Business Management - Post-Graduate Diploma
Our applied Business Management program provides the skills that can be immediately used in the workplace. Selkirk College is a Designated Learning Institution (a school approved by government to host international students). Graduates from this program are eligible for the three-year post-graduate work permit in Canada.
Selkirk College is one of the least expensive programs in Canada. In addition, as Selkirk is located in a small town, accommodation and other living costs are much lower than similar institutions in the city.
Safe, small town
You can choose to live in either Castlegar, Nelson or Trail, which are all safe small towns, that are welcoming to international students.
With up to 50% of your credits from elective courses, you can choose courses that appeal to you!
The Post-Graduate Business Management (PGBM) diploma offers international students the opportunity to complement and build on their previous education and work experience.
The PGBM program provides training to work as a business specialist in fields such as human resource managers, marketing professionals, accountants, and entrepreneurs which are among Canada’s top 10 highest paid personnel.
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International graduates from this program are eligible to apply for a three-year, post-graduate work permit in Canada. Learn more about Selkirk International.
Completion of a bachelor’s degree is required for admission.
Upon successful completion of this program, learners will be able to:
- explain terms, concepts, and theories relevant to Canadian business.
- demonstrate developing critical and creative thinking skills.
- apply problem solving skills.
- communicate effectively in various formats to a variety of stakeholders.
- demonstrate developing collaborative skills.
- outline the importance of ethical and professional behaviour.
- demonstrate developing business skills.
- apply numerical analysis and calculation to business related operations.
- demonstrate literacy skills required in the Canadian business environment.
In addition to meeting the general entrance requirements for admission to Selkirk College, applicants must meet the following Post-Graduate Business Management requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada or English-speaking institution from another country, or equivalent training and experience.
- English Studies 12 with minimum of 65% or higher, or equivalent.
- For international applicants, IELTS 6.5 overall band score with no band below 6.0, or equivalent on other internationally recognized English Language Proficiency Tests.
- Math at the Grade 11 level with a minimum of 60% or higher or equivalent.
Before an applicant’s file is considered to be complete, the following must have been received by the Admissions Department:
- completed application form
- appropriate official transcripts and proof of
- English proficiency for international applicants.
The deadline for receiving required documentation is stated in the student’s admissions letter.
Students are required to complete an orientation at the beginning of the program.
This program may be taken on a full-time or part-time basis.
In order to receive your credential in your program you must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.00.
BUS340 - Financial Accounting I
BUS 340 Financial Accounting I covers accounting from the basic accounting equation to the preparation of the income statement, statement of ownersï¿½ equity, and balance sheet. This course covers merchandise operations, valuation and control of cash, temporary investments and receivables, inventories and cost of goods sold, principles of internal control, and accounting for payroll liabilities. Important accounting principles and concepts are included, as well as the classification of accounts.
BUS341 - Financial Accounting II
BUS 341 Financial Accounting II is the second financial accounting course that reviews and enlarges upon concepts and principles, their application to, and effect upon, financial statements. Topics include capital assets and intangible assets, current and long-term liabilities, partnership accounting, accounting for corporate transactions, notes and bonds payable, the cash flow statement, and financial statement analysis.
BUS369 - Accounting Information Systems
BUS 369 Accounting Information Systems covers the use of computer-based information systems in management and accounting. After completing this course, students will have the knowledge required to make informed decisions about the applications of information technology. (Adapted from CPA)
BUS388 - Personal Finance
BUS 388 Personal Finance explores key personal financial management concepts with a goal of creating an effective personal financial plan. Major concepts include consumer credit, asset management, the time value of money, investments, tax strategies, retirement planning, and estate planning.
BUS389 - Retail Management
BUS 389 Retail Management is a demanding and complex business, which is facing extensive changes and challenges due to factors like: e-commerce, globalization, changing consumer preferences, and more. Skilled retail managers are required to help companies navigate their new environment.
This course provides an introduction to retail management and will provide a foundation for those students who plan to work in retailing or related disciplines. Topics will focus on key functional areas in the retail business, including merchandising, HR, financial strategy, sales, customer service, marketing and more.
BUS392 - Professional Sales Skills
BUS 392 Professional Sales Skills. No matter the industry, nor the state of the economy, businesses are almost always on the search to find enthusiastic, entrepreneurial, and effective sales people. Upon successful completion of this course, students will understand and demonstrate the core skills of professional selling, with a focus on the common tools and processes used in the field. Relationship-building and needs-satisfaction are fundamental components of the process. Strong English language verbal communication skills are needed to be successful in this course.
BUS410 - Event Management & Marketing
BUS 410 Event Management & Marketing includes the creation of an event management plan for a potential client. A situation analysis will investigate consumer behaviour, targeting and position as related to the planning and operation of events. Further development of the management plan will require an examination and the application of integrated marketing communications, sales, sponsorship, budgeting, risk management, staging, logistics and performance measures.
BUS415 - Leadership
BUS 415 Leadership examines the theory and practical application of leadership. It covers the latest thinking in leadership theory and contemporary practices at work within organizations in a global economy. Topics such as motivation, strategic planning, team building and negotiation will be explored.
BUS430 - Project Management
BUS 430 Project Management is designed as a first course in project management. Building foundation skills in project management is of value to anyone who is currently facing project planning and management challenges at work.
BUS 430 Project Management gives you the foundation, experience, techniques and tools to:
- learn the 10 Project Management Knowledge Areas
- plan a project effectively and successfully
- manage each stage of the project life cycle successfully
- work with organizational constraints
- set goals and objectives tied directly to stakeholder needs
- get the most from your project management team
- utilize state-of-the-art project management tools to get the work done on time, within scope and on budget
BUS486 - Human Resource Management
BUS 486 Human Resource Management is an examination of how to most effectively utilize and manage the human element in work organizations including staffing, training and development, appraisal and compensation, industrial relations and human resources planning.
BUS493 - Electronic Commerce
BUS 493 Electronic Commerce is about implementing e-commerce strategies in an organization, and is an introduction to the business models, strategies, marketing design and analytic systems of electronic commerce business solutions.
BUS496 - International Business
BUS 496 International Business offers an in-depth review of basic concepts, institutional practices and developments in the global business environment. The course also offers an introduction to international business management. Core management topics will be examined within an international framework.
The course emphasizes the development of critical thinking skills and aims to link developments in the international business environment into everyday life. In this way, students may be able to integrate concepts and institutional practices into a practical, work-oriented environment.
ECON106 - Principles Of Macroeconomics
ECON 106: Principles of Macroeconomics covers: national income accounts, national income determination model, monetary system, monetary and fiscal policy, problems with the Macro System, inflation, unemployment, etc.; international trade - balance of payments, exchange rates, capital flows.
ECON107 - Principles Of Microeconomics
ECON 107: Principles of Microeconomics usually taken following Economics 106: Principles of Macroeconomics. Topics covered include: supply and demand - price supports, the agricultural problem, value theory, theory of the firm - competition, pollution, industrial organization - monopoly, public utilities, advertising, income distribution - labour unions, productivity.
BUS300 - An Introduction To Business Communication
BUS 300: An Introduction to Business Communication in introduction to the language and culture of business and academia in Canada. Topics include Canadian academic culture, forms of plagiarism, plagiarism avoidance, paraphrasing, citing appropriate sources, appropriate register in business correspondence, various forms of written and spoken Business English, and writing/speaking techniques for presentations. Students are required to work both individually and in teams, as well as demonstrate professional behaviour in collaborative projects, discussions, and presentations.
BUS320 - Principles of Organizational Behaviour
BUS 320 Principles of Organizational Behaviour provides an introduction to the behaviour, relationships, and performance of individuals and groups in work organizations as well as the nature of organizational structure and processes. Organizational dynamics are examined with a view to creating an effective, ethical working environment from a human perspective. This course is designed to develop the `top attributes BC employers are looking for, according to the Business Council of BC.
BUS342 - Accounting for Managers
BUS 342 Accounting for Managers exposes non-accounting post-graduate students to accounting. It will give students an understanding of basic accounting terms and concepts to more effectively communicate and understand financial statements and other accounting information.
BUS350 - Management Accounting
BUS 350 Management Accounting is an introduction to management accounting concepts and methods. Main topic areas include: job order and process costing, budgeting and responsibility accounting, identification of costs relevant to price, product, and replacement decisions, cost/volume/profit relationships, cost control through flexible budgets, standard costs, and variance analysis.
BUS370 - Introduction To Business
BUS 370 Introduction to Business is a course that introduces students to the management and operation of business, including the principles, concepts, ideas and tools used by managers. In addition, the course exposes students to international and local business issues, and to large companies as well as to smaller, entrepreneurial firms.
BUS381 - Marketing
BUS 381 Marketing introduces students to basic concepts and principles of marketing. Topics include Canadian entrepreneurship, small business management, evaluation of business opportunities, and marketing management. Market planning will be emphasized as well as practical decision making in regards to evaluating the business environment, market segmentation, market research, and strategy choices. The marketing mix or product, price, place of distribution, and promotion will be discussed in depth.
BUS497 - Entrepreneurship
BUS 497 Entrepreneurship examines the process of researching and developing a business plan to create a comprehensive framework for a firm's marketing, financing, and operational activities, while also assessing the viability of a proposed business venture.
ECON104 - Economic Analysis for Small Business
ECON 104: Economic Analysis for Small Business is designed to engage students with contemporary global and Canadian issues, and with some of the region's competitive markets. Students will survey contemporary news publications and other data sources, analyzing their contents to identify economic concepts and management implications. Focus will be on identifying the economic impacts on business resulting from the cloud of seemingly chaotic global events.
MATH125 - Business Mathematics
MATH 125: Business Mathematics is intended for first year students enrolled in the Business Administration program. It stresses the mathematics required in financial processes. The course starts with a review of basic arithmetic and algebra. With these skills the student will solve several practical business problems. Topics include (but are not limited to) ratio and proportion, merchandising, break-even analysis, simple interest and promissory notes, compound interest and effective rates, equivalent payment streams, simple and general annuities, annuities due and deferred annuities, amortization of loans and payment schedules.
TWC164 - Business Communications I
TWC 164 Business Communications I is an introduction to the fundamentals of effective written business communication and their application to workplace communication. Additionally, students will solidify and advance their skills in researching and presenting ideas and reports.
TWC165 - Business Communications II
TWC 165 Business Communications II is a continuation of TWC 164 and focuses on complex oral and written communication. Material covered includes how to conduct research; how to use graphics; how to write formal business documents; how to give informative and persuasive oral presentations; and writing for digital platforms.
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