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Post-Baccalaureate Diplomas

Post-baccalaureate diploma will be of interest to students who have a non-business degree, and who want to return to university for one or two years to acquire a specialty in a functional area of business in order to enhance their employment opportunities. Students with a first degree in business, but who want to change their area of focus, may complete a post-baccalaureate diploma as well.

Post-baccalaureate diplomas are also valuable to international students who wish to come to Canada to learn English, gain exposure to the culture, and study in a compressed format. Many who do so have already studied business in their own country and have received transfer credit that reduces the length of the program.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements are the same for each of the post-baccalaureate diplomas. Prior to admission applicants must have completed:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • At least six credits of university English. Applicants who have not completed at least 6 credits of university English and/or Communications (at an English language University in an English-speaking country) prior to admission must provide TOEFL or IELTS or other acceptable English Placement test results (must be current within two years) or take TRU English Placement test upon arrival.
    Program Advisors will incorporate required English and/or Communications courses within the first two terms of study at TRU.
  • Students are expected to have taken Foundations of Math 12 or Pre-calculus 12 (or equivalent). Those who have not done so can still be admitted to the program, but they must complete equivalent courses as approved by a program advisor.

Those who have not completed as outline above can still be admitted to the program, but they must complete equivalent courses as approved by an academic advisor.

Program requirements

 Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Accounting (20 Courses)
MATH 1070
MATH 1100
Mathematics for Business and Economics or
Finite Math with Applications 1
ECON 1900 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 1950 Principles of Macroeconomics
FNCE 2120 Financial Management
ACCT 2210 Financial Accounting
ACCT 2250 Management Accounting
ECON 2320 Economics and Business Statistics 1
ECON 2330 Economics and Business Statistics 2
MIST 2610 Management Information Systems
BLAW 2910 Commercial Law
ACCT 3200 Intermediate Financial Accounting 1
ACCT 3210 Intermediate Financial Accounting 2
ACCT 3220 Income Taxation 1
ACCT 3230 Income Taxation 2
ACCT 3250 Intermediate Management Accounting
FNCE 4110 Advanced Financial Management for Accountants
ACCT 4200 Advanced Financial Accounting
ACCT 4230 Assurance
ACCT 4250 Advanced Management Accounting
ACCT 4270 Accounting Information Systems
MIST 4610 Strategic Management Information Systems

Note: To be admitted directly into the Professional Education Program (PEP) of the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation, students must also complete MNGT 4781-Strategic Management through TRU's Open Learning Division. Generally, students cannot be admitted to MNGT 4780-Strategic Management on campus as they will not possess the prerequisite courses. Students also have the option of completing Module 10-Performance Management in the Prerequisite Education Program (PREP) of the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.

 Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Business Administration (20 Courses)
MATH 1070
MATH 1100
Mathematics for Business & Economics or
Finite Math with Applications 1
MNGT 1710 Introduction to Business
ECON 1900 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 1950 Principles of Macroeconomics
FNCE 2120 Financial Management
ACCT 2210 Financial Accounting
ACCT 2250 Management Accounting
ECON 2320 Economics and Business Statistics 1
ECON 2330 Economics and Business Statistics 2
MKTG 2430 Introduction to Marketing
MIST 2610 Management Information Systems
ORGB 2810 Organizational Behaviour
HRMN 2820 Human Resource Management
BLAW 2910 Commercial Law
SCMN 3320 Supply Chain Management
IBUS 3510 International Business
MNGT 3710 Business Ethics and Society
MNGT 4780 Strategic Management
 One additional 3000/4000 business course
 One additional 3000/4000 business course

Note:  Business courses include those beginning with the ACCT, BLAW, MIST, ENTR, FNCE, HRMN, IBUS, MKTG, MNGT, ORGB, SCMN, or BUSN acronyms.

 Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Economics (20 Courses)
MATH 1070 Mathematics for Business and Economics
MATH 1170
MATH 1140
Calculus for Business and Economics or
Calculus 1
ECON 1900 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 1950 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2900 Intermediate Microeconomics 1
ECON 2950 Intermediate Macroeconomics 1
ECON 2320 Economics and Business Statistics 1
ECON 2330 Economics and Business Statistics 2
At least 12 from the following:
ECON 3100  Canadian Financial Markets
ECON 3200  Introduction to Mathematical Economics
ECON 3410  Economics of Climate Change
ECON 3500  Public Finance
ECON 3550  International Economics
ECON 3600  Labour Economics
ECON 3610  The Economics of Gender
ECON 3650  Government and Business
ECON 3670  Economic Analysis of Law
ECON 3700  Benefit-Cost Analysis and the Economics of Project Evaluation
ECON 3710  Environmental Economics
ECON 3730  Forestry Economics
ECON 3740  Land Use Economics
ECON 3840  Economics Analysis of Health Services
ECON 3900  Intermediate Microeconomics 2
ECON 3950  Intermediate Macroeconomics 2
ECON 3990  Selected Topics in Economics
ECON 4100  International Financial Markets
ECON 4320  Econometrics
ECON 4330  Forecasting in Business and Economics
ECON 4560  International Macroeconomics and Finance
ECON 4660  Industrial Organization
ECON 4720  Sustainable Economic Development
ECON 4960  Directed Studies in Economics
ECON 4990  Selected Topics in Economics
 Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Entrepreneurship (20 Courses)

Note:  The requirements for this program have been revised and are effective beginning in September 2016. Students admitted prior to September 2016 have the option of remaining in their original program or completing the revised program outlined below. Students should contact an academic advisor if they are uncertain of their course selection.

MATH 1070
MATH 1100
Mathematics for Business & Economics or
Finite Math with Applications 1
ECON 2320 Economics and Business Statistics 1
ECON 2330 Economic and Business Statistics 2
FNCE 2120 Financial Management
ACCT 2210 Financial Accounting
ACCT 2250 Management Accounting
MKTG 2430 Introduction to Marketing
MIST 2610 Management Information Systems
ORGB 2810 Organizational Behaviour
HRMN 2820 Human Resource Management
BLAW 2910 Commercial Law
MKTG 3450 Professional Selling
SCMN 3320 Supply Chain Management
ENTR 3710 Marketing for Entrepreneurs
ENTR 3720 Small Business Finance
MKTG 4412 New Product Development
ENTR 4750 New Venture Creation
ENTR 4760 Small Business Management
At least two of:
ACCT 3260 Taxation for Decision Making
MKTG 3480 Marketing Research
HRMN 3830 Human Resource Planning and Staffing
MKTG 4450 E-Commerce
 Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Finance (20 Courses)
MATH 1070
MATH 1100
Mathematics for Business & Economics or
Finite Math with Applications 1
MATH 1170 Calculus for Business and Economics
ECON 1900 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 1950 Principles of Macroeconomics
FNCE 2120 Financial Management
ACCT 2210 Financial Accounting
ACCT 2250 Management Accounting
ECON 2320 Economics and Business Statistics 1
ECON 2330 Economics and Business Statistics 2
MIST 2610 Management Information Systems
FNCE 3150 Portfolio and Equity Analysis
FNCE 3170 Fixed Income and Alternative Investments
FNCE 3180 Derivatives Securities
FNCE 4130 Advanced Financial Management
FNCE 4180 International Financial Management
At least five of:
BLAW 2910 Commercial Law
FNCE 3140 Financial Statement Analysis
ACCT 3260 Taxation for Decision Making
FNCE 4120 Business Valuation and Restructuring
FNCE 4140 Personal Financial Management
FNCE 4160 Advanced Portfolio Management
FNCE 4190 Financial Institutions Management
ECON 4330 Forecasting in Business and Economics
 Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Human Resource Management (20 Courses)

Note:  The requirements for this program have been revised and are effective beginning in September 2016. Students admitted prior to September 2016 have the option of remaining in their original program or completing the revised program outlined below. Students should contact an academic advisor if they are uncertain of their course selection.

MNGT 1710 Introduction to Business
ACCT 2210 Financial Accounting
ACCT 2250 Management Accounting
MIST 2610 Management Information Systems
ORGB 2810 Organizational Behaviour
HRMN 2820 Human Resource Management
BLAW 2910 Commercial Law
MNGT 3710 Business Ethics and Society
MNGT 3730 Leadership
ORGB 3750 Creativity and Innovation
ORGB 3770 Teamwork in Organizations
ORGB 3810 Organizational Theory and Design
HRMN 3830 Human Resource Planning and Staffing
HRMN 3840 Employee and Labour Relations
BLAW 3920 Employment Law
MNGT 4720 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
HRMN 4830 Total Rewards
HRMN 4840 Organizational Learning, Training and Development
ORGB 4870 Organizational Development and Change
HRMN 4890 Selected Topics in Human Resource Management
 Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in International Business (20 Courses)

Note: The requirements for this program have been revised and are effective beginning in September 2016. Students admitted prior to September 2016 have the option of remaining in their original program or completing the revised program outlined below. Students should contact an academic advisor if they are uncertain of their course selection.

ECON 1900 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 1950 Principles of Macroeconomics
FNCE 2120 Financial Management
ACCT 2210 Financial Accounting
ACCT 2250 Management Accounting
ECON 2320 Economics and Business Statistics 1
ECON 2330 Economics and Business Statistics 2
MKTG 2430 Introduction to Marketing
MIST 2610 Management Information Systems
SCMN 3320 Supply Chain Management
IBUS 3510 International Business
IBUS 3530 International Trade Finance
MNGT 3710 Business Ethics and Society
MKTG 4470 International Marketing
IBUS 4510 Cross Cultural Management
IBUS 4540 Global Entrepreneurship
IBUS 4560 Doing Business in Emerging Markets
IBUS 4570 Global Management
At least two of:
ECON 3550 International Economics
MKTG 3450 Professional Selling
MKTG 3480 Marketing Research
IBUS 4590 International Business Field Study
 Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Mathematics and Economics (20 Courses)
ECON 1900 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 1950 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2900 Intermediate Microeconomics
ECON 2950 Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECON 3900 or 3950  Intermediate Micro II or Macro II
ECON 4320 Econometrics
ECON 4330 Forecasting in Business and Economics
MATH 1140 Calculus I 
MATH 1240 Calculus II
MATH 2110 Calculus III
MATH 1700 or 2240 Discrete Math or Differential Equations
MATH 2120 Linear Algebra I
ECON 2320 Economics and Business Statistics I
  Upper Level ECON Elective
  Upper Level ECON Elective
Choose one Stream:
Mathematics Stream
 STAT 3060 Applied Regression Analysis
 MATH 3160 Differential Equations II
 MATH 3400 Introduction to Linear Programming
 MATH 4410 Modelling of Discrete Optimization Problems
  Upper Level MATH Elective
Statistics Stream
 MATH 3020 Introduction to Probability
 STAT 3060 Applied Regression Analysis
 

Choose 3 from MATH 3030 and Upper Level

MATH Electives

 
 
General Stream
 STAT 3060  Applied Regression Analysis
 

Choose 4 from MATH 3020, 3030, 3050,

3160, 3400, 4410, STAT 4040, and any

Upper Level MATH/STAT Elective  

 
 
 
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Marketing (20 Courses)

Note: The requirements for this program have been revised and are effective beginning in September 2016. Students admitted prior to September 2016 have the option of remaining in their original program or completing the revised program outlined below. Students should contact an academic advisor if they are uncertain of their course selection.

ACCT 2210 Financial Accounting
ACCT 2250 Management Accounting
ECON 2320 Economics and Business Statistics 1
ECON 2330 Economics and Business Statistics 2
MKTG 2430 Introduction to Marketing
MIST 2610 Management Information Systems
ORGB 2810 Organizational Behaviour
SCMN 3320 Supply Chain Management
MKTG 3470 Consumer Behaviour
MKTG 3480 Marketing Research
IBUS 3510 International Business
MNGT 3710 Business Ethics and Society
MKTG 4460 Marketing Strategy
At least seven of:
BUSN 4990 Selected Topics in Business Administration
ECON 4330 Forecasting in Business and Economics
MKTG 3450 Professional Selling
MKTG 4400 Professional Sales Management
MKTG 4410 Services Marketing
MKTG 4412 New Product Development
MKTG 4420 Brand Management
MKTG 4422 Social Media Marketing
MKTG 4430 Retail Management
MKTG 4440 Advanced Marketing Research
MKTG 4450 E-Commerce
MKTG 4470 International Marketing
MKTG 4480 Integrated Marketing Communication
MKTG 4490 Business-to-Business Marketing
 Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Supply Chain Management (20 Courses)
MATH 1070
MATH 1100
Mathematics for Business & Economics or
Finite Math with Applications 1
MATH 1170 Calculus for Business and Economics 2
ECON 2320 Economic and Business Statistics 1
ECON 2330 Economic and Business Statistics 2
FNCE 2120 Financial Management
ACCT 2210 Financial Accounting
ACCT 2250 Management Accounting
MKTG 2430 Introduction to Marketing
MIST 2610 Management Information Systems
BLAW 2910 Commercial Law
SCMN 3320 Supply Chain Management
SCMN 3330 Procurement Management
IBUS 3510 International Business
MIST 3620 Web-Enabled Business
SCMN 4310 Operations Management
SCMN 4320 Logistics and Transportation
SCMN 4390 Selected Topics in Supply Chain Management
MKTG 4490 Business-to-Business Marketing
At least two of:
MKTG 3450 Professional Selling
IBUS 4570 Global Management
ECON 4330 Forecasting in Business and Economics

Program policies

Students must achieve a grade of C- or better in all courses to graduate.

Students must complete a minimum of ten courses at TRU after exemptions to receive a post-baccalaureate diploma.

Laddering

Post-baccalaureate students may receive exemptions in the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration which must be completed prior to applying to the MBA. The number of exemptions awarded depends on the requirements of the post-baccalaureate diploma. Students must receive a grade of B or higher in the equivalent undergraduate courses to be exempted.