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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.

Career Opportunities

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

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 60 credits that include:

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 require more than 60 credits to graduate.

Business Management Courses

All of:
  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

All of:
  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
One of:
  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
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 3 credits
  PSYC 2300 Applied Statistics 3 credits
  SOCI 2365 Introduction to Social Research Statistics 3 credits
Two Electives:
  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.

Credential Awarded

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

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: 5-Jun-2018

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