General Business Studies: Certificate
The one-year General Business Studies Certificate Program is designed to provide students with a broad range of fundamental business skills and an understanding of the business environment. Many classes are offered in the evening to accommodate part-time studies.
The Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, apply to this program.
Students must complete 30 credits that include:
|BUSI 1110||Fundamentals of Business in Canada||3 credits|
|BUSI 1215||Organizational Behaviour||3 credits|
|ECON 1150||Principles of Microeconomics||3 credits|
|MRKT 1199||Introduction to Marketing||3 credits|
|ACCT 1110||Introductory Financial Accounting I||3 credits|
|ACCT 2293||Accelerated Introductory Financial Accounting*||3 credits|
|BUQU 1230||Business Statistics||3 credits|
|CRIM 2103||Quantitative Data Analysis I||3 credits|
|MATH 1115||Statistics I||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|
|4 courses chosen from any of the following areas of study:
Applied Communications (CMNS), Accounting (ACCT), Business (BUSI), Business Quantitative Methods (BUQU), Computer Business Systems (CBSY), Economics (ECON), English (ENGL)†, Information Technology (INFO), or Marketing (MRKT)
* Certain elective courses have ACCT 2293 as a prerequisite. Refer to course listings for prerequisite information in order to plan your curriculum.
† ENGL 1100, Introduction to University Writing, is recommended for students intending to pursue a diploma or Bachelor's Degree at KPU.
Students may select their elective courses according to the following guidelines for specialization in Business Management or Marketing and have the specialization documented on their transcript.
Business Management Specialization
|BUSI 1210||Essentials of Management||3 credits|
|BUSI 1250||Human Resources Management I||3 credits|
|BUSI 2360||Union Management Relations||3 credits|
|BUSI 2390||Business Law||3 credits|
|BUSI 2405||Operations Management*||3 credits|
|BUSI 2425||Enterprise Development and Business Planning*||3 credits|
|BUSI 2465||Business Negotiations||3 credits|
|BUSI 2490||International Business||3 credits|
Note: * ACCT 2293 is a prerequisite.
|MRKT 1299||Consumer Behaviour||3 credits|
|3 courses from Marketing (MRKT)||9 credits|
Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive a Certificate in General Business Studies.
Successful completion of a specialization in Business Management or Marketing will be documented on transcripts.
At a Glance
School of Business
- Open intake
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