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BCIT Financial Analyst Advanced Certificate

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The BCIT Financial Analyst program is designed to prepare students for part of the most preeminent professional chartered financial analyst designation exams. Concentrating on the relevant CFA Program body of knowledge, students are prepared for future professional exams. Students are advised to gain relevant work experience before attempting the final level exam.

This program consists of preparation courses in financial statement analysis and economics before concentrating on specific financial analyst topics. Business degree or diploma holders may be exempt from these courses. The remaining courses consist of seven intermediate and advanced courses specifically designed around the professional designation requirements, including ethics, advanced financial statement analysis, fixed income and equity analysis, derivatives, and portfolio management.

This full-time program is delivered three days a week with two courses a day.

Disclaimer: Although this program includes extensive coverage of the preeminent chartered professional financial analyst body of knowledge, students are responsible for their own success on the professional exams.

BCIT FINANCIAL ANALYST ADVANCED CERTIFICATE
BCIT Credential: BCIT Advanced Certificate
Program Length: Two semesters, Full-time
Program Start: September
Location: Downtown Vancouver
Number of Courses: 9 courses, 30 credits
Total Tuition/Cost: Learn about Tuition & Fees
Professional Designation: Prepares for: Chartered Financial Analyst CFA

Courses in this program:

FMGT 7030 Financial Statement Analysis Sept
FMGT 7070 Economics for Financial Analysis Sept
FMGT 7100 Fixed Income Analysis Sept
FMGT 7105 Equity Analysis Sept
FMGT 7115 Ethics for CFA® Sept
FMGT 8030 Advanced Financial Statement Analysis Jan
FMGT 8060 Principles of Portfolio Management Jan
FMGT 8100 Derivatives Jan
FMGT 8160 Applied Portfolio Management Jan

Program Entry

Entrance requirements

This program is open to applications beginning November 1st*. Applicants must meet all entrance requirements and will be accepted on a first qualified basis as long as space remains.

*or next business day

  • Two years of education in English in an English-speaking country with one of the following:
    • English 12 (67%) or
    • Three credits of post-secondary English, Humanities or Social Sciences (67%) from a recognized institution

    What if I don’t meet these English requirements?

  • Post-secondary education: one of the following from a recognized institution:
    • Diploma
    • Degree

Applicants who completed post-secondary studies outside of Canada, United States or United Kingdom will require a comprehensive evaluation of their credentials by the International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES).

Recommended for success

It is highly recommended that applicants have had some exposure to, or have a general understanding of, introductory accounting, micro and macroeconomics, and business statistics, as these are core building blocks of this program.

The following courses are examples of courses which cover these topics and are available at BCIT through Part-time Studies:

Applicants may want to consider taking these courses before applying to the program in order to upgrade their knowledge of these subjects.

Apply to program

BCIT accepts only complete applications. In order to apply:

  • Include proof of meeting all entrance requirements prior to submission
  • Convert all transcripts and supporting documents to PDF files
  • Have a credit card ready to pay the application fee
Apply Online

You can check the status of your application online at any time using the Student Information System.

Scheduled intakes

September each year.

myCommunication

Within 3 weeks of applying to a program, you will be sent a letter in the mail confirming receipt of your application. The letter will identify your student number, BCIT e-mail address and instructions on how to login to your myBCIT account.

All official BCIT correspondence will be sent to your myBCIT account. Check myCommunication often during the application process and throughout your studies at BCIT.

You can expect to receive communication concerning the status of your application within 4 weeks.

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

Please see the Fees, Payments and Refunds section of the website for more information on full-time tuition fees.

Courses

Program matrix

Level 1 (15 weeks): Credits
  FMGT 7030 Financial Statement Analysis 4.0
  FMGT 7070 Economics for Financial Analysis 4.0
  FMGT 7100 Fixed Income Analysis 4.0
  FMGT 7105 Equity Analysis 3.0
  FMGT 7115 Ethics for CFA 1.0
 
Level 2 (12 weeks): Credits
  FMGT 8030 Advanced Financial Statement Analysis 4.0
  FMGT 8060 Principles of Portfolio Management 3.0
  FMGT 8100 Derivatives 4.0
  FMGT 8160 Applied Portfolio Management 3.0
 
Total Credits: 30.0

Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

Program length

Two terms

Grading

50% pass in prerequisite courses unless otherwise indicated on the course outlines.

Program location

Downtown Campus
555 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC

Graduating & Jobs

Apply for graduation

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, complete an Application for BCIT Credential [PDF] and submit to Student Information and Enrolment Services.

Allow approximately six to eight weeks for processing.

All financial obligations to the Institute must be met prior to issuance of any credential.

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Rajwant Brar, BTech in Accounting
Program Administrator

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