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McDonald's to NIC Degree Pathway

McDonald's Management Trainees qualify for up to 24 credits toward NIC's Bachelor of Business Degree (General Management Major)

Where: Comox Valley
Starts: September, January
  • With your McDonald's Management training, you've already completed 20 per cent of your degree. 
  • Expand your earning potential and opportunities for career advancement Your NIC degree is recognized by employers and other post-secondary institutions throughout the province. Combined with your McDonald’s Management Training, you will be well-positioned for career growth.
  • Earn academic credit through paid co-op work experience to develop industry-relevant skills and broaden your career options.
  • Be in demand. More than 35 per cent of the projected 935,000 job openings in BC by 2024 are business and related occupations, most of which will require post-secondary education.

Career possibilities: After graduation, you will be well-prepared for management opportunities at McDonald's as well as in private and public sector organizations.

Choose North Island College

Apply to NIC's Bachelor of Business Administration, General Management Major to take advantage of:

  • International exchange opportunities. NIC students have taken part in student exchange programs in Germany, the US, Mexico, Poland and France.
  • Life-changing experiences. Combine your world-class McDonald’s training with paid international training experience at Disney Corporation. NIC is one of six Canadian post-secondary institutions to take part in Disney’s International Academic Exchange program.
  • Invaluable work experience. As a degree student, you’ll have the option of complementing your in-class studies with business-related paid employment through co-operative education. In addition, you’ll take several courses that apply concepts from your studies to real workplace problems.
  • Credit for your McDonald's training. NIC recognizes your McDonald’s management training. If you have completed management training at McDonald’s and meet our admission requirements, you are already on your way to NIC’s Bachelor of Business Administration, General Management Major.

The McDonald's Advantage

  • Scholarship opportunities. As a McDonald’s Management Trainee, you may qualify for funding to help pay for your education. For more than 25 years, McDonald’s has awarded thousands of scholarships recognizing and rewarding restaurant employees for their achievements at work, at school and in their communities. Since the program began, more than 4,000 McDonald’s employees have shared in scholarship awards, totaling more than $2 million. Learn more.
  • Flexible work hours. McDonald’s will continue to support your professional development and schedule shifts to support your learning needs while you study at NIC.

Career Opportunities

After graduation, you will be well-prepared for management-related employment opportunities at McDonalds, in private and public sector organizations, or you may opt to pursue your own business ventures. You may also be eligible for membership in the Canadian Institute of Management and the Human Resources Management Association. If you are interested in earning a CHRP (Certified Human Resources Professional) designation, a degree is a requirement and the general management degree option will help prepare you to write the CHRP examination.

Co-operative Education

Co-operative education alternates paid, program-related work experience with academic study. The practical experience gained on these supervised, structured work terms is an integral part of the student’s education. The result is increased confidence, new employment contacts and practical real-world experience locally, on the Island, provincially or internationally.

If you wish to participate in the co-operative education program, you are encouraged to apply during the first semester of your first year of study in order to have the best options for completing the program. You must complete EMP-100 (Co-operative Education Pre-Employment Seminar) as a prerequisite to BUS-197 (Co-operative Education Internship Work Term). 

Applications are also accepted from second and third-year students. Among the eligibility criteria, you must have a GPA of 2.33 or higher in the required business administration program courses and complete a co-op interview. You can be awarded a co-operative education designation on your degree if you successfully complete EMP-100, BUS-197, BUS-297 and BUS-397 (in addition to your program course work). Note: these courses cannot be used as program electives and have registration fees in addition to the program registration fees.

You may choose alternating or consecutive work terms that must not end in the program's last semester. For more information on work terms, eligibility requirements, sample job opportunities and wages contact Student Employment Services.

Tuition & Costs Estimate for
Fall 2017, Winter, Spring & Summer 2018

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 tuition page.

Domestic Fees

Per Year
Tuition $2,910
NISU Fees $125
Books $1,530
Learner Resource $155
Total $4,720
Tuition may vary, depending on the courses chosen. Book costs and Lab fees are specific to each course. Not all courses have Lab fees.
Full-time students are automatically enrolled in the mandatory Health and Dental Benefit plan ($275).

International Fees

Per Year
Tuition $12,730
NISU Fees $125
Books $1,530
Learner Resource $155
Total $14,540
Additional Costs for International Students include a $100 Application fee (required) and a $250 Accommodation Application Fee (optional).
Book costs and Lab fees are specific to each course. Not all courses have lab fees. Tuition is based on 3 - 5 courses per term.
Full-time students are automatically enrolled in the mandatory Health and Dental Benefit plan ($275).

Bill Parkinson

Bill Parkinson

Faculty

Business Administration

MA in Adult Education (Athabasca University, 2005)

Subjects: Business
bill.parkinson@nic.bc.ca
Komoux Hall 250-334-5027
Campbell River Campus 250-923-9700 | Location KMX - 216
Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5027

Anita Budisa-Bonneau

Anita Budisa-Bonneau

Anita.Budisa@nic.bc.ca
Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5007 | Location DIS - 117

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

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 - 4

Harley Elias

Harley Elias

Faculty

Business Administration, Professional Tourism

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, Professional Tourism

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

MSc, Accountancy (San Diego State University)

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

Margaret Hearnden

Margaret Hearnden

Faculty

PhD, Applied Linguistics, (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education [OISE] of the University of Toronto)
Thesis: Communication needs of internationally educated nurses working with older adults.

Margaret.Hearnden@nic.bc.ca
Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5000 ext. 4114 | Location TTB - 112

Linda Jay

Linda Jay

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

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

Ali Mayboudi

Ali Mayboudi

Department Chair, Faculty

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

Lynn Moseley

Lynn Moseley

Lynn.Moseley@nic.bc.ca
Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5000 ext. 4129 | Location VLG - A-WS1
Campbell River Campus 250-923-9700

Darren Paproski

Darren Paproski

Darren.Paproski@nic.bc.ca
Comox Valley Campus 250-334-5000 ext. 4245

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

Credit for training

North Island College 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.

How it Works

North Island College will grant transfer credit for successful completion of McDonalds Management Development Program Levels 1 – 4 (MDP1, MDP2, MDP3 and MDP4) to all applicants who meet NIC’s admission requirements (Eng 12 C+, Math (Foundations 11 C+, Principles 11 C, Applications 12 C, or Pre-Calculus 11 C).

Receive up to 24 transferable credits for the following McDonald's modules:

  • MDP3 Restaurant Managment = NIC BUS 150 Administrative Principles (3 credits)
  • MDP2 Systems Management = NIC BUS-152 Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management (3 credits)
  • Team Leadership Development Program & Team Leadership Course = First-year NIC business elective (3 credits)
  • Effective Management Practices = Second-year NIC business elective (3 credits)
  • Business Leadership Practices = Second-year NIC business elective (3 credits)
  • MDP4 Business Management = NIC BUS-350, Organizational Behaviour (3 credits)
  • Restaurant Operations Leadership Practices = NIC BUS-340, Leadership (3 credits)
  • Basic Shift Management & Advanced Shift Management = NIC BUS-265, Retail Management (3 credits)

How to Apply

Step 1: Apply to NIC's Bachelor of Business Degree - General Management Major online at www.nic.bc.ca/apply or talk to an NIC educational advisor if you have questions.

Step 2: Once you’ve met all the admission requirements, you will be offered a seat in NIC’s Bachelor of Business Administration program. Next you’ll pay a tuition deposit and will be invited to register for classes.

Step 3: Submit the following supporting documents to apply for NIC transfer credit:

  • McDonald’s Canada Training Verification form (signed by your McDonald’s Regional Training Manager to verify that training has been completed within three years of application).

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