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Global Business Management: Graduate Diploma in Business Administration


The Global Business Management program is designed for individuals that want to actively and constructively participate in global business opportunities and challenges. Whether the participants have industry experience or are starting their career in industry, the program is designed to prepare them to successfully address supervisory and managerial needs in a business environment.

The Global Business Management program consists of six general core courses (21 credits). Following those courses, students complete five specialty courses (15 credits) including a graduate experience practicum.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, the following program admission requirements apply:

  • Successful completion of a recognized undergraduate* or graduate degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.67 (*Applicants with an equivalent combination of education and relevant professional experience may be considered for the program.)
  • A statement of intent in the program, including relevant studies and work experience. This statement should be 800 – 1000 words and cover the following:
    • Intellectual and creative interests
    • Personal goals related to the program
    • How one's background contributes to the program
    • Self-assessment of emotional intelligence with applied examples
    • Highlight interests in community involvement
  • Two professional references stating suitability for the program

All applicants are assessed by an admissions committee for maturity, fit to the academic program, educational background, and work experience, using the statement of intent and references. Applicants may also be interviewed by a member of the Admissions Committee as part of the application screening process. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission into the program. For further details about the statement of intent, including submission specifics, visit the department's website at:

Curricular Requirements

All of:
  BUSM 6100 Accounting and Financial Management for Managers 4 credits
  BUSM 6110 Project Management 3 credits
  BUSM 6130 Change Management and Digital Transformation for Business 3 credits
  BUSM 6150 Managing Innovation 3 credits
  BUSM 6160 Strategic Planning 3 credits
  BUSM 6180 Graduate Capstone Experience Practicum 5 credits
  IBUS 6100 Intercultural Communication for Business 3 credits
  IBUS 6110 International Operations in Trade 3 credits
  IBUS 6120 Marketing for International Organizations 3 credits
  IBUS 6130 E-commerce Design and Digital Marketing 3 credits
  IBUS 6140 Advanced Topics in International Business and Economics 3 credits

Credential Awarded

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

At a Glance

School of Business

Program Type:

  • Graduate

Credential Granted:

  • Graduate Diploma

Offered At:

  • KPU Civic Plaza Civic Plaza

Start Date(s):

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

Intake Type:

  • Limited Intake  Limited intake


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

Minimum Credits Required:

  • 36

Instructional Cycle:

  • Semester-based

Curriculum Effective Date:

  • 1-Sep-2018

Applying to KPU:

Last Updated: 13-Jun-2018

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