Business Administration Post Degree Diploma

Advance your undergraduate degree with a marketable business education in just one year. Specialize in accounting and finance, general management, international management, human resource management or marketing.

Where: Comox Valley
Starts: September, January
Length: 1 year 
Tuition: $3,125 approx

My instructor Harley Elias helped me succeed. His teaching style and motivation to get students to research and be more analytical pushed me to excel.

Farai Madzvamuse, Business Administration Post Degree diploma graduate 

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Program Requirements

 

To meet the requirements for the post-degree diploma a student must complete 30 credits selected from business(BUS) courses, economics (ECO) courses, and PHI-260. Of these 30 credits, 24 must be in courses numbered 200-level or higher. Transferring students must complete a minimum 50% of the 30 required credits at North Island College. Courses counted toward the prerequisite degree may not also be counted toward the post degree diploma. Students may choose from the following program options:

General Management Option

Plus 4 of the following: BUS-221, BUS-255, BUS-265, BUS-290, BUS-355, BUS-380, BUS-450

Plus 1 BUS elective at the 200 level or higher.

International Management Option

  • BUS-255 Human Resource Management
  • BUS-293 Business Simulation
  • BUS-350 Organizational Behaviour
  • BUS-360 Intercultural Dimensions of International Business
  • BUS-370 International Marketing
  • BUS-375 International Financial Management
  • BUS-380 Globalization and International Business
  • BUS-450 Project Management
  • ENG-160 Effective Organizational Writing

Plus 1 elective chosen from any BUS course at the 200 level or higher, POL-203 (International Relations), or PHI-260 (Business Ethics).

Marketing Option

Plus 2 of the following: BUS-265BUS-430BUS-450

Plus 1 BUS elective at the 200 level or higher.

Note: Assumes BUS-162 or equivalent has been completed.

Accounting and Finance Option

  • BUS-132 Mathematics of Finance
  • BUS-200 Introductory Financial Accounting
  • BUS-211 Intermediate Financial Accounting I
  • BUS-217 Management Accounting
  • BUS-244 Finance
  • BUS-270 Software for Accounting Professionals
  • BUS-335 Quantitative Methods
  • BUS-375 International Financial Management
  • ENG-160 Effective Organizational Writing

Plus 1 elective chosen from any BUS course at the 200 level or higher, or PHI-260 Business Ethics.

Note: Assumes BUS-100 or equivalent has been completed.

Human Resource Management Option

Plus 1 BUS elective at the 200 level or higher.

 

Admission Requirements

 

  1. An accredited bachelors degree with a minimum of three academic years from a recognized institution.
  2. C+ in one of Foundations of Math 11 or NIC MAT-055; or C in one of Principles of Math 11, Pre-Calculus 11, Applications of Math 12, NIC MAT-053; or Math assessment.
  3. Students enrolling in 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.

 

International Language Requirements

For international language requirements click here.

International students must meet NIC international admission requirements.

Transfer Credit & Credit For Prior Learning

The NIC business administration program accepts course transfer credit from a wide range of post secondary institutions and professional organizations. Detailed course transfer information for BC institutions may be found by accessing the BC Transfer Guide. Students possessing other applicable prior learning may request prerequisite waivers for selected courses.

To Be Successful

  • basic computer skills in word processing and file management are required.
  • Consult with a business administration instructor if you are unsure of your level of math preparedness for any of the business courses.

 

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

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

Faculty

Business Administration

PhD, Marketing, (UBC), Completed two years

MBA, Marketing & Labour Relations, (UBC)

B.Sc., Applied Mathematics, (UBC)

Subjects: Business
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

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

Kolawole Lawal

Kolawole Lawal

Faculty

Business Administration

MBA/M.Sc. International Management (Vancouver Island University) 

B.Sc. Economics (Bells University of Technology)

Subjects: Economics

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

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
Gordon.Mason@nic.bc.ca
Campbell River Campus 250-923-9700 ext. 7844 | Location CWG - 204
Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5000

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 - A-WS2
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

Bill Parkinson

Bill Parkinson

Faculty

Business Administration

MA in Adult Education (Athabasca University, 2005)

Subjects: Business
bill.parkinson@nic.bc.ca
Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5000 ext. 4245 | Location DIS - 216
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

Program Highlights

If you have a bachelor's degree from a recognized institution, this program provides you with an opportunity to complete a post-degree diploma in business administration in one academic year. You may select options in general management, international management, marketing, accounting and finance or human resource management.

In the general management option, students learn fundamental skills related to financial accounting, human resources management and administration. Using simulations and comprehensive case studies, you will gain experience in strategic analysis, plan development, and presentation. Upon graduation, you will possess skills in conflict resolution, management roles, motivation and communication. You will also have a greater understanding of organizational structure.

If you choose the international management option, you will gain valuable skills relevant to working in private or public sector organizations across a global environment.

With the marketing option, you will study consumer behaviour and learn how to tailor your marketing efforts to better reach your desired audience, both regionally and internationally.

The accounting and finance option provides an overview of finance basics and accounting practices and principles (both managerial and financial). You will be introduced to Canadian accounting standards and will be provided with a general framework for financial decision-making.

A focus in human resource management provides you with a greater understanding of personnel management and its relationship to the culture of an organization.

Career Opportunities

This program gives you an opportunity to gain valuable business skills while recognizing past learning. If you wish to prepare for graduate studies, this program will offer you a supportive environment in which you can develop a stronger academic background. With a Business Administration post-degree diploma, your career positions may include, but would not be limited to, upper management, business consultant, communications manager, creative director, human resources officer and business owner. 

 

Tuition & Costs Estimate for
Fall 2018, Winter, Spring & Summer 2019

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
Tuition $3,125
NISU Fees $130
Books $1,530
Learner Resource $155
Health and Dental $275
Total $5,215
Tuition varies from $2910 to 3125 depending on the option taken.
Full-time students are automatically enrolled in the mandatory Health and Dental Benefit plan ($275).

International Fees

Year 1
Tuition $15,915
NISU Fees $120
Books $1,530
Learner Resource $155
Health and Dental $275
Total $17,995
Additional Costs for International Students include a $100 Application fee (required) and a $250 Accommodation Application Fee (optional).
Options available for International Students are General Management, Marketing, Accounting & Finance, Human Resource Management, and International Management.
Full-time students are automatically enrolled in the mandatory Health and Dental Benefit plan ($275).