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Courses - September 2022

Level 1

Course Details

Introduction to Financial Accounting
ACCT71100

Description:

This course in financial accounting reviews the accounting cycle and the preparation of financial statements. Topics include accounting for merchandising activities, accounting for cash, temporary investments and accounts receivable, inventories and cost of goods sold, capital assets, current and long-term liabilities, partnership accounting and accounting for corporations, the cash flow statement.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Conestoga 101
CON0101

Description:

This self-directed course focuses on introducing new students to the supports, services, and opportunities available at Conestoga College. By the end of this course, students will understand the academic expectations of the Conestoga learning environment, as well as the supports available to ensure their academic success. Students will also be able to identify on-campus services that support their health and wellness, and explore ways to get actively involved in the Conestoga community through co-curricular learning opportunities.

  • Hours: 1
  • Credits: 0
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Introduction to Microeconomics
ECON71050

Description:

This degree level course introduces students to basic microeconomic terminology, concepts, methodology and theories, and provides an understanding of firm behaviour under various market structures in an international setting, and their application to current global microeconomic issues. Topics of study include: supply and demand, elasticity concepts and their application; consumer theory; production, costs, and the determination of equilibrium price and output under different market models- perfect competition, monopolistic competition, monopoly and oligopoly; government export taxes/subsidies and regulation of the market, and international trade.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Academic Communications
ENGL71000

Description:

This course is intended to develop the communication skills required in academic studies, which will translate into useful writing and presentation skills in Canada’s increasingly intercultural professional and technical domains. Students will practice planning, drafting, and revising documents. The complex process of researching, creating, and revising arguments will encourage critical thinking, grammatical writing, and appropriate citation skills. Correct formatting of research papers and effective oral presentation skills will be emphasized.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Introduction to Financial Planning
FIN71000

Description:

This course is an introduction to the financial services industry and more specifically financial planning in Canada. The course will examine various topics including financial planning, financial markets, investment portfolios, securities regulations, consumer debt, retirement and estate planning. The student will develop an appreciation for the complexity of the Canadian financial services industry and the importance of financial planning to individual Canadian consumers.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Insurance Fundamentals I
INS71000

Description:

This course will focus on Property and Casualty insurance and build a solid foundation for continued in-depth studies toward the completion of the Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation. Beginning with risk and how it relates to everyday life, the course will demonstrate how insurance has evolved throughout history to meet the needs of society. Emphasis will be given to the legal principles that govern the insurance process in Canada, including Common Law, The Civil Code of Quebec and Contract Law. Students will study the types of insurance company organizations, product distribution methods, underwriting and claims processes as part of insurance operations. They will also discuss other types of insurance and their uses, and multinational business insurance solutions.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Business Math
MATH71775

Description:

The purpose of this degree-level course is to provide the student with a full spectrum of problem solving tools within the Mathematics of Finance. Topics include: Mathematics of merchandising, Cost-Volume-Profit analysis, simple interest, compound interest, annuities and their many applications including amortization, mortgages, and perpetuities.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Level 2

Course Details

Information Management
COMP72370

Description:

This course is an overview of the nature of information and its use in business. Topics will include: computer hardware and software architecture, telecommunications and the Internet, database management, decision support systems, ecommerce, systems acquisition process, and security, global and ethical issues. The concepts are reinforced with practical exercises to develop the students' competency using end user application software including word processing, spreadsheet, presentation graphics and business intelligence tools.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Professional Communication
ENGL72000

Description:

Effective communication is at the heart of any successful professional work environment. This course teaches students key aspects of communication: bridging the gap between oneself and others; using simple, direct, and correct language; using and citing sources; and editing and proofreading accurately. The focus will be on creating effective workplace documents such as letters, memos, proposals, abstract, summaries, and reports. Students will combine informative and persuasive communication skills to create these documents and to develop and deliver oral presentations.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: ENGL71000
  • CoRequisites:

Macroeconomics
FIN71010

Description:

This degree level course introduces students to basic macroeconomic terminology, concepts, methodology and theories, and provides an understanding of the Canadian economy as a whole. Students will develop an understanding of macroeconomic principles and their relevance to macroeconomic issues impacting Canadian society. It examines the structure and performance of the Canadian economy utilizing such economic indicators as gross domestic product, employment, unemployment, income and productivity growth, inflation, interest rates, exchange rates, balance of payments. It examines the structure and performance of the Canadian economy utilizing economic models and aggregate economic indicators. It assesses the impact of domestic and international influences on government fiscal and monetary policies.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: ECON71050
  • CoRequisites:

Canadian Securities Fundamentals I
FIN71020

Description:

This course introduces students to the Canadian investment marketplace. Student will develop an understanding of securities regulation, the impact of economics on the investment marketplace and develop a better understanding of the various financial instruments in the Canadian capital markets. This course will also introduce financing, listing and regulation of corporations issuing securities in the market, and the analysis of financial statements.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: ECON71050
  • CoRequisites:

Marketing
MKT71090

Description:

This degree level course introduces the basic theories and concepts in marketing as well as an understanding of how these concepts are applied in the management of a company. The application of the marketing concept is illustrated. Other topics include examination of environmental factors, ethics and social responsibility, theories of buying behaviour, primary and secondary research, industrial and consumer markets, targeting and positioning.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Statistics
STAT72105

Description:

This business statistics course covers simple descriptive statistics, probability and the binomial and normal probability distributions, statistical inference, sampling distributions, simple regression and correlation analysis.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH71775
  • CoRequisites:

Level 3

Course Details

Professional Sales and Negotiations
BUS74000

Description:

This is a course in professional sales and negotiations, exposing students to strategies for selling creative concepts through numerous role playing exercises. Students examine the negotiation process and strategic approaches to develop, strengthen, and manage customer relationships.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Financial Planning Essentials
FIN72010

Description:

This degree level course is designed to build upon the knowledge acquired in Introduction to Financial Planning (FIN71000). Students will examine the financial planning process and develop an understanding of essential concepts relating to the components of a comprehensive financial plan, including: Cash Management, Debt (Credit) Management, Taxation, Investments, Risk Management, Retirement Planning and Estate Planning.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: FIN71000
  • CoRequisites:

Canadian Securities Fundamentals II
FIN72020

Description:

This course is the subsequent course to Canadian Securities Fundamentals I. Students will develop an understanding of managed investment products, segregated funds, derivative securities and structured products. Students will analyze markets and products including fundamental valuation models, indices & averages to develop a better understanding of the Canadian investment marketplace. Financial planning, ethics and taxation; asset allocation and portfolio performance will also be investigated.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: FIN71020
  • CoRequisites:

Business Analytics and Data Visualization
INFO72010

Description:

This course provides an introduction to business analytics and data visualization with an emphasis on data-driven decision making. The course will cover the concepts, processes, and methodologies used to manage organizational data and the methodologies to transform high quality data into information within the context of multiple areas of study such as Human Resources, Marketing, and Supply Chain Management. Students will learn the fundamentals of query and report design with emphasis on identifying data and interpreting results to support organizational decision making. Students will be engaged with state of the art tools for data visualization, data discovery and predictive analytics. Students will investigate organizational key performance indicators and will construct management dashboards utilizing visualization best practices. The course will contain both conceptual and applied topics, utilizing both case studies and student researched datasets.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: COMP72370 AND STAT72105
  • CoRequisites:

Research Methods
RSCH73100

Description:

During this degree-level course students will explore research methods and their application to data analysis. Students will develop skills at reading and understanding research literature and will develop expertise in evaluating the validity and reliability of research data. Students will acquire hands-on experience by working in small teams on a research project: designing, collecting data, analyzing the data using Microsoft Excel, and reporting their findings and conclusions.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: STAT72105 OR STAT72785
  • CoRequisites:

Electives: Interdisciplinary
Student must pass 1 Course(s), selected in the Student Portal from available course options
Interdisciplinary Elective Details

Level 4

Course Details

Finance
FIN72000

Description:

This is an introductory course in managerial finance. Its purpose is to introduce the student to the theory and principles of managerial finance. The corporate financial manager's role in the firm as it relates to long term issues in investing and financing is examined. Specific study is given to the theory and practice of capital budgeting, capital structure, dividend policy, cost of capital, valuations, mergers and acquisitions.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: ACCT71100
  • CoRequisites:

Financial Planning and Law
FIN72030

Description:

This course is an introduction to the law and legal system in Canada as it relates to contract, tort, employment, property, debt, agency and business entities, and effective risk management and mitigation. This course provides knowledge of the basic legal concepts in order to gain insight into judicial reasoning and provide the skills necessary for legal inquiry and analysis.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Personal Financial Management
FIN72040

Description:

Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of consumer and business lending products, principles and practices. Through lectures and case studies, students will apply their knowledge to recommend suitable debt management strategies that optimize client financial outcomes.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: FIN72010
  • CoRequisites:

Insurance Fundamentals II
INS72000

Description:

This course prepares students to write the provincial Life Licensing Exam. Emphasis is placed on utilizing insurance products as a method to manage risk. Topics covered include life insurance contracts, disability insurance, group insurance, critical illness insurance long-term care and extended insurance products as well as the underwriting process. Insurance needs analysis, professional conduct standards and the application of insurance to the small business market will also be covered. The course also addresses investment products and retirement income strategies offered by Life Insurance companies.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Electives: Interdisciplinary
Student must pass 1 Course(s), selected in the Student Portal from available course options
Interdisciplinary Elective Details

Level 5

Course Details

Co-op and Career Preparation
CEPR71050

Description:

This series of modules prepares degree level students for job searching for their co-op work terms with the guidance of a Co-op Advisor. Students will examine the co-operative education policies and procedures and will learn the expectations, rules, and regulations that apply in the workplace concerning social, organizational, ethical, and safety issues while deepening their awareness of self-reflective practices. Students will critically reflect on their skills, attitudes, and expectations and evaluate available opportunities in the workplace. Successful completion of these modules is a requirement for co-op eligibility.

  • Hours: 14
  • Credits: 1
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Behavioural Finance
FIN73000

Description:

Degree level students will develop an understanding of how the human brain makes decisions, specifically as it relates to heuristics, biases, and values, attitudes, emotions and disorders related to money. This analysis of psychology-based theories will help students develop the skills required to foster trust, motivate individuals, build relationships within the profession, and assist Canadians to make effective financial decisions.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: FIN72010 AND FIN72020
  • CoRequisites:

Interdisciplinary Research Project
RSCH73030

Description:

Students from across a variety of degree programs will work together on interdisciplinary projects. In teams, students will work with a key stakeholder to develop a contextual, rapid prototype to solve a problem. The aim of this course is to give students confidence in developing and carrying out a real-world project by leveraging different perspectives and disciplines. This course will enable students to cross-learn and self-reflect on their professional scope and capabilities.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Electives: Program Option 1
Student must pass 1 Course(s), selected in the Student Portal from available course options

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Please note that all courses may not be offered in all semesters. Go to your student portal for full timetabling details under "My Courses".

Ethics and the Financial Planner
ETHS72000

Description:

Ethics and the Financial Planner will allow the student to confront some of the most important ethical issues facing financial planners today, issues which typically arise in the areas of privacy, advertising, and the financial services sector, among others. Students will be introduced to the concepts that are relevant for resolving ethical problems and given an opportunity to develop the reasoning and analytical skills necessary for doing so.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Insurance on Property
INS73000

Description:

This course will focus on all types of personal and commercial property insurance and set a foundation for further insurance courses. Beginning with fundamental legal requirements, students will examine the principles involved with the Basic Fire Policy and ultimately evaluate present-day habitational insurance. Their studies will then broaden out to cover basic commercial insurance and the forms required for such risks. Completion of the course material will allow students to challenge the Insurance Institute of Canada's national exam for Property Insurance.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: INS71000
  • CoRequisites:

Electives: Program Option 2
Student must pass 1 Course(s), selected in the Student Portal from available course options

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Please note that all courses may not be offered in all semesters. Go to your student portal for full timetabling details under "My Courses".

Intermediate Financial Planning
FIN73020

Description:

This course will build on what students have learned Financial Planning Essentials to further develop their understanding of the requisite knowledge and competencies to be a Qualified Associate Financial Planning (QAFP) and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP).

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: FIN72040
  • CoRequisites:

Insurance against Liability
INS73010

Description:

To understand liability insurance, students must first become familiar with the law and the Canadian legal system, and the differences between the common law and the Civil Code of Quebec. This is not a law course, but it will introduce students to those legal principles that affect liability insurance. Students will breakdown common ways in which people or corporations become liable to each other, how this liability may be insured, or why it cannot be insured. Students will analyze the “ABC” rule under both common law and the civil code of Quebec while interpreting which of the available defenses is most appropriate. This course will culminate in a case study whereby students will appraise a given liability situation, build an appropriate insurance policy and dissect how that policy will react to given claims situations.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: INS71000
  • CoRequisites:

Electives: Program Option 3
Student must pass 1 Course(s), selected in the Student Portal from available course options

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Please note that all courses may not be offered in all semesters. Go to your student portal for full timetabling details under "My Courses".

Financial Planning Technical Knowledge & Analysis
FIN73030

Description:

This course requires students to develop a sound understanding of the fundamental financial planning practices of the CFP profession. These planning practices include both technical knowledge and competency skill development. Students will learn to conduct financial analysis for each of the six planning areas to determine optimal planning options for clients.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Essentials of Loss Adjusting
INS73020

Description:

The course will focus on insurance knowledge and conduct required of claims professionals. Students will examine both the soft skills and technical skills that enhance the handling of insurance claims. Through a step-by-step process, students will move from understanding claims situations and evaluation of policy coverage to determining how much of a claim is payable. Managing relationships in order to obtain critical information will be discussed and students will also learn the fundamentals of investigation, evaluation, negotiation and settlement within the claims process. Through active analysis of case studies, the students will be analyzing claims that will include property, automobile and liability insurance.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Level 6

Course Details

Client Relationship Management
BUS73060

Description:

The focus of this course is for students to demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and convincingly with clients in a business setting. Students will deliver numerous role plays and oral presentations in a variety of settings including one-on-one, small groups, and large audiences with a view to building confidence and professionalism. Students will also learn skills necessary for success at employer networking events and in behavioural based employment interviews.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Retirement and Estate Planning
FIN73010

Description:

This course provides students with the opportunity to development their technical knowledge and skills in the areas of retirement and estate planning. Students will examine the complex needs of Canadians as they enter this phase of their lives and develop strategies to effectively draw retirement income and transfer wealth to subsequent generations.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: FIN72040
  • CoRequisites:

Electives: Interdisciplinary
Student must pass 1 Course(s), selected in the Student Portal from available course options
Interdisciplinary Elective Details

Electives: Program Option 4
Student must pass 1 Course(s), selected in the Student Portal from available course options

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Please note that all courses may not be offered in all semesters. Go to your student portal for full timetabling details under "My Courses".

Taxation for Financial Planners
FIN73050

Description:

This course includes theoretical and practical study of the Canadian federal income tax system. Topics include rights and obligations under the Income Tax Act, liability for tax, and the calculation of net income for individuals and small business. The analysis of investment through differential tax rates for business income, employment income, dividends and capital gains is expected. Students will also examine effective retirement and estate planning tax strategies to maximized after-tax income.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Automobile Insurance
INS73030

Description:

This course will focus on personal automobile insurance across Canada. Emphasis will be placed upon legislation related to automobile insurance, as well as specific policy wordings, endorsements and regulations. Students will compare various provincial programs while utilizing a detailed approach to the study of individual policies under Ontario automobile insurance.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Electives: Program Option 5
Student must pass 1 Course(s), selected in the Student Portal from available course options

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Please note that all courses may not be offered in all semesters. Go to your student portal for full timetabling details under "My Courses".

Applied Financial Planning
FIN73060

Description:

This course applies the technical knowledge learned in FP Technical Knowledge & Analysis. The purpose of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to complete their first comprehensive financial plan in a group environment. Students will also begin to develop their research, professional and presentation skills through various assignments and in-industry engagements.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: FIN73020 AND FIN73030
  • CoRequisites:

Underwriting Essentials
INS73040

Description:

This course will focus on the essential skills required of an entry-level underwriter. Students will begin with an overview of an underwriter's role as an investor of shareholder capital on behalf of an insurer and discuss the process of accepting and rejecting risk within parameters set by the insurer and imposed by the external environment. Hard skills, soft skills, and underwriting temperament will be profiled and specifically applied in the analysis of individual property, automobile, and liability risks.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: INS71000
  • CoRequisites:

Level 7

Course Details

Co-op Work Term I (Bachelor of Commerce Financial Services)
COOP73070

Description:

The first co-op work term will provide students with college-approved work experience within a financial services environment. Through this course students will be provided an opportunity to: build skills (physical and procedural skills including accuracy, precision, and efficiency); assist in the acquisition of knowledge in and application of knowledge gained in the academic setting (concepts and terminology in a discipline or field of study); develop critical, creative, and dialogical thinking (improved thinking and reasoning processes); cultivate problem solving and decision-making abilities (mental strategies for finding solutions and making choices); explore attitudes, feelings, and perspectives (awareness of attitudes, biases, and other perspectives, ability to collaborate); practice professional judgment (sound judgment and appropriate professional action in complex, context-dependent situations); and reflect on experience (self-discovery and personal growth from real-world experience).

  • Hours: 420
  • Credits: 14
  • Pre-Requisites: CEPR71050
  • CoRequisites:

Level 8

Course Details

Co-op Work Term II (Bachelor of Commerce Financial Services)
COOP74150

Description:

The second co-op work term will provide students with college-approved work experience within a financial services environment. Through this course students will be provided an opportunity to: build skills (physical and procedural skills including accuracy, precision, and efficiency); assist in the acquisition of knowledge in and application of knowledge gained in the academic setting (concepts and terminology in a discipline or field of study); develop critical, creative, and dialogical thinking (improved thinking and reasoning processes); cultivate problem solving and decision-making abilities (mental strategies for finding solutions and making choices); explore attitudes, feelings, and perspectives (awareness of attitudes, biases, and other perspectives, ability to collaborate); practice professional judgment (sound judgment and appropriate professional action in complex, context-dependent situations); and reflect on experience (self-discovery and personal growth from real-world experience).

  • Hours: 420
  • Credits: 14
  • Pre-Requisites: CEPR71050
  • CoRequisites:

Level 9

Course Details

Advanced Finance
FIN74000

Description:

This advanced course is a continuation of the Finance course and provides an in-depth study of issues and tools that will assist financial managers in making decisions. Topics include capital budgeting under uncertainty; long-term sources of funds; financial leverage; capital structure; financing options; dividend policy; business valuations; mergers and acquisitions; investment decisions; futures, forwards, options, and swaps; risk management (foreign exchange and interest rate); financial planning; leasing; as well as long-term planning and strategic issues in finance.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: FIN72000
  • CoRequisites:

Electives: Interdisciplinary
Student must pass 1 Course(s), selected in the Student Portal from available course options
Interdisciplinary Elective Details

Electives: Program Option 6
Student must pass 1 Course(s), selected in the Student Portal from available course options

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Please note that all courses may not be offered in all semesters. Go to your student portal for full timetabling details under "My Courses".

Entrepreneurship for Financial Planners I
ENTR74010

Description:

This course provides students the opportunity to understand the many career paths available in the Financial Services industry, with particular emphasis on building a financial services practice as an entrepreneur. Students will research the issues involved in developing a comprehensive Business Plan for a financial services practice. An industry practitioner will be assigned provided to each student group to provide relevant information for the business plan. This course will also allow students to explain the importance of effective communication, sales skills and concepts required for success in a financial services practice. Identifying and discussing industry trends relevant to success in a financial services practice will also be covered.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Bodily Injury
INS74000

Description:

Learn the basics of human anatomy and physiology and how they are important to the insurance adjuster. Bodily Injury Claims outlines the investigative process and the factors involved in claim evaluation and negotiation. Injuries that are likely to be encountered and the medical treatment normally prescribed are discussed. You will study how medical reports should be interpreted. Rehabilitation and the role of the adjuster in the process are introduced.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: INS73040
  • CoRequisites:

Electives: Program Option 7
Student must pass 1 Course(s), selected in the Student Portal from available course options

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Financial Planning Applications
FIN74010

Description:

This course will permit students to apply the knowledge they have gained during previous courses in a computer-based environment. Students will become proficient in the creation of modular and integrated financial plans using specialized financial planning software. Through in-class discussions and presentations, students will demonstrate their ability to navigate and the input data required to create customized financial plans.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Essential Broker/Agent Skills
INS74010

Description:

This course will provide an overview of insurance business practices from the broker/agent's perspective and will concentrate on the needs of both personal lines and small commercial risk clients. Students will examine the skills that a typical intermediary uses to perform effectively from initial contact with a client through the evaluation and application process, to binding and policy documents. All major insurance product lines and common policy transactions that a broker/agent may handle will be reviewed.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Electives: Program Option 8
Student must pass 1 Course(s), selected in the Student Portal from available course options

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Financial Planning Capstone I
FIN74020

Description:

This capstone I course provides students with the skills and application they need to successfully create comprehensive Financial Plans. Through the completion of a comprehensive financial plan that includes in-industry data-gathering and industry presentation of the final results, students will demonstrate the ability to collect, analyze and synthesize a personal financial situation, analyze strategies and make recommendations that are in the client’s best interest. The completion of the financial plan will, by nature of the activity, incorporate financial planning competencies, professional skills, professional practice and technical knowledge.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Insurance Capstone I
INS74020

Description:

The course is designed to provide the student with an appreciation of the purpose and meaning to the insurance industry’s existence. It exposes students to the challenges confronting senior management and moves into philosophical issues related to the insurance industry, such as the role of insurance in society and the manner in which business is carried out. Students examine the structure of the industry, the interdependence of its members, the forces which shape the marketplace and the way in which insurance is regulated. Economic issues surrounding insurance and pricing of product & service are also studied. The financial management of insurance companies is discussed and concludes with the importance of ethics and professionalism at all levels of the insurance industry.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Level 10

Course Details

Corporate Social Responsibility
MGMT74100

Description:

This course explores the evolution and implementation of responsibility management systems that operationalize corporate citizenship, which are comparable in many respects to quality and environmental management systems. Modern corporations can no longer operate as autonomous, single-minded organizations. Without exception, the external environments that they face are complex, dynamic, and unpredictable. Companies today are caught in a crossfire of external (and sometimes internal) demands related to how they manage their responsibilities to a wide range of stakeholders, including employees, investors, suppliers, customers, communities, and national governments where they operate, particularly where long supply chains exist in developing nations. As a result of these conditions, corporations can be seen creating dialogue, relationships, and formal inter-organizational ties to a broad number of other parties and constituencies. In addition, those other parties and constituencies are exerting considerable influence on the formulation and execution of strategies. In large measure, the strategic management of these relationships is a keystone to business success in the new millennium.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Electives: Interdisciplinary
Student must pass 1 Course(s), selected in the Student Portal from available course options
Interdisciplinary Elective Details

Electives: Program Option 9
Student must pass 1 Course(s), selected in the Student Portal from available course options

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Please note that all courses may not be offered in all semesters. Go to your student portal for full timetabling details under "My Courses".

Entrepreneurship for Financial Planners II
ENTR74020

Description:

Building on Entrepreneurship for Financial Planners I, this course continues with the development of a comprehensive Business Plan for a financial services practice as an entrepreneur. Students will complete the Business Plan and present the plan to their peers in a professional and compelling manner. This course will also allow students to demonstrate, through role play sessions, effective sales skills and concepts required for success in a financial services practice. Identifying and discussing relevant industry trends, and presenting one of more of these topics in a professional manner will also be covered.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: ENTR74010
  • CoRequisites:

Introduction to Risk Management
INS74030

Description:

This course will begin with risk management, in which insurance is only a part of a general approach to managing an insured's exposure to potential loss. It will then explore the scope of the risk management process, identifying and analyzing loss exposures and developing alternative techniques to treat each exposure. Students will learn how to determine the property insurance needs of a commercial client, and tailor Commercial Liability insurance, Business Interruption insurance and Commercial Package policies. Commercial insurance cases will be analyzed utilizing risk management techniques and processes.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Electives: Program Option 10
Student must pass 1 Course(s), selected in the Student Portal from available course options

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Investment Management Fundamentals
FIN74030

Description:

This course builds upon the Financial Planning Technical Knowledge taught in previous courses and develops a more holistic approach to investment management focusing on financial planning and investment strategies. This course is the foundational course for anyone looking to start a career in Wealth Management.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: FIN73030
  • CoRequisites:

Fraud Awareness & Prevention
INS74040

Description:

In this course, students will focus on learning how fraud may arise with respect to insurance policies and what initiatives the insurance industry has advanced to fight such fraudulent practices. The dollar cost of fraud to individuals and the industry will be discussed, as well as the laws that affect how insurers must handle claims adjustment and settlement. Property, automobile and liability claims are covered. New business and renewals and the underwriting of each will be discussed from the perspective of red flags, which may indicate potential fraud at the beginning stages of an insurance contract.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Electives: Program Option 11
Student must pass 1 Course(s), selected in the Student Portal from available course options

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Financial Planning Capstone II
FIN74050

Description:

Capstone II is the continuation of Capstone I and provides students with the opportunity to focus on financial planning integration a required skill for the FP Canada CFP designation. By continuing with the case study from Capstone I, students will be required to deal with a major life event, major change in policy or a severe economic downturn that will require them to reevaluate and adjust their clients plan to deal with this change. Students will be required to present the revised plan to their clients and demonstrate that they have been able to modify the plan in such a way that the client’s goals and objectives are still achievable. The completion of this project will further develop the students financial planning competencies, professional skills and practice in a ‘real world’ environment.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: FIN74020
  • CoRequisites:

Insurance Capstone II
INS74050

Description:

The course is designed to build on the knowledge and research completed in the Insurance Capstone I course by having the students learn about the latest technology offerings in the insurance marketplace along with the current government regulations. The students will experience guest lectures from companies that are leading the disruption in the insurance industry as well as lectures on the challenges currently being faced by the insurance companies. This course will culminate in a group project requiring the students to design the attributes of their perfect insurance company. It will include an outline of their preferred ownership structure, claims, underwriting and marketing channels along with their reasoning why.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Program outcomes

  1. Integrate advanced concepts from the major disciplines related to, and supporting, the financial services industry including accounting, marketing, economics, and information technology in order to propose financial solutions.
  2. Integrate a client's needs with set goals and objectives to create comprehensive financial solutions.
  3. Outline the function, structure, and role of the financial services industry to provide evidence of its value in business and society.
  4. Evaluate products within the financial services industry based on analysis of the clients’ needs.
  5. Demonstrate effective interpersonal communication and public speaking skills in order to establish and maintain positive industry relationships.
  6. Make informed business decisions using knowledge of the legal systems and legislation affecting the financial services industry.
  7. Create suitable strategies to meet a client’s financial goals, objectives and insurance needs.
  8. Evaluate the factors affecting the acceptance and underwriting of insurance.
  9. Create retirement and estate strategies or insurance programs to advise and guide the client through the planning process.
  10. Use technology to facilitate essential business tasks like client or business presentations, written communication, and data processing and analysis through the use of spreadsheets.
  11. Apply marketing and sales techniques to enhance client relationships and business development opportunities.
  12. Integrate the ethical, legal, and professional standards within the financial services industry within professional practice.