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Business Management Post-Degree Diploma - Information Technology Specialization

Location(s): Fort St John

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The program is ideally suited to international students who already hold a minimum three-year degree in information technology or computer science. Advanced study in business management will enhance employability for entry and middle management positions in various information technology professions in Canada, depending on prior educational experience.

This multi-disciplinary program includes business management, communications, and specialized information technology courses. For international students with a three-year degree in information technology or a related field, the program introduces management concepts in a Canadian context, with emphasis on internal and external communications, organizational behaviour, human resource management, and project management.

Career Prospects

The objective of this program is to enhance the employability of internationally-trained information technology graduates as they transition into information technology careers in Canada, with an emphasis on management positions.



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


62 credits (930 hours), minimum.

This is a two year program taken over four 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)
Year 1 $ 3,581.40 $ 149.76 $ 0.00 $ 3,731.16
Year 2 (estimated) $ 3,896.56 $ 155.20 $ 0.00 $ 4,051.77

International Fees

  Tuition Student Fees Instruction-related
Fees (includes GST)
Medical Insurance
Year 1 $ 11,580.00 $ 149.76 $ 0.00 $ 828.00 $ 12,557.76
Year 2 (estimated) $ 13,120.00 $ 155.20 $ 0.00 $ 828.00 $ 14,103.20

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Admission Requirements

Degree Requirement

  • Completion of a baccalaureate degree in information technology or computer science (minimum three-years) within the past five years

English Requirement

Domestic applicants, one of the following:
  • English 12 with a grade of B or higher, or equivalent
  • English Literature 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)
International applicants, one of the following:
  • IELTS result with an overall score of 6.0 or higher with no band less than 6.0*
* 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.

Important Notes

  1. This program is eligible for Canada Student Loans. Visit Student Aid BC to apply for financial assistance online.

  2. Student must provide a finanical calculator. 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 50% of all coursework must be completed at Northern Lights College
Minimum Grade Requirements 2.00 program Grade Point Average (GPA); minimum grade as stipulated in each course


Post-Degree Diploma in Business Management
Information Technology Specialization

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