Bachelor of Business Administration - Finance Specialty
|Campus||Distance (Jan, May, Sep), Vernon (Jan, Sep), Penticton (Jan, Sep), Salmon Arm (Jan, Sep), Kelowna (Jan, May, Jul, Sep)|
|Delivery||Distance/Online, Part-Time, Full-Time|
This program is student loan eligible.
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Secure your own financial future by working with others to do the same, in a degree that focuses on various elements of personal finance, investment management and corporate finance. Work in any three of these areas and take classes that lead you to working in estate planning, capital markets, banking as well as government.
OC's Bachelor of Business Administration Degrees and Business Administration Diplomas are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
Tuition and Fees
- Fees listed are for ten courses (30 credits) taken over two semesters. Depending on the campus of study and the courses selected fees may vary.
- Fees include all mandatory fees: Activity fee, Health & Dental, Student Association fee, Education Technology fee, Development fee.
- All amounts are approximate and are subject to change.
- International students will pay International tuition fees
The finance specialty trains you to work in any, or all, of three rewarding career paths. Each one provides you with its own benefits. Personal finance allows you to work with individuals on their financial planning. Investment management focuses on the investments of an institution and its clients. Corporate finance opens opportunities in government, insurance and banking.
As part of the finance specialty, students who successfully complete 8 specific courses are then eligible to write the CFP Level 1 exam offered through the Financial Planning Standards Council, making student ready to take the next step in their career as a Certified Financial planner. Contact email@example.com to learn more.
An honours degree gives you the highest level of certification possible within the BBA. Not only does this earn you a special Honours parchment, but it speaks loud and clear to employers about your abilities and dedication to do advance research in your chosen field. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Entry into first year of the degree program:
- B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent.
- English 12 with minimum 70% or alternatives.
- Students graduating from secondary school in or prior to 2012: A minimum of 85% in Applications of Mathematics 12 or a minimum of 60% in either Principles of Mathematics 12 or an equivalent Provincial Level Adult Basic Education mathematics course.
Students entering Grade 10 in or after 2010 and/or completing the new mathematics curriculum: A minimum of 60% in one of Pre-calculus Grade 12, Foundations of Mathematics Grade 12, or Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics Grade 12, Apprenticeship Mathematics 12, or the equivalent Provincial Level Adult Basic Education mathematics course.
Secondary students who enter the Business Administration degree or diploma program with a minimum grade of 73% in Accounting 12 may request credit for BUAD 111 (Financial Accounting I).
Selective Admission Process: Applicants will be granted admission based on their grade average for English, Mathematics and two other academic courses chosen to the advantage of the applicant.
Mature applicants are at least 19 years of age and have been out of full-time secondary study for at least one year. Secondary graduation will be waived for mature applicants. Mature applicants without English 12 can write the LPI and must receive a minimum score of level 5. Mature applicants without Mathematics 12 can take the Mathematics diagnostic test, administered by Okanagan College. A minimum score of 20/25 is required.
Qualifying status: Applicants who ultimately fail to satisfy the specific English and/or math entrance requirements may be granted admission to and be allowed to remain enrolled in the business program as qualifying students subject to the availability of space after the admission and registration of qualified applicants. Qualifying students may concurrently register in a maximum of three first-year business courses, any three for which they satisfy the prerequisites. Qualifying first-year business students will not be considered to be continuing students and will, therefore, be allowed to continue in the program after the qualifying year only if all outstanding course entrance requirements have been successfully completed.
Entry into the third year of the degree program:
- Successful completion of a recognized Business Administration diploma program or equivalent with a minimum grade average of 67%; or completion of 60 university-level credits (with a minimum of 24 credits at the 200-level or higher) with a minimum grade average of 67%; or completion of an Associate Degree in Arts or Science with a minimum grade average of 67%.
- Applicants must submit a statement (500 words maximum) outlining their personal objectives and career goals.
- Applicants must submit a statement (500 word maximum) outlining their work experience and community involvement.
Selective Admission Process: Applicants will be ranked and admitted according to the grade average of their respective diploma, associate degree or 60 credits of university courses, as stated above.
Prior Learning Assessment: Where a student has prior learning in the following courses BUAD 111, 116, 121, 128, 176 and 293, credit may be awarded if the student successfully passes a challenge exam. Contact the Business Administration department for more information.
Co-operative Education: Entry into the co-operative education option is a student's choice, and subject to completion of all first-year courses and an overall grade average of 65%.
Successful completion of the prescribed and elective courses as listed in the program outline with a minimum graduating grade average of 60%.
Students who wish to specialize in Financial Services must meet the specialty requirements listed below under Finance Specialty. Students who only meet the basic requirements will continue to earn a general studies BBA.
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