Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Diploma in Information Technology and Management

Program Description

The Diploma in Information Technology and Management program supports the academic pursuits of students who have completed the Certificate in Information Technology offered through TRU-OL. Students who are taking the Diploma in Management Studies may not pursue this diploma.

Program Requirements

Admission Requirements

Successful completion of one of the following:

  • Certificate in Information Technology offered through TRU-OL.
  • UVic Computer Based Information Systems certificate.
  • Other recognized IT or computing certificates with 30 or more transferable credits, including a minimum of 21 credits in IT or related courses.

For certificates with less than 30 credits or that lack key prerequisites, TRU-OL may specify that courses, in addition to those required for the diploma, be completed (e.g. 3 credits of ENGL or CMNS).

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

30 additional credits (not including the 30 credits transferred from the Certificate in Information Technology or equivalent), with a GPA of 2.00 or higher are required as follows:

Core Knowledge Requirements (12 credits)

ACCT 2211, Financial Accounting or approved equivalent (3)
ENGL 1101, Composition or CMNS 1291, Introduction to Professional Writing or CMNS 1811, Business, Professional and Academic Composition or approved equivalent (3)
MNGT 1111, Supervision or MNGT 1211, Management Principles and Practices (3) or MNGT 2131, Motivation and Productivity or approved equivalent (3)
ORGB 2811, Organizational Behaviour or approved equivalent (3)

Elective Requirements (18 credits)

15 credits of approved IT and business electives. A minimum of 6 credits must be business electives (e.g. ACCT 2251, ACCT 2281, BLAW 2911, HRMN 2821, MKTG 2431)

3 credits of approved electives, which do not overlap with previous studies

Note: The overall 60 credits required for this Diploma must include a minimum of 6 ENGL or CMNS credits and 30 IT and/or computing credits.

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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