Students of the Business Certificate program in front of Vancouver Island University's bookstore

Certificate in Business Management


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

The Certificate in Business Management 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.

Courses Credits

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

Domestic Fees | International Fees

Domestic Fees

Tuition and Other Mandatory Student Fees

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 $156.80 per credit)

4,704.00

Student Activity fee (4% of tuition)

188.16

Student Services fee (30 credits x $6.93 per credit)

207.90

VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $20.90 per month)

167.20

Health and Dental Plan fee ($275.00 per year)

275.00

Approximate yearly cost for books and supplies

1,100.00

Total

6,642.26

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 and Other Mandatory Student Fees

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 $8700.00 per semester)

17,400.00

Ancillary Fee (2 semesters x $389.40 per semester)

778.80

VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $20.90 per month)

167.20

Health and Dental Plan fee ($275.00 per year)

275.00

Approximate yearly cost for books and supplies

1,100.00

Total

19,721.00

Notes

Tuition in the above table is based on a maximum of 15 credits at $725.00 per credit, up to a maximum of $8,700.00 per semester for 12-15 credits; $725.00 per credit beyond 15 credits. Ancillary Fees in the above table are based on a maximum of 15 credits at $32.45 per credit, up to a maximum of $389.40 per semester for 12-15 credits; $32.45 per credit beyond 15 credits.

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
Monday, August 16, 2021

Domestic (Canadian)

Program Start Date Accepting Applications Campus Options
Anticipated intake for someone applying today
Jan 6, 2022
Next Intake(s)
  • January 6, 2022

Application Fee
$42.55
Testing Required
No
Admissions Assistant

Name: Helene Viau
Phone: 250-753-3245 ext. 2040
Email: Helene.Viau@viu.ca

Chair Contact

Name: Dr. Martin Martens
Phone: 250-753-3245 ext. 2863
Email: Martin.Martens@viu.ca

Documentation Deadline

Must be received by December 15, 2021 for the January 6, 2022 semester.

Comments

This program is offered full–time or part–time.  Questions about becoming a student can be directed to the Office of Future Students at 250 740-6672 or email connect@viu.ca.

International

Program Start Date Accepting Applications Campus Options
Anticipated intake for someone applying today
Sep 6, 2022
Accepting International Applications
Yes
Application Fee
$150.00
Accepting Late Applications
Yes
Testing Required
No
Chair Contact

Name: Martin Martens
Phone: 250-753-3245 ext. 2863
Email: Martin.Martens@viu.ca

International Admissions Officer Contact

Name: Amy Collins and Yuka Takai
Email: study@viu.ca

Documentation Deadline

 

 

Comments

For prospective international applicants, please send your inquiries to World VIU at WorldVIU@viu.ca.