Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Advanced Certificate in Management Studies

The Advanced Certificate in Management Studies 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.

 Program Requirements

Admission Requirements

Open admission

Admission Recommendations

Two years of post-secondary education in any field or the equivalent as determined through PLAR 

Employment or volunteer experience in capacities where the skills can be readily applied

When applying to this program, please complete the Program Admission Form.

Residency Requirements

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

Certificate Requirements

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

Core Knowledge Requirements (15 credits)

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)

Upon approval, you can take up to to two alternate courses (6 credits).

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. 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 estimated costs.

 Contact Us

Email Business and Management Studies with your questions about the Advanced Certificate in Management Studies program.