The BCIT Financial Planning Diploma program provides students with the financial skills and knowledge necessary to provide personal financial advice in taxation, investments, estate, and retirement planning. You will create comprehensive personal financial plans, review investment vehicles, and complete a number of Canadian Securities Course (CSC) exams. Graduates can work in various roles at financial institutions, investment banks, and wealth management corporations.
BCIT Financial Planning students learn to:
|BCIT FINANCIAL PLANNING DIPLOMA|
|BCIT Credential:||BCIT Diploma|
|Program Length:||2 years, Full-time
|Number of Courses:||32 courses, 117.5 credits|
|Total Tuition/Cost:||Learn about Tuition & Fees|
|Industry Exam:||Canadian Securities Course (CSC)|
|1st Year Entry:||View Requirements|
|Advanced Placement:||View Requirements|
|Laddering Options:||Bachelor of Business Administration BBA Degree
Bachelor of Technology in Accounting BTech Degree
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Financial Planning: The Financial Planning program will be of interest to students who are interested in the retail side of financial planning. The objective of the program is to equip students with the basic skills and knowledge necessary to provide individual or personal financial advice in such areas as: taxation, investments, estate, and retirement planning.
Successful graduates who complete additional training can expect, with significant varied experience, to achieve middle to senior management positions earning annual salaries in excess of $60,000. Achieving this level of success means starting in entry-level positions in financial accounting, cost accounting, internal audit, budget preparation, brokerage, banking, trust and insurance, with starting salaries as high as $3,000 per month.
See what BCIT grad and Certified Financial Planner Alim Dhanji has to say about the program and profession.
Do you have a degree, diploma, or completed a substantial amount of post-secondary courses? You may qualify for advanced placement into the Financial Planning program. Students that qualify for advanced placement can enter the program in the middle of first year depending on the number of transfer credits received.
Acceptance into advanced placement is dependent on a number of factors including: seat availability, course transfer credits, and the number of applications received. Most applicants are required to complete additional course work before entering their desired program. Early application is strongly recommended.
Entry into the middle of Year 1 (January)
Entry into the start of Year 2 (September)
*or next business day
When applying for advanced placement, you must submit the Course-by-Course Self-Assessment form [PDF] with your online application.
For more information about eligibility requirements and the application process, please download the Financial Planning Advanced Placement Guide [PDF].
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