Business Law (Post-Degree Diploma)

Curriculum Guideline

Effective Date:
Program Code
Commerce & Business Administration
Credential Type
Post-Degree Diploma
Transcript Title
PDD in Business Law
Date of First Offering
Start Term
End Term
Not Specified
Post-Degree Diploma in Business Law
Length of Program
One year
Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:

  • General College Admission Requirements
  • Applicants must have an undergraduate degree (Bachelor level) from a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada or an equivalent credential from an approved institution in a different country.  Any applicant who earned their credential in a language other than English will be required to meet the Douglas College English language proficiency requirement.
Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements

  • Successful completion of 30 credits
  • A minimum grade of "C" for each individual course, and an overall average grade of "C+" or 2.33 GPA
  • 70% (21 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College
  • Up to a maximum of nine credits used towards a previously received credential can be used to meet program requirements, but additional courses will need to be taken to replace these credits.  Applicant will be advised to contact the Business Department Chair for approval of substitutions

Course Requirements

Required courses

BUSN 1320 - Introductory Business Law

BUSN 3730 - Corporate and Financial Planning Law

BUSN 4720 - Procument Law and Contract Interpretation

ENGL 1130 - Academic Writing

LGST 1110 - Legal Research and Reasoning

One of the following course options:

BUSN 1210 - Management Essentials

Any suitable Commerce and Business Administration course approved by the Business Department Chair

Four courses from the following options:

BUSN 3700 - Fundamentals of International Trade Law

BUSN 3710 - Sales and Marketing Law

BUSN 3750 - Human Resources Law

BUSN 3760 - Labour Relations

BUSN 3770 - Real Estate Law

BUSN 4490 - Applied Legal and Ethical Decision Making for Managers, Professionals, and Executives

Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the PDD in Business Law will be able to:

  • Analyze and draft commercial contracts
  • Research legal issues
  • Formulate relevant and practical legal risk management strategies
  • Identify key concepts in the law of contracts, torts, real property, business organizations, secured transactions, bankruptcy, estate plannning, as well as in other areas of law such as international trade, intellectual property, commercial transactions and consumer protection, employment law, and industrial relations