Business Administration, Diploma - Finance Option

Your pathway to business education

Program at a glance



Area of Study


Study options



Work experience

Co-op / internship

Open to International



Two years

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Prepare for a career in business

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

No sessions are scheduled at this time.

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.

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If you missed the live session we've got you covered. Download the 2020 Fall Information Session PDF with clickable links.

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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, 2020 to August 31, 2021.

$7,145 * (domestic)
$8,540 * (domestic with Co-op)
$32,740 ** (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)

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 CO-OP WEP

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 Workplace Preparation course COOP WEP 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.

Admission Requirements

One of:

  • C+ in English 12 
  • C in Camosun Alternative

Program Participation Requirements

One of:

  • C in Math 11 
  • C in MATH 077 
  • C in MATH 137
  • C+ in MATH 072 
  • C+ in MATH 075 
  • C+ in MATH 135

Many first year Business courses require Math as a prerequisite. Students may enter this program without Math but please note, students must complete one of the Math courses as listed above or successfully complete Camosun’s Math assessment in or before their first semester of study.

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.

Faculty/staff profile

Stuart Berry Instructor, Accounting & Finance

Stuart Berry


Stuart has been a faculty member in the School of Business at Camosun since 1994. Stuart holds a Doctorate in Education from Athabasca University and ... Read more

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Rob Bruce

Program Leader

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Andrew Dean

Andrew Dean


Andrew brings practical application and industry experience to his teaching. After working for several years as a corporate controller, Andrew’s ... Read more

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Dwayne Hart


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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

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Stan Jung


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Chris Kellman


Chris joined Camosun’s faculty in 2012 after working in BC’s postsecondary sector for over 20 years. He holds Bachelor’s degrees in Science (Biology) ... Read more

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Mahesh Kumar Instructor, Accounting & Finance

Mahesh Kumar


Mahesh joined Camosun as a full-time faculty in 2007. His educational background consists of a Diploma in Management, a Bachelor's Degree with Honors ... Read more

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Jolene Kendrew Instructor, Accounting & Finance

Jolene Kendrew

Program Leader

Jolene Kendrew is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Victoria. Prior to teac ... Read more

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Tana Kristjanson Instructor, Accounting & Finance

Tana Kristjanson


I enjoy teaching at this college. This year I am teaching management accounting (ACCT 207), audit (ACCT 380), and introductory accounting (ACCT 110). ... Read more

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Susan Lucato Instructor, Accounting & Finance

Susan Lucato


Born and raised in Victoria BC, Susan has devoted her career to providing meaningful, practical and understandable financial advice to her clients. Su ... Read more

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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

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Keri Norrie Instructor, Accounting & Finance

Keri Norrie


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

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Dailene Pewarchuk

Dailene Pewarchuk

Instructor (On Leave)

Dailene is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA). She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting Major), from the University of Regin ... Read more

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Jennifer Reed


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Kathie Ross Instructor, Accounting & Finance

Kathie Ross


Kathie has been teaching at the School of Business since 2008. She has her PhD in Accounting and Finance through the University of Newcastle upon Tyne ... Read more

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Rob Sorensen Instructor, Accounting & Finance

Rob Sorensen


Rob joined the Camosun teaching team in 2002 teaching finance, statistics and information systems. He has an MBA in Entrepreneurship from the Universi ... Read more

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Ryan Sykes


Lansdowne campus

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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

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