Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Advanced Diploma in Management

Program Description

The Advanced Diploma in Management program provides a practical exposure to the business and management skills required in today's workplace. It is designed for you if you have a post-secondary diploma (not necessarily in a business or management field) or equivalent and a minimum of two years of work experience.

What Can You Do With This Credential?

This diploma can ladder into the Bachelor or Commerce and the Bachelor of General Studies.

Program Requirements

Admission Requirements

A minimum of 60 credits of post-secondary studies; applicants without these credits may request a PLAR assessment

Courses in introductory financial accounting (BBUS 2211) and introductory marketing (BBUS 3431) are prerequisites for the program courses in these areas. Students without these courses may be admitted but are required to take approved equivalent marketing and accounting courses as corequisites (concurrently) with their initial courses in the diploma.

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

Residency Requirements

A minimum of 9 TRU credits (distance or on-campus)

Diploma Requirements

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

FNCE 2121, Financial Management (3)
ACCT 2251, Management Accounting (3)
BLAW 2911, Commercial Law (3)
BBUS 3611, Open Thinking (3)
BBUS 3631, Open Communication: Effective Communication Skills (3)
MNGT 3731, Leadership (3)
BBUS 3661, Strategic Human Resource Management (3)
BBUS 3671, Contemporary Leadership (3)
MNGT 3711, Business Ethics and Society (3)
MKTG 4451, E-Commerce (3)
MNGT 4711, Decision Analysis (3)
MNGT 4751, Project Management (6)
ENTR 4751, New Venture Creation (3)
BBUS 4833, Effective Leadership (3)


Students benefit from taking BBUS 3661 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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