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Courses - May 2023

Level 1

Course Details

Finance and Accounting for Non-Accountants
ACCT8220

Description:

All managers need financial management skills to make decisions and manage projects within an organization. This introductory course for non-accounting students covers aspects of both financial accounting and management accounting. Students will be able to apply concepts of finance and financial management for organizations operating in a variety of environments. Students will develop an appreciation for the techniques used to control financial risk in management situations. Students will be able to apply concepts of financial accounting to both personal and business situations, including the preparation and use of basic financial statements. Management accounting topics will allow the students to understand cost behaviour and its use in decision-making, evaluate capital investments, and prepare operating budgets.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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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
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Applications of Financial Technology
FIN8260

Description:

This introductory course focuses on the different financial technology solutions currently in use in industry. Students will be introduced to various technologies that will have an impact on the international and domestic markets. Students will learn about multiple applications that contribute to the Financial Technology industry.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Risk Management in Financial Technology
FIN8270

Description:

Students in this course will learn about the critical risk management processes used in the financial technology industry. Students will work to secure data, ensure compliance, and establish financial protection. Being mindful of increasing online criminal activity, students will learn how to protect sensitive business data of financial institutions from the ever-growing cybercrime.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Digital Revolution in Financial Services
INFO8475

Description:

This course will explore the impact of the digitization of products and services in the financial services industry. Students will explore the history and trends in the digitation of financial services and how the Digital Revolution has affected the work, risks, and opportunities within the industry. Students will also be introduced to the challenges and risks to customers or clients associated with the transition to digital financial records.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Transformation and Regulations in Financial Services
INFO8485

Description:

Students will be familiarized with domestic and international markets including agencies from the provincial and federal levels. Students will explore regulatory trends and requirements applicable to the financial services industry including technology, legal and policy changes within the Canadian context.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Project Management
MGMT8665

Description:

Project management has become central to the operations of any organization. This course focuses on the general principles of project management as well as Agile Project Management and its methodologies. This course takes a holistic, integrated approach to managing projects, exploring both technical and managerial challenges. Students will apply skills gathered from examining real-world cases into simulated projects done in the classroom. This course will help prepare students to write the Project Management Institute (PMI) exams to become a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM).

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Management and Leadership Essentials
MGMT8760

Description:

In this course, students will enhance their understanding of leadership and management approaches in Canadian organizations. Emphasis on developing effective management strategies including, professional communication, planning, decision making, conflict resolution, effective team building and navigating change. Key concepts include professionalism, adaptability, boundaries and resourcefulness.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Level 2

Course Details

Career Management
CDEV8130

Description:

This course focuses on career management skills needed to navigate the evolving workplace. Students will evaluate their skills, attitudes, and expectations within their chosen careers and explore emerging trends in the workplace. Students will refine their networking strategies and create marketing documents to position them for success. Mock interviews will provide the opportunity for practice, feedback, and reflection as students prepare for future interviews. Students will explore communication strategies that support workplace success and advancement. By the end of this course, students will have created a personalized career management plan.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
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Entrepreneurship
ENTR8080

Description:

In this course students will learn the different strategies for creating their own entrepreneurial start-up. Students will develop a business plan to present to potential clients. They will discuss how to recognize opportunities, work with new and potential clients, sell their product, and close a deal.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Artificial Intelligence in Finance
FIN8280

Description:

Artificial Intelligence is playing a key role in the financial technology industry. This course will provide students with examples of how artificial intelligence in finance is transforming the way we interact with money. Artificial intelligence is helping the financial industry to streamline and optimize processes ranging from credit decisions to quantitative trading and financial risk management.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Emerging Trends in Financial Technology
FIN8290

Description:

The financial services technology sector is among the fastest growing industries around the world and provides various opportunities for students, startups, and legacy companies. In this course students will learn how current trends, news, policies, and technology are changing the way financial transactions and investments are conducted and how they impact the financial services sectors. Students will also learn the basics and strategies for success in the industry, both as an entrepreneur or start-up company, and as a prospective employee of an established company.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Capstone Financial Technology
FIN8300

Description:

This capstone project course, a culmination of the program, will challenge students to apply the theory and skills gained throughout the program to successfully complete a project related to financial technology securities. Small groups of students, working in teams will design, document and manufacture a customer’s security product. This semester-long project will demonstrate the students’ understanding of security, applications and market trends. Through meetings with student groups, faculty will support the development of the project plan, implementation and metrics.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Analysis for Financial Technology
INFO8495

Description:

This course will teach students to identify and integrate data from different FinTech systems into a decision support system useful for a variety of analysis both financial and operational to support management, customer and investor decision making. Students will learn the various types of analysis including tools and techniques, how to interpret analysis results and present them to the right audience. We will explore quality assurance tools and techniques for FinTech, highlighting the standards required of financial systems to ensure that results published and/or presented to investors are complete and accurate. Students will also sharpen their skills on report writing using the right tone and detail for the intended audience.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Mobile Applications for Financial Technology
INFO8505

Description:

This course will make students aware of the different online applications that are being used by financial technology companies in the mobile and web arena. Students will learn how an interactive application is created while keeping the privacy and security of the data. Students will learn how the design of the application is as important to the end user as it is to the developer.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Program outcomes

  1. Design secure and regulatory compliant financial technology (Fintech) mobile and web solutions. to support the financial services sector.
  2. Analyze data to inform strategic decision making when implementing Fintech solutions.
  3. Propose cryptography solutions to support secure financial transactions to manage cryptocurrencies for various stakeholders.
  4. Research web and mobile applications to design and implement new Fintech products and services.
  5. Adhere to ethical and legal guidelines to ensure data security, integrity, and confidentiality in the delivery of Fintech applications.
  6. Analyze organizational structures and management processes to recommend improvements to organizational performance through financial technology solutions.
  7. Develop plans using principles of entrepreneurship to start up, manage, and expand a small business.
  8. Adhere to professional practices and communication to foster positive relationships with clients and stakeholders.
  9. Integrate interpersonal, teambuilding, and leadership skills to effectively participate in diverse organizational environments.