Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Commerce

Designed for graduates of recognized baccalaureate degrees in business, the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Commerce program allows you to build on your undergraduate degree by specializing in a specific area of business, thereby expanding your employment potential.

Graduation from this program may help you to meet the entrance requirements for the Master of Business Administration.

Program requirements

Admission requirements

A recognized baccalaureate degree in business

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

Residency requirements

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

Certificate requirements

Coursework from a previous credential cannot be used to meet any of the 15 credits required for this program's credential.

Fifteen credits of business study, with a GPA of 2.33 (a grade of C+) or higher in each course required to complete one of the following six concentration requirements:

Concentration requirements
 Accounting concentration
  • ACCT 3201, Intermediate Financial Accounting 1 (3)
  • ACCT 3211, Intermediate Financial Accounting 2 (3)
  • ACCT3221, Income Taxation 1 (3)
  • ACCT 3251, Intermediate Management Accounting (3)

One of the following:

 Finance concentration

Either FNCE 3180, Risk Management and Financial Engineering (3) (TRU on-campus) or FNCE 403, Risk Management (3) (Athabasca University)

Two of the following:

  • ACCT 3221, Income Taxation 1 (3)
  • MKTG 3451, Professional Selling (3)
  • Either FNCE 4130, Advanced Financial Management (3) (TRU on-campus) or ADMN 3117, Financial Management II (3) (Nipissing University)
  • Either FNCE 4160, Portfolio Management (3) (TRU on-campus) or FNCE 470, Portfolio Management (3) (Athabasca University)
  • Either FNCE 4180, International Financial Management (3) (TRU on-campus) or ECON 3127, International Financial Management (3) (Nipissing University)
  • Either FNCE 4190, Financial Institutions Management (3) (TRU on-campus) or ADMN 2116, Management of Financial Institutions (3) (Nipissing University)
 Human resources concentration
  • HRMN 2821, Human Resource Management (3)
  • HRMN 3661, Strategic Human Resource Management (3)
  • HRMN 3841, Employee and Labour Relations (3) (in development)

Six credits of approved 4000-level business courses from the following:

 Leadership concentration

Six credits of approved 4000-level business courses from the following:

  • MNGT 4751, Project Management (6)
  • ORGB 4871, Organizational Development and Change (3)
  • LEAD 4901, Strategic Thinking for Leadership (3)
 Marketing concentration

Four of the following:

 Public sector management concentration

Two of the following:

  • PADM 3119, Introduction to Public Administration (3)
  • PADM 3149, Public Sector Research and Analysis (3)
  • PADM 4239, Local Government in British Columbia (3)
  • PADM 4459, Urban and Regional Economics (3)

Sufficient courses from the following to bring the total concentration course count to five:

  • PADM 3169, Written Communications in the Public and Non-Profit Sectors (3)
  • PADM 4079, Managing Service Delivery (3)
  • PADM 4219, Financial Management (3)
  • PADM 4379, Program Evaluation and Performance Measurement (3)
  • PADM 4469, Local Government Land Use Planning (3)
  • An approved 3000- or 4000-level course
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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