Business Administration: Financial Management

CampusStart DateTuition/Fees
MonctonSeptember 2022 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International
Saint JohnSeptember 2022 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International

Program Overview

Whether it's a business or an individual, making smart financial decisions is a must in this world. Financial managers are trusted advisors who make recommendations and decisions that help people and organizations make the most of their money. Imagine helping your clients enjoy the comfortable retirement they've worked all their lives for or helping your employer make financing decisions to help grow the company. Every day, our advice helps others achieve their financial goals.  If you've got an interest in money and making it grow, financial management is an education that you can literally take to the bank.
In our Business Administration: Financial Management program, you'll learn about risk and return, portfolio evaluation, securities terminology, market operations, financial planning, the psychology of investing, insurance basics, and sales techniques. The program incorporates the nationally recognized Canadian Securities Institute and Investment Funds Institute of Canada curriculums. The program also offers real work experience as part of your studies. When you graduate, you'll have the expertise to research and analyze companies and effectively communicate your findings and recommendations. From cryptocurrency to eco-investing, the financial landscape is constantly evolving. Enroll today in the Business Administration: Financial Management program and pursue a career helping people and companies be at the top of their financial game.


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 or Essential Skills Achievement Pathway: Post-Secondary Entry High School Diploma
    • Foundations of Mathematics 110
      Geometry and Applications in Mathematics 112 and Functions and Relations 112

      NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies
      International Student Admission Equivalencies

      Career Possibilities

      Money is a global language, which means that financial managers can find opportunities worldwide in many areas 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.
      The Business Administration: Financial Management diploma also prepares you to write the Canadian Securities Course Examination or the Canadian Investment Funds Exam to earn official professional designations. In addition, your diploma can be used to gain admission to the third year of bachelor’s degree programs at several universities. Whether you go directly into the working world or continue furthering your education, you'll have a solid foundation to build on.

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      Specific Considerations

      The Business Administration: Financial Management program will prepare you to write the Canadian Securities Course Examination or the Canadian Investment Funds Exam.

      Technology Requirements
      NBCC is a connected learning environment. All programs require a minimum specification, including access to the internet and a laptop. Your computer should meet your program technology requirements to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. Free wifi is provided on all campuses.

      Program Courses

      Courses are subject to change.

      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.

      This course is designed to help students strengthen their fundamental skills in writing clear, effective sentences and paragraphs, and enable them to create organized, unified and coherent documents. The writing process is introduced. Students will recognize the importance of writing for the intended purpose and audience.

      This course introduces a structured approach to writing business messages for emails, memos, letters, and other documents. Students will apply the stages of the writing process to business writing (prewriting, writing and revising). They will research, prepare, format, draft, proofread and edit a series of documents commonly used in business writing.


      • COMM1257B

      This course introduces students to the fundamentals of business report and proposal writing including why businesses need reports and proposals, common types of reports and proposals, and a simple process for writing business reports and proposals.
      In this course, students will use some of their previously acquired writing skills. They learn how to properly research, plan, structure and write various reports and proposals using proper layouts, form, and formats. Application of the writing process is emphasized.


      • COMM1258B

      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 students to the fundamentals of ethics and ethical decision-making in the workplace.

      Delivered with a hands-on approach, students will examine real-world case studies that illustrate ethical issues and dilemmas in today’s workplace. Students apply ethical concepts and principles to make thoughtful and responsible ethical decisions.

      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.


      • 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.


      • 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.


      • 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.


      • 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.


      • 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.


      • 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.


      • 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.


      • 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.


      • 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, familiarizes 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.


      • 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.


      • 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.


      • MKTG1028

      Professional Office Practices explores the essential skills required within a business office environment. In the course, learners enhance their professional image by developing skills related to telephone etiquette, digital literacy, web conferencing tools, and basic office equipment. In addition, learners examine how to participate and run effective meetings.

      Note: This seminar should be completed prior to beginning the practicum within the Investment Management program.

      This course introduces students to a systematic approach to organizational behaviour (OB). Students will study organizational behaviour from an individual, group, and organizational perspective. They examine how different individual, group and organizational aspects can affect effectiveness, productivity and possibilities to reach the organization’s goals.

      Students learn how to apply the concepts and theories of organizational behaviour to make organizations work more effectively.

      Learners are challenged to apply human relations and interpersonal communications theory to workplace-based and real life situations. They use a problem solving perspective in suggesting and carrying out appropriate communication strategies and techniques.

      This workshop introduces students to the process of finding employment. It explores the various strategies and resources available, and examines the role of social media.

      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.

      Students develop skills in strategic customer service that lead to retention of customers in a high tech, competitive and demanding consumer market.

      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.


      • 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.


      • SAAL1020

      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.


      • SAAL1830A

      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 introduces students to fundamentals of computer system components and functions, electronic file management, email including scheduling and calendar management, and word processing concepts.

      Students will learn how to manage electronic files and folders, and use the word processing and email software applications in managing files or documents, emails, scheduling and calendars. Students will also use the Internet as a research tool.

      This course introduces students to basic spreadsheet concepts. A strong understanding of those concepts assists in designing spreadsheets for a variety of tasks, such as numerical reporting, sorting, budgeting and forecasting.

      Students gain the necessary skills required when working with spreadsheets, including how to create, edit, format, save, move, copy, sort, and calculate data. They will also learn how to summarize data using formulas and present their results visually using various chart types and styles.

      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


      • MATH1086

      This course helps students develop knowledge and skills in planning, preparing, and delivering presentations of various lengths and purposes. Additionally, students will learn how to captivate the audience and enhance a presentation using effective visual aids and presentation software.

      Delivered with a hands-on approach, students will use communication skills to research, write, speak, and build professional audience rapport. Strong presentation skills validate a speaker’s knowledge and perspectives and are central to success in today’s organizations.

      NOC Codes

      0121 - Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers
      0122 - Banking, credit and other investment managers
      1112 - Financial and investment analysts
      1113 - Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers
      1212 - Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers
      1434 - Banking, insurance and other financial clerks
      6551 - Customer services representatives – financial institutions

      Articulation Agreements

      Institution: University of New Brunswick Saint John - Faculty of Business
      Articulation Period:
      Information: Bachelor of Applied Management Degree
      NBCC graduates of any 2 year diploma program with a GPA of 70% or greater receive 2 years full credit toward this degree and will be eligible to enter year 3 of the 4 year Bachelor of Applied Management (BAM) program.


      Institution: Royal Roads University
      Articulation Period:
      Information: All Business Administration graduates with the appropriate prerequisite qualifications are eligible to enter the 3rd year of the Bachelor of Administration in Sustainability and International Business degree
      Institution: Robert Gordon University
      Articulation Period:
      Information: Graduates of Business Administration: Financial Management with a GPA of 2.5/4 or 65% or above, and IELTS 6.0 or other approved English language tests are eligible to enter Stage (Year) 3 of the following Robert Gordon University degree programs:
      • BA (Hons) Management (taught route)
      • BA (Hons) International Business Management (taught route) 

      Institution: Yorkville University
      Articulation Period:
      Information: NBCC Business Administration graduates will receive two years credits toward admission to the Bachelor of Business Administration.
      Institution: Royal Roads University
      Articulation Period:
      Information: Business Administration graduates with the appropriate pre-requisite qualifications are eligible to enter the 3rd year of the Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management degree
      Institution: Griffith University
      Articulation Period:
      Information: Graduates from Business Administration: Investment Management may be able to complete a Bachelor of Commerce in three semesters. Griffith University agrees to facilitate the block transfer of students from NBCC with appropriate prerequisite qualifications and grades. 
      Institution: Galway Business School
      Articulation Period:
      Information: Graduates who complete the Business Administration - Accounting program will have the opportunity to obtain a business related degree from Galway Business School. They will also be able, upon completing the degree, to work in Ireland and Europe for one year.
      Institution: Athabasca University
      Articulation Period:
      Information: Graduates from all Business Administration 2 year diploma programs will receive 60 block credits towards Athabasca University Athabasca University’s Bachelor of Commerce (Post Diploma) (BCOMM (PD)), Bachelor of Commerce with Major (Post Diploma) (BCOMM (PD) +), Bachelor of Management 3Yr (Post Diploma) (BMGMT 3Yr (PD)), Bachelor of Human Resources Labour Relations (Post Diploma) (BHRLR (PD)) programs. 
      Institution: Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT)
      Articulation Period:
      Information: Graduates may enter Year 3 of Bachelor of Business Studies (BBs) of Business at LIT.

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