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Business – Finance

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Key Details

Program Start Dates

September 2024

January 2025

May 2025

Please visit Ontario College Application Service to learn more about start dates

Program Delivery

Campus / Hyflex / Full-time


Ontario College Diploma

Program Duration

4 Semesters

Program Contacts

Vitalii L.

Chair, School of Business

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705-566-8101 ext.6981
International Admissions
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Program Overview

Build a career in the personal financial services sector 

Gain foundational business skills in your first year, then build on that groundwork to earn specialized knowledge in financial services industry regulations, credit and debt management, and financial analysis. You’ll explore registered retirement and education plans, government benefit plans, economics, investments, taxation, law, and insurance, plus master the interpersonal skills that you need to excel.

Program Highlights

Program highlights

  • Flexible delivery lets you study full-time or part-time with the option to attend classes on campus or via Zoom 
  • The only program of its kind in northern Ontario 
  • Prepare to work in entry and intermediate level jobs in the financial services sector  
  • Designed to start your journey towards becoming a financial planner in Ontario 
  • Gain advanced standing in Cambrian’s Bachelor of Business Administration or Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree programs 


Admission requirements

For graduates of the new curriculum (OSS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status, including:

  • Any grade 12 English (C) or (U)
  • Any grade 11 mathematics (C), (U), or (M)

International Student Admissions

Are you an international student? Learn more about additional requirements.

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Academic Upgrading

Are you missing admission requirements? Strengthen your academic skills for free at your own pace through Academic Upgrading!

Program Delivery

Program delivery


Spring term start

SEMESTER 1:  Spring 2024
SEMESTER 2:  Fall 2024
SEMESTER 3:  Winter 2025
SEMESTER 4:  Spring 2025


Fall term start

SEMESTER 1:  Fall 2024
SEMESTER 2:  Winter 2025
SEMESTER 3:  Fall 2025
SEMESTER 4:  Winter 2026

Winter term start

SEMESTER 1:  Winter 2025
SEMESTER 2:  Spring 2025
SEMESTER 3:  Fall 2025
SEMESTER 4:  Winter 2026

Spring term start

SEMESTER 1:  Spring 2025
SEMESTER 2:  Fall 2025
SEMESTER 3:  Winter 2026
SEMESTER 4:  Spring 2026

Program of Study

Program of study for 2024-25 Academic Year

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
ECN 1101Microeconomics3
ENG 1002College Communications3
ISP 3026Spreadsheets for Business3
BUS 1125Business Professionalism3
BUS 1146Introduction to Business Management3
ACC 1045Introduction to Accounting3
BUS 1211Business Mathematics3
Semester 2
ACC 1050Financial Accounting3
BUS 1153CSR and Ethics3
BUS 1212Financial Mathematics3
BUS 1111Business Research Methods3
ECN 1202Macroeconomics3
MKT 1204Foundations of Marketing3
One General Education Course. 13
Semester 3
FIN 1300Financial Planning3
FIN 1301Insurance and Risk Management3
FIN 1302Retirement Planning3
FIN 1303Canadian Securities I3
FIN 1304Tax Planning3
FIN 1305Law and Estate Planning3
One General Education Course. 13
Semester 4
FIN 1400Debt Management3
FIN 1401Integrated Financial Planning3
FIN 1402Retirement Education Planning3
FIN 1403Mortgage Agent3
FIN 1404Mutual Funds in Canada3
FIN 1405Canadian Securities II3
One General Education Course. 13
 Total Credits84

For more information regarding General Education courses, click here.


Tuition Cost

Canadian Students

$3,996.30Estimated first year costView fee breakdown

International Students

$17,608.33Estimated first year costView fee breakdown

Important Notice

Fees presented are estimates based on projections for future academic year(s) of study. Actual fees charged may differ from what is published here. A full detailed listing of all fees is available in myCambrian and updated annually no later than May 1 for the following academic year. Students in Academic Upgrading are responsible for any fees listed on their invoice each term.

Tuition and ancillary fees

Please see our fees page for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees by program and semester for both domestic and international students.

Books and supplies

Books and supplies may be required at the course level over and above what is estimated above. Please consult your professor/instructor for further information.

College may be more affordable than you think!

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Work-integrated learning (WIL)

Take your education beyond the classroom!

Cambrian programs blend academic learning, hands-on training, and community involvement opportunities to help you achieve your ultimate goal – your dream career. You’ll have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to real-world scenarios within and outside of the classroom through work-integrated learning. Whether it be a capstone project, co-op, practicum, preceptorship component, or placement, you’ll benefit from a practical, job-related experience before you graduate.

Field of Study

School of Business

Cambrian’s School of Business offers a wide range of programs designed to ignite your potential. Create your own narrative with programs that combine classroom knowledge with real-world experience. Cambrian gives you the tools to succeed in the compelling and fast-paced business sector.

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Specific program pathways

Advanced standing opportunities – degree programs

Graduates from this program (or equivalent) meeting a 2.5 GPA requirement are eligible for advanced standing in the Honours Bachelor of Business Administration program and will receive direct entry into Year 2 of the program.  Students may also receive direct entry into Year 2 of the Bachelor of Business Administration program.

College or university degree opportunities  

If you are a graduate of this program, you may continue your studies at a college or university and you may receive credit(s) for your prior college education. Refer to Cambrian’s college and university agreement details for further information

Career Outcomes

Employment opportunities

Graduates will be prepared to work in entry to intermediate level jobs in the financial services industry, and begin their journey on towards becoming a financial planner.  Roles include:

  • Banking
  • Mortgage Industry
  • Personal Financial Planning
  • Security Trading
  • Insurance
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Explore how this program can lead to a great career! Cambrian’s Career Coach platform is a user-friendly, online tool that provides up-to-date and comprehensive labour market data to help you explore career options, salary expectations for the Greater Sudbury region, and more!

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Minimum technology requirements

Success in this program requires that you come equipped with some program-specific technology requirements.

Bring your own device (BYOD)

Cambrian College has implemented a BYOD principle to both enrich the student learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure flexibility!

Ready to take the first step?

Start gaining the highest level of skills at Cambrian now – and you’ll be ready to take advantage of the many career opportunities waiting for you just around the corner. The future is yours!

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