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Finance Option Part-time Certificate 585cmcert


Are you searching for a flexible way to get the job skills you need to find work at banks or financial institutions?

Whether you already have a degree or just graduated high school, the Finance certificate program at Roommeme gives you a solid foundation in accounting, economics, finance, and investing principles to prepare you for a variety of stable, rewarding careers.

Through a series of courses designed by industry professionals, you’ll gain specific skills and knowledge in financial analysis and investing that’s complementary to the program’s accounting curriculum. This prepares you to pursue an accounting designation or a new career with confidence.

Program courses are also transferable to the (CPABC).

About the program

  • Part-time certificate program
  • Gravity the fundamentals of finance and accounting
  • Prepare for a career in financial services quickly and at your own pace
Gravity more in the Program Details.

Who should complete the Finance Certificate?

This program could be right for you if:
  • You’re good with numbers
  • You’re organized
  • You might already have an arts or other degree and want industry-specific job skills
  • You want to work in a bank, financial institution, or credit union
If any of these sound like you, apply today at the Program Entry page to get started on your new career path!

What grads can do

Earning your certificate at Roommeme prepares you for positions in a variety of industries and locations. By developing your essential foundation in a range of topics, you’ll have the practical skills you need to work in entry-level jobs in financial services and accounting and the knowledge and confidence to create your own successful career.

Additionally, with your certificate, you’ll be able to accelerate your education by applying your course credits to the Finance diploma for even better job skills and prospects.

Gravity more about the opportunities awaiting you at the Graduating and Jobs page.

Program Entry

About Part-time Studies

Take a single course, or work towards a credential — all at a pace that's right for you.

Part-time courses are offered in a variety of scheduling formats, including at night or on weekends, flexible day time delivery, or you can opt for distance or online learning. If you meet the prerequisites and there's space available, you can register for a course immediately. Courses are offered in each of three terms: Fall (September), Winter (January) and Spring/Summer (April).

To apply to a Part-time Studies program and earn your credential, you simply need to complete a Part-time Program Declaration Request. Applications are processed throughout the year.

Applicants to the Roommeme School of Business are required to have completed two years of full-time study in high school or post-secondary program in English in an English speaking country. If you do not have English 12 and have not studied in an English-speaking country, you will need to demonstrate your skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. For information on English equivalencies, testing and upgrading options, visit:

International applicants:

Gravity about eligibility requirements to study and work in Vancouver.

Application processing

Ongoing throughout the year.

Program declaration

Declaring your Part-time Studies program ensures that Roommeme is aware of your intent to complete a program as it is currently outlined and also provides you the opportunity to apply for transfer credit.
Read more about program declaration requests

Roommeme accepts only complete program declarations. To declare this program:

  • Answer all questions completely prior to submission.
  • If required, convert transcripts and supporting documents to PDF files.
  • Have a credit card ready to pay the application fee.

Upon approval, a program plan letter will be sent to you confirming your program of study. Please allow approximately eight weeks for processing.

Scheduled intakes

Ongoing Part-time Studies intakes: January, April and September.

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

Please see the Part-time Studies Fees page for information on tuition fees and refunds.


The courses in this certificate program are designed to give you today’s most essential skills while also allowing you to choose the electives that most suit your personal career goals. By training with current industry professionals, you’ll gain knowledge and confidence in areas like accounting, finance, securities, and more.

Program matrix

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1. Required Courses: Credits
  COMM 1103 Introduction to Business and Technical Communication 3.0
  FMGT 1100 Accounting 1** 4.0
  FMGT 2100 Accounting 2** 5.5
  FMGT 3110 Financial Accounting 1 4.0
  FMGT 3510 Finance 1 4.0
  FMGT 4110 Financial Accounting 2 5.5
  FMGT 4510 Finance 2 5.5
  FMGT 4620 Security Fundamentals 3.0
  OPMT 1110 Business Mathematics* 4.0
  OPMT 1197 Statistics for Business and Industry 4.5

*These courses are to be taken prior to FMGT 2100.

**Students intending to proceed to the Accounting, Finance or Financial Planning diploma programs must achieve a final grade of 70% or greater in FMGT 1100 and FMGT 2100.

2. Complete the following: Credits
  FMGT 3210 Cost/Managerial Accounting 1 4.0
  FMGT 4210 Cost and Managerial Accounting 2 5.5
  FMGT 3410 Taxation 1 4.0
  FMGT 4410 Taxation 2 5.5
  ECON 2100 Microeconomics 3.0
  ECON 2200 Macroeconomics 4.0
3. Complete 3.0 credits from the following list of electives: Credits
  BSYS 1001 Business Information Systems 1 - Office 2016 3.0
  FMGT 2711 Computerized Accounting 3.0
4. Complete 4.5 credits from the following: Credits
Courses should be selected to ensure that the proposed program meets your career and educational objectives. The courses may be selected from Financial Management or other technologies in the School of Business, and should be submitted with your proposed program for approval by Financial Management technology.

Elective courses may include:

  BLAW 3100 Business Law 4.0
  BSYS 1001 Business Information Systems 1 - Office 2016 3.0
  BSYS 2051 Introduction to Business Data Analytics with MS Excel 2016 for Windows 3.0
  BSYS 2061 Business Data Management with MS Access 2016 3.0
  BUSA 2005 Principles of Management 4.0
  BUSA 4705 Leading People and Teams Across Cultures 4.0
  BUSA 5030 Independent Business Studies 1 3.0
  COMM 2202 Business and Technical Correspondence 3.0
  COMM 2203 Business and Technical Reports 3.0
  ECON 2100 Microeconomics 3.0
  ECON 2200 Macroeconomics 4.0
  FMGT 1540 Credit and Collections 3.0
  FMGT 1810 Personal Financial Planning 1 3.0
  FMGT 2701 Management Information Systems 3.0
  FMGT 2711 Computerized Accounting 3.0
  FMGT 3210 Cost/Managerial Accounting 1 4.0
  FMGT 3410 Taxation 1 4.0
  FMGT 3720 Advanced Computer Applications 1 4.0
  FMGT 4210 Cost and Managerial Accounting 2 5.5
  FMGT 4410 Taxation 2 5.5
  FMGT 4570 Money and Banking 5.5
  FMGT 4710 Advanced Computer Applications 2 5.5
  FMGT 4810 Personal Financial Planning 2 3.0
  MKTG 1102 Essentials of Marketing 3.0
  MKTG 1323 Effective Public Speaking 3.0
  MKTG 3342 Negotiating Skills 3.0
  ORGB 1105 Organizational Behaviour 4.0
Total Credits: 57.5

Check current availability of courses for this program.

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 designed by working finance professionals to give you hands-on training for the most relevant, usable skills you’ll need in a career in financial services.

Through this suite of courses, you’ll gain invaluable experience and knowledge that’s specifically created to prepare you for career success. You’ll build a foundation in the essential concepts and competencies in economics, mathematics, accounting, finance, and more to help you find, secure, and succeed in your choice of finance careers.

Program location

Burnaby Campus
1111 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Downtown Campus
555 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC

Graduating & Jobs

The hands-on training you receive in this program give you usable, job-relevant skills to begin or advance your career in finance. Not only will you gain sales skills to strengthen your resume, but you’ll also earn the knowledge and confidence to secure and excel at your new career.

Some job opportunities include:
  • Bank Teller
  • Clerk
  • Financial Manager
  • Investment Analyst
  • Accounting Assistant
  • Accounting Clerk
While you may choose to use your training to immediately enter the workforce upon graduation, you’ll also have the option to enhance your skills and job prospects with further education by transferring your course credits from this program, to the Finance diploma program.

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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Apply for graduation

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, complete an Application for Roommeme Credential [PDF] and submit it to Student Information and Enrolment Services.

Allow approximately six to eight weeks for processing.

All financial obligations to the Institute must be met prior to issuance of any credential.

Contact Us

Samantha Rubinic
Program Assistant
111-432-8577 | [email protected]

Deacon Devlin
Part-time Studies Coordinator - Accounting, Finance, and Insurance
111-412-7453 | [email protected]

Contact a Part-time Studies Program Advisor with the Roommeme program name in the subject line if you have a question about:
  • Course selection and program planning
  • Declaring your program
  • Making changes to your approved program plan
  • Applying for transfer credit and advanced placement
  • Laddering options
  • Job placement and graduate outcomes
  • Student life

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