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FMGT 3600 - Security Analysis

Financial Management Part-time Studies Course

School of Business + Media

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

The Financial Management technology at BCIT has entered into a partnership with the Canadian Securities Institute (CSI). This course, a product of the partnership, is inspired by the CSI's Canadian Securities Course (CSC) Volume 1 and 2. The topics include: The Canadian securities industry and the regulatory environment. How market and economic events impact investment performance. Understanding and analyzing corporate financial statements and personal financial statements. Financial instruments including fixed income, equities, derivatives, alternative products, managed products, and structured products are covered in dedicated chapters. Students will explore company, industry and market performance/analysis including financial ratio calculations. The portfolio management process including asset allocation, setting financial goals and the financial planning process, taxes, ethics and industry standards of conduct are reviewed. Lastly, the institutional marketplace and various career paths in finance covered.





Fall 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 48144

Wed Sep 08 - Wed Dec 15 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 08 - Oct 13 Online
Oct 20 Wed 18:00 - 22:00 Online SW01 Rm. 2009
Dec 15 Wed 18:00 - 22:00 Online SW01 Rm. 2009


Chris Gresat

Course Outline




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. EXAMS WILL BE HELD IN CLASS. Midterm: October 20th Final: December 15th This is not a self-paced course. You will be expected to be available and online on the posted days and times shown on your registration schedule. It is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Course content, type and quality of assignments, and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. To be successful in this online course, plan to spend 7-10 hours per week on your studies, or more of it’s a condensed course, starting Week 1. Important course information will be sent to your myBCIT account prior to your course start date.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Discuss the structure of capital markets and their function within the Canadian economy.
  • Analyse the role of the Bank of Canada and various regulatory agencies in the financial markets.
  • Analyse financial statements.
  • Discuss the business cycle, inflation, interest rates, fiscal policy and monetary policy in the context of Canadian capital markets.
  • Understand the nature of marketable securities and the factors which influence their price.
  • Understand the operation of stock exchanges and various financial institutions as well as the regulatory framework within which these institutions operate.
  • Understand the nature of marketable securities and the factors which influence their price.
  • Discuss the various methods employed to evaluate the worth of a marketable security.
  • Understand the design and management of a portfolio.
  • Construct net worth and cash management plans
  • Discuss business practices and ethics in a financial planning practice
  • Construct a model portfolio
  • Calculate bond prices, yield to maturity, dividend yield, P/E ratio etc.
  • Define distinct career path option available in Canadian financial industry

Effective as of Winter 2021

Related Programs

FMGT 3600 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Financial Management (Financial Planning)
    Part-time   Associate Certificate


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