Are you thinking of an accounting career but are also interested in finance and investments? The BCIT 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.
Fall 2021 delivery mode: in person and online options
- Part-time students have the option to take courses in person and/or online.
- We have put measures in place for your safety and well-being, ensuring that all safety protocols are addressed. Please see the BCIT COVID-19 page for details on the procedures that have been implemented.
Your education is our priority and we will continue to deliver the applied instruction, collaborative experience, and industry connections that you expect from BCIT.
About the program
- Full or part-time diploma 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 in Program Details.
Who should apply for a 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.
About Part-time Studies
Take a single course, or work towards a credential — all at a pace that’s right for you.
Part-time courses are offered in a variety of scheduling formats, including at night or on weekends, flexible day time delivery, or you can opt for distance or online learning. If you meet the prerequisites and there’s space available, you can register for a course immediately. Courses are offered in each of three terms: Fall (September), Winter (January), and Spring/Summer (April).
To apply to a part-time program and earn your credential, you simply need to complete a Part-time Program Declaration Request. Applications are processed throughout the year.
Applicants to the BCIT School of Business are required to have completed two years of full-time study in high school or post-secondary program in English in an English speaking country. If you do not have English 12 and have not studied in an English-speaking country, you will need to demonstrate your skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. For information on English equivalencies, testing and upgrading options, visit:
Part-time Finance diploma
Part-time students considering applying to the Finance diploma are strongly advised to begin their studies by completing the Certificate in Finance. The content covered in the program helps provide the knowledge skillset for students to excel in the diploma program. Upon completion of the certificate program, students are then recommended to continue their studies towards the Finance diploma program.
Previous full-time students, who have successfully completed Level 1, considering completing the Finance diploma through Part-time Studies, are advised to complete the
Certificate in Finance.
Upon completion of the certificate program, students are then recommended to continue their studies towards the Finance diploma program.
Previous full-time students, who have successfully completed Level 1 and Level 2, considering completing the Finance diploma through Part-time Studies, are advised to apply through the Part-time Program Declaration process.
Costs & Supplies
Bring your own device
Most courses and programs in the School of Business + Media are BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). Please ensure you bring a laptop to every class. Plug-in outlets will be provided at most stations in classrooms, but not in all classrooms, so please ensure you have at least 2 hours of battery life available at the beginning of each class. Check the following recommended computer requirements prior to the start of class. If a program or course does not require you to provide your own device, that information will be provided by your instructor or indicated in the course outline.
For online classes, it is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content.
Important Updates to Part-time Studies
Please note: part-time programs and courses are open enrolment and although we make every effort to accommodate demand, course registration cannot be guaranteed in every semester. High demand courses fill quickly and may result in students unable to register for a course that semester. Courses may also be cancelled due to low enrolment.
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. 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
- Accounting Clerk
- Finance Manager
- Corporate Financial 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.
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Part-time Studies Coordinator – Accounting, Finance, and Insurance
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Contact a Part-time Studies Program Advisor with the BCIT program name in the subject line if you have a question about:
- Course selection and program planning
- Declaring your program
- Making changes to your approved program plan
- Applying for transfer credit and advanced placement
- Laddering options
- Job placement and graduate outcomes
- Student life
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