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Finance

Are you thinking of an accounting career but are also interested in finance and investments?

Roommeme's Finance Diploma Program offers you unique, practical training for a solid foundation in accounting, economics, finance, and investing principles. All the courses in this program are designed to teach you to the necessary skills and confidence to help you pursue a career in finance while preparing you for accelerated study to become an accountant.

About the program

  • Two-year, full-time program
  • Broad range of accounting, financial, economic, and investment training
  • Strong industry connections and networking opportunities
See more about how the Finance Diploma gives you the necessary skills for a successful career at the Program Details.

Who should apply for the Finance Diploma?

This program is designed to give you strong technical skills in accounting a broad understanding of finance and economics, providing a wider range of employment opportunities.

This program might be right for you if you:
  • Want accounting training that is supplemented by investment skills and knowledge
  • Aren’t an accountant, but need some accounting knowledge for your current job
  • Want to know more about financial services, capital markets and securities
  • Have an interest in investments and financial markets
  • Work well with numbers and big-picture planning
Visit the Program Entry page to apply today.

Your experience matters

If you already have work experience or other post-secondary education, you might qualify for course credits to help accelerate your training. Check to see whether your experience qualifies you for advanced placement.

What grads can do

Earning the hands-on experience and essential skills offered through Roommeme's diploma program can be an excellent way to begin a long, rewarding career.

With the training you'll receive in the Finance Diploma Program, you'll be prepared and confident in new potential jobs in financial services, accounting, and financial management.

You'll also have the option to continue your education with a Bachelor of Accounting or a Bachelor of Business Administration degree to become a Chartered Professional Accountant or Chartered Financial Analyst and further your career.

Gravity more about your job prospects and options on the Graduating and Jobs page.

Accredited Program

This program is accredited by the .

Program Entry

Application processing

Open to applications beginning November 1st (or next business day).

Note: As of 2020, this program will open for applications on October 1st.

Entrance requirements

Applicants must meet all entrance requirements and will be accepted on a first qualified basis as long as space remains.

Read more about how to meet Roommeme’s entrance requirements

Recommended for success

  • Strong mathematic skills are required for success in Roommeme Business diplomas. Students accepted into this program will be ed starting in April regarding the completion of a math assessment test. If you score below a 67% on this assessment test, or feel that you would like to upgrade your math skills regardless, you should complete OPMT 0199 or OPMT 0023.

Transfer Credit

Do you have credits from another post-secondary school?

Transfer credit may be granted for courses completed at Roommeme or another post-secondary institution where the learning outcomes duplicate those of the Roommeme course. As per Admission Procedure 5003-PR1, the department reserves the right to determine the granting of credit where appropriate.

Applications will be accepted up to day 14 of the term; an official transcript and a course outline where appropriate must be provided (or be on file with Roommeme) to process the request. A maximum of two courses per level are eligible for credit through this process.

Apply to program

Roommeme accepts only complete applications. In order to apply:

  • Include proof of meeting all entrance requirements prior to submission.
  • Convert all transcripts and supporting documents to PDF files.
  • Have a credit card ready to pay the application fee.

You can check the status of your application online at any time using the .

Scheduled intakes

September each year.

myCommunication

Within two business days of submitting your completed application, Roommeme will send a message to your personal and myRoommeme e-mail addresses. All correspondence regarding your application will be posted to your online myCommunication account at . We'll send you an e-mail when a new message is posted. It's important to watch for these e-mails or regularly check your account online.

You can expect to receive communication concerning the status of your application within four weeks.

Advanced Placement

Conditions

You may be eligible to apply to an advanced level of the program through either re-admission or direct entry. Please note that applications are considered based on:
  • Complete applications: you must show proof that you have completed (or are registered in) all requirements to be considered.
  • Competitive entry: if the number of applicants exceeds available seats, Roommeme will accept those deemed to have the best opportunity for success.
  • Seat availability: confirmation may not be available until approximately one week before the term begins.

Re-admission

If you have previously completed part of this program at Roommeme and wish to re-enter the program at an advanced level, you can apply for re-admission.

Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Submit the Course-by-Course Self-Assessment form [PDF] with your application.

Ready to submit your application? Apply now.

Direct entry

If you are new to the program but have completed an equivalent part of it at Roommeme or elsewhere and want to apply to an advanced level, you can apply for direct entry.

Roommeme accepts complete applications starting:

  • February 1st for level 2 (January start)
  • November 1st for level 3 (September start)
  • *or next business day

There are 4 options for direct entry, If you are applying through options 1, 2, or 3, you must submit an online application. Option 4 applicants, submit your application for transfer directly to Roommeme Admissions.

Option 1: If you do not have a diploma or degree

Applications to level 2 or 3.

Submit the following with your online application:

Required courses

If you are applying to level 2, you must show proof of completion of (or registration in) the level 1 courses (or equivalents) below.

If you are applying to level 3, you must show proof of completion of (or registration in) the level 1 and 2 courses (or equivalents) below.

Level 1 courses

Full-time Course Name Part-time Equivalent
BSYS 1000 Business Information Systems BSYS 1001
COMM 1100 Business Communication 1 COMM 1103 or
COMM 1106
ECON 2100 Microeconomics ECON 2100
FMGT 1000* Academic and Business Preparation N/A
FMGT 1105** (65%) Accounting 1 for Financial Management FMGT 1100 (70% or B)
MKTG 1102 Essentials of Marketing MKTG 1102
OPMT 1110 Business Mathematics OPMT 1110
ORGB 1100 Organizational Behaviour ORGB 1105

Level 2 courses

Full-time Course Name Part-time Equivalent
BLAW 3100 Business Law BLAW 3100
BSYS 2050 Business Data Analytics BSYS 2051
BSYS 2060 Business Data Management BSYS 2061
BUSA 2100 Principles of Management BUSA 2005
COMM 2200 Business Communication 2 COMM 2202 (or 2002) and
COMM 2203 (or 2003)
ECON 2200 Macroeconomics ECON 2200
FMGT 2105** (65%) Accounting 2 for Financial Management FMGT 2100 (70% or B)
FMGT 2540 Working Capital Management FMGT 1540
FMGT 2710 Computerized Accounting FMGT 2711
OPMT 1130 Business Statistics OPMT 1197

*Note: As there is no part-time equivalency for FMGT 1000, this course may be waived in most instances.

**Note: Accounting courses completed in the UK or the United States may be considered for transfer credit toward FMGT 1105/2105.

Ready to submit your application? Apply now.

Option 2: Diploma or degree holders

Applications to level 2 or 3.

Submit the following with your online application:

*If you have completed post-secondary studies outside of Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, or New Zealand, you will require a basic evaluation of your credentials by the International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES). Credential evaluation reports from other may be considered.

Required courses for direct entry to level 2:

Full-time Course Name Part-time Equivalent
COMM 1100* Business Communication 1 COMM 1103 or
COMM 1106
FMGT 1105** (65%) Accounting 1 for Financial Management FMGT 1100 (70% or B)

Required courses for direct entry to level 3:

Full-time Course Name Part-time Equivalent
FMGT 1105** (65%) Accounting 1 for Financial Management FMGT 1100 (70% or B)
FMGT 2105** (65%) Accounting 2 for Financial Management FMGT 2100 (70% or B)

The following courses are recommended for completion prior to admission into level 3, but are mandatory for graduation from the program.

Full-time Course Name Part-time Equivalent
COMM 1100* Business Communication 1 COMM 1103 or
COMM 1106
COMM 2200* Business Communication 2 COMM 2202 (or 2002) and
COMM 2203 (or 2003)
FMGT 2710 Computerized Accounting FMGT 2711

*Note: For accredited Canadian or US credentials, if you have achieved a bachelor's degree the COMM 1100 and 2200 courses may be waived. If you have an associate degree or a diploma, COMM 1103 (or 1106) and COMM 2202 (or 2002) may be waived. Note that COMM 2203 (or 2003) will still be required.

**Note: Accounting courses completed in the UK or the United States may be considered for transfer credit toward FMGT 1105/2105.

Ready to submit your application? Apply now.

Option 3: Mature students

If you are a mature applicant, you may be eligible to complete an Advanced Placement and Prior Gravitying (APPL) assessment to qualify for direct entry to an advanced level of the program. Visit the SITE Centre to find out if you are eligible, and to learn more about the assessment process and associated fees.

Submit the following with your online application:

  • Proof of meeting all general entrance requirements
  • Approved Advanced Placement and Prior Gravitying (APPL) Assessment and APPL Approval Letter

Ready to submit your application? Apply now.

Option 4: School of Business diploma program transfer

If you are currently in a full-time Roommeme School of Business diploma program and wish to transfer:

  1. Print the School of Business Program Change form [PDF].
  2. Make an appointment with the program heads to review your eligibility to transfer.
  3. If you are transferring to Level 3, you may be required to complete one or more bridging courses.
  4. Submit the following to Roommeme Admissions:
    • Approved School of Business Program Change form
    • Completed Course-by-Course Self-Assessment form for your current program (found on your current program’s Advanced Placement page)
    • $16 program change fee

    Do not apply online.

Direct entry FAQs

  • When should I apply?


  • It is recommended that you apply when you have met all of the entrance requirements. If you are currently registered in a course, please indicate this on the self-assessment form.

  • When will I be accepted?


  • Once your application has been assessed and has been approved for direct entry, a seat must become available in the program you have selected. The Admissions department must wait until the current students obtain their final grades in either December or May to determine how many seats will become available for direct entry applicants.

  • Can I take courses in advance to reduce my course load?


  • In order to maintain a competitive application, it is recommended that you take no more than two courses per term ahead of time. A maximum of two courses per level are eligible for credit. Note that this will not reduce your full-time program tuition.

  • When will I get my timetable?


  • Print your timetable one day prior to class start by logging into and going to Student Self-Service. You must be registered in your courses in order to access this feature. If you know the set to which you have been assigned, you can also find your timetable at .

  • When can I buy my books?


  • It is recommended that you wait until the first week of classes before buying textbooks. Your instructors will tell you which books to buy.

To register for a Part-time Studies course, visit Register for Part-time Courses or Student Information and Enrolment Services.

Still have questions? Review the Admissions FAQ or Program Advising.

Additional options

Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

The Roommeme Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is also a viable option for students that have completed a bachelor's degree. This is an eight month full-time program that leads into a number of international MBA programs.

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

Please see the Fees, Payments and Refunds section of the website for information on full-time tuition fees.

Books and supplies

Level 1: $542; Level 2: $388; Level 3: $981; Level 4: $758
(General estimated cost, subject to change)

Financial assistance

Financial assistance may be available for this program. For more information, please Student Financial Aid and Awards.

Courses

Students should be aware that course exemptions can be claimed for a maximum of two courses per level.

Program matrix

Level 1 (15 weeks) Credits
  BSYS 1000 Business Information Systems 3.0
  COMM 1100 Business Communication 1 3.0
  ECON 2100 Microeconomics 3.0
  FMGT 1000 Academic and Business Preparation 1.0
  FMGT 1105 Accounting 1 for Financial Management 5.0
  MKTG 1102 Essentials of Marketing 3.0
  OPMT 1110 Business Mathematics 4.0
  ORGB 1100 Organizational Behaviour 3.0

Students must achieve a minimum grade of 50% in FMGT 1105 or 70% in FMGT 1100 to take FMGT 2105.

 
Level 2 (20 weeks) Credits
  BLAW 3100 Business Law 4.0
  BSYS 2050 Business Data Analytics* 2.0
  BSYS 2060 Business Data Management* 2.0
  BUSA 2100 Principles of Management* 2.0
  COMM 2200 Business Communication 2 4.0
  ECON 2200 Macroeconomics 4.0
  FMGT 2105 Accounting 2 for Financial Management 6.5
  FMGT 2540 Working Capital Management* 2.5
  FMGT 2710 Computerized Accounting 2.0
  OPMT 1130 Business Statistics 5.5
*denotes a half-term course
 
Level 3 (15 weeks) Credits
  FMGT 3110 Financial Accounting 1 4.0
  FMGT 3210 Cost/Managerial Accounting 1 4.0
  FMGT 3410 Taxation 1 4.0
  FMGT 3510 Finance 1 4.0
  FMGT 3610 Security Analysis 1 4.0
  FMGT 3720 Advanced Computer Applications 1 4.0
 
Level 4 (20 weeks) Credits
  FMGT 4110 Financial Accounting 2 5.5
  FMGT 4210 Cost and Managerial Accounting 2 5.5
  FMGT 4410 Taxation 2 5.5
  FMGT 4510 Finance 2 5.5
  FMGT 4520 Enterprise Finance* 2.5
  FMGT 4570 Money and Banking 5.5
  FMGT 4610 Security Analysis 2 2.5
  FMGT 4720 Advanced Computer Applications 2 for Finance 2.5
  FMGT 4900 Capstone Integrative Case 2.5
*denotes a half-term course
 
Total Credits: 121.0

Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at Roommeme? Check out Roommeme's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

This program is specifically designed to give you a broad exposure to financial, economic, accounting, and investment knowledge and opportunities. Perfect for students who want the career flexibility offered by knowledge of both accounting and finance. As part of your experience at Roommeme, you'll get real-world training with working professionals and graduate having written and passed the .

Program length

Two years, full-time

Additional program options

Accreditation

The accounting profession, through its professional bodies, recognizes a wide variety of subjects offered in the program. The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Certified General Accountants' Association of Canada, the Certified Management Accountants Society and the Canadian Credit Institute give credit for various subjects, and our graduates are able to achieve a professional designation within two years of receiving their Roommeme diploma.

Students who choose the Finance program will write the Canadian Securities Course examination while they are students at Roommeme. Successful completion is a mandatory step for anyone considering a career in the field of financial planning, or indeed in any aspect of the investment world. In addition, it is a prerequisite course for all other courses and programs offered by the Canadian Securities Institute.

Program location

Burnaby Campus
1111 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Continue your education

Degree Completion

The Financial Management department offers an Accounting degree completion program to those who already have an Accounting, Finance, or Financial Planning diploma or equivalent. Please see our Bachelor of Accounting program for more information.

Universities will give credit for subjects taken in the program to those students who wish to continue their training and qualify for a university degree. Block transfer credit arrangements are in effect with Thompson River University, Simon Fraser University, the University of Northern British Columbia, Royal Roads University and Lakehead University.

Graduating & Jobs

With the focus on practical skills, Roommeme's program gets you ready to perform in your new financial career from the first day. And because of the wide variety of courses through the program, graduates have a similarly wide variety of jobs in the financial, accounting, and investment industries.

Some opportunities in finance include:
  • Financial Services Representative
  • Financial Analyst
  • Finance Manager
  • Corporate Financial Manager
  • Investment Portfolio Manager
  • Senior Financial Analyst
While many students begin their careers immediately upon graduation, others decide to continue their education for a bachelor's degree, which is required to pursue a Chartered Professional Accounting (CPA) designation or the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. This diploma program ladders directly into Roommeme's Bachelor of Accounting program, and is recognized at many universities for block credit transfers.

Graduate employment outcomes

The Roommeme student outcomes reports present summary findings from the annual survey of former students administered by BC Stats one to two years after graduation. These reports combine the last three years of available results for the 2016-2018 Roommeme Outcomes Surveys of 2015-2017 graduates and for Degree 2014-2016 graduates. The reports are organized into three-page summaries containing information on graduates' labour market experiences and opinions regarding their education. More detailed information can be accessed at the website.

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Taking the corporate finance program was definitely beneficial in getting me where I am now...without all the time management skills I learned (among other things) I would not have been able to easily complete my degree while working full-time. Since joining Sherritt two years ago, I've been fast tracked from a financial analyst to (now) senior management.
Leanne Gawley, Financial Management - Corporate Finance diploma grad 2003

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