The BCIT Finance diploma program provides a solid foundation in accounting, economics, finance, and investing principles. You will learn to prepare and analyze financial statements, apply personal and corporate tax principles and review capital investment plans. BCIT Finance students will also gain specific skills and knowledge in financial analysis and investing that will be complementary to the program’s accounting curriculum. This combination positions graduates to pursue an accounting designation and also lays the foundation for a career in a variety of industries, including financial services.BCIT Finance students learn to:
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Finance: The Finance program emphasizes the finance function of a corporation. Topics include: banking, venture capital, international finance, and hedging through financial derivatives. The program will be of interest to students who will be seeking employment in the finance department of an enterprise.
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.
Do you have a degree, diploma, or completed a substantial amount of post-secondary courses? You may qualify for advanced placement into the Finance 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 Finance Advanced Placement Guide [PDF].
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