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This program will equip the students with the business knowledge, communication skills, ethical and legal know-how, and critical thinking skills that they need to adapt and thrive in a changing global environment. Through this program, students will be able to learn all the basics of business and gain specialized expertise in areas such as international trade law, finance, sales, and marketing. The graduate of this program occupy positions of leadership in the private and public sectors provincially, nationally, and internationally

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of the program, graduates can work in these occupations list:

  • Account Manager
  • Accounting Assistant
  • Business Development Officer
  • Business Manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Office Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Sales Professional
  • Self Employment

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12/GED or equivalent
  • International students require IELTS at least 5.5 band
  • or Canadian Language Benchmark Test level 6
  • or college’s ESC program.


Course Informations

  • Program Type: Diploma
  • Practicum: 240 Hours
  • Classroom: 1200 Hours
  • Program Length: 18 Months
  • Delivery Method: In Class/Online Delivery
  • Campus: Surrey, BC, Canada


Program Info

Learning Objectives/Outcomes
  • Work in a manner consistent with law and professional standards, practices, and protocols in international business
  • Develop a business plan in collaboration with others
  • Apply leadership and management knowledge and skills to assist in the planning, directing, and controlling of an organization
  • Take into account the impact of the economic, social, political, and cultural variables which affect a business operation
  • Apply research skills to gather, interpret, analyze and evaluate data from primary and secondary sources
  • Apply computer skills and knowledge of information technology to support the management of an organization
Student Progress/ Assessment Methods

Students will be assessed through written tests, computer-based tasks and assignments. After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to the tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.
Students will be required to complete 240 hrs. of work experience. To qualify for work experience, students are required to maintain a minimum C grade average or higher and a minimum attendance of 85%.

Attendance Expectations

85% of classes must be attended to achieve competency for this qualification

Graduation Requirements Minimum C grade average is required for graduation


Program Hours

Subjects Number Of Hours
COMP 101. Introduction to Computers 20 Hours
DIB 101. Fundamentals of Business 40 Hours
DIB 102. Business Ethics 20 Hours
DIB 103. Fundamentals of Financial Accounting 80 Hours
DIB 104. Foundations of Marketing 80 Hours
DIB 105. Business Statistics 80 Hours
DIB 106. Fundamentals of Management 40 Hours
DIB 107. Business Math 40 Hours
DIB 108. Human Resource Management 80 Hours
DIB 109. Organizational Behavior 40 Hours
DIB 110. Financial Institutions 40 Hours
DAP 105. QuickBooks 40 Hours
DIB 112. Business Communication 80 Hours
DIB 113. Income Tax Fundamentals 80 Hours
DIB 114. Managerial Economics 40 Hours
DIB 115. Customer Service 40 Hours
DIB 116. Leadership 40 Hours
DIB 117. International Business 40 Hours
DIB 118. Multinational Management 40 Hours
DIB 119. International Accounting 40 Hours
DIB 120. International Finance 40 Hours
DIB 121. Global Supply and Chain Management 40 Hours
DIB 122. International Marketing 40 Hours
DIB 123. Career Success 40 Hours
DIB 124. Management Information System 40 Hours
SSPR 100 Work Experience 240 Hours
Total 1440 Hours


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