Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Advanced Certificate in Management

The Advanced Certificate in Management program provides you with a practical exposure to the interpersonal and decision-making skills you require as a business manager.

What Can You Do With This Credential?

This certificate can lead to the Advanced Program in Management , which can ladder into the Bachelor or Commerce.

 Program Requirements

Admission Requirements

Open admission

Two years of post-secondary education in any field, or the equivalent as determined through PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment Recognition), strongly recommended
To gain the maximum benefit from this program, employment or volunteer experience in capacities where the skills can be readily applied, strongly recommended

If you plan to complete this or another Open Learning credential program, please fill out the Program Admission Form and send it to OL Admissions.

Residency Requirements

A minimum of 6 TRU credits (distance or on-campus)

Certificate Requirements

15 credits total, with a GPA of 2.00 or higher over all courses required to complete this credential, as follows:

BBUS 3611, Open Thinking (3)
MNGT 4711, Decision Analysis (3)
BBUS 3631, Open Communication: Effective Communication Skills (3)
MNGT 3731, Leadership (3)
BBUS 3671, Contemporary Leadership (3)

Up to two approved alternate courses (6 credits) can be considered on an individual basis.

You benefit by taking BBUS 3611 before BBUS 3631 and MNGT 3731.

Student Responsibility

Consult with your Program Advisor to ensure that the courses you select can be applied toward the program requirements of your chosen credential.

Also, before you register in a course not listed on the OL website, you must apply for a Letter of Permission (LOP).

If you proceed otherwise, you may find that either course credits cannot be applied to your program or you must pay a transcript reassessment fee.


Please see Tuition and Fees for details.


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