Business Administration Post Degree Diploma - Global Business Management

Specialize in Canadian and international business management, including trade, marketing and finance. Develop cross-cultural experience studying with classmates from a variety of backgrounds.

Where: Campbell River
Starts: September, January
Length: 2 years
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I am really thankful for NIC's post-degree diploma in global business management. The experience I gained in my internship at St. Joseph's Hospital helped me land my current job as an administrative coordinator in human resources and payroll at Retirement Concepts.

Anurag Das, Business Administration Post Degree diploma - Global Business Management, alumni

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Program Requirements

Courses counted toward the prerequisite degree may not also be counted toward the post degree diploma.

September Intake Timeline

First Semester

  • BUS-100 Financial Accounting Fundamentals
  • BUS-150 Principles of Management
  • BUS-162 Principles of Marketing
  • ENG-160 Effective Organizational Writing
  • EMP-010 Internship Workshop - Students must complete this 15-hour, noncredit, online course as a prerequisite to BUS-500

Second Semester

  • BUS-132 Mathematics of Finance
  • BUS-360 Intercultural Dimensions of International Business
  • BUS-370 International Marketing
  • PHI-260 Business Ethics

Plus 1 general elective to be chosen from any BUS, ECO, CHN, FRE or SPN course at the 100 level or higher and ENG-115 or ENG-117, ENG-260, IMG-220 and STA-115. (See sample Study Plans tab)

Year 2

  • BUS-293 Business Simulation
  • BUS-375 International Financial Management
  • BUS-380 Globalization and International Business
  • BUS-500 Internship – Applied Business
  • POL-203 International Relations

Plus 1 management elective to be chosen from the following: BUS-450, BUS-452 or BUS-492.

Plus 3 general electives to be chosen from any ECO, CHN, FRE or SPN course at the 100 level or higher, any BUS course at the 200 level or higher, ENG-260, IMG-220, STA-115, and either ENG-115 or ENG-117. (See sample Study Plans tab)

Courses counted toward the prerequisite degree may not also be counted toward the post degree diploma.

 

January Intake Timeline

First Semester (Winter)

  • BUS-100 Financial Accounting Fundamentals
  • BUS-150 Principles of Management
  • BUS-162 Principles of Marketing
  • ENG-160 Effective Organizational Writing
  • EMP-010 Internship Workshop - Students must complete this 15-hour, noncredit, online course as a prerequisite to BUS-500

Second Semester (Fall)

  • BUS-132 Mathematics of Finance
  • BUS-360 Intercultural Dimensions of International Business
  • BUS-370 International Marketing

Plus 2 general electives to be chosen from any BUS, ECO, CHN, FRE or SPN course at the 100 level or higher and ENG-115 or ENG-117, ENG-260, IMG-220 and STA-115. (See sample Study Plans tab)

Third Semester (Winter)

Plus 1 management elective to be chosen from the following: BUS-450, BUS-452 or BUS-492.

Fourth Semester (Fall)

  • BUS-375 International Financial Management
  • BUS-380 Globalization and International Business

Plus 2 general electives to be chosen from any ECO, CHN, FRE or SPN course at the 100 level or higher, any BUS course at the 200 level or higher, ENG-260, IMG-220, STA-115, and either ENG-115 or ENG-117. (See sample Study Plans tab)

 

Admission Requirements

  1. An accredited Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of three academic years from a recognized institution. 
  2. C+ in Foundations of Math 11 or NIC MAT-055; or a C in one of Pre-Calculus 11, Principles of Math 11, Applications of Math 12, or NIC MAT-053; or Math Assessment. 
  3. Students applying to the Post Degree Diploma program whose undergraduate degree was not taught in English must meet English language requirements. Those requirements may be met by completing ESL-090 (minimum C+) or equivalent; or English Assessment; or a minimum TOEFL-550, TOEFL Computer Based Test (CBT) 213, TOEFL iBT 80 with no section lower than 19; or IELTS 6.0.

The number of qualified applicants normally exceeds the number of seats available therefore fulfillment of the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission. Admission is offered through a selective admission process.

International Language Requirements

International students must meet NIC international admission requirements.

Consider NIC’s Academic English Language program if you need to gain the skills to speak and understand English in the college environment.

Ali Mayboudi

Ali Mayboudi

Department Chair

Business Administration

MA, Economics (Simon Fraser University, 2013)

Ali.Mayboudi@nic.bc.ca
Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5209 | Location TYE - 216

Othman Bennis

Othman Bennis

Faculty

Business Administration

BA, Finance (Kennesaw State University)

MA, Economics (University of Victoria)

Subjects: Economics
Othman.Bennis@nic.bc.ca
Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5000 ext. 4068 | Location VLG - A WS5
Campbell River Campus 250-923-9700

Anita Budisa-Bonneau

Anita Budisa-Bonneau
Anita.Budisa@nic.bc.ca
Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5007 | Location DIS - 117
Campbell River Campus 250-923-9700

Ron Davis

Ron Davis

Faculty

Business Administration

MBA, (University of Saskatchewan)

Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), (University of Saskatchewan)

Subjects: Business
ron.davis@nic.bc.ca
Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5000 ext. 4603 | Location VLG - F-4

Harley Elias

Harley Elias

Faculty

Business Administration, Tourism & Hospitality Mgmt

MBA, Strategic Planning and Marketing (University of Washington)

Subjects: Business, Tourism & Hospitaly Mgmt
harley.elias@nic.bc.ca
Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5000 ext. 4014 | Location TTB - 114

Murray Erickson

Murray Erickson

Faculty

Business Administration, Tourism & Hospitality Mgmt

Bachelor of Business Administration (Simon Fraser University)
Chartered Accountant designation (CPA Canada)

Subjects: Business, Tourism & Hospitaly Mgmt
murray.erickson@nic.bc.ca
Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5000 ext. 4032 | Location TTB - 114

Kim Gibson

Kim Gibson

Faculty

Business Administration

M.Sc., Accountancy (San Diego State University)

CPA, CA

Subjects: Business
kim.gibson@nic.bc.ca
Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5000 ext. 4154 | Location TYE - 217

Linda Jay

Linda Jay

Faculty

Business Administration

M.Ed. in Administrative Leadership (Simon Fraser University)

Diploma, Public Sector Management (University of Victoria)

B.Comm. (University of Saskatchewan)

Subjects: Business
Linda.Jay@nic.bc.ca
Campbell River Campus 250-923-9773 | Location CWG - 229
Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5000

Frank Lu

Frank Lu

Faculty

Business Administration, Computer Science Technology, Fine Arts, Mathematics-Science

MSc (Business Admin) in Management Info Systems (UBC, 1992)

Subjects: Business, Info Tech & Comp Science, Interactive Media, Mathematics
frank.lu@nic.bc.ca
Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5046 | Location TYE - 121

Judith Marriott

Judith Marriott

Faculty

Business Administration

CPA, CA

B.Comm., honours (UBC)

Subjects: Business
judith.marriott@nic.bc.ca
Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5031 | Location TTB - 117
Campbell River Campus 250-923-9761

Gordon Mason

Gordon Mason

Faculty

Business Administration

MBA (University of Athabasca)

Advanced Graduate Degree in Management (University of Athabasca)

 

Subjects: Business

Lynn Moseley

Lynn Moseley

Faculty

Business Administration, Continuing Ed & Training

MBA (Royal Roads University)

Subjects: Business
Lynn.Moseley@nic.bc.ca
Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5000 ext. 4065 | Location VLG - F-7
Campbell River Campus 250-923-9700

Darren Paproski

Darren Paproski

Faculty

Business Administration

PhD in Chinese Consumer Behaviour (University of Hertfordshire)

Subjects: Business
Darren.Paproski@nic.bc.ca
Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5000

Norma Pelletier

Norma Pelletier

Faculty

Business Administration

Chartered Professional Accountant, CPA-CGA

Subjects: Business
norma.pelletier@nic.bc.ca
Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5000 ext. 4156 | Location TYE - 215

Cynthia Zhao

Cynthia Zhao

Faculty

Business Administration

MA in Political Economics (Northeast Normal University, 2000)

Subjects: Business
Cynthia.Zhao@nic.bc.ca
Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5000 ext. 4082

Program Highlights

If you have a bachelor's degree from a recognized institution, this program provides you with the opportunity to complete your international business education in two years. No previous business experience or study is required.

In year one, you will develop a strong foundation in essential business functions, such as accounting, finance, marketing, business writing and administration. Coursework focuses on the international context, giving you a global perspective in all areas of study. You will also choose one additional class from a wide range of business, economics and foreign language electives. First year also includes EMP-100 Employment Preparation, a pre-employment course that provides you with the career skills needed for a successful internship.

If you wish to get a head start on the September program, you may be able to complete a few courses in the preceding spring and/or summer terms. Please talk to an educational advisor

In second year, you will deepen deepen your business understanding with upper level courses in international business, international finance and management. You will also begin to put theory into practice. In BUS-293, you will apply knowledge gained from several business disciplines to manage a company in an online business simulation. You will become part of a management team, making strategic business decisions in an effort to achieve a competitive advantage in your industry.

Upon completion, you will have relevant work experience through your program internship and will be well-positioned for careers in any industry that operates internationally. 

Career Opportunities

Your education in global business management will prepare you for career opportunities in a wide range of work environments, both in Canada and internationally. This may include working in the diplomatic corps, government, college and university international offices, international development agencies and as a small business owner. You may also consider further education in masters programs in a variety of disciplines. The possibilities are endless.

Are you an international student? With two years of academic study and internship from NIC, you will be eligible to apply for a three-year Canadian work permit upon graduation. See Immigration and Citizenship, Government of Canada for complete information on post-graduate work permits.

Internships

The two-year post degree diploma includes a one-term internship (full-time or part-time, paid or unpaid) in a position related to business management. The internship will give you the opportunity to apply theories and methods learned in the classroom to the analysis of actual business problems encountered in the workplace. You will also learn new skills to enhance your future employment success and/or to prepare you for further employment or academic study.

 

Tuition & Costs Estimate

Costs indicated are estimates for a 100% course load per year, unless otherwise noted. Additional fees may also include necessary equipment, supplies, NIC appointed uniforms, or field trips not included in these estimates.

While we do our best to share accurate and timely fee information, changes may occur. For more information, visit our tuition page.

Domestic Fees

Year 1 Year 2 Grand Total
Tuition $3,175 $2,925
NISU Fees $130 $115
Books $1,530 $1,530
Learner Resource $160 $145
Health and Dental $275 $275
Total $5,270 $4,990 $10,260

Full-time students are automatically enrolled in the mandatory Health and Dental Benefit plan ($275).

This program is tuition refund Category 1.



International Fees

Year 1 Year 2 Grand Total
Tuition $13,500 $12,150
NISU Fees $130 $115
Student Services Fees $900 $810
Books $1,530 $1,530
Learner Resource $160 $145
Health and Dental $275 $275
Total $16,495 $15,025 $31,520

Additional Costs for International students include the $100 application fee (required).

Full-time students are automatically enrolled in the mandatory Health and Dental Benefit plan ($275).

 

For more information on tuition costs and refunds refer to International Tuition and Costs.

Sample Study Plans

Most students should include BUS-350 (Organizational Behaviour) as one of their general electives, but other options are possible. For example:
 
Languages Option
Use all four general electives for languages courses.  To take a language course in each of the four semesters, either take five courses in the first semester or move a first semester course to the second semester and move PHI-260 to the second year.
 
Finance Option
Take MAT-115 (Introduction to Statistics) as a general elective in first year.  Then take BUS-244 (Finance) and BUS-335 (Quantitative Methods) as general electives in second year.  If you do not know Excel and have room in your program, you should also take BUS-170 as an elective. 
 
Marketing Option
Either take MAT-115 (Introduction to Statistics) as a general elective in first year and BUS-362 (Market Research) plus any two of BUS-264, BUS-265, BUS-267, BUS-368, BUS-430, and IMG-220 as general electives in second year; or take any four of BUS-264, BUS-265, BUS-267, BUS-368, BUS-430, and IMG-220 as general electives.