The field of business provides many exciting careers and opportunities in such areas as finance, accounting, entrepreneurship, information technology, general management, marketing, and logistics. Northern Lights College's Business Management Program prepares students for positions of responsibility in the business community and for further educational opportunities by promoting conceptual and technical skill development in business.
The Business Management program at Northern Lights College offers a wide variety of first-and second-year courses for students interested in working towards a Business Management Certificate, Business Management Diploma, or transferring to university or professional designation programs elsewhere.
Completion of the Business Management Certificate qualifies students for entry into the Northern Lights College Business Management Diploma. The Certificate comprises 30 credits of course work as specified below. The Certificate may be pursued on a full or part-time basis.
Careers and opportunities in such areas as finance, accounting, entrepreneurship, information technology, general management, marketing, and logistics.
Location: Fort St. John Campus, Dawson Creek Campus
Length: 2 semesters (30 weeks, a minimum of 450 hours, or 30 credits)
Start: September, January, or May
Fees: Current Fee Schedule
*English is the language of instruction in all programs at NLC, thus it is imperative that NLC students meet minimum English Language Proficiency requirements.
*In University Arts and Sciences and Related Programs, it is understood that the minimum English Language Proficiency requirement is that required to graduate from a Canadian high school program conducted in English. This is defined in the English Language Requirement document.
A. Domestic students must have official transcripts demonstrating the following 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 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 that some University Arts and Sciences and related programs elective courses have specific prerequisites. Meeting the entrance requirements for the program does not ensure course prerequisites have been met for all available courses.
- The program is eligible for Canada Student Loans for Domestic Students. Visit StudentAid BC to apply for financial assistance online. Note that dual credit students are not eligible for Student Aid.
- 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.
- Depending on course selection, graduates from NLC’s Applied Business Technology program will receive credit for the following courses:
- CPSC101, for having completed: ABTC 119, ABTC121, ABTC133, ABTC153, ABTC161 and ABTC194.
- ENGL110, for having completed: ABTC165 and ABTC195.
- MGMT103, for having completed: ABTC111 and ABTC151.
- 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 current Program Guide
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Program Contact: Chair, University Arts and Sciences
(Cindy Broberg firstname.lastname@example.org, Dawson Creek campus; Issoufou Soumaila email@example.com, Fort St. John campus)
Program Instructor: Faisal Rashid
Core courses taken by all certificate students:
An Economics component is a requirement of the certificate:
An Accounting component is also a requirement of the certificate:
Balance of Credits (3-9) from any of the Courses Listed Below: