Management (Diploma)

Curriculum Guideline

Effective Date:
Program Code
Commerce & Business Administration
Credential Type
Transcript Title
Management Diploma
Date of First Offering
Start Term
End Term
Diploma in Management
Length of Program
Four semesters
Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:

Note: Some courses in this program require students to have completed Foundations of Math 11 with a grade of C (some courses may have a higher requirement). Therefore, it is strongly recommended that you check each individual course prerequisite and ensure that you have completed requirements prior to registration. 

Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements:

  • Successful completion of 60 credits
  • A minimum of 2.0 program GPA is required.
  • 25% (15 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College

Course Requirements:

Course Number  Course Title Credits
Required Courses (15 courses, 45 credits):
ACCT 1110 (see note 1) Principles of Accounting I 3.00
ACCT 1210 (see note 1) Principles of Accounting II  3.00
ACCT 2320 Management Accounting 3.00
BUSN 1210 Management Essentials 3.00
BUSN 1320 Introductory Business Law  3.00
BUSN 3310 Organizational Mgmt Skills 3.00
BUSN 3350 Human Resource Management 3.00
CSIS 1190 Excel for Business 3.00
FINC 1231 (see note 2) Business Mathematics 3.00
MARK 1120 Introductory Marketing 3.00
PHIL 1122 (see note 3) Business Ethics  3.00
Select one from the following two options:  
CMNS 1115 Practical Writing 3.00
ENGL 1130 (see note 4) Academic Writing 3.00
Select one from the following six options (see note 5):  
ENGL 1130 (see note 4) Academic Writing 3.00
CMNS 1115 Practical Writing 3.00
CMNS 1216 Interpersonal Skills for the Workplace 3.00
CMNS 1217 Intercultural Communication in the Workplace 3.00
CMNS 2316 Understanding and Managing Interpersonal Conflict 3.00
MARK 2150    Personal Selling 3.00
Select one from the following three options (see note 6):  
ECON 1150 Microeconomics 3.00
ECON 1250 Macroeconomics 3.00
ECON 1101 The Canadian Economy 3.00
Select one from the following two Capstone Course options (see Note 7):  
BUSN 2275 Business Strategy & Simulation 3.00
BUSN 3253 Entrep. & New Venture Development 3.00
Electives: (5 courses, 15 credits) (See note 8 for recommendations)
BUSN Elective  Any 2000-4000 level BUSN course (see note 9) 3.00
BUSN Elective  Any 3000-4000 level BUSN course (see note 9) 3.00
CBA Elective Any 2000-4000 level course from Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration (see note 10) 3.00
CBA Elective Any 3000-4000 level course from Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration 3.00
Elective Any 1000-4000 level College course 3.00
Total Credits   60.00


1. ACCT 1235 can be taken instead of taking both ACCT 1110 and ACCT 1210. Thus, students taking ACCT 1235 can replace ACCT 1210 with an open elective.
2. MATH 1125 may be substituted for this course.
3. PHIL 1102, BUSN 4490 or another approved Ethics course, may be taken instead of PHIL 1122BUSN 1320 and ENGL 1130 (with minimum C grade) are pre-requisites for BUSN 4490.
4. ENGL 1130 transfers directly into degree programs and many other colleges.  Alternatively, students can choose any English, Communications or Creative Writing course that transfers (as English credit) to one of the B.C. research universities. 
5. Students pursuing a BBA degree are strongly recommended to take ENGL 1130 (or CMNS 1115 or CMNS 2316 for a Management Major).  Students exiting to the workplace with the Management Diploma are advised to take one of the listed CMNS courses OR MARK 2150.
6. ECON 1150 and 1250 are required for a BBA degree.
7. For these courses, it is highly recommended that students take them in their final semester in order to maximize their benefit from the course content.
8. Recommendations for electives which match various academic and/or career goals are provided on the Elective Pathways tab at the top of this page. Students wishing to transfer to a degree program should ensure that 1000-2000 level courses are university transferable, and that no more than five 3000-4000 level courses are non-transferable. A University Transferable course is a course that transfer to one of the 5 Research Universities (SFU, UBC, UBCO, UNBC and UVIC) - according to the BC Transfer Guide (see transfer guide at ).
9. BUSN 2429 and BUSN 3380 are highly recommended for students focusing their studies in operations management, small business management and supply chain management. BUSN 2429 is also a required course for all BBA majors.
10. SOSC 2140 can also be used to satisfy this requirement.
Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate a strong base of business and commerce concepts and skills, equipping them to communicate and manage well in a professional environment.
  • Effectively apply the marketable skills identified through labour market research sources (e.g., Conference Board of Canada’s Employability Skills and the World Economic Forum).
  • Apply knowledge and skills based on key management principles, which align with educational requirements of management industry expectations or designation(s) (e.g., Canadian Institute of Management designation).
  • Demonstrate industry-specific knowledge and skills in their courses from their chosen area of specialization(s) to assist them in fulfilling the educational requirements for the related industry certification, as applicable.
  • Effectively employ quantitative and qualitative tools and relevant technology required to solve business problems and execute business plans.
  • Demonstrate skills for valuing diversity and individual differences in a business environment.