Marketing (Post-Degree Diploma)

Faculty
Commerce & Business Administration
Department
Credits
30.00
Length of Program
One year
Credential Type
Post-Degree Diploma
Campus
New Westminster
Learning Format
Full-time
Part-time
Admission Type
Open Enrolment - Additional Admission Requirements
Offered
Fall
Winter
Summer

Overview

Build on your current career or education or go in a whole new direction with the PDD in Marketing. This program will give you business and marketing skills that apply to a variety of industries. The program is great for people who already work in marketing, as well as those who wish to broaden their skill base, transition into management, or market their own business. Courses emphasize practical skills and use a blend of lectures, case studies and group work on real projects in the business community.

Program Requirements

Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements:

  • Successful completion of 30 credits
  • 70% (21 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College
  • Courses 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.  Please contact program co-ordinator for approval of substitutions
  • A minimum program GPA of 2.0 is required

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits

Required Courses:

MARK 1120

Introductory Marketing

3.00

MARK 3340

Promotional Strategy

 3.00

MARK 4440

Marketing Strategy

 3.00

MARK 4441

Marketing Research

 3.00
 

Select one course from the following two options1:

BUSN 1210

Management Essentials

3.00

Elective

Any suitable course approved by the Marketing Department Chair

3.00

 

MARK Electives2

2000-4000 Level MARK Electives   12.00
 

Select one course from the following options:

MARK 44833

Marketing Practicum

3.00

COBA 48854

Experiential Learning & Internship

3.00

Total Credits

 

30.00

 

1. Students with an undergraduate degree in a discipline outside of Commerce/Business are required to take BUSN 1210.  Those students with an undergraduate degree in a Business-related discipline are encouraged to select a more apporpriate elective.

2. Note that a minimum of 15 credits in the program must be at the 3000-4000 level.

3. Note that students are required to successfully complete MARK 3440, MARK 4440 and MARK 4441 prior to MARK 4483.

4. Students interested in taking Internship (COBA 4885) are required to register with the Co-op Office at the beginning of the first semester of their program.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:

  • General College Admission Requirements
  • Applicants must have an undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada or an equivalent credential from an approved institution of a different country. Any applicant who earned their credential in a language other than English must meet the Douglas College English language proficiency requirement.

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

For those with a degree in a field other than marketing, the Post-Degree Diploma in Marketing provides a solid foundation and practical skills that can benefit you in a number of ways:  
  • gain the skills to market your own business;    
  • get introduced to a new career direction that builds on your existing education;    
  • broaden your skill base;   
  • prepare for transition into management.

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.