The financial management needs of Indigenous organizations can be unique, requiring specific educational needs. You can prepare for your rewarding career with our Aboriginal Financial Management program. Offered in partnership with AFOA Canada (formerly Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of Canada) this program can prepare you to work with Aboriginal organizations or communities.
Aboriginal Financial Management is a two-year diploma program which opens the door to more intermediate financial positions.
The program is available fully online or you can take the program in person at our Cranbrook campus. Upon graduation, you will qualify as a Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager (CAFM).
In this first semester of a two-semester course in accounting, the students are introduced to the basic accounting cycle including preparation of useful financial statements. Other topics include accounting for cash, receivables, inventory, and payroll.
In this course, the underlying principles and rules of common law are examined together with applicable statute law. Torts are studied, including; the making of contracts, their effect and completion; agency; legal forms of business; contracts of employment; sale of goods; negotiable instruments; methods of securing debt; and bankruptcy law.
This course deals with the economic principles that govern the individual segments of the economy. Topics include supply and demand, price elasticity, utility, cost of production, perfect and imperfect market structures, theory of production, the demand for factors, and the pricing of factors. Some current business situations are discussed.
English 100 focuses on composition for academic purposes and develops a student’s ability to write clearly and effectively. Students also learn the fundamentals of critical thinking, persuasive writing techniques (including rhetorical appeals and devices), scholarly research, and academic reading.
This course is intended for students who require an appreciation of higher mathematics, but don’t require calculus. Math 101 stresses a logical and critical thinking approach while investigating the following topics: an introduction to linear algebra, linear programming, the simplex method, set theory and counting, an introduction to probability and statistics, and Markov Processes.
This course will be of interest to students who wish to pursue a career in business. ACCT 262 is required in both the Accounting and Aboriginal Financial Manager majors of the Business Management two-year diploma and is designed to meet a preparatory course requirement for the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) Professional Education Program.
This course presents the written and oral communication strategies required in any workplace environment. Students gain practical experience that centers on gathering, summarizing and critically assessing information to produce professional documents. Students will also gain a better understanding on how basic design elements enhance the readability of workplace documents and online communication. This course also focuses on helping students develop speaking skills appropriate to informal and formal presentations and interviews.
This course examines information systems theory and utilizes computer technology. Students will explore the application of technology in organizations. Students will investigate information systems, evaluate organizational needs, and develop effective solutions. Security, legal and ethical issues will be examined along with characteristics of professional administration. Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook, will be utilized to create effective business artifacts and fulfill organizational needs.
This course presents the economic principles that govern the behaviour of the nation’s economy. Topics include production possibility, supply and demand, national income analysis, money and banking, fiscal and monetary policy, and international trade. Current Canadian economic problems are discussed.
This course introduces the fundamental ideas of statistics and can be applied to any discipline. Topics include: collection, description, and presentation of data; calculating central tendency and dispersion; probability and statistical inference; hypothesis testing (means, proportions, variances, one and two samples); correlation and regression; decision making and sampling, Goodness of Fit Tests, and Contingency Tables.
*CAFM courses taken through AFOA Canada.
This course, along with ACCT 372, is an introduction to managerial finance. It focuses on the environment in which financial decisions are made, the analysis required to make financial decisions, and the theoretical framework on which the analysis is based. Topics covered include an introduction to taxation, the Canadian financial system, securities markets, the valuation of securities, capital budgeting, capital structure, the cost of capital, dividend policy, sources of financing, working capital management, international finance, and corporate reorganizations.
This course starts with a review of the accounting cycle and discussion of accounting concepts and principles. It is the first half of a two-part course in intermediate-level financial reporting. Topics covered include a conceptual framework, income statement and retained earnings statement, balance sheet and disclosure notes, cash flow statement, revenue and expense recognition and measurement, current monetary balances, inventory and cost of sales, capital assets, goodwill and deferred charges, amortization and impairment and investments in debt and equity securities.
This course is an introduction to managerial and cost accounting. Topics include: introduction to managerial accounting, building blocks of managerial accounting, cost behavior, cost volume profit analysis, job costing, activity based costing, short-term business decisions, master budget & responsibility accounting, flexible budgets and standard costs, performance evaluation & the balanced scorecard, capital investment decisions and the time value of money.
This course is designed to help students learn to express organizational problems in mathematical terms. Topics include linear programming; transportation, assignment and transshipment problems; project scheduling (PERT/CPM); inventory and waiting line models; simulation; decision theory; and forecasting. Microsoft Excel will be used for solving various business problems.
This course develops analytical techniques and financial theories used to make optimal decisions in a corporate setting. The course builds on and extends the concepts and tools covered in ACCT 371. Students are exposed to key financial concepts and tools commonly used by managers in making sound financial decisions.
This course is the second half of a two-part course in intermediate-level financial reporting. Topics covered include accounting for liabilities, shareholders’ equity, complex debt and equity instruments, corporate income taxes, tax losses, leases, pensions, earnings per share, accounting changes, cash flows, and other measurement and disclosure items.
*CAFM courses taken through AFOA Canada.
*CAFM courses taken through AFOA Canada.
Note: Students may commence certain courses in the program while they upgrade.
|Tuition Year 1:||$3309.0|
|Tuition Year 2:||$1985.4|
|Student Association Fee:||$138.0|
|Bus Pass Fee:||$177.6|
|Health and Dental Fee:||$459.0|
*These prices are for domestic students and may not be 100% accurate. However, these estimates will give you an adequate idea of tuition and fees for our programs. These prices do not include textbook costs. All prices are subject to change.
Diploma graduates who successfully complete the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association (AFOA) Canada Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager (CAFM) exam and who have two years of practical work experience in the area of Aboriginal finance and management will be eligible for the nationally recognized Certified Aboriginal Financial Manage (CAFM) designation.
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Box 8500, Cranbrook, BC, V1C 5L7