Certificate in Business Management

Certificate in Business Management

  • Credential 
    Certificate
  • Location Offered 
    Cowichan, Nanaimo, Powell River

The Program

ACBSP AccreditedThe Certificate in Business Management (CBM) is offered full–time or part–time, with some courses offered by video conference. This Certificate program is designed to provide a firm foundation of business principles. Should you be entrepreneurial or curious about a career in business this could be your opportunity. By the end of this program the student will have a sound introduction to the key functional areas of business practice. Courses in the CBM are fully transferable to VIU's Bachelor of Business Administration undergraduate degree.

Program Outline

CoursesCredits

ACCT 100 - (Financial Accounting I)

3

ECON 100 - (Intro to Economics)

3

FNCE 130 - (Intro to Finance)

3

MARK 160 - (Intro to Marketing)

3

MGMT 192 - (Principles of Management)

3

Three business elective credits* or,
MATH 151** - (Introductory College Algebra I)

3

Nine business elective credits*

9

Three elective credits

3

Total Credits

30

* Business electives are courses with the following prefixes: ACCTECONFNCELAWWMARKMGMT, QUME.

** MATH 151 (minimum "C") will be accepted in place of three business elective credits, for students without Mathematics 12 (minimum "C").

Note: A minimum graduating GPA of 2.0 (“C”) is required.

Further Studies

The following are recommendations for students who wish to continue on to the Bachelor of Business Administration program.

  • Consult with the BBA Advisor regarding elective choices.
  • Students without Mathematics 12 (minimum "C"), but who have a C+ or better in Principles of Mathematics 11 can take MATH 151 (minimum "C") in place of a business elective, or Math 065 (minimum "C"). Students who have a "C+" or better in Foundations of Mathematics 11 will need to take Math 065 (minimum "C").
  • Computer compentency or QUME 185 is required. For a detailed description of required computer skills refer to the Faculty of Management's Required Computer Compentencies.
  • ENGL 115 - (University Writing and Research), or ENGL 204* - (Business and Technical Writing) for students who have already taken ENGL 115, is recommended. * Students who have already completed ENGL 225 - (Business and Technical Writing) can still use this course in lieu of ENGL 204.
Updated 
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Admission Requirements

Start Date and Application Deadline

Applications are accepted on an on–going basis. Subject to course availability students may start this program in September or January. Some courses may also be available in the summer. For further information regarding program contacts check the Program Availability List for the Nanaimo or Cowichan campuses.

Domestic Fees | International Fees

Domestic Fees

Tuition Fee Schedule

When applying to the program, applicants will be charged a non-refundable application fee.

When applying to graduate, students will be charged a non-refundable graduation and alumni fee.

Some courses have additional fees to pay for extraordinary class–related expenses.

Fees for One Year

Amount

Tuition (30 credits x $147.76 per credit)

4,432.80

Student Activity fee (4% of tuition)

177.31

Student Services fee (30 credits x $6.53 per credit)

195.90

VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $19.43 per month)

155.44

Health and Dental Plan fee ($275 per year)

275.00

Approximate yearly cost for books and supplies

1,100.00

Total

6,336.45

Notes

The Health and Dental Plan fee is in effect only for full–time students at the Nanaimo Campus.  

All fees are subject to change without prior notice.

International Fees

Tuition Fee Schedule

When applying to the program, applicants will be charged a non-refundable application fee.

When applying to graduate, students will be charged a non-refundable graduation and alumni fee.

Some courses have additional fees to pay for extraordinary class–related expenses.

Fees for One Year

Amount

Tuition (2 semesters x $7620 per semester)

15,240.00

Ancillary Fee (2 semesters x $374.4 per semester)

748.80

VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $19.43 per month)

155.44

Health and Dental Plan fee ($275 per year)

275.00

Approximate yearly cost for books and supplies

1,100.00

Total

17,519.24

Notes

The above table is based on 15 credits or less per semester. Additional fees of $635.00 per credit will be applied if taking more than 15 credits per semester.

The Health and Dental Plan fee is in effect only for full–time students at the Nanaimo Campus.  

All fees are subject to change without prior notice.

Updated
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Program Start Date Accepting Applications Campus
Testing Required
No
Admission Contact
Name: Registration Cowichan
Phone: 250-746-3513
Email: Registration.Cowichan@viu.ca
Chair Contact
Name: Andrea Martin
Phone: 250-753-3245 ext. 2178
Email: Andrea.Martin@viu.ca
Comments
Please consult the Vancouver Island University Calendar or contact Student Services/Advising at 250-746-3509 or email advising.cowichan@viu.ca for more information on program or admission requirements. Applicants wishing to start in January 2019 must currently apply using a paper application.
Testing Required
No
Admission Contact
Name: Helene Viau
Phone: 250-753-3245 ext. 2040
Email: helene.viau@viu.ca
Chair Contact
Name: Andrea Martin
Phone: 250-753-3245 ext. 2841
Email: andrea.martin@viu.ca
Documentation Deadline
Must be received by November 15 for January 2019 semester.
Comments
This program is offered full–time or part–time, with some courses offered by video conference.
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