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Management (Diploma)

IMPORTANT NOTICE Students starting this program in the Fall 2019 semester or later will be required to have a program GPA of 2.00 or higher in order to graduate.
Faculty: Commerce & Business Administration
Department: Business
Credits: 60.0
Length: Four semesters
Campuses: Coquitlam, New Westminster
Credential: Diploma
Admission Type: Open enrolment
Learning Format: Full-time, Part-time
Offered: Fall, Summer, Winter
program overview
In the Management Diploma Program, students develop fundamental business skills in their first year. In the second year of the program, students are introduced to concepts in managing business development, operations and human resources.
curriculum framework

Graduation Requirements:

  • Successful completion of 60 credits
  • 25% (15 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College
  • 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.

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 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 Entrep. & New Venture Development 3.00
BUSN 3253 Business Strategy & Simulation 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 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 other 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 Pathways tabs <insert link>.   Students wishing to transfer to a degree program should ensure that 1000-2000 level courses must be university transferable, and that no more than five 3000-4000 level courses are non-transferable (see transfer guide at <http://www.bctransferguide.ca/>).
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.
career transfer pathways
The two options, General Business and Business Administration, allow students to prepare for almost any area in the world of business, including transfer to a university, starting a business, managing a business, accounting, computer systems, marketing, sales and international business.       

University Transfer  

Two-year block transfers have been arranged with the Open University (Bachelor of Administrative Studies) and the University of Lethbridge (Post-Diploma Bachelor of Management). Certain conditions apply and students are encouraged to contact the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration for details.       

Transfer credit has also been arranged with Simon Fraser University, the University of Victoria, the University of Northern British Columbia and the University of the Fraser Valley.     

See the B.C. Transfer Guide for course and program transfer details.
admission 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. 

program 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.

curriculum 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.

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