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.
The Post-Degree Diploma program is available to both international and domestic students. For international students who already hold a three-year degree in commerce or business administration, the Post-Degree Diploma is an effective bridge to further North American business studies or to pursue employment in North America.
International and domestic candidates with three- or four-year degrees in fields beyond commerce and business management (such as computing, engineering, health, etc.) would also benefit from the program. For such students, the Post-Degree Diploma is a capstone program that augments existing technical skills and education in other fields.
The Post-Degree Diploma alone does not meet the typical education requirements for a Master’s Degree program (or MBA) in Canada. Students planning to study at a Master’s level in Canada should ensure that their prior education (a three or four-year degree) meets the educational requirements for their intended program.
Depending on prior experience and education, graduates seeking to enter the North American job market will be better prepared for areas such as finance, entrepreneurship, information technology, general management, marketing, and logistics.
Location: Fort St. John Campus
Length: Four semesters
Fees: Please consult Michelle Giblak in the International Education Department at email@example.com
- Provide official post-secondary transcripts demonstrating successful completion of, at minimum, a three-year degree.
- Demonstrate English language competency in one of the following ways:
- complete the NLC Writing Assessment indicating readiness for a 100-level English course
- provide Canadian secondary school transcripts indicating a B or higher in Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Communications, or English 12 First Peoples, including the score on the respective provincial exam;
- provide Canadian transcripts indicating a B (70%) or higher in Career and College Preparation ENGL050 (Provincial/Grade 12);
- provide Canadian transcripts indicating a C (60%) or higher in a 100-level or higher post-secondary English course.
NOTE: In most cases, International students will not have Canadian transcripts and will need to take the NLC Writing Assessment to demonstrate readiness for university-level English in a Canadian context. Students who receive an ENGL099 recommendation would be expected to take ENGL099 in the first semester of the program, before taking ENGL110 in the second semester. A recommendation for additional upgrading would require students to complete either Career and College Preparation English or English as a Second Language Academic Writing, and receive an equivalency to the above English requirements. Note that upgrading might extend the duration of the program.
- For domestic students, the program is eligible for Canada Student Loans. Visit StudentAid BC to apply for financial assistance online.
- NLC courses may transfer individually to other colleges, universities, and institutes in British Columbia, as indicated in the BC Transfer Guide.
- NLC 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.
- 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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Do you need more information?
Domestic Students: Lisa Verbisky
International Students: International Education and visit the International Education webpage