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Business Management: Certificate


The one-year Business Management Certificate Program will provide individuals with an opportunity to expand their knowledge of business management principles and improve skills in specialized areas of interest. The 10-course program emphasizes real world business applications in key functional areas of management.

Admission Requirements

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

Curricular Requirements

Students must take seven Business Management (BUSI) courses, ACCT 1130 or BUQU 1130, and two elective courses from the list below.

Elective choices:
  ACCT 1110 Introductory Financial Accounting I 3 credits
  BUQU 1230 Business Statistics 3 credits
  BUSI 1215 Organizational Behaviour 3 credits
  BUSI 2315 Human Relations in Organizations 3 credits
  BUSI 2405 Operations Management* 3 credits
  CBSY 1105 Introductory Computer Applications 3 credits
  CBSY 2205 Management Information Systems 3 credits
  ECON 1101 Foundations of Economics‡ 3 credits
  ECON 1150 Principles of Microeconomics 3 credits
  MRKT 1199 Introduction to Marketing 3 credits

* The 30 credit prerequisite requirement for BUSI 2405 is waived for students enrolled in the Business Management Certificate Program. Students must contact the Dean's office for waivers prior to registration.
‡ Credit for ECON 1101 will not be granted if taken after ECON 1150.

Other Information

Recommended Course Progression Sequence (Full-Time)

The following sample schedule will assist students who wish to complete the Business Management Certificate Program in one year. Students may choose different Business Management courses than those shown in order to meet their own specific needs—as long as at least seven BUSI courses are ultimately completed.

Semester 1
  • BUQU 1130 Business Mathematics
  • BUSI 1110 Fundamentals of Business in Canada
  • BUSI 1210 Essentials of Management
  • BUSI 1250 Human Resources Management I
  • BUSI 2390 Business Law
Semester 2
  • BUSI 1215 Organizational Behaviour
  • BUSI 2465 Business Negotiations
  • BUSI 2490 International Business
  • Two Electives

Credential Awarded

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

At a Glance

School of Business

Program Type:

  • Undergraduate

Credential Granted:

  • Certificate

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:

  • 30

Instructional Cycle:

  • Semester-based

Curriculum Effective Date:

  • 01-Sep-2011

Applying to KPU:

Last Updated: 14-Jun-2016

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