management in Canada GCM70000 co-op alternative. This co-op alternative involves guided activities involving approximately 3 hours of time per week and additional project work.
  • If GCM70000 is selected, students cannot transfer back into the co-op stream and cannot complete a co-op term for their first work term.
  • GCM70000 is delivered online.
  • GCM70000 is only an alternative for the first co-op work term of the program, students will still complete at least one mandatory co-op work term if they choose GCM70000.

Delivery sequence - September 2022 - Kitchener – Doon

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