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Management (Diploma)

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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 essential business skills (such as in accounting, economics, marketing, and writing), as well as specific managerial skills related to human resources and strategy, in preparation for a rewarding career in management or further studies.  See the Career Pathways and Elective Pathways tabs for more information on your possibilities.

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 Business Strategy & Simulation 3.00
BUSN 3253 Entrep. & New Venture Development 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
Notes:     
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 another 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 Elective Pathways tab at the top of this page.   Students wishing to transfer to a degree program should ensure that 1000-2000 level courses are 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

This program has been granted equivalency to the Canadian Institute of Management’s Chartered Management Program (CMP) which can be used towards the Certified in Management (C.I.M.) or Chartered Manager (C.Mgr.) professional designations.

Depending on your chosen electives, you can also be prepared to write industry certification exams in project management, supply chain management or international management. Industry certifications will make you more attractive to potential employers and increase your chances of getting the job that you want.

University Transfer  

This program transfers directly into the BBA Management program at Douglas College.

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.

elective pathways

 

Pathways to BBA Majors (Douglas College)

Pathway to BBA, Management

open elective

BUSN

2429

Business Statistics

Select any three from the following coursesb:

BUSN 3312, BUSN 3314, CMNS 2316 and any upper level BUSN or FINC course in a Management Concentratione

Pathway to BBA, any Major

BUSN

2429

Business Statistics

BUSN

 

Any 3000-4000 level BUSN course

 

3-4000

Select any three upper level courses in area of Major (e.g. FINC, ACCT, MARK)b & d

 

Management Focus Areas

Small Business Management

BUSN

 

Any 2000-4000 level BUSN course

BUSN

 

Any 3000-4000 level BUSN course

Select any three from the following courses:

MARK 2150, MARK 3253, MARK 3340, MARK 4440 and MARK 4441

Operations Management

open elective

BUSN

2429

Business Statistics

BUSN

3380

Operations Management

BUSN

3390

Continuous Improvement

BUSN

3431

Business Statistics II

Business Law

open elective

Select any four from the following courses:

BUSN 3700, BUSN 3710, BUSN 3730, BUSN 3750, BUSN 3760, BUSN 3770 and BUSN 4490

 

Educational Preparation for Industry Credentialsf

Project Management

open elective

BUSN

3600

Project Management Essentials

Select any three from the following courses:

BUSN 3610, BUSN 3620, BUSN 3630, BUSN 3640, BUSN 4640, CSIS 2200 and CSIS 3360

Supply Chain Management

BUSN

2429

Business Statistics

BUSN

3380

Operations Management

Select any three from the following courses:

BUSN 3386, BUSN 3388, BUSN 3390, BUSN 3410, CSIS 2200 and CSIS 3360

International Business Management

open elective

Select any four from the following courses:

BUSN 3200, BUSN 3410, BUSN 3500, BUSN 3700, BUSN 3800, MARK 3300 and MARK 4441


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