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Overview

Delivery Mode: ONLINE

  • This program will be delivered online during COVID-19.
  • Your education is our priority and we will continue to deliver the applied instruction, collaborative experience, and industry connections that you expect from BCIT.
  • Learn more about how this program is adapting learning during COVID-19.

Are you thinking of an accounting career but are also interested in finance and investments?

BCIT’s Finance Diploma Program offers you unique, practical training for a solid foundation in accounting, economics, finance, and investing principles. All the courses in this program are designed to teach you to the necessary skills and confidence to help you pursue a career in finance while preparing you for accelerated study to become an accountant.

About the program

  • Two-year, full-time program
  • Broad range of accounting, financial, economic, and investment training
  • Strong industry connections and networking opportunities

See more about how the Finance Diploma gives you the necessary skills for a successful career at the Program Details.

Who should apply for the Finance Diploma?

This program is designed to give you strong technical skills in accounting plus a broad understanding of finance and economics, providing a wider range of employment opportunities.

This program might be right for you if you:

  • Want accounting training that is supplemented by investment skills and knowledge
  • Aren’t an accountant, but need some accounting knowledge for your current job
  • Want to know more about financial services, capital markets and securities
  • Have an interest in investments and financial markets
  • Work well with numbers and big-picture planning

Visit the Entrance Requirements page to apply today.

Your experience matters

If you already have work experience or other post-secondary education, you might qualify for course credits to help accelerate your training. Check to see whether your experience qualifies you for Advanced Placement.

What grads can do

Earning the hands-on experience and essential skills offered through BCIT’s diploma program can be an excellent way to begin a long, rewarding career.

With the training you’ll receive in the Finance Diploma Program, you’ll be prepared and confident in new potential jobs in financial services, accounting, and financial management.

You’ll also have the option to continue your education with a Bachelor of Accounting or a Bachelor of Business Administration degree to become a Chartered Professional Accountant or Chartered Financial Analyst and further your career.

Learn more about your job prospects and options on the Graduating and Jobs page.

Accredited Program

This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Entrance Requirements

Advanced Placement

Costs & Supplies

Bring Your Own Device

Students are required to have their own laptop. Please refer to the Bring Your Own Device Specifications [PDF] for requirements.

Laptop costs vary depending on the configuration chosen, but will likely range from approximately $1,000 to $2,000.

Courses

Students should be aware that course exemptions can be claimed for a maximum of two courses per level.

Program Details

This program is specifically designed to give you a broad exposure to financial, economic, accounting, and investment knowledge and opportunities.
Perfect for students who want the career flexibility offered by knowledge of both accounting and finance. As part of your experience at BCIT, you’ll get real-world training with working professionals and graduate having written and passed the Canadian Securities Institute exam.

Graduating & Jobs

With the focus on practical skills, BCIT’s program gets you ready to perform in your new financial career from the first day. And because of the wide variety of courses through the program, graduates have a similarly wide variety of jobs in the financial, accounting, and investment industries.

Some opportunities in finance include:

  • Financial Services Representative
  • Financial Analyst
  • Finance Manager
  • Corporate Financial Manager
  • Investment Portfolio Manager
  • Senior Financial Analyst

While many students begin their careers immediately upon graduation, others decide to continue their education for a bachelor’s degree, which is required to pursue a Chartered Professional Accounting (CPA) designation or the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. This diploma program ladders directly into BCIT’s Bachelor of Accounting program, and is recognized at many universities for block credit transfers.

Testimonials

Taking the corporate finance program was definitely beneficial in getting me where I am now…without all the time management skills I learned (among other things) I would not have been able to easily complete my degree while working full-time. Since joining Sherritt two years ago, I’ve been fast tracked from a financial analyst to (now) senior management.
Leanne Gawley

Learning during COVID-19

Online learning

This program will be delivered online during COVID-19. Learn wherever you choose, as there’s no requirement to attend campus or classes in-person during COVID-19.
While the online classroom looks different, the quality of instruction and the commitment of our faculty and staff remains as strong as ever. We’re dedicated to ensuring that your learning experience is meaningful and productive.

Your schedule

You will be expected to attend online classes and complete group work between the hours of 8:30am – 5:30pm PST, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays.

Technology requirements

Students are required to have their own laptop. Please refer to the Bring Your Own Device Specifications [PDF] for requirements.

Laptop costs vary depending on the configuration chosen, but will likely range from approximately $1,000 to $2,000.

Safety on campus

As this program is being delivered online during COVID-19, there’s no requirement for you to come to campus. Please see below for information on accessing instructor support and on the student services offered virtually.

Services and support

Instructors will continue to be available to students remotely, including five dedicated office hours per week.
Our Student Services staff continue to offer advice, care, and support as needed to optimize your learning experience. Many services, including Student Health Services, Counselling and Student Development, and Peer Tutoring are offering phone or virtual appointments to BCIT students.

Contact Us

604-431-4954 | Finance_Diploma@bcit.ca

International students please contact:
international@bcit.ca

Contact a Program Advisor with the BCIT program name in the subject line if you have a question about:

  • Program selection and program planning
  • Applying for transfer credit and advanced placement
  • Job placement and graduate outcomes
  • Student life

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