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Undergraduate Program

Certificate Credentials

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The Certificate in Finance program is a one-year advance program that prepares students with a comprehensive theory and practical knowledge of financial concepts and the industry. Graduates of this program will be able to pursue careers in the finance industry, with specialized courses in corporate finance, personal financial & retirement planning, cash and risk management, business law, microeconomics, macroeconomics, and taxation.

School Business
Credits 30
Course Length Two Semesters (1 year)
Hours 20 hrs/week x 34 weeks
Credential Certificate
Delivery Options Onsite, On-line, and Combination.
Instruction Options Full-time
Offered Fall, Winter, and Spring
Practicum Yes – Optional
Tuition (See breakdown below)
Home Student CAD 10,000.00 / year
International Student CAD 15,000.00 / year


Regular Applicants
  • Secondary school graduation or equivalent.
  • Alberta Grade 12 English Language and Mathematics or
  • Successful completion of the General Educational Development (GED) test that consists of five tests with a minimum score of 450 in each test;
  • An equivalent Advanced Level Adult Basic Education mathematics course;
  • Applicants with International transcripts must provide proof of the subject specific requirements
  • A student from non-English speaking countries should provide in addition to any or combination of the above, proof of IELTS-International English Language Testing Service-Overall band of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band.
Mature Applicants
  • Mature applicants are at least 19 years of age and have been out of the full-time senior secondary study for at least one year.
  • Senior secondary graduation will be waived for mature applicants.
  • Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee will be charged.
  • A student from non-English speaking countries should provide in addition to any or combination of the above, proof of IELTS-International English Language Testing Service-Overall band of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band.

Graduates of this program will have acquired a platform to pursue further academic endeavours and provide them the job roles and opportunities such as Banking assistant, Customer and service representatives in financial, insurance institutions amongst others.


Title Credits
Semester 1
Communication and Presentation Skills 3
Business Microeconomics 3
Business Mathematics 3
Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
Introduction to Business 3


Title Credits
Semester 2
Marketing Essentials 3
Organizational Behaviour 3
Principles of Financial Accounting 3
Business Computer Technology 3
Business Macroeconomics 3


Semester 1

Communication and Presentation Skills

While serving as the glue that binds an organization and the platform through which an organization launches and promotes its vision, mission, and objectives, communication and presentation capabilities remain an essential and integral skill to be acquired by students and business practitioners. Students in this class would study and learn about the role of communication in various corporate applications, such as marketing, public relations, and human resource management.

Business Microeconomics

The business microeconomics course would introduce students to the fundamentals of microeconomics and, in turn, create the foundation for economic analysis and thinking. Through a gradual learning process, this course aims to sequentially explore and examine the behaviors of individuals and firms when making decisions and while constrained by scarce resources. Students would, therefore, learn about choice, opportunity cost, supply, demand and market adjustments that lead to equilibrium positions. Furthermore, the course would explore markets, market prices, and the sources of market failure.
While focused on efficiency and the optimal allocation and usage of resources, students in this course would learn that the goal in microeconomics is to possess an adequate understanding of the behavior of individual economic units (i.e. businesses and consumers). Businesses, in particular, use microeconomic principles to make decisions that concern labor, productivity, types of goods and services offered, supply and demand, economic utility, and pricing.

Introduction to Finance

This subject’s approach is problem-identification and problem-solving. This subject develops a systematic and sequential understanding of the problem-solving approach. It also offers a detailed discussion of business finance topics that allow students to review their own progress. This course offers concepts and their solutions that engage students in a learning environment and inculcate in them the skills required to master the finance applications and succeed professionally. This course also provides the opportunity for students to practice the concepts they have learned in a simulated environment, test the depth of their understanding and pursue a career in finance.

Introduction to Financial Accounting

Accounting is an information system that measures and records business activities, processes data into reports and reports result to decision-makers. Accounting is the “Language of Business”. The better you understand the language, the better you can make decisions. Accounting produces financial statements that report information about a business entity. The financial statements report a business’s financial position, operating performance and cash flows among other things. Accounting should not be confused with bookkeeping. It is a mechanical part of accounting. Accounting requires the understanding of accounting principles used to accurately report financial information as well as professional judgment needed to apply them and then interpret the results. The accounting process starts and ends with people making a decision. This course explores the basic principles and techniques underlying the financial statements typically issued to the general public. Generally accepted accounting principles, the accounting transaction cycle, financial statements, and the specific items, which make up the balance sheet are examined.

Introduction to Business

With an aim to infusing both theoretical and practical knowledge and know-how to the student body, the Introduction to Business course is designed to enable ambitious and achievement-orientated students to make a significant impact in the business world. This course, therefore, combines a strong theoretical understanding with the practical skills needed in today’s dynamic and ever-competitive job market. Students are assured of a challenging and relevant program for the modern business world. In this program, students would learn to understand basic business concepts and principles while also becoming independent and critical thinkers. While learning to work seamlessly in groups, students would also develop mathematical skills to analyses and make sense of business data and intelligence. Students would acquire an extensive understanding of the business environment and learn about business transformational themes and trends such as globalization, technological change, and environmental sustainability.


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