Academic Calendar Winter/Summer 2019

School of Business

Management Post-baccalaureate certificate

Note: This program is unavailable until further notice.

The Management Post-baccalaureate certificate (MPBC) is a one-year, eight-course, 27 credit post-degree program that will provide students coming from a non-business background with the opportunity to study management. It will enhance students’ knowledge of business, position them for graduate work, and award them a business credential specializing in international business and global management.

Students will complete a total of eight (8) academic courses (27 credits). These include a core set of three management courses (9 credits); a set of three courses in international business and innovation (9 credits); and two research and applied project courses that focus on solving real-world business problems (9 credits).

Entrance requirements

Applicants must have a degree from a recognized institution. Course prerequisites will be waived given the incoming student’s academic and/or professional background.

Applicants must meet the Degree/diploma level English language proficiency requirement. For details on how this requirement may be met, see the English language proficiency requirement section of the calendar.

When to apply

Applications are accepted for entrance to the Fall and Winter semesters. Applicants who meet the entrance requirements will be admitted in order of their application date. For application deadlines see the Office of the Registrar web page.

How to apply

Apply online at

Additional documents required for a complete application:

  • Official transcripts of all previous university work, including proof of obtaining a bachelor degree.
  • Student statement of intent. Describe how this program will help you obtain your career and/or academic goals.

Basis of admission decision

Applicants will be advised of an admission decision and provided with registration information. All admission decisions are made by the School of Business.

Fees and additional costs

Tuition and textbooks.

Program duration and total number of credits

The Management Post-baccalaureate certificate (MPBC) is a one-year, eight-course, 27 credit post-degree program.

Program outline

Semester 1: Core

Course Title Credits
BUS 120 Essentials of Marketing 3
BUS 201 Human Resource Management 3
BUS 202 Contemporary Management 3

Semester 2: Specialization

Course Title Credits
BUS 420 International Business 3
BUS 421 International Marketing 3
BUS 430 Management of Innovation 3

Semester 3: Practice

Course Title Credits
BUS 499 Applied Project 6
BUS 492 Directed Studies 3

Specializations within the program

Year 1: International Business and Global Management.

Future years: Human Resource Management (TBA)

Standing required for continuance

To continue in the Management Post-baccalaureate certificate program students must maintain a minimum of C+ in each course. Students will be able to repeat two courses that are below C+.

Undergraduate continuance

Students enrolled in undergraduate courses (courses numbered 100 or above) must maintain an undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.00 to remain enrolled in Good Academic Standing at UFV. Students in Good Academic Standing will have no registration limits placed on them. Failure to meet the minimum CGPA requirement will result in restrictions on registration and may eventually lead to academic suspension from undergraduate studies at UFV. Students on Academic Warning or Academic Probation are limited to registering in 10 credits. For further details, see the Academic standing and undergraduate continuance section of the academic calendar. Academic standing is governed by UFV’s Undergraduate Continuance policy (92).


A minimum of five courses must be taken at UFV. Students will be able to transfer into the program up to three of the MPBC courses (nine credits) with a grade of at least C+, taken at UFV within the past five years.

Graduation requirements

Students must be officially admitted to the program and complete all required courses.

The certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of all required courses with a minimum C+ in each course.

Course listings

For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.

Current Students