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Financial Analysis Diploma PD Douglas College

Financial Analysis Diploma PD Douglas College

Douglas College, Canada

About This Program

If you find the stock market interesting and want to pursue a career in investment analysis and portfolio management, get your training with the Financial Analysis Post-Degree Diploma offered by Douglas College.

You will be learning career-enhancing financial knowledge and acquire skills to qualify to write the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level 1 exam.  This is the first step to becoming a Chartered Financial Analyst or CFA – one of the most globally-recognized professional finance qualifications.

And if you do gain CFA certification, you may be more attractive to employers looking for professionals who have the financial skills to help identify opportunities to support business growth.

Enjoy excellent job prospects as a CFA as the financial industry in the province of British Columbia is expected to have 23,000 job openings between 2015 and 2025.

You will receive the Post-Degree Diploma in Financial Analysis once you have completed the program.

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Course Delivery

This Financial Analysis Post-Degree Diploma is offered at the New Westminster campus of Douglas College.  It is taught full-time for one year.

Please note that you will be responsible for your own transportation to complete co-op, externship, internship or practical lab requirements when these are included in a program.


You may check career opportunities in the following fields, depending on your work experience and academic background:

  • Financial planner
  • Financial analyst
  • Investment analyst

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Course Outline

All of the courses listed below have three credits.  To complete this Post-Degree Diploma program, you must pass 30 credits during your one year of study.

  • FINC 1231: Business Mathematics
  • FINC 2340: Corporate Finance
  • FINC 3390: Security Analysis
  • ACCT 1235: Principles of Introductory Financial Accounting I and II (or ACCT 1210 or an approved substitute)
  • ACCT 3410: Intermediate Accounting II
  • FINC 3305: Intermediate Accounting II
  • FINC 4340: Investment Management Techniques
  • FINC 4380: Derivatives – Theory & Applications
  • FINC 4360: Portfolio Management Techniques
  • FINC 4390 or upper level CBA elective: Supplemental Topics for CFA Program or an upper level CBA elective

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Course Info

Course Code : PDFIAN

College : Commerce & Business Administration

Duration : One year

Qualifications Level : Post-Degree Diploma

Fees :

All fees listed below are quoted in Canadian Dollar (CAD).

  • Registration & Service Fee:  34
  • Base Tuition Fee:  8,700 (for 15 units)
  • Students' Union Fee :  62.40
  • Other Student Activity Fees:  47.70
  • U-Pass: 164

Take note of the following:

  • The above figures represent what Douglas College expects will be your reasonable international fees.  Textbooks and mandatory health insurance have not been included
  • Externship, internship, work term, apprenticeship fees are not included in the tuition fee.  This could range from $450 to a full term.
  • You will be responsible for your own transportation to complete externship, internship or practical lab requirements not listed above.

Intake Dates :

There are three intakes per year:

  • Fall (usually September)
  • Winter (usually January)
  • Spring (usually May)

IVC however, accepts applications for an intake date up to 7 months before the start of classes.  This preparation period includes:

  • Review by the department/school for your eligibility;
  • Processing by the Admissions Office of the college;
  • Enrollment;
  • Processing of insurance;
  • Seeking accommodation;
  • Processing of your student visa application.

The long period will also allow you sufficient time to:

  • Review for the English language proficiency exam;
  • Collate your documents;
  • Put together funds for the initial Tuition Fee payment and maintenance funds.

So be sure you apply early!  After all, you deserve the best professional service we can offer.

Entry Criteria

Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations of Douglas College.  You must comply with the following requirements:

  • You must have graduated with a recognized degree granting post-secondary institution with a minimum 3-year bachelor degree:
    • Preferrably in Business; and
    • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 60% (or equivalent) during the bachelor degree program;
  • As an international student, you must be able to demonstrate a level of English competency. You must therefore meet the minimum scores in ANY of the following tests:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet Based Test (TOEFL iBT):  Overall score of 83, minimum 20 in all sections;
    • IELTS (Academic Module):  Overall score of 6.5, no band below 6.0.

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