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, Online
Starts: September, January
Length: 2 years
Delivery: Off-campus, Digital Scheduled Class

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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.

Year 1

  • BUS-100 Financial Accounting Fundamentals
  • BUS-132 Mathematics of Finance
  • BUS-150 Principles of Management
  • BUS-162 Principles of Marketing
  • BUS-360 Intercultural Dimensions of International Business
  • BUS-370 International Marketing
  • ENG-160 Effective Organizational Writing
  • PHI-260 Business Ethics
  • EMP-010 Internship Workshop - Students must complete this 15-hour, noncredit, online course as a prerequisite to BUS-500

Plus 1 general elective to be chosen from any BUS, ECO, CHN, FRE, or SPN courses at the 100 level or higher, ENG-104, ENG-115, ENG-116, ENG-117, ENG-260, DGL-221, or STA-115.

Year 2

Plus 1 management elective to be chosen from the following: BUS-430, BUS-450, BUS-452 or BUS-492.

Plus 3 general electives to be chosen from any BUS, ECO, CHN, FRE, or SPN courses at the 100 level or higher, ENG-104, ENG-115, ENG-116, ENG-117, ENG-260, DGL-221, or STA-115.   

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

Completion Requirements

*Effective 2021 FALL: A minimum GPA of 2.00 is required.

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-092 and ESL-095 (minimum C+); 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.

 

Note: Effective 2021 FALL the admission requirement will be:

  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 C in one of Principles of Math 11, Pre-Calculus 11, Applications of Math 12, or NIC MAT-053; or Math assessment;
  3. C + in one of Provincial English 12, English Studies 12, English First Peoples 12, NIC ENG-096, ENG-098, ESL-092 and ESL-095; or English assessment; or one of the following
  • Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 (no band lower than 5.5).
  • TOEFL iBT 80 overall with no subsection less than 19
  • TOEFL-550 (Code 8538)
  • CAEL 60 and writing 60
  • PTE Academic 54 overall with no component less than 46; or
  • Equivalency as determined by North Island College Admissions Department

Students are recommended to take ENG-104 in the first semester. Students who do not have a band score of Academic IELTS 6.0, TOEFL iBT 20, PTE 50, CAEL 60 or higher in Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking will be required to take ENG-104 in the first semester.

    4.  Or, permission of the department

International Language Requirements

If you are applying as an international student, you must meet NIC international admission requirements.

Accessible Learning

Making education accessible for those with a documented disability is a key priority for NIC. We offer a wide range of services, supports and resources for students. For more information visit: Accessible Learning Services.

Ali Mayboudi

Ali Mayboudi

Department Chair

Business Administration

MA, Economics (Simon Fraser University, 2013)

Subjects: Business, Economics
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. 4350 | Location TYE - 223
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

Alan Chapelle

Alan Chapelle

MBA, Marketing & Labour Relations (UBC)

B.Sc., Applied Mathematics (UBC)

alan.chapelle@nic.bc.ca
Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5000 ext. 4261 | Location VLG - F4
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

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, 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

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

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 | Location DIS - 209

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 $3,390 $2,925
NISU Fees $150 $135
Books $2,000 $2,000
Learner Resource $162 $145
Health and Dental $275 $275
Total $5,977 $5,480 $11,457

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

Book costs noted are estimates for planning purposes.  Accurate book costs are available by course through the NIC book search.

Find out if this program is eligible for Student Aid BC funding.

This program is tuition refund Category 1.

International Fees

Year 1 Year 2 Grand Total
Tuition $13,770 $12,393
NISU Fees $150 $135
Student Services Fees $1,010 $826
Books $2,000 $2,000
Learner Resource $162 $145
Health and Dental $275 $275
Total $17,367 $15,774 $33,141

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.

Book costs noted are estimates for planning purposes.  Accurate book costs are available by course through the NIC book search.