TRU
Business and Economics

Management Diploma

The Management Diploma is a two-year program that helps graduates develop key employment skills in areas such as oral and written communications, problem-solving, accounting, marketing, human relations, economics, law, information systems, and business ethics and readies them for entry-level general administration and sales positions.

Those who complete just the first year will be awarded a Business Foundations Certificate. This qualifies graduates for some entry-level positions, but they are encouraged to continue their education part-time or online if possible.

If you enjoy working with people and are a creative person with good communication skills, this program could be for you.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this program, students are able to:

  1. Prepare effective business documents including memorandums and short reports.
  2. Solve business problems using complex quantitative techniques.
  3. Describe the environment that businesses operating in, the functions of management, and the role of different management disciplines.
  4. Maintain the financial records of a small business using computerized accounting software.
  5. Utilize spreadsheet and other application software in day-to-day work activities.
  6. Explain how effective management information systems can contribute to an organization’s success.
  7. Discuss how human and interpersonal behaviour theory can be applied to maximize organizational efficiency.
  8. Collect and analyze information to assist management in making more effective operational decisions.
  9. Implement effective human resource practices in an office environment.
  10. Develop a basic marketing plan for a new product or service based on a strong understanding of the 4Ps of product, price, place and promotion.
  11. Apply the basic principles of contract, tort, employment and other areas of business law to decision making.
  12. Demonstrate professional selling practices that maximize company profitability through strong customer service and retention.
  13. Summarize the influence that cultural, economic, political and geographic forces have on international operations and expansion.
  14. Employ ethical principles in management decision making.

Admission requirements

  1. B.C. Grade 12 or mature student status
  2. Foundations Math 12 or Pre-Calculus Math 12 with a C+ minimum or equivalent
  3. English 12/English 12 First Peoples with a minimum of 73 per cent or equivalent

Students may commence their studies while they upgrade their English and Mathematics.

Program content

First year
Fall semester
MATH 1070
MATH 1100
Mathematics for Business and Economics or
Finite Mathematics with Applications
ENGL 1100 Introduction to University Writing
ECON 1220
ECON 1900
Introduction to Basic Economics or
Principles of Microeconomics
MNGT 1710 Introduction to Business
ACCT 2210 Financial Accounting
Winter semester
CMNS 1290 Introduction to Professional Writing
ECON 1900
ECON 1950
Principles of Microeconomics or
Principles of Macroeconomics
ACCT 2280 Accounting Software Systems
MIST 2610 Management Information Systems
ORGB 2810 Organizational Behaviour
Second year
Fall semester
ACCT 2250 Management Accounting
ECON 2320
STAT 1200
Economics and Business Statistics 1 or
Introduction to Statistics
MKTG 2430 Introduction to Marketing 
HRMN 2820 Human Resource Management
BLAW 2910 Commercial Law
Winter semester
MKTG 3450 Professional Selling
IBUS 3510 International Business
MNGT 3710 Business Ethics and Society
ORGB 3770 Teamwork in Organizations
One of:
FNCE 2120 Financial Management
MKTG 3470 Consumer Behaviour
HRMN 3830 Human Resource Planning and Staffing
HRMN 3840 Employee and Labour Relations
BLAW 3920 Employment Law

Students must achieve a grade of C- or better in all courses to graduate. Those who plan on pursuing the Bachelor of Business Administration are recommended to take MATH 1070, ECON 1900, ECON 1950, and ECON 2320.