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Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Services)
Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Services)

Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Services)

  • ID:GBC010069
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (CAD)

  • Application Fee:$95.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$17,160.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$694.00
  • OtherFee/Year:$3,505.00
  • Application Fee:$95.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$17,160.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$694.00
  • OtherFee/Year:$3,505.00

* Incidental Fees (Materials, Student Association etc.), Public Transportation, Books and Supplies,etc

Estimated Total/program:
$133,816.00
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Admission Requirements

​​Entry requirement

Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, including the required courses, and any other selection criteria outlined below.

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma with six Grade 12 University (U) or University/College (M) courses including: Grade 12 (U) English and Grade 12 (U) Mathematics.
  • A grade of at least 60% in all prerequisite courses (English and Math).
  • An overall average of 65% in six Grade 12 (U) or (M) courses.
  • Recommended courses: basic computer software applications and Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U).

English requirements 

1. Provide proof that their secondary and/ or post-secondary studies were completed at a recognized institution where English is the primary media of instruction. The studies must be relevant to the admission requirements for the specific program (s) applied to (e.g. an advanced diploma or degree is required for certain postgraduate program)

or

2. Applicants with transcripts from an institution where the language of instruction is not English may meet English language proficiency requirements with one of the following proofs of language proficiency. The minimum test scores that are acceptable are listed below (as applicable). Please note: For admissions purposes, some programs require a higher score than the minimum stated below.


 

GBC DEGREE PROGRAMS*

George Brown English for Academic (EAP) Program

Level 9

IELTS (Academic)

6.5, minimum 6.0 in each skill band

TOEFL

84 (online) minimum 21 in each skill band

MELAB

85

PTE (Academic)

60, overall minimum
55 in each skill band

CAEL

70 overall (writing 60)

Cambridge English Exams (B2 First, C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency)

176 or more (with no individual skill below 169)

George Brown Admissions Test (Mature applicants only)

Not Available

*NEW Duolingo English Test

115

Course Information

The Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Services) is a four-year business degree that was developed with employers to create graduates who can thrive in today's financial services industry. After the first year of studies, students can choose from either theAccounting or Financial Planning specialization.

Whether you are seeking a career as a professional accountant or a financial planner, this program provides the skills, knowledge and real-world experience to help you succeed.

The program includes:

  • Work integrated learning experiences that amount to no less than 14 weeks of full-time equivalent work (420 hours), either in one block or in multiple cumulative blocks appropriate to achieving the program learning outcomes
  • Accounting, banking management, administration and financial planning theory, as well as the practice of applying concepts in the real word
  • A state-of-the-art facility that includes network-ready wireless classrooms and study areas
  • Curriculum that is current and has been developed with input from our industry partners, the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario and the Financial Planners Standards Council

The Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Services) degree includes Co-op experience(s) that amounts to no less than 14 weeks of full-time equivalent work (420 hours), either in one block or in multiple cumulative blocks appropriate to achieving the learning outcomes.

The Co-op experience usually occurs between your sixth and seventh semesters if taken in one block and all 420 hours must be completed before the seventh semester. This work experience provides you with the practical experience employers value. 

 

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COURSES

Required Courses

The following is a guide for the courses in the B302 and B322 programs Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree for Semester 1 to 8. All courses in the first year are common to all majors. You will choose your major (Personal Financial Planning or Accounting) after you successfully complete your first year.

Students must successfully complete 41 courses and 1 Integrated Work Experience in order to complete their degree. This includes 33 Mandatory courses and 8 Liberal Arts courses of your choice from the Arts and Humanities, Social Science, or Science & Technology.

COMMON DEGREE COURSES

SEMESTER 1

CODE

COURSE NAME

PRE-REQUISITE

BCOM 1001

Applied Business Communication

NONE

BBUS 1001

Canadian Business Fundamentals

NONE

BMTH 1003

Financial Mathematics

NONE

BBUS 1006

Microeconomics: Canada in the Global Environment

NONE

Select One Liberal Studies Elective

SEMESTER 2

CODE

COURSE NAME

PRE-REQUISITE

BFPL 1001

Personal Financial Planning Principles

NONE

BACC 1002

Introduction to Financial Accounting

NONE

BBUS 1106

Organizational Behaviour

NONE

BBUS 1007

Macroeconomics: Canada in the Global Environment

NONE

Select One Liberal Studies Elective

At the end of year one, students select their major. You can access the Curriculum Planner and course outline for each major online.

FINANCIAL PLANNING MAJOR (B302)

YEAR 2

SEMESTER 3

CODE

COURSE NAME

PRE-REQUISITE

BMTH 1002

Statistical Methods

BMTH 1003

BFPL 2102

Investments I

NONE

BFSM 1101

Canadian Financial Systems

BBUS 1001

BFSM 2103

Financial Services Marketing

BBUS 1001

BCOP 1000

Work Experience Prep. Course

BCOM 1001

Liberal Studies Elective

SEMESTER 4

CODE

COURSE NAME

PRE-REQUISITE

BMTH 2001

Quantitative Methods

BMTH 1002

BFPL 2103

Investments II

BFPL 2102

BFPL 3001

Retirement Planning

BFPL 1001

BACC 3004

Corporate Finance I

BACC 1002

Liberal Studies Elective

YEAR 3

SEMESTER 5

CODE

COURSE NAME

PRE-REQUISITE

BACC 3002

Income Taxation I

BACC 1002

BLAW 2004

Family Law

BACC 1002

BFSM 2001

Estate Planning

BFPL 1001

BFPL 3005

International Finance

BFPL 2103 & BBUS1007

Liberal Studies Elective

SEMESTER 6

CODE

COURSE NAME

PRE-REQUISITE

BFPL 3003

Personal Risk Management

BACC 3002

BACC 3104

Corporate Finance II

BACC 3004

BACC 2104

Income Tax Strategies

BACC 3002

BFPL 3006

Intermediate Financial Planning

BFPL 3001, BACC 3002, BFSM 2001, BFPL 2102

Liberal Studies Elective

INTEGRATED WORK EXPERIENCE (14 WEEKS) OR EQUIVALENT

YEAR 4

SEMESTER 7

CODE

COURSE NAME

PRE-REQUISITE

BBUS 3103

Corporate Governance and Compliance

NONE

BFPL 3002

Investment Management

BFPL 2102 & BFPL 2103

BFSM 2104

Selling Financial Services

BFSM 2103

BFSM 4002

Management Decision Making

BBUS 1106

Liberal Studies Elective

SEMESTER 8

CODE

COURSE NAME

PRE-REQUISITE

BFPL 4101

Advanced Personal Financial Planning

BFPL 3006

BFPL 4002

Portfolio Management

BFPL 3002

BFSM 4101

Human Resources Management

BBUS 1106

BFPL 4109

Small Business Management

BLAW 2004

Liberal Studies Elective

ACCOUNTING MAJOR (B322)

YEAR 2

SEMESTER 3

CODE

COURSE NAME

PRE-REQUISITE

BACC 2001

Intermediate Accounting I

BACC 1002

BACC 2003

Managerial Accounting I

BACC 1002

BMTH 1002

Statistical Methods

BMTH 1003

BLAW 2005

Canadian Business Law

None

BCOP 1000

Work Experience Prep. Course

BCOM 1001

Liberal Studies Elective

SEMESTER 4

CODE

COURSE NAME

PRE-REQUISITE

BACC 2101

Intermediate Accounting II

BACC 2001

BACC 2103

Managerial Accounting II

BACC 2003

BMTH 2001

Quantitative Methods

BMTH 1002

BACC 3004

Corporate Finance I

BACC 1002

Liberal Studies Elective

YEAR 3

SEMESTER 5

CODE

COURSE NAME

PRE-REQUISITE

BACC 3002

Income Taxation I

BACC 1002

BCMP 2007

Business Management Information Systems

BACC 1002

BACC 3003

Advanced Managerial Accounting

BACC 2103

BACC 3105

Intermediate Accounting III

BACC 2101

Liberal Studies Elective

SEMESTER 6

CODE

COURSE NAME

PRE-REQUISITE

BACC 4002

Income Taxation II

BACC 3002

BACC 3104

Corporate Finance II

BACC 3004

BACC 3001

Audit and Assurance

BACC 2101

BFSM 4101

Human Resources Management

BBUS 1106

Liberal Studies Elective

INTEGRATED WORK EXPERIENCE (14 WEEKS) OR EQUIVALENT.

YEAR 4

SEMESTER 7

CODE

COURSE NAME

PRE-REQUISITE

BACC 3102

Advanced Accounting I

BACC 3105

BBUS 1002

Marketing Management

NONE

BACC 4005

Advanced Auditing

BACC 3001

BBUS 3103

Corporate Governance and Compliance

NONE

Liberal Studies Elective

SEMESTER 8

CODE

COURSE NAME

PRE-REQUISITE

BBUS 4001

Operations Management

BMTH 2001

BBUS 4102

Strategic Management

NONE

BFSM 4002

Management Decision Making

BBUS 1106

BACC 3112

Advanced Accounting II

BACC 3102

Liberal Studies Elective

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Graduates of the Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Services) degree are prepared for careers in a wide range of business sectors and organizations including banks, other financial institutions, federal, provincial and municipal government offices, and service organizations.

Graduates of the program have found employment as:

  • Analyst, International Tax
  • Supervisor, Accounts Payable
  • Senior Accounting Clerk
  • Client Portfolio Analyst
  • Senior Financial Analyst
  • Financial Officer
  • Assistant Portfolio Manager

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Mandatory Health Insurance

$694.42 for one year coverage (Sep-Aug)
$488.70 for 8 months coverage (Jan-Aug)
$262.32 for 4 months coverage (May-Aug)

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