Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Advanced Diploma in Management

The Advanced Diploma in Management program provides a practical exposure to the business and management skills required in today's workplace. It is designed for you if you have a post-secondary diploma (not necessarily in a business or management field) or equivalent and a minimum of two years of work experience.

What Can You Do With This Credential?

This diploma can ladder into the Bachelor or Commerce and the Bachelor of General Studies.

 Program Requirements

Admission Requirements

A minimum of 60 credits of post-secondary studies
Applicants without these credits may request a PLAR assessment.

Successful completion of ACCT 2211, Introduction to Financial Accounting and MKTG 2431, Introduction to Marketing
You may be admitted into this program without ACCT 2211 or MKTG 2431 but must take approved equivalent courses as corequisites (concurrent courses) with your initial courses in this program.

To apply for this program, please complete the Program Admission Form.

Residency Requirements

A minimum of 9 TRU credits (distance or on-campus)

Diploma Requirements

Forty-five credits total, with a GPA of 2.00 (a grade of C-) or higher in all courses required to complete this credential, as follows:

FNCE 2121, Financial Management (3)
ACCT 2251, Management Accounting (3)
BLAW 2911, Commercial Law (3)
BBUS 3611, Open Thinking (3)
BBUS 3631, Open Communication: Effective Communication Skills (3)
MNGT 3731, Leadership (3)
BBUS 3661, Strategic Human Resource Management (3)
BBUS 3671, Contemporary Leadership (3)
MNGT 3711, Business Ethics and Society (3)
MKTG 4451, E-Commerce (3)
MNGT 4711, Decision Analysis (3)
MNGT 4751, Project Management (6)
ENTR 4751, New Venture Creation (3)
BBUS 4833, Effective Leadership (3)

You benefit from taking BBUS 3661, Strategic Human Resource Management before taking BBUS 3631, Open Communication: Effective Communication Skills and MNGT 3731, Leadership.

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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