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Gain the specialized skills and knowledge you need to build a rewarding career in the financial industry.

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Start Date:
1 Year
Advanced Diploma
+Locations & Availability

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/Online • Dartmouth Full time • Blended • Evenings Waitlist

Program Overview

With a focus on alternative investments, risk and compliance, asset and wealth management along with commercial banking, this program readies you to work in Nova Scotia's growing financial industry.

This program helps prepare you to write the first examinations on your route to obtaining industry designations. Succeed in the fascinating world of finance and gain knowledge and skills in:

  • Financial planning
  • Risk and Compliance management
  • Alternative Investments and Hedge Funds administration

Learn the financial tools used by professionals and gain a real-world perspective on the organization, structure and operation of the various financial sectors.

Admission Requirements

Choose NSCC

  • This comprehensive one-year program helps you stand out from the competition in the financial industry.
  • Learn from experienced, industry-connected faculty.
    • Throughout the program, industry experts and guest speakers are brought in so you get a real worldview.
  • Gain practical skills and competencies with the financial tools used by industry professionals.
  • Work towards industry credentials – this program includes some of the required courses for completion of the following designations:

Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities are excellent for graduates of this program. Upon graduation, you are ready to accept a wide range of positions in the financial services sector with businesses that manage money, like:

  • Banks, trust companies and credit unions
  • Brokerage houses
  • Investment firms
  • Hedge Funds Administrators
  • Financial planning firms

Other Info

  • Some courses are designed with the curriculum of the Canadian Securities Institute of Canada.
  • Certifying organizations provide examination settings in the associated topic areas
    • Students are responsible for additional course fees related to external industry certifications.

Courses May Include

Course descriptions
Code Course
FINC 3960   Work Experience
FINC 5100   Regulatory Compliance and Risk Management
FINC 5110   Financial Planning I
FINC 5120   Canadian Securities I
FINC 5130   Professional Communication
FINC 5140   Spreadsheets and Analytics and Finance
FINC 5150   Professional Relationship Management I
FINC 5200   Professional Relationship Management II
FINC 5210   Hedge Funds Accounting, Administration and Analysis
FINC 5220   Canadian Securities II
FINC 5230   Retirement Planning
FINC 5240   Consumer Credit
FINC 5250   Tax Law and Ethics
SAFE 1000   Introduction to WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems)
SAFE 1001   Introduction to NS OH&S Act

Additional Graduation Requirements

Portfolio Development

Next Steps

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