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Certificate in Business Skills

The Certificate in Business Skills can help you to develop the basic skills required to gain entry-level employment in business.

The program counts for full credit toward the Achievement in Business Competencies (Blue Seal) program. If you are a certified tradesperson, you may use the Certificate in Business Skills as an option when applying for Blue Seal certification.

Program requirements

Admission requirements

Open admission

Residency requirements

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

Certificate requirements

15 credits, with a minimum GPA of 2.00 (C average) over all courses required to complete this credential, as follows:

Core knowledge requirements (6 credits)
  • CMNS 1811, Professional and Academic Composition (3)
  • MIST 2611, Management Information Systems (3)
Elective requirements (9 credits)

Nine credits of 1000- or 2000-level courses, normally selected from business or economics courses: ACCT, BLAW, BUSN, ECON, ENTR, FNCE, HRMN, MIST, MKTG, MNGT, ORGB, SCMN, CMNS 1291, Introduction to Professional Writing, MATH 1091, Business Mathematics, MATH 1101, Finite Mathematics and/or STAT 1201, Introduction to Probability and Statistics

Other similar courses meeting the intent of the core and/or elective requirements are considered on a case-to-case basis.

Supervisory option (9 credits)

You are awarded this option if you complete the following electives:

  • MNGT 1221, Supervision (3)
  • MNGT 2131, Motivation and Productivity (3), or approved equivalent
  • HRMN 2821, Human Resource Management (3), or approved equivalent
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.

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