North American Business Management Post Baccalaureate Diploma

Faculty of Business & Professional Studies School of Business

Post Baccalaureate Diploma

1 year(s)

Program Highlights

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

This program gives international students and new permanent residents an opportunity to gain North American business credentials and hands-on work experience.

Study North American management practices, selecting from four specializations: marketing, human resources, international strategy & entrepreneurship and finance & investment.

Learn business skills from instructors with extensive industry expertise, and expand your connections during a two-month practicum with a North American organization.

For information about the duration of the NABU program, view "Admission Notes" under the "Application Details" tab. 


CampusTermsFull/Part Time
North VancouverSpringFull-time or part-time
North VancouverFallFull-time or part-time

Required Courses

Total credits: 27.00


Note: Students with backgrounds other than business degrees are required to complete BUES 305 for an additional 3 credits towards this credential (39.00 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 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 306Personal Financial Planning3.00 credits
BFIN 321Fundamentals of Investments3.00 credits
BFIN 341Cost Accounting I3.00 credits
BFIN 342Cost Accounting II3.00 credits
BFIN 353International Finance3.00 credits
BFIN 386Insurance for Financial Planning3.00 credits
BFIN 486Financial Planning Capstone3.00 credits
NABU 340North American Financial Management3.00 credits
NABU 366Personal and Professional Sales for North America3.00 credits
BADM 300- or 400-level course (excluding BADM 301, 302, 303, 307, 310, 318, 330, 335, 460, 470)
BMKT 300- or 400-level course (excluding BMKT 366, 401, 405, 408)
IBUS 300- or 400-level course (excluding IBUS 340, 356, 405, 434)


Total program credits: 36.00

Program Notes

Students may obtain a concentration by completing 12.00 credits in one of the following areas:

Marketing Concentration: CMNS 305, NABU 318, and 6.00 credits from the following: any 300 or 400-level BMKT course (except BMKT 366, 401, 405, 408)), or IBUS 357; or

Human Resources Concentration: NABU 330, NABU 334, and 6.00 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 404, NABU 310, and 6.00 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 320, NABU 470, and 6.00 credits from the following: NABU 340, BFIN 306, BFIN 321, BFIN 341, BFIN 342, BFIN 353, BFIN 386, or BFIN 486

Important Dates

Application Dates

Oct 6, 2020 - Aug 3, 2021

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 5, 2021

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 23, 2021 4:00 PM

Application Dates

Feb 2, 2021 - Dec 7, 2021

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Nov 15, 2021

Fee Payment Deadline

Dec 20, 2021 4:00 PM

Application Dates

Oct 5, 2021 - Aug 2, 2022

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 4, 2022

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 22, 2022 4:00 PM

Note: Dates are subject to change.

How to apply

  1. Check the admissions requirements.
  2. Check the application and document deadlines for your program.
  3. Complete and submit your application through EducationPlannerBC.
    1. Upload all your required/supporting official documents.
    2. Pay your application fee.
  4. Admissions will review your application and contact you.

Admission Requirements

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 one-year, full-time (up to 5 classes per term) program.

Due to scheduling requirements, full-time students starting in January, can complete this program in a minimum of 14 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.

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

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