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Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Certificate in Management Studies

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Admission Requirements

Open admission

A strong grounding in quantitative courses, including Foundations of Math 11 or Pre-calculus 11 or equivalent

A free, voluntary mathematics self-assessment is available to help you select a math course at the appropriate level.

Residency Requirements

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

Certificate Requirements

30 credits, with a minimum GPA of 2.00 over all courses required to complete this credential, as follows:

Core Knowledge Requirements (12 credits)

  • Either MNGT 1221, Supervision (3) or MNGT 1211, Management Principles and Practices (3)
  • Either MATH 1091, Business Mathematics (3) or MATH 1101, Finite Mathematics (3)
  • Either CMNS 1811, Professional and Academic Composition (3) or CMNS 1291, Introduction to Professional Writing (3)
  • MIST 2611, Management Information Systems (3)

Elective Requirements (18 credits)

18 credits in management studies, including business, economics, mathematics or statistics courses: ACCT, BBUS, BLAW, BUSN, ECON, ENTR, FNCE, HRMN, IBUS, MATH, MIST, MKTG, MNGT, ORGB, SCMN, STAT

Up to nine credits may be in approved arts and sciences electives or in technical or specialized-skills courses appropriate to your coursework, subject to approval.

Supervisory Option (9 credits)

You are awarded this option if you complete one of the two following areas of specialization:

Accounting Fundamentals

If you choose ACCT 2211 instead of ACCT 1211and ACCT 1221, you are required to select an additional course.

Entrepreneurial Essentials

Programs and Pathways

This chart shows how credits gained in one credential can count toward another:

NOTE The Bachelor of Commerce program is currently not accepting applications

Infographic of pathways for business programs
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