RGU Scotland Degree Pathway

Complete two years at NIC and then transfer to RGU, in Aberdeen, Scotland for your third year to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Management degree. Then, maximize opportunity by returning to NIC for a final year of study and earn a Bachelor of Business Administration as well.

 This program is currently not available to international applicants.
Where: Comox Valley
Starts: September, January

Robert Gordon University places great emphasis on our relationships with energy sector executives, which results in worldwide employment opportunities for our graduates. By attending RGU, NIC students will have access to those same executives and networks.

Richard Barnes, RGU’s Head of Global Engagement

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The following North Island College programs transfer to Robert Gordon University’s Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Management or Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Management with Marketing:


Admission Requirements

To be eligible for advanced entry to Year 3 of Robert Gordon University’s Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Management or Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Management with Marketing, you must:

  • complete 60 credits of NIC’s Business Administration diploma with general management or marketing specialization
  • achieve a minimum GPA of 3.0 or above
  • obtain a reference from an NIC program faculty member
  • show evidence that you meet English language requirements if your first language is not English
  • be eligible to obtain the requisite visa to enter the United Kingdom for study purposes

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 faculty member if you are unsure of your level of math preparedness for any business courses.

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.

Program Highlights

The RGU Scotland-NIC Transfer Agreement gives NIC business students an opportunity to gain international experience, perspectives and contacts. Once you complete the third year of your UK degree in Scotland, you will have credit for 75 per cent of an NIC four-year business degree.

To qualify for entry to RGU's Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Management with Marketing degree, you will need to complete 60 credits of NIC's Business Administration diploma (general management or marketing) or NIC's Bachelor of Business Administration degree (general management or marketing) and maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA (B average) or higher.

  • General Management option: Choose this option if you are looking for a program that covers a broad base of management functions. Sharing a common first year with other diploma options, you will continue into second year to learn commercial law, consumer behaviour, e-business, management information systems and entrepreneurial and small business management.
  • Marketing option: Choose this option to gain practical skills and a solid foundation of knowledge for employment in a marketing environment. Second year courses include consumer behaviour, professional selling, retail management, services marketing and entrepreneurship and small business management.

RGU will grant you a degree after you successfully complete the third year of the non-placement route. Upon completion, you can return to NIC for the fourth year of NIC's Bachelor of Business Administration (General Management or Marketing). This allows you to earn a second degree at NIC with just one more year of study. To learn more:

For more information or to develop your study plan, contact an NIC educational advisor. They have extensive knowledge of programs, funding options, career paths and post-secondary transfer agreements to help you get started on the right track.

Career Opportunities

As a graduate, you will be prepared to build a successful career in industry or the public sector. You will be qualified to work in management, marketing, international marketing, advertising, promotion, market research, public relations, events management and other related industries.