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Business Management Certificate

Location(s): Dawson Creek, Fort St John, Online


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The field of business provides many exciting careers and opportunities in such areas as finance, accounting, entrepreneurship, information technology, general management, marketing, and logistics. Northern Lights College’s Business Management Program prepares students for positions of responsibility in the business community and for further educational opportunities by promoting conceptual and technical skill development in business.

The Business Management program at Northern Lights College offers a wide variety of first-and second-year courses for students interested in working towards a Business Management Certificate, Business Management Diploma, or transferring to university or professional designation programs elsewhere.

Completion of the Business Management Certificate qualifies students for entry into the Northern Lights College Business Management Diploma. The Certificate comprises 30 credits of course work as specified below. The Certificate may be pursued on a full or part-time basis.

Career Prospects


Careers and opportunities in such areas as finance, accounting, entrepreneurship, information technology, general management, marketing, and logistics.

Details


Intakes


Location Starting Type
Dawson Creek Fall Full-Time Part-Time   
Winter Full-Time Part-Time  
Spring Full-Time Part-Time  
Fort St John Fall Full-Time Part-Time  
Winter Full-Time Part-Time  
Spring Full-Time Part-Time  
Online Fall Full-Time Part-Time  
Winter Full-Time Part-Time  
Spring Full-Time Part-Time  

Length


30 credits (450 hours), minimum.

This is a one year program taken over two semesters with minimum of 15 credits per semester.  Part-time studies will take longer. Students in this program select course loads and course schedules that fit their needs and course availability. Registration is completed semester-by-semester.

Estimated Program Fees


Program fee type: Academic

Costs indicated are estimates for a full-time course load.
Book, instruments, supplies, uniforms/clothing and third-party fees are additional.

Domestic Fees

  Tuition Student Fees Instruction-related
Fees (includes GST)
Total
Year 1 $ 3,581.40 $ 149.76 $ 51.84 $ 3,783.00

International Fees

  Tuition Student Fees Instruction-related
Fees (includes GST)
International
Medical Insurance
Total
Year 1 $ 11,580.00 $ 149.76 $ 51.84 $ 828.00 $ 12,609.60

Special Pathways


Graduates of NLC’s Applied Business Technology (Administrative Assistant) Certificate  program will granted exemption from the following courses:

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Admission Requirements


English Requirement

For applicants from countries that practice Standard Written English, one of the following:

  • English Studies 12 with a grade of B or higher, or equivalent
  • English First Peoples 12 with a grade of B or higher, or equivalent
  • ENGL 050  with a grade of B or higher, or equivalent
  • ENGL 099  with a grade of B or higher, or equivalent
  • Any university-level English course with a grade of C or higher
  • NLC Writing Assessment with placement at the college level (100)
For all other applicants, one of the following:
  • IELTS result with an overall score of 6.0 or higher with no band less than 6.0*
  • TOEFL iBT of 78
  • Canadian Academic English Assessment (CAEL) 60 overall band
  • Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment (CLBA) 8 in each section
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) 57
  • Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) 76
  • Cambridge-Michigan Language Assessment (CaMLA) 69 plus NLC’s Writing Assessment
  • A post-secondary level credential with equivalent English language requirements
  • Two years of full-time secondary school education in English in Canada and completion of English 12, English Studies 12, English Literature 12, English 12 First Peoples, or equivalent with a minimum grade of B.

The General Academic English Language Proficiency Requirements   outline more details of the academic English requirements.

* Students with a writing band of 6.0 or less are required to complete ENGL 099  with a B grade or higher before or during the first semester of their program.

Math Requirement

One of the following:

  • Pre-calculus 11 with a C grade or higher, or equivalent
  • Principles of Mathematics 11 with a C grade or higher, or equivalent
  • Foundations of Math 11 with a C grade or higher, or equivalent
  • MATH 040  with a C grade or higher, or equivalent
  • Readiness for MATH 050  as determined by the CCP Math appraisal.

Note

Elective courses may have specific prerequisites. Meeting entrance requirements for the program does not ensure course prerequisites have been met for all available courses.

Important Notes


  1. The program is eligible for Canada Student Loans. Visit Student Aid BC to apply for financial assistance online. Note that dual credit students are not eligible for Student Aid.

  2. Students are required to have a computer (laptop or other mobile device) with minimum computer requirements.

  3. Course transfer agreements allow students to receive course-by-course transfer to other colleges, universities, and institutes in BC, as indicated in the BC Transfer Guide.

  4. NLC courses may transfer to professional associations such as the Certified General Accountants, Certified Management Accountants, Chartered Accountants, Aboriginal Financial Officers Association, Canadian Bankers Institute, and others. Students are responsible for confirming transferability of course credits to any external organization.

Program Requirements


Residency Requirement 25% of all coursework must be completed at Northern Lights College
Minimum Grade Requirements 2.00 program Grade Point Average (GPA); D grade (50%) minimum in all courses

Elective Options


ECON 101  and ECON 102  are recommended for students planning to transfer into degree programs.  However, students may substitute these courses for ECON 105  and another elective.

** Students have the option of taking MGMT 120  and an elective in place of MGMT 103  and MGMT 109 .

Select electives from any of the courses listed below (3-9 credits):

Or one of:

Or one of:

Credential


Certificate in Business Management

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