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 (ACCT 2211) and introductory marketing (MKTG 2431) 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 (concurrent courses) 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 (a grade of C-) or higher in 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

Consult with your Program Advisor to ensure that the courses you choose are available and appropriate for your program of study and educational goals. Otherwise, you may find that a course does not meet the program requirements and cannot be applied toward that program's credential.


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