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Sales (Post-Degree 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: Marketing
Credits: 30.0
Length: One year
Campuses: New Westminster
Credential: Post-Degree Diploma
Admission Type: Limited enrolment
Learning Format: Full-time, Part-time
Offered: Fall, Winter, Summer
program overview
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).

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.

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

career transfer 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.
admission 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.
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.

upcoming info sessions
Tuesday 5:00 PM September 25, 2018 COQ room: #A1470 register»
Thursday 5:00 PM October 18, 2018 NWC room: #N2201 register»
Tuesday 5:00 PM November 13, 2018 COQ room: #A1470 register»
Thursday 5:00 PM December 06, 2018 NWC room: #N2201 register»