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Retail Business Fundamentals Certificate

Credential
Certificate

Duration
8 month(s)

Step up your career in business and retail management with the Retail Business Fundamentals certificate. With this training (full-time or part-time), you can work in private or public business sectors as well as retail business.

Applications are not currently being accepted for this program.

You'll gain training in fundamental business skills, including business math and accounting, communications, retail marketing and management.

Gain confidence and skills to either step into the workforce directly on graduation, or continue your studies with CapU's Business Administration diploma or degree programs.

Intakes

There are no upcoming intakes for this program. To receive updates on upcoming intakes, please visit the Request Information page.

How to Apply

Are you applying as a domestic or as an international student?

Every student must apply to CapU through EducationPlannerBC (EPBC), a website for applying to universities and colleges across British Columbia.

Visit Apply Now to make sure you're ready to fill in your application.

  • When you submit your application, you will need to pay an application fee of $50, which gives you the opportunity to apply for 2 programs. 
  • You will need to upload a digital (PDF) copy of your transcripts and supporting documents at this time.
  • If you are currently in Grade 12, you must request that the Ministry of Education submit your transcript directly to Capilano University.
  • Documents must be in the original language of issue and translated into English by a recognized translator, if required.
Apply on EPBC

After submitting your application on EducationPlannerBC you will receive an acknowledgement message from us to your personal email.

  • This email will include your Student ID number and your myCapU account and email address.
  • Instructions on how to track your application will also be included.
  • All future messages from us will be sent to your myCapU email.
  • If you're applying to CapU as a new student, you can use your myCapU account to apply for entrance awards.

For students who have previously attended post-secondary, even though you submitted a digital copy of your transcripts on EducationPlannerBC, you must submit official university or college transcripts for transfer credit.

Please send all official documents to:

Registrar's Office
Birch Building, Room BR230
2055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver, BC
V7J 3H5

Official documents may include:

These documents must be sent directly from that institution to Capilano University. They must include the seal of the institution and the signature of the authorizing school representative.

We will accept photocopies of transcripts if certified by the authorizing university or college officer. Notarized copies are not acceptable.

Students may also submit photocopies of academic documents verified by the issuing authority. These authorities include the Ministry of Education, the high school, university, or college, the apostille* or by the appropriate examination board.

Notarized copies are not acceptable.

*Apostille countries refers to an international form of a notary seal as certified by the Hague convention. These would be official notary documents from countries such as Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, etc. and can be accepted in place of original or school-certified documents. The Apostille is prepared by either the Ministry of Education or the Ministry of Justice in these countries.

Please note: Documents issued in a language other than English must also include certified English translations. Documents must be in the original language of the issue and translated into English by a recognized translator, if required.

An academic document is original if issued to the student by the institution following that institution’s policies.

Notarized copies are not acceptable.

Once you've been accepted into a program, you'll need to start planning your courses.

  • You will be notified of your acceptance through your CapU email and your myCapU account.
  • View our page for admitted students to learn how to prepare for your first day.
  • If you wish to receive transfer credits, please submit official university/college/International Baccalaureate (IB)/Advanced Placements (AP) transcripts either electronically or by mail:

     

    Registrar's Office
    Birch Building, Room BR230
    2055 Purcell Way
    North Vancouver, BC
    V7J 3H5

Admitted Students

Most CapU programs need proof that you:

Every student must apply to CapU through EducationPlannerBC (EPBC), a website for applying to universities and colleges across British Columbia.

Visit Apply Now to make sure you're ready to fill in your application.

  • When you submit your application, you will need to pay a non-refundable application fee of C$135, which gives you the opportunity to apply for 2 programs.
  • You will need to upload a digital (PDF) copy of your transcripts and supporting documents at this time.
  • If your original transcripts and supporting documents are not written in English, please submit a translated copy.
Apply on EPBC

After submitting your application on EducationPlannerBC you will receive an acknowledgement message from us to your personal email.

  • This email will include your Student ID number and your myCapU account and email address.
  • Instructions on how to track your application will also be included.
  • All future messages from us will be sent to your myCapU email.
  • If you're applying to CapU as a new student, you can use your myCapU account to apply for entrance awards.
Funding for International Students

You've already sent digital copies of your transcripts to EducationPlannerBC as part of your CapU application, but we also need physical copies of your official high school, college or university transcripts.

If you're applying to CapU as a new student, you can use your myCapU account to apply for entrance awards.

Please send your official documents to:

Capilano University
Centre for International Experience, Room LB127
2055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver, B.C.
V7J 3H5

Official documents may include:

Students must submit official high school and university or college transcripts for admission.

These documents must be sent directly from that institution to Capilano University. They must include the seal of the institution and signature of the authorizing school representative.

We will accept photocopies of transcripts if certified by the authorizing high school, university, or college officer. Notarized copies are not acceptable.

Students may also submit photocopies of academic documents verified by the issuing authority. These authorities include the Ministry of Education, the high school, university, or college, the apostille* or by the appropriate examination board.

Notarized copies are not acceptable.

*Apostille countries refers to an international form of a notary seal as certified by the Hague convention. These would be official notary documents from countries such as Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, etc. and can be accepted in place of original or school-certified documents. The Apostille is prepared by either the Ministry of Education or the Ministry of Justice in these countries.

Please note: Documents issued in a language other than English must also include certified English translations. Documents must be in the original language of the issue and translated into English by a recognized translator, if required.

An academic document is original if issued to the student by the institution following that institution’s policies.

Notarized copies are not acceptable.

If you are accepted into a program, you will receive a letter of offer in your myCapU email inbox.

  • You will need to confirm your acceptance into the program by paying a tuition deposit outlined in your letter of offer.
  • This deposit will go towards your first-semester tuition once you are registered for courses at CapU.

After paying your tuition deposit, you will receive a letter of acceptance in your myCapU inbox. This may be used to apply for, or renew, a study permit.

  • Depending on your citizenship, you may also need to apply for an entry visa.
Permits & Visas

Once you've been accepted into a program and have applied for your study permit, you'll need to start planning your courses.

  • You will be notified of your acceptance through your CapU email and your myCapU account.
  • View our page for admitted international students to learn how to prepare for your first day.
Info for Admitted International Students

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Transfer Students

Find out how you can transfer your credits from another post-secondary institution to CapU.

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Returning Students

If you're returning to CapU to complete your program or to apply into a new program, please contact the Registrar's Office.

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Switching Programs

If you want to change your program of study, you need to submit a new application to CapU.

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Required Courses

First Term

Total credits: 15.00

Required:
BCPT 123Business Computing Basics3.00 credits
BTEC 117Accounting Procedures I3.00 credits
CMNS 152Business Communications Basics3.00 credits
RMCP 172Retail Technology/Store Management I3.00 credits
Choose 3.00 credits from the following list:

If the following mathematics levels are met, an eligible elective may be taken in place of BTEC 115. Principles of Math 11 (C) or Pre-calculus 11 (pass) or Foundations of Math 11 (C) or BMTH 044 (C) or BMTH 048 (C) or MATH 096 (C) or MATH 097 (C) or Applications of Math 12 (pass) or Apprenticeship & Workplace Mathematics 12 (B) or Foundations of Math 12 (pass) or Principles of Math 12 (pass) or Pre-calculus 12 (pass) or BMTH 054 (pass).

BTEC 115Business Systems and Procedures3.00 credits
Elective (see Eligible Electives list below)3.00 credits

 

Second Term

Total credits: 15.00

Required:
BADM 101Introduction to Management3.00 credits
BADM 106Organizational Behaviour3.00 credits
BMKT 161Introduction to Marketing3.00 credits
BTEC 217Accounting Procedures II3.00 credits
RMCP 173Retail Finance/Store Management II3.00 credits

 

Eligible Electives

Choose electives:

Unless specific exclusions or inclusions are listed, all 100-level or higher undergraduate courses of 3 credits or more in a following subject area are eligible:

Faculty of Arts & Sciences AHIS, ANTH, ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, CHIN, COMP, CRIM, ECON, ENGL, FNST, FNLG, FREN, GEOG, GEOL, GERM, HIST, JAPN, KIN, LBST, LING, MATH, PHIL, PHYS, POL, PSYC, SOC, SPAN, WGST, WMST
Faculty of Business & Professional Studies BADM, BCPT, BFIN, BMKT, CMNS (all except CMNS 105, 110, 115, 120, 123, 131, 133, 152, 154, 159, 164, 174, 205, 223, 305, 400, 498), IBUS, LAW (all except LAW 139, 499), LGST (only LGST 109, 110, 112, 125), MOA (only MOA 109, 110, 111, 112), RMCP
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Development EAP (limited to maximum of 3 credits, EAP 100 (min. B+) or EAP 101 (min. B+)), EDUC (all except EDUC 176, 190, 267, 276, 277, 349, 381, 382, 390), HCA (all except HCA 110), MT (all except MT 330, 391, 490, 491), RADP (all except RADP 190, 290, 291), SEA (all except SEA 109)
Faculty of Fine & Applied Arts ACTR, AEM (AEM 148 only), ANIM, ASAS, CINE, COND, COST, DIGI, DOCS, DSGN, ENSM, ENSJ, FILM, IDEA (all except IDEA 246), IDES, IDF, INTE (all except INTE 119, 208), IVPA, JAZZ, MOPA, MUS, MUTH, PMI, SART, TECT (all except TECT 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 280, 281, 282, 283, 284, 285), THTR, TXTL (all except TXTL 230, 330), VFX
Faculty of Global & Community Studies HKIN, IDST, PADM (all except PADM 204, 205, 207, 306), REC (only REC 152, 252), TOUR (only TOUR 104, 111, 120, 135, 151, 227, 232, 306, 307, 326, 331, 341, 342, 343, 344, 423)

Total program credits: 30.00

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About this program

Applied Business Programs
604 984 4959
abt@capilanou.ca

General inquiries

Student Information Services
Library Building, room LB152

604-984-4900
604-984-1798 (fax)
registration@capilanou.ca