TRU
Business and Economics

Associate of Commerce and Business Administration Diploma

Associate diplomas recognize the achievements of students who have completed two years of academic work. They are of particular value to students who want to save money by completing the lower level requirements of a business degree in their local community before transferring to another university such as Simon Fraser University or University of British Columbia for third and fourth year. Associate diplomas are also intended to recognize the accomplishments of student who for financial, family, work or academic reasons are not able to complete a full four-year business degree.

The Associate of Commerce and Business Administration Diploma is awarded to students who have completed the lower level requirements of the Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Students may substitute General Education Electives for MATH 1170 – Calculus for Business and Economics and ECON 2330 – Economics and Business Statistics 2.

Graduates of the Associate of Commerce and Business Administration Diploma may return to TRU in the future to complete the Bachelor of Business Administration and receive full credit for courses taken in the associate diploma. 

Program Structure (60 credits)

ENGL 1100 
ENGL 1110 
ENGL 1120 
ENGL 1140 
ENGL 1210
Introduction to University Writing (recommended) or 
Introduction to Prose Fiction or 
Introduction to Poetry or 
Introduction to Drama or 
Introduction to Drama and Poetry
CMNS 1290 Introduction to Professional Writing
MATH 1070 Mathematics for Business and Economics
MATH 1170 * Calculus for Business and Economics
PHIL 1110 Introduction to Critical Thinking
MNGT 1710 Introduction to Business
ECON 1900 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 1950 Principles of Macroeconomics
ACCT 2210 Financial Accounting
ACCT 2250 Management Accounting
MIST 2610 Management Information Systems
ORGB 2810 Organizational Behaviour
HRMN 2820 Human Resource Management
FNCE 2120 Financial Management
ECON 2320 Statistics for Business and Economics 1
ECON 2330 * Statistics for Business and Economics 2
BLAW 2910 Commercial Law
MKTG 2430 Introduction to Marketing
** Humanities or Social Sciences
** Humanities or Social Sciences

 * Students continuing into the BBA program are required to take MATH 1170 and ECON 2330. Student exiting from the Associate of Commerce and Business Administration Diploma can substitute MATH 1170 and ECON 2330 for a course on the list of Humanities or Social Sciences General Education Electives.

**Student may choose form the following General Education Elective courses:

Humanities: English, Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Philosophy, Speech, Theatre, Music, Film, Communications, History, Visual and Performing Arts

Social sciences: Anthropology, Archaeology, Canadian Studies, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology. Note: Psychology and Sociology electives exclude statistics/data analysis courses.

Student continuing into the BBA program are required to take 6 credits of Humanities and 6 credits of Social Sciences.