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George Brown College Honors Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Services)
George Brown College

Honors Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Services)

Toronto, Canada

4 Years

English

Full time

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CAD 20,915 / per year

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Introduction

The Honors Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Services) is a four-year business degree in Toronto that was developed with employers to create graduates who can thrive in today's financial services industry. After the first year of studies, students can choose from either the Accounting or Financial Planning specialization.

Whether you are seeking a career as a professional accountant or a financial planner, this program provides the skills, knowledge and real-world experience to help you succeed.

The program includes:

  • Work-integrated learning experiences that amount to no less than 14 weeks of full-time equivalent work (420 hours), either in one block or in multiple cumulative blocks appropriate to achieving the program learning outcomes.
  • Accounting, banking management, administration, and financial planning theory, as well as the practice of applying concepts in the real world.
  • A state-of-the-art facility that includes network-ready wireless classrooms and study areas.
  • Curriculum that is current and has been developed with input from our industry partners, the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario and the Financial Planners Standards Council.

This Centre for Business program is part of our School of Accounting and Finance.

Your Field Education Options

Work experience is required as part of this program.

Work Experience

The Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Services) degree includes co-op experience(s) that amounts to no less than 14 weeks of full-time equivalent work (420 hours), either in one block or in multiple cumulative blocks appropriate to achieving the learning outcomes.

The co-op experience usually occurs between your sixth and seventh semesters if taken in one block and all 420 hours must be completed before the seventh semester. This work experience provides you with the practical experience employers value. Organizations in the following categories are engaged as field education partners for the Financial Services degree:

  • financial institutions
  • accounting and accounting-related organizations
  • small businesses
  • not-for-profit organizations
  • government offices
  • major corporations

George Brown works with employers and industry partners to identify potential work experience opportunities. Students are also strongly encouraged to pursue self-directed industry work experience opportunities they believe will provide the learning experiences they value and meet the learning outcomes of the program. This valuable work experience can, in turn, be added to your resumé.

In addition to on-the-job work experience, George Brown College endeavors to provide field education opportunities with real-world challenges and clients.

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