Diploma in General Business Studies


The two-year General Business Studies Diploma is a flexible diploma option, allowing individuals to select a variety of areas of study in the School of Business once they have fulfilled the core requirements of the program.

Faculty's website: kpu.ca/business

Department's website: kpu.ca/business/general-business-studies

Admission Requirements

The Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, apply to this program.

Declaration Requirements

Students intending to graduate with this School of Business diploma must declare the credential. At the time of declaration, the student must satisfy all of the following requirements:

  • In good academic standing with the University
  • Completion of a minimum of 15 credits of undergraduate coursework.

Curricular Requirements

Students must complete 60 credits that include:

Business Foundation Courses
BUSI 1215Organizational Behaviour3
BUSI 2390Business Law3
BUSI 2405Operations Management3
BUSI 2425Business Diploma Capstone3
MRKT 1199Introduction to Marketing3
Select one of the following groups:3-6
Group A
Accelerated Introductory Financial Accounting
Group B 1
Introductory Financial Accounting I
Introductory Financial Accounting II
Business General Studies Courses
Select 21 credits (7 courses) of electives with a maximum of 9 credits (3 courses) in courses numbered 1100 through 1999 from the following areas of study:21
Applied Communication (CMNS)
Accounting (ACCT)
Business (BUSI)
Business & Quantitative Methods (BUQU)
Computer Business Systems (CBSY)
Economics (ECON)
Entrepreneurial Leadership (ENTR)
Human Resources Management (HRMT)
Information Technology (INFO)
Marketing (MRKT)
Breadth Education Courses
ENGL 1100Introduction to University Writing3
CMNS 1140Introduction Workplace Writing and Communications3
ECON 1150Principles of Microeconomics3
Select one of the following:3
Business Mathematics
Differential Calculus
Calculus for Life Sciences I
Calculus I (Business Applications)
Select one of the following:3
Business Statistics
Quantitative Data Analysis I
Statistics I
Introduction to Statistics for Business
Applied Statistics
Introduction to Social Research Statistics
Select two Breadth Electives from courses numbered 1100 or higher in any area of study except ACCT, BUSI, ENTR, HRMT or MRKT.6
Total Credits60-63

Students who choose Group B may count the additional ACCT course as a general elective.

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive a Diploma in General Business Studies.

This online version of the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Calendar is the official version of the University Calendar. Although every effort is made to ensure accuracy at the time of publication, KPU reserves the right to make any corrections in the contents and provisions of this calendar without notice. In addition, the University reserves the right to cancel, add, or revise contents or change fees at any time without notice. To report errors or omissions, or send comments or suggestions, please email Calendar.Editor@kpu.ca

Back To Top