Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Advanced Certificate in Management

Program Description

The Advanced Certificate in Management program provides you with a practical exposure to the personnel and decision-making skills required by today's managers.

What Can You Do With This Credential?

This certificate can lead to the Advanced Program in Management , which can ladder into the Bachelor or Commerce.

Program Requirements

Admission Requirements

Open admission

Two years of post-secondary education in any field, or the equivalent as determined through PLAR, strongly recommended

To gain the maximum benefit from this program, employment or volunteer experience in capacities where the skills can be readily applied, strongly recommended

Students who plan to complete a credential through TRU-OL must complete and submit a Program Admission form.

Residency Requirements

A minimum of 6 TRU credits (distance or on-campus)

Certificate Requirements

15 credits total, with a GPA of 2.00 or higher over all courses required to complete this credential, as follows:

BBUS 3611, Open Thinking (3)
MNGT 4711, Decision Analysis (3)
BBUS 3631, Open Communication: Effective Communication Skills (3)
MNGT 3731, Leadership (3)
BBUS 3671, Contemporary Leadership (3)

Up to two approved alternate courses (6 credits) can be considered on an individual basis.


Students benefit by taking BBUS 3611 before BBUS 3631 and MNGT 3731.

Student Responsibility

Students are responsible for consulting with their Program Advisor to ensure that the courses they select are available and appropriate for their program of study and educational goals. Students who proceed without approval from their Program Advisor may find that a course does not meet program requirements. Without such approval, students risk not being able to apply a course toward a credential. If the course can be used toward the credential, students will be required to pay the transcript assessment fee.


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