Business Administration: Investment Management

CampusStart Date
Saint JohnSeptember 2018

Program Overview

Investment Managers are trusted decision-makers. They research and analyze companies and effectively communicate with clients. You’ll learn about risk and return, portfolio evaluation, securities terminology, market operations, financial planning, the psychology of investing, insurance basics, and sales techniques. Our program incorporates the nationally recognized Canadian Securities Institute curriculum and offers real work experience. This is an education you can literally take to the bank.


Duration

The requirements for this diploma program may be achieved within two academic years of full-time study.


Admission Requirements

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  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency
    • Foundations of Mathematics 110
      or
      Geometry and Applications in Mathematics 112 and Functions and Relations 112

      (NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies)


      Career Possibilities

      Graduates of the Business Administration: Investment Management program have a wide range of skills that can be valuable in much of the financial sector. Career possibilities include employment as financial managers; insurance, real estate and brokerage managers; banking, credit and investment managers; financial and investment analysts, and securities agents. You may also use this diploma to gain admission to the third year of bachelor degree programs at several universities.

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      NOC Codes

      0111 - Financial managers
      0121 - Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers
      0122 - Banking, credit and other investment managers
      0123 - Other Business Services Managers
      1112 - Financial and investment analysts
      1113 - Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers
      1114 - Other financial officers


      What you will learn

      • Marketing Management
      • Accounting - Manual and Computerized
      • Business Law
      • Business Software Applications
      • Financial Mathematics
      • Economics
      • Income Tax
      • Life Insurance
      • Financial Management Services
      • Data Sources and Microcomputer Applications
      • Canadian Securities
      • Fundamental Analysis
      • Standards of Business Practice
      • Management Theory
      • Business Communication
      • Interpersonal Communications
      • Professional Sales
      • Behavioural Finance
      • Work Practicum


      Program Courses

      This year's courses are still under development. Showing 2017's courses for reference.

      This course will expose the student to the various principles of management. It will develop in the student an understanding of operational management as it applies in day-to-day settings and provide an insight into the daily life of a practising manager, as he/she interacts with people.

      This course is designed to allow the student to work independently in a business setting related to their field of study. Students are expected to follow the work schedule of the practicum host.

      In this course, student will be introduced to the basic formats and principles of business communications. It will examine audience, purpose and message and its impact on style and tone.

      Participants use a variety of sources to conduct research and use the results of research to produce short informal reports, discussion papers, and proposals.

      Prerequisites:

      • COMM1155

      This course teaches students how to create documents that are organized, unified, and coherent.

      This course introduces students to a wide range of macroeconomic issues such as aggregate supply and demand, fiscal policy, nature and causes of unemployment and inflation, the role money and banking play in the economy, as well as international trade and the international monetary system.

      This course enables students to examine key economic issues and problems as they relate to business and to the Canadian business environment. Students apply economic principles to the study of Canada and its economy. They acquire the skills to manage businesses more effectively, make appropriate personal choices in business, and contribute to society overall.

      This course provides students with a framework to determine what is involved in starting a business and allows the student to assess their own potential in starting a business.

      This course utilizes a practical approach in introducing the student to ethics and ethical issues in the workplace. Participants examine the subject by considering numerous examples of real-world case studies that illustrate dilemmas students are challenged to resolve.

      The student explores the many psychological factors that have an impact upon investor behaviour. Common errors made by the investor are examined and traced back to the root psychological causes related to judgment, fear, confidence level and assumptions. Strategies that can be used to guide the investor to making more effective decisions are identified.

      This course covers the skills necessary to create a complete financial plan for a client that has been assigned to the student.

      Prerequisites:

      • INVE1024
      • SAAL1002
      • INVE1000
      • INVE1008

      This course provides students with the fundamentals of analysis and recording of financial transactions for the complete accounting cycle.

      This course builds on the knowledge in Accounting I. It provides students with an in-depth understanding of and the skills necessary to apply accounting concepts, principles, and procedures.

      Prerequisites:

      • GACG1050

      Students investigate advanced accounting concepts and procedures. Time is spent on factors influencing profit and loss for larger-sized firms and preparation of financial statements.

      Prerequisites:

      • GACG1051

      Students acquire an understanding of the basics of payroll practices and procedures including an overview of employment standards, earnings, benefits, statutory deductions, net pay, and Record of Employment documents.

      Prerequisites:

      • GACG1076

      This course will provide the student with an understanding of the legal aspects of the employment relationship and the respective responsibilities of the employer and employee.

      Explore the essential components of event management by providing the opportunity for the student to experience the full event planning and implementation process including various elements that support and enhance a successful event.

      This course is introduces the basic principles, aspects and features of life insurance. The course covers a broad range of types of insurance including the full policy cycle. Canadian taxation constraints along with the legal and ethical framework within insurance agent’s responsibilities are also introduced.

      This course is designed to provide learners with foundational knowledge of insurance principles and practice. Students are taught the history of the insurance industry as well as its current day function, roles, and risks. They are taught the Canadian law and regulatory bodies impacting the insurance industry as well as fundamental processes such as determining rates, writing contracts, and processing claims.

      This course introduces students the Canadian securities market. It assists students in their preparation to sit for the first of two Canadian Securities Exams (CSE), administered by the Canadian Securities Institute (CSI). The CSE are a requirement to work for most securities firms and is quickly becoming a requirement when applying for positions in banks, securities houses, and financial service firms.

      Prerequisites:

      • INVE1015

      This course provides an overview of key investment management terms and concepts, as well as a study of the goals of the investment manager. In addition, key aspects of the investment management environment will be discussed.

      This course introduces students to additional Canadian securities information not addressed in Canadian Securities I. It assists students in their preparation to sit for the second Canadian Securities exam administered by the Canadian Securities Institute. The Canadian Securities exams are a requirement to work for most securities firms and are quickly becoming a requirement when applying for positions in banks, securities houses and financial services firms.

      Prerequisites:

      • INVE1000

      Students completing this course will emerge with a general understanding of how the markets in Canada are used as a means of raising necessary capital. They will be able to discuss and explain to others how the markets and sales of financial instruments in Canada are regulated and why this regulation is vital to a market economy. Students will also be able to discuss the three main categories of investments, how their returns and risk characteristics differ and why, and employ diversification techniques to an investment portfolio to reduce risk. Finally students will be able to calculate the rate of return on an investment or portfolio of investments and assess the relative success of the investment.

      This course provides instruction to complement the learning environment of the online Investment Funds Institute of Canada’s (IFIC) Canadian Investment Funds Course (CIFC). The course focuses specifically on providing students with the knowledge required to be a successful mutual fund salesperson. Student learning is assessed by NBCC; as well, the students prepare to write the CIFC examination.

      Prerequisites:

      • INVE1015

      This course builds on the knowledge gained in INVE 1009 Introduction to Financial Markets by delving further into the calculation of risk and return on investments and investment portfolios, then using this knowledge to prove the value of diversification of investments held in portfolios, and by applying portfolio theory to assess the appropriate value on investments.

      Prerequisites:

      • INVE1009

      This course provides a guideline for completing a financial plan from beginning to end for a client utilizing the client’s goals, time horizon, risk tolerance and investment knowledge. Students are given instruction on completion of all elements of the financial plan and the accompanying calculations required. Plan elements discussed include the planning process itself, goal setting, analysis of the client’s current situation, allocation of income to goal savings, efficient use of credit and debt, inclusion of investments into the plan, life, disability and critical illness insurance planning along with needs calculations, taxation issues, retirement planning and the accompanying needs analysis and calculations, education savings planning and calculations, and estate planning.

      Prerequisites:

      • MATH1087D

      This course will introduce students to Canadian taxation system and how to complete of basic personal income tax returns in accordance with provisions of the Income Tax Act.

      This course examines the fundamentals of contractual law and its relationship to business. It explores the various types of contracts, conditions around entering contracts, contractual obligations, breach of contracts, and damages.

      This course introduces students to regulatory concerns and bodies in the investment industry, compliance issues, standards of conduct, provincial securities legislation, appropriate dealings with clients, different types of buy and sell orders, and brokers liability.

      This course is an introduction to basic concepts in business law. It provides students with an overview of various acts and legislations that govern the marketplace such as contract law, tort liability, employment legislation, intellectual property, and real property.

      This course provides students with a review of fundamental operations, familiarize students with problems related to business, and with the mathematics of cost-volume-profit analysis.

      This course is designed to familiarize students with the mathematics of merchandizing, simple interest, compound interest, and annuities.

      Prerequisites:

      • MATH1086

      This course provides students with an overview of the marketing function, emphasizing consumer satisfaction as a focal point of an organization’s activities.

      This course focuses on the elements of the marketing mix: products and services; pricing; distribution channels; and promotion.

      Prerequisites:

      • MKTG1027

      Students examine how marketing concepts, techniques and theories can be used to identify specific threats and marketing strategy opportunities facing enterprises and/or organizations. This course introduces the principles and tools to apply in the development, implementation, and review of marketing strategy for organizations. Topics include internal and external environmental analysis; value, competition, and strategic choice; strategic positioning; and implementation and control issues. Case studies and real life projects are the principal teaching methods to be used in this course. Participants will be required to conduct a marketing audit of a selected enterprise, identify relevant threats and opportunities and prepare the appropriate marketing strategy and plan for a financial year.

      Prerequisites:

      • MKTG1028

      This course draws from a number of social science disciplines to gain a greater understanding of human behaviour in organizations. Students investigate the impact of culture, social structures, and personality and examine how each could impact on the effectiveness and productivity of organizations.

      This course will introduce students to job search techniques.

      This course provides an introduction to the meaning of community service.  Students learn how community service can enhance a student’s educational experience, personal growth, employability, and civic responsibility. Students participate in one day of volunteering to enhance their understanding of civic responsibility and to help the New Brunswick Community College realize its vision of transforming lives and communities. 

      This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to plan, coordinate, implement and evaluate a project within a team environment. Students learn effective project management techniques that allow them to monitor all work activities and ensure a quality product while remaining within budget and meeting all contract requirements.

      This is an introductory course on data collection, analysis, and interpretation for investment and financial planning purposes. This course enables students to become familiar with basic data concepts and uses of data to make better investment decisions.

      This course introduces students to a computerized accounting software program. It will provide students with experience in maintaining computerized accounting records using accounting software. Transactions using the general, payable, receivable and payroll modules will be covered.

      Prerequisites:

      • GACG1050

      This course builds on the skills of Computerized Accounting. Students set up company data in various modules, process various transactions, adjustments, reconciliations and prepare month end and year end financial reports.

      Prerequisites:

      • SAAL1020

      This courses teaches students the essentials of an Office Suite including spreadsheets, word processing, presentations and information management softwares. They learn how to use the internet effectively as a research tool.

      This course will prepare students to use information management software to communicate through email and organize daily activities. Students will utilize various functions within the software to manage contacts, notes and tasks.

      Students taking this course learn basic database concepts including creation of tables, queries, forms, and reports.

      This course builds on the basic spreadsheet skills and examines more advanced software functionality. Among the areas covered are the creation and management of tables and charts, the manipulation of multiple worksheets and workbooks, and various advanced functions.

      Prerequisites:

      • SAAL1212

      Students taking this course will prepare slide presentations using a variety of techniques. They will learn to manipulate text, graphics, drawings and charts to increase the effectiveness of their presentation.

      This course covers the basic fundamentals of selling with an emphasis on the concepts and practices of selling.

      A safe and healthy workplace is the responsibility of the employer and the employee. This course introduces students to the importance of working safely and addresses how employers and employees can control the hazards and risks associated with the workplace. Students will also learn about the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders including WorkSafeNB, the employer and the employee in ensuring workplaces are safe.

      The course introduces students to the major concepts and tools for describing, analyzing and drawing conclusions from data. Course topics include summarizing and presenting different types of data, analyzing the risks and assumptions underlying statistical analysis and the principles and methods associated with sampling

      Prerequisites:

      • MATH1086

      This course prepares students to deliver extemporaneous and impromptu presentations of various lengths and purposes.


      Specific Considerations

      The Business Administration: Investment Management program will prepare you to write the Canadian Securities Course Examination or the Canadian Investment Funds Exam. Graduates of the two-year Business Administration program who have achieved a minimum of a 70% average each program year may be able to transfer into the third year of a four-year degree program at Cape Breton University (CBU), Crandall University (formerly ABU) or the University of New Brunswick Saint John (UNBSJ). NBCC is committed to furthering our university relationships; therefore, other university agreements may be available.

      This program is a "Learning Integrated Virtually Everywhere" (L.I.V.E) program that requires the use of a notebook computer as part of the learning experience. Your notebook computer should meet minimum technical specifications to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. See here for more information: L.I.V.E. (Learning Integrated Virtually Everywhere)


      Articulation Agreements

      Institution: Auckland University of Technology
      Articulation Period:
      Information: Graduates will receive one and a half years (1.5 years) credit toward the three (3) year Bachelor of Business Degree at Auckland University of Technology (New Zealand).


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