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Business Administration: Diploma


The two-year diploma in Business Administration will provide graduates with foundational business and professional skills, a solid grounding in economics, and a foundation in calculus appropriate for advanced studies and/or research in economics, finance and operations.   The program is designed to give graduates a developed portfolio of job-ready skills and a wide range of business principles and concepts to expand the graduate's career options.

Admission Requirements

The Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, apply to this program.

Declaration Requirements

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.

Curricular Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 60 credits that include the following:

Business Foundation Courses

All of:
  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:
  Group A
  ACCT 2293 Accelerated Introductory Financial Accounting 3 credits
  Group B
  ACCT 1110 Introductory Financial Accounting I 3 credits
  ACCT 1210 Introductory Financial Accounting II 3 credits
Note: Students who choose Group B may allocate the 3 credits earned from ACCT 1210 to the general elective credit requirement, and they should be aware that these 6 credits might only transfer as 3 credits. Students wishing to transfer should consult the BC Transfer Guide.
One of:
  ACCT 3320 Introductory Management Accounting 3 credits
  BUQU 3230 Applied Decision Analysis 3 credits
  FNSR 3350 Securities Analysis 3 credits
1. Students wishing to transfer should take ACCT 3320 or consult the BC Transfer Guide to determine which course to complete. 
2. Students wishing to enrol in a KPU BBA in Accounting should take ACCT 3320.
3 Students wishing to enrol in a KPU BBA in ENTR, HRMT or MRKT should take one of BUQU 3230 or FSNR 3350. FSNR 3350 is recommended for students pursuing a career in the financial industry.

Breadth Education Courses

All of:
  CBSY 2205 Management Information Systems 3 credits
  CMNS 1140 Introduction to Professional Communications 3 credits
  ECON 1150 Principles of Microeconomics 3 credits
  ECON 1250 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 credits
  ECON 2350 Intermediate Microeconomics 3 credits
  ENGL 1100 Introduction to University Writing 3 credits
  MATH 1140* Calculus I (Business Applications) 3 credits
Note: *MATH 1140 may be replaced with MATH 1120 or MATH 1130, though MATH 1140 is strongly recommended. Students wishing to transfer should consult the BC Transfer Guide.
One of:
  ECON 2210 Money and Banking 3 credits
  ECON 2260 Environmental Economics 3 credits
  ECON 2280 Labour Economics 3 credits
  ECON 2255 Globalization in an Economic Framework 3 credits
One of:
  ENGL1202 Reading and Writing about Selected Topics: An Introduction to Literature 3 credits
  ENGL1204 Reading and Writing about Genre: An Introduction to Literature 3 credits
  PHIL 1100 Introduction to Philosophy 3 credits
  PHIL 1110 Confronting Moral Issues: Ethics 3 credits
  PHIL 1145 Critical Thinking 3 credits
One of:
  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 4 credits
  PSYC 2300 Applied Statistics 3 credits
  SOCI 2365 Introduction to Social Research Statistics 3 credits
Two Breadth Electives:
  Chosen from Courses numbered 1100 or higher in any area of study except ACCT, BUSI, ENTR, HRMT or MRKT. 6 credits
One General Elective:
  Chosen from Courses numbered 1100 or higher in any area of study. 3 credits

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive a Diploma in Business Administration.

At a Glance

School of Business

Program Type:

  • Undergraduate

Credential Granted:

  • Diploma

Offered At:

  • KPU Langley  Langley
  • KPU Richmond  Richmond
  • KPU Surrey  Surrey

Start Date(s):

  • Fall Intake (September)  September
  • Spring Intake (January)  January
  • Summer Intake (May)  May

Intake Type:

  • Open Intake  Open intake


  • Full-time  Full-time
  • Part-time  Part-time

Minimum Credits Required:

  • 60

Instructional Cycle:

  • Semester-based

Curriculum Effective Date:

  • 01-Sep-2015

How to Declare:

Applying to KPU:

Last Updated: 15-Jun-2016

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