North American Business Management Post Baccalaureate

  • Applications are now closed for September 2018. The department is now accepting applications for January 2019.

  • The North American Business Management Post Baccalaureate Diploma offered by Capilano University’s School of Business provides students from around the world an opportunity to develop the understanding and decision‐making tools needed to do business in the often diverse and turbulent North American economic environment. This program is specifically designed to provide international students and new Canadians an opportunity to gain both a North American business credentials as well as gain practical hands on work experience working with a Canadian organization.  

    Why Take This Program

    • Earn a Canadian post-graduate business diploma in 12 months
    • Gain local work experience and business connections during a 2-month practicum
    • Designed specifically for international students & new immigrants with an undergraduate degree completed outside of Canada
    • Gain knowledge of North American management practices
    • Three areas of specialization available: Marketing, Human Resources or International Strategy & Entrepreneurship  
    • Small class sizes provide individualized learning and support
    • Learn business skills from faculty with extensive industry expertise
    • Meet and build networks with international students from all over the world
    • Improve English language and business communication skills
    • No prior work experience required
    • Optional laddering into the International Management Graduate Diploma which offers students a Masters and Graduate Diploma in International Management

    Who Should Apply:

    • Specifically designed for students who are graduates of recognized undergraduate degree programs from universities around the world.
    • Suited for both international students and new permanent residents.
    • Graduates will increase their ability to secure employment with a North American company; work with a North American based company operating abroad; or assist an international company expand their operations to North America.

    Why Canada?

    • Canada has the fastest growing economy in the G-7 which consist of US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Canada and Japan
    • In 2010 Canada was the world’s ninth largest economy as measured by Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Canada’s economy is larger than Russia, India and South Korea.
    • By 2025, a potential labour shortage of more than 38,200 full-year jobs is anticipated in B.C.
    • The World Economic Forum has also ranked the quality of Canada’s educational system as the best among G-7 countries and No. 5 in the world.
  • Concentrations:

    During their studies, students have the option to take courses in one of three areas of specialization:

    This concentration, in the first year, is designed to provide students with a strong background in marketing in order to prepare them for a wide variety of marketing careers. The concentration is most appropriate for those students seeking a career in brand management, small business marketing and business-to-business marketing in North America and abroad.

    Human Resource Management 
    During the first year, this concentration is designed to provide students with strong background in human resource management (HRM) and to prepare them for the wide variety of HR careers available. This concentration provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to help organizations ensure they have the necessary talent required to operate effectively.

    International Strategy and Entrepreneurship
    This first year concentration is designed to give students insight into the subject of entrepreneurship and to help them gain an understanding of the challenges of owning and operating a business across borders in a global marketplace. 

    Helpful Resources for International Students

    The Centre for International Experience has many resources for students studying at Capitano University as an international student.