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Business Programs at Kwantlen Polytechnic University

 

Kwantlen's School of Business is the second largest business school in Western Canada—consisting of over 150 business faculty, 3,500 full-time students, and 9,000 total students annually who are enrolled in one of the 16 available program options. Awarded the prestigious international accreditation by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), Kwantlen's School of Business meets the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP and stands as one of the few internationally accredited business schools in B.C.

Accounting: Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting

Gain the accounting, business and leadership expertise needed for a career in accounting. Work towards your professional designation as a CGA, CMA or CA.

Designation Earned Length Type (Full or Part Time) Start Date(s) Campus
Degree 4 Year Full
Part
Co-op
Sept
Jan
May
Richmond
Surrey
Entry Requirements

1st Year: General University admission requirements apply.

3rd Year: GPA of 2.7 in Kwantlen accounting diploma or acceptable equivalent.

Accounting: Diploma or Certificate

Learn basic accounting concepts and procedures in advanced topics like finance, taxation and auditing. Most of your courses are transferable to CGA, CMA or CA designation requirements.

Designation Earned Length Type (Full or Part Time) Start Date(s) Campus
Diploma*
Certificate
2 Year (D)
1 Year (C)
Part Sept
Jan
May
Richmond
Surrey
Langley
Entry Requirements
General University admission requirements apply.

Business Administration: Bachelor of Business Administration in Entrepreneurial Leadership

Earn a degree focusing on advanced business and leadership training with a practical, hands-on focus. Build entrepreneurial skills and the knowledge needed to start your own business or succeed in the business world.

Designation Earned Length Type (Full or Part Time) Start Date(s) Campus
Degree 4 Year Full
Part
Co-op
Sept
Jan
May
Richmond
Surrey
Entry Requirements

1st Year: General University admission requirements apply.

3rd Year: GPA of 2.7 in business related diploma or 60 undergraduate credits with business bridging courses. C+ or better in statistics and accounting courses.

Business Administration: Diploma

This program will provide you with the equivalent of your first two years in a business administration degree program at either Kwantlen or another university.

Designation Earned Length Type (Full or Part Time) Start Date(s) Campus
Diploma* 2 Year (D) Full
Part
Co-op
Sept
Jan
May
Richmond
Surrey
Langley
Entry Requirements
General University admission requirements apply.

Business Management: Diploma or Certificate

Gain the expertise needed for entry-level management positions in business and industry. The program emphasizes real-world business applications of key management concepts. The diploma program can be used to bridge into a BBA degree.

Designation Earned Length Type (Full or Part Time) Start Date(s) Campus
Diploma*
Certificate
2 Year (D)
1 Year (C)
Full
Part
Sept
Jan
May
Richmond
Surrey
Langley
Entry Requirements
General University admission requirements apply.

Business Studies: General Business Studies Diploma or Certificate

Learn the business skills needed for a wide variety of entry-level positions in business and industry. The diploma program can be used to bridge into a BBA degree.

Designation Earned Length Type (Full or Part Time) Start Date(s) Campus
Diploma*
Certificate
2 Year (D)
1 Year (C)
Full
Part
Sept
Jan
May
Richmond
Surrey
Langley
Entry Requirements
General University admission requirements apply.

Computer Information Systems: Certificate

Enjoy a career in systems support and software development. Gain valuable computing and business knowledge to assist organizations with their system needs. The certificate program can be used to bridge into the BTech degree.

Designation Earned Length Type (Full or Part Time) Start Date(s) Campus
Certificate 1 Year (C) Full Sept Surrey
Entry Requirements

Program admission requirements

 


Computer Information Systems: Diploma

Enjoy a career in systems support and software development. Gain valuable computing and business knowledge to assist organizations with their system needs. The certificate program can be used to bridge into the BTech degree.

 

Designation Earned Length Type (Full or Part Time) Start Date(s) Campus
Diploma 2 Year (C) Full Sept Surrey
Entry Requirements
Program admission requirements

 

Economics: Associate of Arts

 


Human Resources Management: Bachelor of Business Administration in HRM

Prepare for an exciting career in human resources management. Work towards your CHRP professional designation through practical, hands-on projects and assignments with businesses and other industry partners.

Designation Earned Length Type (Full or Part Time) Start Date(s) Campus
Degree 4 Year Full
Part
Co-op
Sept
Jan
May
Richmond
Surrey
Entry Requirements

1st Year: General University admission requirements apply.

3rd Year: GPA of 2.7 in business related diploma or 60 undergraduate credits with business bridging courses. C+ or better in statistics and accounting courses.

Human Resources Management: Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in HRM

This program is designed for students who already have a bachelor-level degree and are seeking professional employment in human resources management.

Designation Earned Length Type (Full or Part Time) Start Date(s) Campus
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma 1 Year Full
Part
Sept
Jan
May
Richmond
Surrey
Entry Requirements
Completion of a bachelor's degree. Some bridging may be required.

Information Technology: Bachelor of Technology in Information Technology

Earn a degree that provides you with a balanced, advanced education in data communications, information security, wireless systems, data warehousing and mining, IT project management and software development.

Designation Earned Length Type (Full or Part Time) Start Date(s) Campus
Degree 4 Year Full
Part
Co-op
Sept
Jan
May
Surrey
Entry Requirements
3rd Year: A diploma in Computer Information Systems (CISY or equivalent) with GPA of 2.7 or 60 undergraduate credits with a GPA of 2.7 with CISY bridging courses or KPU CISY certificate with 30 credits, with GPA of 2.7.

Legal Administrative Studies: Certificate

The legal administrative studies program prepares you for a variety of administrative support positions in law, notary public and government offices, and in legal departments of large corporations.

Designation Earned Length Type (Full or Part Time) Start Date(s) Campus
Certificate 1 Year (C) Full Sept Surrey
Entry Requirements
General University admission requirements apply.

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Marketing Management

Prepare for an exciting career by studying advanced marketing to build on the fundamentals of marketing and emphasize the use, impact and potential of new web-based e-marketing strategies and technologies.

Designation Earned Length Type (Full or Part Time) Start Date(s) Campus
Degree 4 Year Full
Part
Co-op
Sept
Jan
May
Richmond
Surrey
Langley
Entry Requirements

1st Year: General University admission requirements apply.

3rd Year: GPA of 2.7 in business related diploma or 60 undergraduate credits with business bridging courses. C+ or better in statistics and accounting courses.

Marketing Management: Diploma or Certificate

Learn how to develop effective marketing strategies based on consumer needs. The diploma program can be used to bridge into a BBA degree.

Designation Earned Length Type (Full or Part Time) Start Date(s) Campus
Diploma*
Certificate
2 Year (D)
1 Year (C)
Full
Part
Co-op
Certificate (Part Time only)
Sept
Jan
May
Richmond
Surrey
Langley
Entry Requirements
General University admission requirements apply.

Public Relations: Diploma

Work in a variety of communications positions, including research and planning, writing, media relations, special events planning, advertising, government relations, multimedia communications and more.

Designation Earned Length Type (Full or Part Time) Start Date(s) Campus
Diploma 2 Year Full Sept Richmond
Entry Requirements
English 12–B (or equivalent)

*Students wishing to enter diploma programs without undertaking English upgrading need English 12-B (or equivalent).