Program

Sales (Post-Degree Diploma)

Campus
New Westminster
Learning Format
Full-time
Part-time
Admission Type
Limited Enrolment
Offered
Fall
Winter

Overview

Are you a motivated learner with a degree looking to join a competitive and rewarding field? The Post-Degree Diploma in Sales offers a broad exposure to sales and marketing viewed from technical, creative and management perspectives so that you can succeed in being a top salesperson in Canada. 

This Sales Post-Degree Program is customized for your needs, depending on your individual goals:

  • It provides concentrated training in sales for individuals who have a background in another field and who wish to start a business or move into a sales position.

  • It offers a sales credential to foreign nationals who have a degree and wish to study and/or pursue work experience in Canada.

  • It delivers upgraded sales education, skills and current practices to those who have been in the sales field for some time but lack formal or recent training.

Get valuable work experience through the Business Internship program  

In the Business Internship Program, you’ll apply the theory and knowledge you’ve learned in class into a real-world business setting. During your unpaid part-time internship, you’ll be assigned tasks and projects that junior management, marketing, business, administrative and/or sales employees complete in the modern workplace. 

To be accepted into the internship program, you must contact the Career Centre early in your studies at Douglas College. 

Graduate job-ready with the Career Boost program 

Designed for post-degree students, the Career Boost program prepares you for part-time paid or volunteer positions that complement your studies. You’ll participate in career-building workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions, career fairs, networking with employers, peer-led leadership meetings and more. Once you graduate, you’ll get the continued support, skills and knowledge you need to find a full-time job in your field.

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 2.00 is required

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits

Required Courses:

MARK 1120

Introductory Marketing

3.00

MARK 2150

Personal Selling

3.00

MARK 4360

Customer Relationship Management

3.00

MARK 4410

Sales Management

3.00

MARK 4390

Professional Sales

3.00

Select five courses from the following ten options (select four if you are doing MARK 4483 Practicum, three of which must be MARK 3340, MARK 4441, and MARK 4440):

MARK 3215

Buyer Behaviour

3.00

MARK 3235

e-Marketing

3.00

MARK 3300

International Marketing

3.00

MARK 3313

Non-profit Marketing

3.00

MARK 3340

Promotional Strategy

3.00

MARK 3490

Business Marketing

3.00

MARK 4270

Market Intelligence

3.00

MARK 4440

Marketing Strategy

3.00

MARK 4441

Marketing Research

3.00

Select one of the following two options if you are wanting to do a Practicum:

MARK 4483

Marketing Practicum (taken in semester III)

3.00

COBA 4880

Experiential Learning & Internship

9.00

Total Credits

 

30.00

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

Career opportunities include:

  • Account Manager 
  • Advertising Creative Director 
  • Advertising Manager 
  • Business Development 
  • Client Services 
  • Corporate Sales Manager
  • Inside Sales Representative 
  • International Sales Coordinator 
  • Lead Generator
  • Sales and Marketing Specialist 
  • Sales Consultant or Sales Manager

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.