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    Business - Insurance

Program Code:BIN
Campus:Newnham
Duration:4 Semesters (2 Years)
Start Dates:Fall, Winter,
Start dates are subject to change
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma

Program Description

The Business – Insurance program prepares you for a dynamic career in the property and casualty (general) insurance industry in Canada. Offered in co–operation with the Insurance Institute of Canada (IIC), this program is anchored on the fundamental aspects of both business and insurance and was designed with experts from several national insurance firms. Your courses focus specifically on brokerage, underwriting and claims, where career prospects are extremely strong. As a graduate, you will have had the opportunity to earn eight credits toward the internationally recognized Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics: (C) or (U) or Grade 11 Mathematics: (U) or (M)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s), or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).

Fees

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Your Career

Fast-track your career by equipping yourself with the knowledge and skills essential for positions in the property and casualty insurance industry in Canada. Job opportunities are plentiful. According to the Insurance Institute of Canada's report "A Demographic Analysis of the P & C Insurance Industry", 25% of the industry's current labour force could retire by 2017, and for management positions this number could be as high as 40%. As a graduate of Seneca's Business – Insurance diploma program, you'll earn up to eight credits toward the Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation from the Insurance Institute of Canada (IIC) and be expertly prepared for a progressive career in claims, underwriting or brokerage.

Transfer Pathways

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at the following post-secondary institution(s):

Toronto

University/CollegeDegrees Available
Seneca College• Bachelor of Commerce, Human Resources Strategy and Technology
• Bachelor of Commerce, Business Management
• Bachelor of Commerce, International Accounting and Finance
• Bachelor of Commerce, Financial Services Management
Tyndale University College• Bachelor of Arts (Business Administration, Business Administration – International Development or Business Administration – Co-op)
York University• Bachelor of Administrative Studies (BAS)

Ontario

University/CollegeDegrees Available
Algoma University• Bachelor of Business Administration
• Bachelor of Business Administration (Brampton)
Nipissing University• Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Commerce
Wilfrid Laurier University - Brantford Campus• Honours Bachelor of Arts
• Honours Bachelor of Business Technology Management

Canada

University/CollegeDegrees Available
Athabasca University• Bachelor of Professional Arts - Governance, Law and Management
Okanagan College• Bachelor of Business Administration
Royal Roads University• Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management or Bachelor of Business Administration in Sustainability and International Business

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Courses

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

Core Curriculum:

The core curriculum is anchored on thirteen business courses and three general education electives. This allows for seamless articulation into the BIN program by students with credits earned from other Seneca business programs.

Also integral to the program are the eight insurance courses that are part of the curriculum established by the IIC for the internationally-recognized Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) accreditation. After one year of work experience at an insurance company or a brokerage firm, following graduation from Seneca, graduates take the two final CIP courses through the IIC to attain their CIP designation.

Business – Insurance students enrol in CIP courses/examinations at an additional cost.

2014/2015 Academic Year
Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BAM101 Introduction to Business Administration 3
CIP011 Principles and Practices of Insurance 4
EAC150 College English 3
ISC100 Introduction to Seneca Studies 2
QNM106 Mathematics of Finance 4
 
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ACC106 Accounting I 3
CIP012 Insurance on Property 3
CIP014 Automobile Insurance Part I 3
FCS240 Foundations of Customer Service 3
MRK108 Introduction to Marketing 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BUS400 Business Economics 3
CIP013 Insurance Against Liability Part I 3
CIP120 Underwriting Essentials 3
EAC394 Effective Business Writing 3
SMS202 Microcomputer Business Applications II 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BIN400 Professional Issues in Insurance 2
CIP039 Fraud Prevention and Awareness 3
CIP110 Essentials of Loss Adjusting 3
CIP130 Essential Skills for the Insurance Broker and Agent 3
MGS350 Management Studies: Canadian Business Law 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3

Core Curriculum:

The core curriculum is anchored on thirteen business courses and three general education electives. This allows for seamless articulation into this program by students with credits earned from other Seneca business programs.

Included in the program are the eight insurance courses that lead to the Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) accreditation. After one year of work experience at an insurance company or a brokerage firm, following graduation from Seneca, graduates take the two final CIP courses through the IIC to attain their CIP designation.

Business – Insurance students enrol in CIP courses/examinations at an additional cost.

2015/2016 Academic Year
Semester 1
Introduction to Business Administration
Principles and Practices of Insurance
College English
Mathematics of Finance
Introduction to Studies at Seneca
 
Semester 2
Accounting I
Insurance on Property
Automobile Insurance Part I
Foundations of Customer Service
Introduction to Marketing
General Education Option
 
Semester 3
Business Economics
Insurance Against Liability Part I
Underwriting Essentials
Effective Business Writing
Microcomputer Business Applications II
General Education Options
 
Semester 4
Professional Issues in Insurance
Fraud Prevention and Awareness
Essentials of Loss Adjusting
Essential Skills for the Insurance Broker & Agent
Management Studies: Canadian Business Law
General Education Option

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22840
Email: admissions@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Susan Gao
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22365
Email: Susan.Gao@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Liam McElheron
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22464
Email: William.McElheron@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Student Advisor: Lisa Ballantyne
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 26216
Email: Lisa.Ballantyne@senecacollege.ca
Program Coordinator: Jeff Shnier
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 26153
Email: Jeff.Shnier@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Karen Murkar
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22337
Email: Karen.Murkar@senecacollege.ca
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