Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Certificate in Entrepreneurial Skills 1

The Certificate in Entrepreneurial Skills 1 provides you, a small business owner/operator, with the essential skills and competitive strategies to help your enterprise thrive.

What Can You Do With This Credential?

Increase your entrepreneurial competency and your bottom line.

This certificate can lead to the Certificate in Entrepreneurial Skills 2 program, providing a pathway into the Diploma in Management Studies program, which can ladder into the Bachelor of Commerce.

 Program Requirements

Admission Requirements

Open admission

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:

Core Knowledge Requirements (12 credits)

MNGT 1111, Supervision (3)
ACCT 1211, Accounting I (3)
MNGT 1711, Introduction to Business (3)
MKTG 2431, Marketing (3)

Elective Requirements (3 credits)

3 credits from the following electives:

MATH 1091, Business Mathematics (3)
MNGT 1211, Management Principles and Practices (3)
MIST 2611, Management Information Systems (3)
HRMN 2821, Human Resource Management (3)
BLAW 2911, Commercial Law (3)
BBUS 3331, Introduction to Production and Operations Management (3)
MKTG 3451, Professional Selling (3)
MKTG 4431, Retail Marketing (3)
MKTG 4451, E-Commerce (3)
ENTR 4751, New Venture Creation (3)

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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