Sales (Post-Degree Diploma)

New Westminster
Learning Format
Admission Type
Limited Enrolment


Aimed at motivated learners with a degree and professional work experience, the PDD in Sales offers a broad exposure to sales and marketing viewed from technical, creative and management perspectives.

This program provides specialized, concentrated training suitable for: 

  • Those who have a background in another field and wish to set up a business or move into a sales position; 
  • Foreign nationals who have a degree and wish to study and/or pursue work experience in Canada; 
  • Individuals in the sales field who wish to upgrade their skills or obtain formal training. 

The PDD in Sales is customized for each student and reflects their needs, experience, future plans and learning style. In addition to course work, students gain practical experience through an optional work experience or internship placement (upon program completion).

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


MARK 2150

Personal Selling


MARK 4360

Customer Relationship Management


MARK 4410

Sales Management


MARK 4390

Professional Sales


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


MARK 3235



MARK 3300

International Marketing


MARK 3313

Non-profit Marketing


MARK 3340

Promotional Strategy


MARK 3490

Business Marketing


MARK 4270

Market Intelligence


MARK 4440

Marketing Strategy


MARK 4441

Marketing Research


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

MARK 4483

Marketing Practicum (taken in semester III)


COBA 4880

Experiential Learning & Internship


Total Credits



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.


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Career Pathways

This post-degree program can serve a variety of purposes, depending on 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.

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.