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Business Management Diploma

Business Management DiplomaProgram Description

The Business Management program promotes conceptual and technical skill development in business through a one-year Certificate program, a two-year Diploma program, and a Post-Degree Diploma program.

Students can complete first- and second-year courses to earn an NLC credential, or to transfer to university or professional designation programs elsewhere. All Business Management programs may be completed on a full time or part time basis.

The Business Management Diploma has two streams, allowing students to earn a General Diploma or an Accounting Diploma. Courses are transferable to university and professional designation programs elsewhere.

Career Prospects

Graduates are prepared for positions of responsibility in areas such as finance, accounting, entrepreneurship, information technology, general management, marketing, and logistics, as well as for further educational opportunities.

Details

Location: Fort St. John Campus, Dawson Creek Campus

Length: 30 weeks (after completion of Certificate program)

Start: September, January, or May

Fees: Current Fee Schedule

Admission Prerequisites

General

  • Successful completion of the NLC Business Management Certificate or course equivalents.

 

A. Domestic students must have official transcripts demonstrating the following:
 1. English Requirement: One of the following with a 'B' grade (73%) or higher: Grade 12 English, English Literature 12, English 12 First Peoples, English 050, or English 099. Alternatively, any university-level English course with a 'C' grade (60%) or higher. Students who do not meet one of the above English requirements must complete the NLC Writing Assessment for appropriate course placement.
 2. Math Requirement: One of the following with a 'C' grade (60%) or higher: Pre-calculus 11, Principles of Mathematics 11, Foundations of Math 11, Math 040, or equivalent. Alternatively, readiness for MATH 050 as determined by the CCP Math appraisal.

B. International students must have documentation demonstrating the following:
 1. English Requirement: An IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 or higher with no band less than 5.5. Students with a writing band of 6.0 or less are required to complete English 099 with a 'B' grade (73%) or higher before or during the first semester of their program. The necessity for upgrading can extend the length of the program.

 2. Math Requirement: One of the following with a 'C' grade (60%) or higher: Pre-calculus 11, Principles of Mathematics 11, Foundations of Math 11, Math 040, or equivalent. Alternatively, readiness for MATH 050 as determined by the CCP Math appraisal.

*Note: For transfer into degree programs in this field, degree granting institutions might require higher math prerequisites than required for entrance into NLC’s Business Management Certificate and Diploma programs. All students planning to transfer into a bachelor's degree should ensure that they have met the entrance requirements of the receiving institution. In addition, some elective courses in NLC’s Business Management Certificate and Diploma programs require Principles of Mathematics 12, Pre-calculus 12, Math 050(Provincial), or equivalency.


 

Important Notes

  1. The program is eligible for Canada Student Loans. Visit StudentAid BC to apply for financial assistance online.
  2. Subject to appropriate prerequisite qualifications and available space, block transfer agreements may allow Diploma graduates to transfer directly into the third year of degree programs at the University of Northern British Columbia, Athabasca University, Okanagan College, North Island College and Royal Roads University.
  3. Northern Lights College courses may transfer individually to other colleges, universities, and institutes in British Columbia, as indicated in the BC Transfer Guide.
  4. Northern Lights College courses may transfer to professional associations such as the Certified General Accountants, Certified Management Accountants, Chartered Accountants, Aboriginal Financial Officers Association, Canadian Bankers Institute, and others. Students are responsible for confirming transferability of course credits to any external organization.
  5. The information on this program page is a summary of the official Program Completion Guide approved by NLC’s Education Council. Download a PDF of the Program Completion Guide. 

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Program Chair: Lisa Verbisky
Program Instructor: Faisal Rashid


Courses

REQUIRED COURSES:
Core courses taken by all diploma students:

Required courses for the Accounting Option:

ELECTIVE COURSES:
Elective courses for the General Option (five of the following or minimum of fifteen credits):

ADDITIONAL NOTES ON COURSE SELECTION:

* MATH (Calculus) Courses:
  • Diploma students are permitted a maximum of three calculus credits (In either MATH 101 or MATH 105)
  • Note that Principles of Math 12 is required for students enrolling in elective MATH 101 and MATH 105

Business electives best selected for the accounting option are:

Suggested courses for a mathematical orientation or to prepare for a business degree (B.Comm, BBA):

Business electives best selected for a marketing orientation are:

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