Business Administration, Diploma - Finance Option

Your pathway to business education

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.

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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 with clickable links.

Who can I contact if I want more information?

Contact business@camosun.ca

Invest in yourself!

Camosun can prepare you for a career within the business and financial worlds.

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Estimated tuition

Effective from September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022.

$7,288 * (domestic)
$8,711 * (domestic with Co-op)
$33,520 ** (international)

*Tuition fees vary depending on course selection. Figures listed here are approximate.
**Tuition is based on 5 academic courses per term (Two terms per year)

Additional Student Fees

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

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 detailed information about this program and specific admission requirements, see the Academic Calendar.

Academic Calendar

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.

 

Contact Us

Faculty/staff profile

Amy Hoggard Chair/Instructor, Accounting & Finance

Amy Hoggard

Department Chair

Amy has been an accounting instructor in the School of Business at Camosun since 2008.  She has Masters of Science from Utica College, focusing o ... Read more

Faculty/staff profile

Michelle Lysak Instructor, Accounting & Finance

Michelle Lysak

Program Leader

Michelle is originally from Ontario, where she obtained her CPA, CA designation, as well as a degree in Accounting and a Masters in Business Administr ... Read more

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 ... Read more
Lansdowne campus

Learn more

Find a full list of courses and specific admission requirements.

Contact information

School of Business

Contact us to discuss if the program is right for you!

Campus location

Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1

Location link

Campus map

250–370–4565

business@camosun.ca

Fax: Fax: 250-370-4104

 

International students contact Camosun International