Curriculum Guideline

Commerce and Business Administration (Diploma)

Effective Date:
Program Code
DPCOMM
Discontinued
No
Program
Faculty
Commerce & Business Administration
Department
Commerce & Business Administration
Credential Type
Diploma
Transcript Title
Comm and Busn Admin Dipl
Date of First Offering
Start Term
200210
End Term
Not Specified
Credential
Diploma in Commerce and Business Administration
Length of Program
Four semesters
Credits
60.00
Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:

Note: Some courses in this program require students to have completed Foundations of Math 11 with a grade of C (some courses may have a higher requirement). Therefore, it is strongly recommended that you check each individual course prerequisite and ensure that you have completed requirements prior to registration. 

Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements:

  • Successful completion of 60 credits
  • 25% (15 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College

Course Requirements:

Note: A university transferable course is a course that transfers to one of the 5 Research Universities - SFU, UBC, UBCO, UNBC or UVIC – according to the BC Transfer Guide.

Course Number Course Title Credits

Select one course from the following two options:

ACCT 1210**

Principles of Accounting II

3.00

ACCT 1235*

Principles of Accounting I & II

3.00

Select one course from the following two options:

BUSN 1210

Management Essentials

3.00

MARK 1120

Introductory Marketing

3.00

Select one course from the following two options:

CSIS 1175

Introduction to Programming I

3.00

CSIS 2300

Database I

3.00

Select one course from the following five options:

ECON 2408

Money and Banking

3.00

ECON 2418

History of Economic Thoughts

3.00

ECON 2460

Environmental Economics

3.00

ECON 2490

Canadian Microeconomic Policy

3.00

ECON 2491

Canadian Macroeconomic Policy

3.00

Select one course from the following six options:

ENGL 1102

Reading Literature and Culture

3.00

ENGL 1106

Reading Fiction

3.00

ENGL 2107

Classical and Biblical Backgrounds to Modern Literature

3.00

ENGL 1114

Reading Poetry

3.00

ENGL 1115

Reading Plays

3.00

ENGL 1130 (recommended)

Academic Writing

3.00

Select one course from the following two options:

MATH 1120

Calculus I

3.00

MATH 1125

Calculus for the Social Sciences

3.00

Select one course from the following four options:

PHIL 1101

Critical Thinking

3.00

PHIL 1102

Values and Contemporary Issues

3.00

PHIL 1103

Knowledge, Reason and Experience

3.00

PHIL 1152

Reality and Existence

3.00

Required courses:

BUSN 2429

Business Statistics

3.00

CSIS 1110

Introduction to Computers

3.00

CSIS 2200

Systems Analysis and Design

3.00

ECON 1150

Principles of Microeconomics

3.00

ECON 1250

Principles of Macroeconomics

3.00

SOSC 2140

Behaviour in Organizations

3.00

UT ECON Elective

Select one university transferable Economics course

3.00

UT English Elective

Select one University Transferable English course

3.00

UT Electives

Select five University Transferable courses
(ACCT 2320 and ECON 2350 are recommended.)

15.00

Total credits

 

60.00

* Please note that ACCT 1235 is an intensive three-credit course. Please check the course description for prerequisite information.

** The prerequisite for ACCT 1210 is ACCT 1110. Please note that ACCT 1110 and ACCT 1210 transfer as a group to many of the Research Universities in BC as one 3 credit course. Thus, for students who intend to complete ACCT 1110 and ACCT 1210, instead of ACCT 1235, they should take an additional 3 credit UT course to be elibile to receive 60 transfer credits at their intended transfer destination.