Business Administration, Diploma - Finance Option

Your pathway to business education. Camosun can prepare you for a career within the business and financial worlds. 

Program at a glance

Credential

Diploma

Area of Study

Business

Study options

Full-time

Part-time

Work experience

Co-op / internship

Open to International

Yes

Length

Two years

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Students in computer lab

Prepare for a career in business

Start in September, January or May

You'll develop the skills and knowledge to work in the finance industry. This program provides you with a solid business education and a foundation in either financial planning or corporate finance, covering areas such as business finance; investment analysis; money, banking, and financial institutions; client relationships and marketing; professional ethics; economics; personal taxations, and accounting.

Students studying

After Graduation

With a Diploma in Business Administration – Finance Option, you are prepared for employment with banks, finance departments of larger corporations and government; credit unions, trust companies, investment dealers, mortgage brokerage firms, insurance companies, lending and leasing institutions and financial planning firms.

You will also graduate with credit towards the Bachelor of Business Administration programs at Camosun College. You may obtain advanced standing and/or recognition in a number of professional programs or be able transfer to a university.

For further information, consult with an Academic Advisor. There are also 2-year block transfer credit to degree programs at other institutions including Royal Roads University and the University of Lethbridge. Transfer credit to other post-secondary institutions on a course-by-course basis is available.

Information Sessions

The School of Business Information Sessions are a great way to learn more about a program and to get your questions answered by faculty and staff.

Missed the live Information session?

If you missed the live session we've got you covered. Download the 2021 Summer Information Session PDF.

Who can I contact if I want more information?

Contact business@camosun.ca

International students please contact International Admissions

What you'll learn

Current students wanting information about your program, go to student planning in myCamosun.

Student studying

Program outline

For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar.

Program outline

What to expect

The program consists of 20 courses which can be completed in approximately two years if taken on a full-time basis. Evening and daytime classes are held predominantly at the Interurban campus and the program can be taken on a part-time basis.

Year 1

In the first year, you’ll work through introductory-level courses in accounting, finance, economics, and marketing. Exit the program now with a Certificate in Business Administration or continue onto the year 2.

Year 2

In your second year, you'll work through money and banking, corporate finance, and investment courses. Exit the program now with a Diploma in Business Administration-Finance Option.

Co-operative Education Option 

Apply your classroom skills in the workplace and bring your workplace skills back to the classroom! A Co-op work term is a great opportunity to gain work experience in your field while enrolled in your academic program. 

When you engage in co-operative education, you get an early start on preparing for your career after graduation! You will be joining a growing number of students who choose the opportunity to alternate between full-time studies and full-time paid work where you can bring your applied classroom learning to life.

Co-operative education is a learner-centered model that empowers you, the student, to direct your own learning and to make a valuable contribution in the workplace. Your learning will be guided and supported by both your employer and the School with a faculty member from your program assigned to coach, monitor, and evaluate your work term development.

To participate in Co-operative Education, prior to your first work term you will need to successfully complete

  • Eight (8) first year courses, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (C+), and
  • the workshop series CDEV-WPS

Talk to your Co-op & Internship Coordinator, or login to the Co-op and Career Portal to book a Co-op Information Appointment with an Employment Facilitator to get more information. Connect with your Academic Advisor to plan your program and how co-operative education can fit. 

Together you determine what timeline is most appropriate for you to take the mandatory Career Development-Workplace Preparation Skills (CDEV-WPS) course before your first work term.

International students

Under Canadian Immigration Law, as an international student you are eligible to participate in co-operative education and you can legally work in Canada during specified work terms.  The Work Permit Checklist for international students will assist in planning your participation in co-operative education.

A rewarding career

Financial and investment analysts in BC earn a median annual salary* of $71,900 depending on employer and seniority.

*2018 Job Bank Wage data

Tuition and fees

Effective from September 1, 2022, to August 31, 2023

Estimated tuition

Tuition estimates are for the entire program

Business Administration, Diploma - Finance Option

$7,214* (domestic)
$31,080** (international)

Business Administration, Diploma - Finance Option, Internship designation 

$8,002 (domestic)
$32,680** (international)

Business Administration, Diploma - Finance Option, Co-op designation

$8,666* (domestic)
$34,280** (international)

Domestic tuition fees vary depending on the individual course fees for the classes you select.

For International students visit: International Tuition & Fees

Student fees

In addition to tuition estimates, student fees are calculated based on your enrolment. Refer to: Student Fees

Financial assistance

You may need to find more than one source of funding to help pay for your education and living costs while attending college. Check out sources of money you don't need to pay back as well as those that need to be repaid.

Financial Aid & Awards 

Curriculum & courses

Admission Requirements

When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the following admission requirements.

Tip: Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.

One of:

For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar.

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Our teaching staff

Camosun College is proud of the excellent quality of its instruction. Our teaching staff are experienced, inspiring and supportive of our students' individual journeys. For more information about our faculty, please visit the School of Business homepage.

 

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Faculty/staff profile

Martha Thomas

Martha Okot Thomas

Department Chair

Martha has been a Chartered Professional Accountant since 2005. After graduating from Camosun’s Business Administration program, she completed her art ...

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Faculty/staff profile

Keri Norrie Instructor, Accounting & Finance

Keri Norrie

Program Leader

Keri has been an instructor in the Accounting and Finance department for over 20 years, during which time she has also been active in business and the ...

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Lansdowne campus

Learn more

For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar. 

Contact information

School of Business

Campus location

Centre for Business & Access Building (CBA) 249

Location link

Interurban Campus

250–370–4565

business@camosun.ca

 

Admissions Questions:

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