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Financial Services Concentration

Business AdministrationFinancial Services Concentration

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Start Date:
2 Years
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September 2019
Campus/Location DeliveryIn-class – Complete your program through courses that are held at a campus.

Online – All program courses are delivered online.

Blended – Complete your program through a combination of online and in-class courses (some courses are delivered 100% online). In-class courses are held at a campus.

Collaborative – program is delivered virtually on campus
Ivany Campus • Dartmouth Full time • In-class
Kingstec Campus • Kentville Full time • In-class

Concentration Overview

The Financial Services concentration is a second year option of the Business Administration diploma program.

In this concentration, you're introduced to a broad range of financial services areas, including; banking, insurance, and financial planning. You learn how these topics fit together and have an impact on both businesses and individuals. You develop an understanding of the importance of sales skills and customer relationship management. You participate in community/service learning, providing you with the foundation to succeed by meeting industry's expectations for community involvement. Throughout the year, you also have the opportunity to further advance in the areas of financial planning, loans & mortgages, and mutual funds and earn related industry accreditation.

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Admission Requirements

  • Successful completion of Business Administration – Year 1 or Advanced Standing.
  • Advanced Standing – To be considered, you must apply to and meet the Admission Requirements for the Business Administration program. Advanced Standing is based on academic credits (certificate/diploma/degree) completed from a recognized public institution within the past ten years that meet the Academic Requirements of the full first year of the program. Advanced Standing is subject to seat availability.

Choose NSCC

  • You acquire the skills and experience industry wants. We maintain strong connections to employers and keep the program relevant to industry needs.
  • Learn from experienced instructors. Our faculty maintain current memberships in professional organizations and close connections with industry. They share their real-world experience and knowledge.
  • Small class sizes provide you with lots of one-on-one interaction.
  • Obtain work experience. Your work term gives you hands-on experience, practical skills application and, most importantly, a first employer reference.
  • Continue your studies at university. This program includes courses that count towards a university degree. Find out more.

Employment Opportunities

  • Employment opportunities are excellent for graduates of this program. Upon graduation, you are ready to accept an entry-level position in financial services, including banking, financial planning, insurance and general business areas.
  • Completion of the Investment Funds in Canada course and acquiring a license to sell mutual funds following this program, will enhance your employability.
  • Many students are positioned to advance to full-time employment as Investment or Loan Advisors with their first year of employment.

Other Info

  • You have the opportunity to work toward other certifications in Mutual Funds, Personal Financial Services Advice and others from the Canadian Securities Institute (CSI). There are additional costs for courses that require industry materials and the opportunity to write industry-related exams.
  • Work Experience – To complete the work experience component of this concentration (and to work in the Financial Services industry), you must be bondable.
  • This concentration is available for part-time study. There is the option to complete the concentration in-class or through a combination of courses delivered in-class and online.

Courses May Include

Course descriptions
Code Course
BUSI 3005   Contemporary Business Issues
COMM 2215   Communications - Workplace Applications
FINA 3011   Introduction to Financial Planning
FINA 3014   Financial Products & Systems
FINA 3101   Mutual Funds
FINA 4001   Financial Services Practicum
FINA 4320   Personal Financial Services Advice
FINA 4995   Work Experience
MKTG 2015   Professional Selling
    Directed elective course requirement. Two units/credits.
    Open elective course requirement. Two units/credits.

Additional Graduation Requirements

Portfolio Development

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