Diploma in Financial Planning Program
Laurier's Diploma in Financial Planning is the first such program in Canada and prepares the students to respond proactively to this complex and rapidly changing field. The diploma will involve courses primarily from the finance area, but also from accounting, policy and economics. The quality of this financial planning program has been recognized by the Financial Planners Standards Council (FPSC), which has accredited this program.
Required coures (13 courses):
Program participants must have at least three years' work experience in business or government following their most recent formal education or an undergraduate degree in any discipline. Prior to admission to the program students must have completed Introduction to Applied Statistics (BU205) or an equivalent statistics course. They must have a minimum GPA of 7.00 in the pre-admission course and any transfer credits they might receive. Those with an undergraduate degree are required to have a minimum overall average (GPA) of 6.00 to be admitted to the diploma program. Participants may be granted a maximum of two credits (four courses) toward the diploma for university courses taken prior to admission into the program. This rule applies to all students with or without a degree or diploma. This program may be taken on a full- or part-time basis.
Students must meet all course prerequisites as indicated in the Undergraduate Calendar.
Program participants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 7.00 (B-) to graduate. Participants may repeat a maximum of two half-credit courses over the duration of the program. The last grade received on any course attempt will be used to calculate the GPA and no course may be attempted more than twice.
Academic & Related Dates Fall/Winter 2006/2007