What you'll learn

Certificate (30 Credits)


ACC 151 Accounting I -or- COM 204 Financial Accounting

ACC 151: This course is a study of the fundamental concepts and techniques of the accounting process in proprietorships and corporations. Students are taken through the accounting cycle. Topics include the balance sheet equation, journals, adjusting entries, financial statement preparation, and closing entries. Current and capital assets are studied in detail. Topics include cash, receivables, inventories, and acquisition, amortization, and disposal of capital assets.
3 CR / (4,0)

COM 204: Introduction to accounting procedures, principles and financial statement preparation, and the analysis of accounting information for business decision-making. Emphasis is on accounting policies and generally accepted accounting principles.
3 CR / (3,0)

CIS 165 Business Information Systems or CSC 105 Introduction to Computers and Programming

CIS 165: Students examine the evolving conceptual framework of business information systems, the application of information system processes supporting current and emerging business strategies, and the development of new business information systems. Through selective hands-on processes, students acquire skills required to support the problem-solving processes involved in business information system development, acquisition and implementation. Students will demonstrate proficiency in emerging cross-platform, web-based processes in addition to traditional office applications. The term project will result in an integration of the conceptual framework of management information systems with the challenge of systems development. Interdisciplinary discussions will prepare the student for further studies within core specialties within the business sectors.
3 CR / (3,3)

CSC 105: The main goal of this course is to familiarize students with computers and introduce the elements of computer programming. Topics covered include the basic structure of a digital computer system; applications of computers in arts, business, science, industry, and everyday life; and computer programming using a high-level language. The laboratory provides hands-on experience with the microcomputer, programming, and current software (such as word processors, spreadsheets, and databases). No prior knowledge of computing or advanced mathematics is required; however, basic typing skills are a definite asset.

Prerequisite: Foundations of Math 11 or Pre-calculus 11, MATH 045 or equivalent
3 CR / (3,3)

ENGL 103 Composition and Style

A study of grammar, composition, and style. A vigorous program of essay-writing plus a variety of writing assignments or exercises dealing with specific problems in essay-writing. Strongly recommended for students who wish to improve their writing skills.
3 CR / (3,0)

MGT 154 Applied Human Relations

This course focuses on the personal management and interpersonal communication skills that contribute to success in the business world. Areas covered include personal management and interpersonal communication development skills. Classroom participation and discussion are a necessary part of this course.
3 CR / (2,2)

MKT 152 Principles of Marketing

This course is an introduction to marketing activities in modern business firms. The major topics covered are target markets and segmentation, consumer behaviour, research and information systems, and the marketing mix. Throughout the course, emphasis is on the application of concepts and perspectives to current business problems and opportunities, through case studies and projects.
3 CR / (3,0)

Plus 9.0 credits of ACC, FIN, MGT, MKT electives and 6.0 credits of UT electives

Diploma (60 Credits)
Business Management Certificate plus:


MGT 254 Applied Group and Leadership Skills

Teamwork is a vital part of organizational life. Participating effectively in teams and groups requires the ability to understand how groups develop and to understand our own personal style, the styles of others, and how these impact the development of a group. Effective teams and groups require effective leaders. Students are introduced to different leadership styles and discover their personal leadership profile. Areas covered include stages of group development, functional leadership, motivation, lines of communication, conflict resolution, and managing change. As this is an applied skills course, students are given the opportunity to participate in and analyze a group experience for the semester.

Prerequisite: 30 post-secondary credits
3 CR / (2,2)

MGT 255 Small Business Development -or- MGT 256 Entrepreneurial Development

MGT 255: This course provides students with the knowledge required in starting up and successfully operating a small business. Topics include business structures, location and market assessment considerations, business plans and methods of financing, government obligations, franchising, strategic planning and control. Case studies and simulations are used in the course. It may be helpful to consider taking MGT 254 concurrently with this course for the group component.

Prerequisite: 30 post-secondary credits
3 CR / (2,2)

MGT 256: A study of entrepreneurship including the various methods and support systems required to successfully launch a new venture, product, or system. Consideration is given to methods required for both new and existing enterprises. This course draws together the many skills of various programs culminating in an interdisciplinary project.

Prerequisite: 30 post-secondary credits
3 CR / (2,2)

Plus 15.0 credits of business electives and 9.0 credits of UT electives

Diploma Citations

In addition to the above courses, Business Management Diploma students may add one or more citations to their diploma by selecting one or more of the following electives:

BUSN 250 International Work Experience

Participants will experience a hosted, active field study of business practices in an international setting. The field study will focus on business practices, socio-cultural context, and communications within the host country as related to key business sectors. Formal learning activities will occur during pre-departure preparations and travel to the field study location, extensively while on site at the host institution, complemented by lectures interaction with local professionals and students, tours and visits to regional sites and through reflective examination upon the participants’ return to the College of New Caledonia. Participants will examine a diversity of business practices including the perspectives of local entrepreneurs within the retail, finance, transportation, and communications sectors. Key to the experience will be extended interaction between CNC participants and host partner students and professionals in Business and International Relations programs.

Prerequisites: Prior completion of 15 credits recognized by CNC’s Business or Commerce programs
3 CR / (90 hours)

BUSN 251 Work Experience

The participants (interns) will get the opportunity to put into practice ideas and concepts learned in the classroom setting. The interns will be hosted by a Canadian business entity. The areas of focus will be Canadian business practices, corporate culture, socio-culture and communications. Interns will experience and examine general Canadian business practices in addition to the specific corporate culture of the host organization with which they will be interning. The learning opportunities could be through selected lectures, on-the-job activities and field trips along with interaction with co-workers and other professionals within a Canadian business setting. Interns will be exposed to different leadership styles within an organization. In addition, interns will examine the diversity of business practices including the perspectives of local entrepreneurs within the retail, finance, transportation and communications sectors.

Prerequisites: Prior completion of 15 credits recognized by CNC’s Business or Commerce programs
3 CR / (90 hours)

SERV 250 International Service Learning

This course is a form of experiential education that integrates meaningful volunteer experiences with academic coursework and critical reflective practices. Participants will experience a positive, active and meaningful volunteer program in an international context. They will experience and examine the international aspects of community service learning through pre-departure preparations, travel, day-to-day living, volunteer contributions, leadership and team-building activities and field trips in cooperation with local community members as well as other students and student leaders within the international setting.

Prerequisite: Prior completion of 15 credits
3 CR / (90 lecture hours)

Diploma Specializations

In addition to the above courses, Business Management Diploma students may specialize in International Business, Leadership, Marketing, or Web and Graphic Design by selecting the following electives:

International Business Specialization


FIN 258 Finance II

This course continues the introduction to financial management which was presented in Finance I. Topics include: stock valuation, net present value and other capital budgeting techniques, deriving cash flow information from financial statements, capital markets, risk and return, cost of capital, financial leverage, and dividend policy. The computer lab uses spreadsheet software and the Internet to solve financial problems.

Prerequisite: FIN 257
3 CR / (3,1.5)

GEOG 101 Sense of Place: An Introduction to Human Geography

This course serves as an introduction to the development, structure, concepts, and methods of modern human geography. Students are introduced to the many sub-fields of human geography, including urban geography, cultural geography, environmental geography, historical geography, regional geography, political geography, and economic geography. This course is not only important to those students who wish to study for a BA in geography; it will prove useful for those students who wish to enter programs in architecture, urban and regional planning, education, etc.
3 CR / (3,3)

INST 270 Cross-Cultural Workplace Practices

This course is designed to enable the learner to understand the nature of cultural differences in management and organizational practices. Given the large and growing nature of the global business environment, this course will enhance the learner’s ability to participate effectively in operations that incorporate diverse cultures.
3 CR / (3,0)

MGT 160 International Business

Students investigate the importance of international business and international trade to Canada and the local region. They will study importing and exporting from the perspective of a small or medium size business in central British Columbia. By the end of the course, students should be able to constructively discuss an international business proposal in terms of its commercial merit and practicality as a way of promoting economic growth and job opportunities.
3 CR / (3,0)

Plus any one of:

BUSN 250 International Work Experience

Participants will experience a hosted, active field study of business practices in an international setting. The field study will focus on business practices, socio-cultural context, and communications within the host country as related to key business sectors. Formal learning activities will occur during pre-departure preparations and travel to the field study location, extensively while on site at the host institution, complemented by lectures interaction with local professionals and students, tours and visits to regional sites and through reflective examination upon the participants’ return to the College of New Caledonia. Participants will examine a diversity of business practices including the perspectives of local entrepreneurs within the retail, finance, transportation, and communications sectors. Key to the experience will be extended interaction between CNC participants and host partner students and professionals in Business and International Relations programs.

Prerequisites: Prior completion of 15 credits recognized by CNC’s Business or Commerce programs
3 CR / (90 hours)

BUSN 251 Work Experience

The participants (interns) will get the opportunity to put into practice ideas and concepts learned in the classroom setting. The interns will be hosted by a Canadian business entity. The areas of focus will be Canadian business practices, corporate culture, socio-culture and communications. Interns will experience and examine general Canadian business practices in addition to the specific corporate culture of the host organization with which they will be interning. The learning opportunities could be through selected lectures, on-the-job activities and field trips along with interaction with co-workers and other professionals within a Canadian business setting. Interns will be exposed to different leadership styles within an organization. In addition, interns will examine the diversity of business practices including the perspectives of local entrepreneurs within the retail, finance, transportation and communications sectors.

Prerequisites: Prior completion of 15 credits recognized by CNC’s Business or Commerce programs
3 CR / (90 hours)

SERV 250 International Service Learning

This course is a form of experiential education that integrates meaningful volunteer experiences with academic coursework and critical reflective practices. Participants will experience a positive, active and meaningful volunteer program in an international context. They will experience and examine the international aspects of community service learning through pre-departure preparations, travel, day-to-day living, volunteer contributions, leadership and team-building activities and field trips in cooperation with local community members as well as other students and student leaders within the international setting.

Prerequisite: Prior completion of 15 credits
3 CR / (90 lecture hours)

Leadership Specialization


LEAD 101 Leadership Lab, Part 1

LEAD 101 focuses on recognition and development of personal leadership skills and introduces group skills. In this course you will experience what it means to be a leader. Through a variety of dynamic interaction sessions, Part 1 of The Leadership Lab will begin to equip you to function as a leader. The Leadership Lab explores conventional notions of leadership but will take you beyond to an understanding of leadership as lifestyle through practical leadership experiences.
Note: This course includes a mandatory weekend retreat that will usually occur within the first month of the semester.

Prerequisites: English 12 or English 12: First Peoples, English 045 or equivalent, or mature student status (please consult a CNC counsellor/ advisor).
3 CR / (3,1)

LEAD 201 Leadership Lab, Part 2

LEAD 201 builds on the skills acquired in LEAD 101 as you refine your group skills and apply them in community settings. In this course you will experience what it means to be a leader. Through a variety of dynamic interaction sessions, the Leadership Lab continues to equip you to function as a leader in all of life’s challenging environments including home, work, and play. The Leadership Lab will continue to explore conventional notions of leadership but will take you beyond to an understanding of leadership as lifestyle through practical leadership experiences in groups and in the general community. Learning takes place both in the classroom and in the community. LEAD 201 is primarily focused on leadership in groups and in the public eye. The personal development started in LEAD 101 continues but is not the primary focus.
Note: This course includes a mandatory weekend retreat that will usually occur within the first month of the semester.

Prerequisite: LEAD 101
3 CR / (3,1)

LEAD 250 Experiential Leadership Project

In this course students take the concepts, skills, and techniques learned in LEAD 101 and LEAD 201 and apply them to a real group project. They will create, run, and evaluate a group project in the college, the community or their workplace with the support of a mentor.

Prerequisites: LEAD 101 and LEAD 201
3 CR / (90 hours total)

Plus any one of:

ABST courses, ANTH courses, PHIL courses

GEOG 101 Sense of Place: An Introduction to Human Geography

This course serves as an introduction to the development, structure, concepts, and methods of modern human geography. Students are introduced to the many sub-fields of human geography, including urban geography, cultural geography, environmental geography, historical geography, regional geography, political geography, and economic geography. This course is not only important to those students who wish to study for a BA in geography; it will prove useful for those students who wish to enter programs in architecture, urban and regional planning, education, etc.
3 CR / (3,3)

INST 270 Cross-Cultural Workplace Practices

This course is designed to enable the learner to understand the nature of cultural differences in management and organizational practices. Given the large and growing nature of the global business environment, this course will enhance the learner’s ability to participate effectively in operations that incorporate diverse cultures.
3 CR / (3,0)

MGT 263 Human Resource Development

An introduction to personnel management including organization of the personnel functions: recruitment and selection, interviewing and counselling, job descriptions and evaluation, compensation and salary administration, management development and performance appraisal, training and manpower planning, safety and occupational health. The course places particular emphasis on the practical application of personnel policies and procedures, on personnel’s relationship to management and management’s responsibilities to employees.
3 CR / (3,0)

Marketing Specialization


MKT 251 Marketing Management Theory and Applications

This course presents the analysis of marketing management as it relates to marketing opportunities, marketing planning, and product strategy. The decision making responsibilities of the marketing manager are examined with particular emphasis on market research, demand analysis, cost analysis, and market planning and development. Case studies and computer-based simulations are used extensively throughout the course.

Prerequisite: MKT 152
3 CR / (3,2)

MKT 266 Integrated Marketing Communication

This course focuses on planning a media campaign. The four elements of promotion (personal selling, advertising, publicity, and sales promotions) will be examined separately, and in relation to each other, from the marketing manager’s point of view. Special attention will be given to forms of promotion, such as special events.

Prerequisite: MKT 152
3 CR / (3,0)

MKT 271 Consumer Behaviour

A study of the various influences affecting the consumer in the purchasing process. Economic and demographic factors will be among the many considerations examined. The consumer decision-making process and its implication on a company’s market research design, data collection, and interpretation process will be covered.

Prerequisite: MKT 152
3 CR / (3,0)

MKT 272 Marketing Research Methods

This is an introductory course in marketing research. Topics include research design, data collection, sampling, and data analysis. The class will carry out a marketing research project, beginning with a problem analysis, and leading to a final research report.

Prerequisites: MATH 157, MKT 152
3 CR / (3,2)

Web and Graphic Design Specialization


WEGD 121 Introduction to Design Thinking

Design Thinking investigates “Individual as Innovator” by working on design problems in a human, interactive, collaborative, and prototype way. Students will gain an understanding of the methodology and language used in human-centered design as they problem solve for real and fictitious clients. Participants will Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype and Test their way to solutions for business, visual, online, and print media using traditional tools and industry standard software programs. Project based assignments will develop a foundation in Design Thinking suitable for those going on to study in a variety of design disciplines.

3 CR / (3,0)

WEGD 131 Introduction to Visual Communication

Visual Communication focuses on developing an understanding of the reasons and ways in which people have chosen to communicate. Students will investigate a variety of visual communication examples from the historical to the contemporary and use them as a catalyst for their own work. The course will survey work from a variety of different cultures, including Canadian Aboriginal culture. Students will use those investigations to create their own case studies of techniques both past and present sharing their projects through a variety of presentations.

3 CR / (3,0)

WEGD 141 Introduction to Web Design

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of website design. Students will learn how to design, develop, optimize, publish and troubleshoot basic HTML and CSS based websites. Learners will create websites with standard text editors and with industry leading website development and image editing software. The class is taught with a focus on current and emerging web standards and best practices. Students will analyze and assess other websites to gain insight into the design of their own websites.

3 CR / (3,0)

WEGD 142 Intermediate Web Design

This course is a continuation of WEGD 141 and focuses on intermediate concepts around designing, developing, optimizing, publishing and troubleshooting HTML and CSS based websites. More advanced concepts around user experience, interactive design and search engine optimization will be discussed. Learners will gain experience in integrating other forms of media into their websites including animation, audio and video. Students will become proficient using industry leading website development and image editing software. Students will gain an awareness of other technologies that, while beyond the scope of this course, are important components of the current website development landscape.

Prerequisite: WEGD 141
3 CR / (3,0)


Notes

  1. While you can earn as many specializations as you choose to complete, once you have applied for your diploma, you cannot add further specializations. If you choose to continue your studies at CNC, you may earn citations after receiving your diploma.
  2. Credits earned are non-duplicating credits; you cannot apply credits from one course to more than one credential.

Business Management

  • Credential: Certificate or Diploma
  • Type: Full or part-time
  • Length: 1 - 2 years
  • Campus:Burns Lake, Prince George
  • Fees: $7,787
These fees are an estimate and will vary depending on student course selection.