Curriculum Guideline

General Business (Diploma)

Effective Date:
Program Code
DPMGTG
Discontinued
No
Program
Faculty
Commerce & Business Administration
Department
Business
Credential Type
Diploma
Transcript Title
General Business Diploma
Date of First Offering
Start Term
202030
End Term
Not Specified
Credential
Diploma in General Business
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
  • A minimum program GPA of 2.0 is required

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits

Select one course from the following two options:

CMNS 1115

Practical Writing

3.00

ENGL 1130

Academic Writing
(Students can substitute an English, Communications or Creative Writing course that transfers (as English credit) to one of the B.C. research universities (SFU, UBC, UBC-O, UVic or UNBC)).

3.00

Select one course from the following four options:

 

 

CMNS 1216 Interpersonal Skills for the Workplace 3.00
CMNS 1217 Intercultural Communication in the Workplace 3.00
CMNS 2316 Understanding and Managing Interpersonal Conflict 3.00
MARK 2150 Personal Selling 3.00

Select one course from the following three options:

ECON 1101

The Canadian Economy

3.00

ECON 1150

Principles of Microeconomics
Note: ECON 1150 and ECON 1250 are requirements for the BBA degrees.

3.00

ECON 1250

Principles of Macroeconomics
Note: ECON 1150 and ECON 1250 are requirements for the BBA degrees.

3.00

Select one course from the following two options:

   

BLAW 1320 (formally BUSN 1320)

Introductory Business Law

3.00

PHIL 1122

Business Ethics

3.00

Required Courses:

 

 

ACCT 1110 (see Note 1)

Principles of Accounting I

3.00

ACCT 1210 (see Note 1)

Principles of Accounting II

3.00

BUSN 1210

Management Essentials

3.00

FINC 1231 (see Note 2)

Business Mathematics

3.00

CSIS 1190

Excel for Business

3.00

MARK 1120

Introductory Marketing

3.00

CAPSTONE: Select one course from the following two options: (see Note 3)

   
BUSN 3253 Entrepreneurship and New Venture Development 3.00

BUSN 2275

Business Strategy and Simulation

3.00

CBA Elective (see Notes 4 and 5)

Select six (6) courses from Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration

18.00

Elective (see Note 4)

Select three (3) 1000-4000 level College courses 

9.00

Total Credits

 

60.00

Note 1: ACCT 1235 (Principles of Introductory Financial Accounting I & II) can be taken instead of both ACCT 1110 and 1210. A 3-credit open elective course must then be taken to meet the 60-credit requirement of the program.

Note 2: MATH 1125 may be substituted for FINC 1231

Note 3: For these courses, it is highly recommended that students take them in their final semester in order to maximize their benefit from the course content.

Note 4: Students wishing to transfer to a degree program should ensure that 1000-2000 level courses must be university transferable, and that no more than five 3000-4000 level courses are non-transferable (see transfer guide at ).

Note 5: SOSC 2140 can also be used to meet this requirement.