Business Focused English Upgrading
One Semester to Complete
KPU English Preparation for Post-baccalaureate
Want to take your career to the next level with a post-baccalaureate diploma but don’t meet KPU’s Undergraduate English Proficiency Requirements for Admission?
With the KPU English Preparation for Post-baccalaureate (KEPP) program, you can start earning your post-baccalaureate diploma after one semester of English upgrading courses.
Don’t let your English level stop you from taking your career to the next level. Start your journey to post-baccalaureate studies at KPU today.
Who Should Enroll in KEPP?
The KEPP program is for you if:
- You meet all the admission requirements for one of KPU’s post-baccalaureate programs except the Undergraduate English Proficiency Requirements for Admission
- You’ve achieved an IELTS score of 6.0 or higher (minimum 6.0 in each band), or equivalent
Equivalents: TOEFL: iBT 80 or higher, no sub score less than 19; CAEL: 60 or higher, no sub score less than 50; PTE: 54 or higher; LPI: Level 4 with an essay score of 26 or higher; Duolingo English Test: 95 or higher
The KEPP program offers you:
- Relevant, business-focused English language classes to support your post-baccalaureate studies and future career.
- A smooth transition to full-time post-baccalaureate studies at KPU
Where KEPP Can Take You?
KPU offers four post-baccalaureate programs for students who have completed KEPP: Accounting, Human Resources Management, Operations and Supply Chain Management, and Technical Management and Services. Each of these two-year programs is expertly designed to enhance your employment opportunities in Canada and abroad. Plus, graduates are eligible to apply for the Post-Graduation Work Permit program.
Successful completion of a recognized undergraduate degree in any discipline
- Chartered Professional Accountant
- Budget Analyst
- Chief Financial Officer
- Internal Auditor
- Forensic Accountant
- Audit Firm Manager
Successful completion of a recognized undergraduate degree, with a GPA equivalent of 2.33 or higher
- Human Resources Consultant
- Human Resources Manager
- Labour Relations Advisor
- Corporate Recruiter
- Compensation Specialist
Successful completion of a recognized undergraduate degree or successful completion of a recognized technical or science diploma, along with a minimum of 5 years of related technical, scientific, operational, or supply chain work experience. (Resume required for admission decision.)
- Operations and Supply Chain Manager
- Distribution Supervisor
- Senior Buyer
- Global Sourcing Analyst
- Fulfillment Planner
- Project Manager
- Inventory/Operations Manager
Successful completion of a recognized undergraduate or graduate degree in science or technology (e.g. applied sciences, computer sciences, engineering, information technology, natural sciences) or successful completion of a recognized technical or science diploma, along with a minimum of 5 years of related technical, scientific, or operational work experience. (Resume required for admission decision.)
- Technical Manager
- Computer Systems Analyst
- Service Technician
- Service Manager
- Project Manager
KEPP Program Details
You’ll take two business-focused English upgrading courses in your first semester at KPU.
- ELST 0381 (6 credits – $2,273.10)
- ELST 0383 (3 credits – $1,136.55)
Once you’ve successfully completed both courses with a minimum grade of B, you’ll be eligible to enroll in the post-baccalaureate courses of your program. It's that simple!
Study at KPU Civic Plaza
The KPU Civic Plaza is the home of graduate studies for the Melville School of Business, including post-baccalaureate and graduate diploma programs. The campus features a mix of modern, flexible, formal and informal learning spaces.
Situated in the heart of downtown Surrey, on the Surrey Centre Plaza, this campus is within walking distance of local restaurants, coffee shops and shopping, neighbouring both Surrey City Hall, the iconic Surrey Centre Library, and Surrey Central SkyTrain Station.