Business Management: Diploma
The two-year Business Management Diploma program's foundation courses provide an understanding of the basic skills and techniques required to be effective in today's business environment. Graduates will take specialized courses in management essentials, human resources management, business law, negotiations, operations management, enterprise development, business planning and international business.
The Business Management Diploma is designed to prepare students for entry-level management positions in both private and public sector organizations. The program is accredited by the Canadian Institute of Management, Canada's senior management association. Their CIM (Certified in Management) designation is a nationally-recognized benchmark in professional management. Graduates of KPU's Business Management Diploma can apply for their CIM designation with no additional coursework required. For more information about CIM (including experience requirements and exemption process) please visit cim.ca
The Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, apply to this program.
Students intending to graduate with this School of Business diploma must declare the credential. At the time of declaration, the student must satisfy all of the following requirements:
- In good academic standing with the University
- Completion of a minimum of 15 credits of undergraduate coursework.
Students must complete 60 credits that include:
Business Foundation Courses
|BUSI 1215||Organizational Behaviour||3 credits|
|BUSI 2390||Business Law||3 credits|
|BUSI 2405||Operations Management||3 credits|
|BUSI 2425||Enterprise Development and Business Planning||3 credits|
|MRKT 1199||Introduction to Marketing||3 credits|
All of Group A or all of Group B:
|ACCT 2293||Accelerated Introductory Financial Accounting||3 credits|
|ACCT 1110||Introductory Financial Accounting I||3 credits|
|ACCT 1210||Introductory Financial Accounting II||3 credits|
Note: Students who choose Group B may require more than 60 credits to graduate.
Business Management Courses
|BUSI 1110||Fundamentals of Business in Canada||3 credits|
|BUSI 1210||Essentials of Management||3 credits|
|BUSI 1250||Human Resources Management I||3 credits|
|BUSI 2465||Business Negotiations||3 credits|
|BUSI 2490||International Business||3 credits|
Breadth Education Courses
|ENGL 1100||Introduction to University Writing||3 credits|
|CMNS 1140||Introduction to Professional Communications||3 credits|
|ECON 1150||Principles of Microeconomics||3 credits|
|CBSY 1105||Introductory Computer Applications||3 credits|
|One additional CBSY course||3 credits|
|BUQU 1130||Business Mathematics||3 credits|
|MATH 1120||Differential Calculus||3 credits|
|MATH 1130||Calculus for Life Sciences I||3 credits|
|MATH 1140||Calculus I (Business Applications)||3 credits|
|BUQU 1230||Business Statistics||3 credits|
|CRIM 2103||Quantitative Data Analysis I||3 credits|
|MATH 1115||Statistics 1||3 credits|
|MATH 2341||Introduction to Statistics for Business||3 credits|
|PSYC 2300||Applied Statistics||3 credits|
|SOCI 2365||Introduction to Social Research Statistics||3 credits|
|Chosen from Courses numbered 1100 or higher in any area of study except ACCT, BUSI, ENTR, HRMT or MRKT.||6 credits|
Note: ECON 1250 is recommended for students who intend to proceed into any KPU BBA degree program after completing this diploma.
Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive a Diploma in Business Management.
At a Glance
School of Business
- Open intake
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