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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:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (CAD)

  • Application Fee:$95.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$18,190.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$694.00
  • OtherFee/Year:$3,505.00
  • Application Fee:$95.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$18,190.00
  • 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:
$137,936.00
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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 

  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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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 COMMON DEGREE COURSES

SEMESTER 1

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • BACC 3002, Income Taxation I, BACC 1002

  • BLAW 2004, Family Law, NONE

  • BFSM 2001, Estate Planning, BFPL 1001

  • BFPL 3005, International Finance, BFPL 2103 & BBUS1007

  • Liberal Studies Elective

SEMESTER 6

  • BFPL 3003, Personal Risk Management, NONE

  • BACC 3104, Corporate Finance II, BACC 3004

  • BACC 2104, Income Tax Strategies, BACC 3002

  • BFPL 3006, Intermediate Financial Planning, BFPL 3001, BFSM 2001

  • Liberal Studies Elective

INTEGRATED WORK EXPERIENCE OR ACADEMIC WORK TERM (14 WEEKS)

  • BCOP 1101 - Work Experience (CO-OP)

  • BCOP 2001 - Work Experience (CO-OP)

  • BDWT 1101 - Academic Work Term

  • BDWT 2001 - Academic Work Term

YEAR 4

SEMESTER 7

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 OR ACADEMIC WORK TERM (14 WEEKS)

  • BCOP 1101 - Work Experience (CO-OP)

  • BCOP 2001 - Work Experience (CO-OP)

  • BDWT 1101 - Academic Work Term

  • BDWT 2001 - Academic Work Term

YEAR 4

SEMESTER 7

  • 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

  • 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

$743.99 for one-year coverage (Sept-August)
$508.83 for 8 months coverage (Jan-August)
$273.29 for 4 months coverage (May-August)

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