General Business (Certificate)

Faculty
Commerce & Business Administration
Department
Credits
30.00
Length of Program
Two semesters
Credential Type
Certificate
Campus
Coquitlam
New Westminster
Learning Format
Full-time
Part-time
Admission Type
Open Enrolment - General Admission Requirements
Offered
Fall
Winter
Summer

Overview

The General Business Certificate Program is intended for students with limited and/or specific business skill requirements. Students may select Commerce and Business Administration courses in their specific field of interest (and for which prerequisites have been met).

Program Requirements

Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements

  • Successful completion of 30 credits
  • 25% (8 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College*
  • A minimum program GPA of 2.00 is required

*Effective for Summer 2017 graduation, a minimum of 50% of the required program courses must be taken at Douglas College. 

** A university transferable course is a course that transfer to one of the 5 Research Universities - SFU, UBC, UBCO, UNBC or UVIC – according to the BC Transfer Guide.

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits

Select one course from the following three options:

CMNS 1111

Workplace Communications for Selected Programs

3.00

CMNS 1115

Practical Writing 

3.00

ENGL (UT)**

University Transferable** English

3.00

Required Courses:

CBA Electives

Select 24 credits (8 courses) from:

ACCT, BUSN, COBA, CSIS, ECON, FINC, MARK, CMPT 1110 or SOSC 2140

24.00

Elective

Select one College Level or Higher elective

3.00

Total Credits

 

30.00

Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:

Note: Prerequisites to many courses offered by the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration is:

  • Foundations of Math 11 or Pre-calculus 11 or equivalent or Business Readiness Assessment

Therefore, it is strongly recommended that you check each individual course prerequisite and ensure that you have completed this Mathematic requirement prior to registration.

Cost

You can get an average cost for your program - tuition and student fees, books, uniforms, lab fees etc - on the Program Cost page. 

Only programs approved for student loan funding are listed on the Program Cost page. For all other programs, refer to the Tuition Fee page.

Career Pathways

Employment opportunities depend, in part, upon a student's course selection and the specific business job skills acquired. The General Business Certificate is often pursued by mature working students who wish to upgrade their education and skills to prepare for advancement. 

Program Guidelines

Program Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this program and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the program, consider the previous version as the applicable version.