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Sustainable Business Practices - Post-Degree Diploma (2018/19)

Total Cost (tuition & fees)$8,911.14
Tuition: $8,041.08

Note: Year 1: $3,244.20 and Year 2: $4796.88

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Additional Fees
Application Fee:30.00
Student Association Fee:138.00
Bus Pass Fee:177.60
Lab Fee:74.46
Health and Dental Fee:450.00
Total Fees:$870.06

*These prices are for domestic students and may not be 100% accurate. However, these estimates will give you an adequate idea of tuition and fees for our programs. These prices do not include textbook costs. All prices are subject to change.

Program Overview

This post-degree diploma program is designed for students who have a bachelor degree in a non-business field. The first year of the diploma provides a foundation in business administration; the second year focuses on the knowledge and analytical skills to promote sustainability initiatives and support sustainability requirements. Students will examine best practices in sustainable business activities, perform case study analysis, compare sustainable reporting frameworks, and examine environmental sustainability from a scientific perspective. Sustainable business planning will also be examined through government, not-for-profit and for-profit business lenses focusing on specific business functions such as marketing, human resource management, finance, operations and leadership.

This credential recognizes the growing demand for working professionals who can develop and manage sustainability initiatives. Sustainability reporting requirements are increasing at all levels of government and are often required to obtain contracts, funding, grants, and licenses. Public companies are accountable to consumers and ethical investors for their sustainability practices and environmental impact. Sustainability planning can also strengthen communities while increasing employee retention and morale. Sustainability also has an economic dimension in terms of the proven benefits of improving supply chain logistics, refining operational procedures, and reducing waste.  


Admission Requirements

This program is offered by the Business Administration department. It is interdisciplinary in nature and includes Flexible Assessment (FA) components.

Prerequisites:

  1.  A degree other than Business, Commerce, Finance or Tourism from a recognized university/college or permission of the Dean is required.
  2. Students with a business-related degree from another country may enter the post-degree diploma program in order to retake introductory business courses in a Canadian context; however, no transfer credit is awarded for past work and all 20 post-degree diploma courses must be completed at COTR (i.e. 100% residency). Flexible assessment is not available for these students.
  3.  Students whose first language is not English must have an IELTS assessment score of at least 6.0 in all bands and 6.5 overall.
  4.  English proficiency at the university/college level is required; students who have not already completed ENGL 100 or equivalent with a C+ or higher must take ENGL 100 as a program course requirement.
  5.  Minimum grade of 65% in either Foundations of Math 11, Pre-Calculus 11, Principles of Math 11, Applications of Math 12, MATH 080 or MATH 082.

Graduation Requirements:
Students must maintain an average grade of at least 65% and minimum course grades of at least 60% in all courses contributing to this credential.

Flexible Assessment:
A minimum of 25% of program credits must be completed with College of the Rockies’ courses. For the Post-Degree Diploma in Sustainable Business Practices, this amounts to at least 15 credits. In most cases, students will complete a minimum of five sustainability courses (i.e. MGMT 303, MGMT 305, MGMT 307, MGMT 310, and MGMT 410).

Transfer Credit:
Transfer credit may be granted for courses taken at other institutions on a case-by-case basis.


Transfer Information

Many of our programs and courses will allow you to transfer to other colleges and universities in Canada. You can also apply to get transfer credits from past courses that will go towards completing your program here at College of the Rockies.

Learn how to transfer your courses to College of the Rockies

Transfer Opportunities

If you would like to continue your studies our courses transfer to a wide number of Canadian colleges and universities. If you are transferring to a BC college or university visit the BC Transfer website to see if our courses transfer to that institution.


Course Outline for:
Sustainable Business Practices - Post-Degree Diploma

Year 1

Courses

Choose one of the following courses:

Select four electives from the following list:

  • Business Law (MGMT 212)
  • English Composition (ENGL 100)
  • Introduction to Computers and Data Processing (COMP 153)
  • Introduction to Environmental Chemistry (CHEM 100)
  • Organizational Behaviour (MGMT 216)
  • Advanced Professional Communications (COMC 102)
  • Human Resource Management (MGMT 302)
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (MGMT 316)
  • Financial Accounting for Non-Accountants (ACCT 263)
  • Non Profit Management (MGMT 304)
  • Environmental Studies (ENST 200)
  • Politics of Sustainability (MGMT 306)
  • Environmental Economics (ECON 250)
  • Environmental Psychology (PSYC 270)

Year 2

Choose one of the following courses:

Select four electives from the following list:

  • Business Law (MGMT 212)
  • English Composition (ENGL 100)
  • Introduction to Computers and Data Processing (COMP 153)
  • Introduction to Environmental Chemistry (CHEM 100)
  • Organizational Behaviour (MGMT 216)
  • Advanced Professional Communications (COMC 102)
  • Human Resource Management (MGMT 302)
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (MGMT 316)
  • Financial Accounting for Non-Accountants (ACCT 263)
  • Non Profit Management (MGMT 304)
  • Environmental Studies (ENST 200)
  • Politics of Sustainability (MGMT 306)
  • Environmental Economics (ECON 250)
  • Environmental Psychology (PSYC 270)
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