Business (GBBC)

This 2-year diploma program delivered at Hanson College is designed for students who want to build their knowledge in a broad range of important business functions.
  • Duration: 2 years (16 months)
  • Time commitment: 20-30 hours per week
  • Subject: Business
  • Language: English
  • Level of study: Diploma

About the program

In this program, students will be exposed to the areas of finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, human resources, accounting, personnel management, new business development, and organizational planning; which will ultimately prepare them for wide-ranging career paths in business administration.

Graduates have the knowledge, practical skills, and proficiency to organize business assets and motivate employees toward greater productivity. 

*This program has been approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training

Future pathways

  • Employment Opportunities:
  • Sales, retail, and wholesale
  • Manufacturing
  • Insurance
  • Service industries

Program outline

British Columbia Secondary School Diploma where English is the primary language of instruction (80 credits) or equivalent including:

  • Grade 12 English
  • Grade 11 Mathematics
  • Recommended: computer competency in word processing, excel and web-browser software

Proof of Language Proficiency

All applicants from non-English-speaking countries must demonstrate adequate English language proficiency to be successful at the college level.  English language proficiency can be demonstrated through:

    • Obtaining a grade of 60% or higher on the Hanson English Placement Test; or
    • Submitting records showing that the student meets Hanson College’s Language Proficiency Alternatives.
      • Options for showing English Language Proficiency criteria have been met include:
        • Providing proof of successfully completing (passing mark of 50% or above) EN 12, COM12, TPC 12, or a provincial equivalent in a recognized Canadian Secondary School where English is the primary language of instruction.
        • Providing proof of successfully completing (passing mark of 50% or above in all courses) a semester in a recognized Canadian post-secondary institution where English is the primary language of instruction.
More options for showing English Language Proficiency criteria have been met include:
  • IELTS score of 6.0 overall (no band below 5.5)
  • TOEFL (paper) score of 550
  • TOEFL (computer) score of 80
  • PTE score of 58
  • English 12/ENG4U score of C- or passing grade
  • IB English 12 score of C- or passing grade
  • One full post-secondary semester (Non-EAP program)- passing grades in all courses

Valid Study Permit

  • All applicants must provide a valid study permit prior to commencing studies

Semester 1

Introduction to Financial Accounting (ACC1100, 4 credits)

Computer Apps for Business I (ISP3026, 3 credits)

Business Mathematics (BUS1100, 3 credits)

College Communication (ENG1002, 3 credits)

Marketing I (MKT1004, 3 credits)

Introduction to Human Resources (HRP1000, 3 credits)

Introduction to Business Concepts (BUS1104, 3 credits)

Semester 2

Financial Accounting II (ACC1310, 4 credits)

Positive Psychology (PSY1125, 3 credits)

Financial Math (BUS1200, 4 credits)

Business Reports/Presentation (ENG2205, 3 credits)

Computer Apps for Business II (BUS1035, 3 credits)

Marketing II (MKT1200, 3 credits)

Microeconomics (ECN1101, 3 credits)

Semester 3

Professional Selling (MKT3680, 3 credits)

Macroeconomics (ECN1201, 3 credits)

Managerial Accounting (ACC2310, 4 credits)

Operations Management (BUS3500, 4 credits) 

Organizational Behaviour (BUS2040, 3 credits)

Semester 4

Entrepreneurship (BUS3585, 3 credits) 

Statistics (BUS1033, 4 credits)

Project Management (BUS1037, 3 credits)

Corporate Social Responsibility (BUS1053, 3 credits)

Strategic Business Decisions (BUS1117, 4 credits) 

Business Law (BUS2320, 3 credits) 

Semester 1

Introduction to Accounting (ACC1045, 3 credits)

Business Professionalism (BUS1125, 3 credits)

Intro to Business Management (BUS1146, 3 credits)

Business Mathematics (BUS1211, 3 credits)

Microeconomics (ECN1101, 3 credits)

College Communications (ENG1002, 3 credits)

Spreadsheets for Business (ISP3026, 3 credits)

Semester 2

Financial Accounting (ACC1050, 3 credits)

Business Research Methods (BUS1111, 3 credits)

CSR and Ethics (BUS1153, 3 credits)

Financial Mathematics (BUS1212, 3 credits)

Macroeconomics (ECN1202, 3 credits)

Foundations of Marketing (MKT1204, 3 credits)

Positive Psychology (PSY1125, 3 credits)

Semester 3

Managerial Accounting (ACC2312, 3 credits)

Statistics (BUS1233, 3 credits)

Human Resources Management (BUS2041, 3 credits)

Business Reports/Presentations (ENG2205, 3 credits)

Corporate Finance (FIN1101, 3 credits)

Applied Marketing (MKT1200, 3 credits)

Media and Current Events (SSC1000, 3 credits)

Semester 4

Project Management (BUS1037, 3 credits)

Strategic Business Decisions (BUS1217, 3 credits)

Organizational Behaviour (BUS2040, 3 credits)

Business Law (BUS2320, 3 credits)

Operations Management (BUS3501, 3 credits)

Professional Selling (MKT3680, 3 credits)

Health & Wellness (FIT1115, 3 credits)

Term

Cost (CAD)

Term 1$8,115.00*
Term 2$8,115.00
Term 3$8,115.00
Term 4$8,115.00
Total$32,460.00**

* Includes $400 non-refundable application fee. (This is only for international students. All programs exclusively enroll international students.) 

** Fees do not include books (unless specifically noted), supplies or living costs. Fees do include medical insurance ($275) and ancillary fees ($414.40).

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