North American Business Management Applied Post Baccalaureate Diploma

Faculty of Business & Professional Studies
School of Business

Post Baccalaureate Diploma

Program Highlights

The North American Business Management Applied Post Baccalaureate Diploma (NABU Applied) builds knowledge about how to do business in North America for students from around the world.

International students and new permanent residents with an undergraduate degree completed outside of Canada can gain both North American business credentials and practical hands-on work experience in a North American organization. This full-time program* is offered in an accelerated format and includes a 6-month practicum. Concentrations are available in marketing, human resources, international strategy & entrepreneurship and finance & investment.

*Please view "Admission Notes" under the "Application Details" tab above for program duration information.


CampusTermsFull/Part Time
North VancouverSpringBoth
North VancouverFallBoth

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Required Courses

Total credits: 36.00


Note: Students with backgrounds other than business degrees are required to complete BUES 305 for an additional 3 credits towards this credential (48.00 credits total).

BUES 305Business Essentials3.00 credits


Elective Courses

Total credits: 9.00

Choose 9.00 credits from the following list:

Note: Students may take any combination of courses from the following list to complete the elective requirements or students wishing to specialize should select their 9.00 elective credits as outlined in the concentrations listed. Please note that electives are offered on a rotating basis factoring in demand for particular courses, and will not necessarily be available every year.

BCPT 305Management of Information Systems3.00 credits
BFIN 353International Finance3.00 credits
BFIN 386Risk Management and Insurance3.00 credits
BFIN 441Investment Strategies3.00 credits
BFIN 486Retirement and Estate Planning3.00 credits
NABU 366Personal and Professional Sales for North America3.00 credits
BADM 101Management3.00 credits
BADM 102Quantitative Methods3.00 credits
BADM 103Supervisory Skills3.00 credits
BADM 106Organizational Behaviour3.00 credits
BADM 107Business Law I3.00 credits
BADM 201Business Information Systems3.00 credits
BADM 202People Management3.00 credits
BADM 203Introduction to Strategic Management Concepts3.00 credits
BADM 204Introduction to Strategic Management3.00 credits
BADM 206Directed Study I3.00 credits
BADM 207Employment Law for Business3.00 credits
BADM 210Business Statistics3.00 credits
BADM 218Leadership in Teams3.00 credits
BADM 268Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management3.00 credits
BADM 270Business Administration Current Issues I3.00 credits
BADM 274Business Administration Special Topics I3.00 credits
BADM 301Operations Management3.00 credits
BADM 302Human Resources Management3.00 credits
BADM 303Industrial Relations3.00 credits
BADM 305Leadership3.00 credits
BADM 306Directed Study II3.00 credits
BADM 307Advanced Business Law II3.00 credits
BADM 310Quantitative Methods III3.00 credits
BADM 318Project Management3.00 credits
BADM 320Special Topics in Business Administration I3.00 credits
BADM 321Special Topics in Business Administration II3.00 credits
BADM 322Current Issues in Business Administration I3.00 credits
BADM 323Current Issues in Business Administration II3.00 credits
BADM 324Current Issues in Business Administration III3.00 credits
BADM 325Special Topics in Business Administration III3.00 credits
BADM 329Performance Management3.00 credits
BADM 332Managing Not-for-Profit Organizations & Social Enterprises3.00 credits
BADM 335Workplace Learning, Development and Design3.00 credits
BADM 382Case Analysis and Decision Making in Human Resources Management3.00 credits
BADM 406Directed Study III3.00 credits
BADM 460Business and Society3.00 credits
BADM 465Management Decision Making3.00 credits
BADM 466Managing Change3.00 credits
BADM 469Applied Understanding of Indigenous Entrepreneurship3.00 credits
BADM 470Business Policy and Strategy3.00 credits
BADM 475Negotiation Skills3.00 credits
BMKT 161Marketing3.00 credits
BMKT 260Social Media Marketing3.00 credits
BMKT 261Advertising3.00 credits
BMKT 262Event Marketing3.00 credits
BMKT 263Professional Selling Skills3.00 credits
BMKT 315e-Business Analysis and Administration3.00 credits
BMKT 316Branding and Innovation3.00 credits
BMKT 317Introduction to Mobile App Marketing & Commercialization3.00 credits
BMKT 360Marketing Research3.00 credits
BMKT 364Consumer Behaviour3.00 credits
BMKT 365Marketing Strategies and Decisions3.00 credits
BMKT 366Professional Sales and Management3.00 credits
BMKT 367Promotion Strategy and Analysis3.00 credits
BMKT 369Digital Marketing3.00 credits
BMKT 370Social Media Marketing3.00 credits
BMKT 401Applied Marketing Methods3.00 credits
BMKT 405Marketing Projects in Industry3.00 credits
BMKT 408Product Development3.00 credits


Total program credits: 45.00

Program Notes

Students may obtain a concentration by completing 15.00 elective credits in one of the following areas:

Marketing Concentration: CMNS 305, NABU 318, and 9.00 credits from the following: any 300 or 400-level BMKT course (except BMKT 366), or IBUS 357; or

Human Resources Concentration: NABU 330, NABU 334, and 9.00 credits from the following: BADM 305, BADM 332, BADM 329, BADM 382, BADM 466, BADM 475, or NABU 366; or

International Strategy and Entrepreneurship Concentration: NABU 504, NABU 335, and 9.00 credits from the following: BADM 306, BADM 321, BADM 465, BCPT 305, or any 300 or 400-level IBUS course (except IBUS 340, 356, 405, 434); or

Finance and Investment Concentration: NABU 340, NABU 470, and 9.00 credits from the following: BFIN 353, BFIN 386, BFIN 441, or BFIN 486

Important Dates

Application Dates

May 1, 2018 - Aug 6, 2019

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 8, 2019

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 19, 2019 4:00 PM

Application Dates

Feb 5, 2019 - Dec 3, 2019

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Nov 12, 2019

Fee Payment Deadline

Dec 17, 2019 4:00 PM

Application Dates

Oct 1, 2019 - Aug 4, 2020

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 6, 2020

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 24, 2020 4:00 PM

Note: Dates are subject to change.

Admission Requirements

Completion of an undergraduate degree from a recognized institution with a cumulative GPA (CGPA) of 2.0 or higher with preference given to students with a 2.5 or higher on your final two years of study. Students with backgrounds other than business degrees, economics degrees or the equivalent will be required to complete a Business Essentials course.

Students must produce evidence of their English Language Proficiency: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): internet=75, or International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS)=6.0 overall, and no one score less than 5.5 and a min score of 6.0 in writing, or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)=60, or Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)=50, or Capilano University EAP 090 with a minimum B+ grade.

Two page letter of intent. The letter must be written by the applicant, and will be evaluated for thoughtfulness of response and quality of writing. Resume or experience summary.

For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University Calendar (pdf).

Admission Notes

This program is not designed for students who have completed the Capilano University Bachelor of Business Administration degree as this is a duplication of coursework.

Program Length

This is a two-year, full-time (up to 5 classes per term) program that can be accelerated to be completed in as little as 16 months.

Due to scheduling requirements, full-time students starting in January, can complete this program in a minimum of 18 months. Students who choose not to follow the suggested program plan will take longer to complete the program and must meet with an academic advisor to approve any changes.

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