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Business Management Diploma - General Management Major

Business Management Diploma

Take your career to the next level with the Business Management diploma, majoring in General Management.

This program is offered to students who have completed the Business Management certificate and are looking to build on the skills mastered during their first year.

Students will have the opportunity to practice applying foundational business concepts to real-world problems presented through industry partners or case studies. During the diploma, students will work closely with faculty to complete projects identifying business problems through research and the development of meaningful and effective solutions supported by evidence.

Upon completion of this program, you will have received invaluable hands-on learning experiences, along with mentorship from business owners.


Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will receive a diploma in Business Management, with a major in General Management.

About the Program

    • 50% or better in English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2
    • 50% or better in Math 20-1 or 20-2
    • Meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement

    Transfer Options: Olds College of Agriculture & Technology has developed agreements with other educational institutions to allow for transition to Olds College, or to another institution to continue your education. Articulations & Agreements

    Out of Province Applicants: Please refer to the Provincial Equivalency Chart for course equivalencies.

    International Applicants: Olds College welcomes applications from International Applicants and those who have completed their high school education outside of Canada. Please note, it is still necessary to meet all of the noted admission requirements, including English Language Proficiency.

  • Please refer to the current Fee Schedule for complete details.

    Tuition, Fees & Payments

    Scholarships & Student Awards

    Olds College of Agriculture & Technology offers over 450 awards, valued at $500,000+ in scholarships, bursaries and prizes. Thanks to our industry partners, alumni, and friends of Olds College we are fortunate to offer a generous student awards program to students.

    For additional information on scholarships, bursaries and prizes at Olds College, visit Scholarships & Awards.

    Entrance Awards Available!

    Entrance awards range from $250 - $1,500 for students applying for the upcoming academic year and have paid the tuition deposit by the deadline.

    Awards are selected randomly from those that have applied and qualify based on the criteria.
    Award will be applied as a tuition credit to the student's account after the add/drop course deadline, confirming full-time attendance. Not all that apply will receive an entrance award.

    Student Funding

    For information on how to apply for government student loans, financial aid or for help with financial planning, visit our Student Funding page.

  • For course descriptions and requisites, view the Academic Calendar.

    Academic Calendar: Business Management - General Management Major

    Term 1
    • Completed the following:
    Term 2
    • Completed the following:
      • BUS2220 - Research and Data Management
      • COM2250 - Strategic Communications
      • MGT2240 - Innovation and Strategy
      • MGT2400 - Introduction to Project Management
      • MGT2210 - Entrepreneurship
  • Olds College of Agriculture & Technology has a solid reputation working with employers in the industry! This directly translates into jobs for our graduates. Opportunities include, but are not limited to:

    • Accounting
    • Marketing
    • Sales
    • Consultation and management duties
    • Event management
    • Entrepreneurship

    Visit ALIS to find Occupational Profiles with current wages, industry trends and more!

    ALIS Occupational Profiles

  • Program Dates

    Find out when your term start and end dates are, so that you know when you are expected to be in attendance. For more information, please review the Program Dates & Fee Schedule.

    Class Registration

    You will be registered into your classes automatically. This will happen approximately 1 month prior to the start-date for your program. You will be notified once you have been timetabled into your courses. You will be able to see your class schedule in your My Olds College account. If you need to make any changes to your class registration, please contact the Office of the Registrar.

    Technology Recommendation

    It is strongly recommended that you come to Olds College of Agriculture & Technology with the following technology:

    • A laptop capable of running Microsoft Office is mandatory for this program, as students will be using Excel and other Microsoft Office programs extensively in lectures and classes.

    As part of your student accounts, all students have access to Office 365 for the duration of their time with Olds College. To access this you just need to follow these steps:

    • Go to
    • Enter your Olds College email address and password
    • Once logged in, there is a button on the right that says “Install Office Apps”
    This will give you access to the full Office suite on your computer, for both Windows and Mac based platforms.

Take the Next Step

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"The Business Management diploma program at Olds College is a unique course. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in business. The classroom sizes are small, and options for individual instruction with your professor are available. This is something that is not found at many other schools, and is a key part of what the program has to offer. Another unique opportunity offered within this program is learning outside of the classroom with external companies. This gives the students time to understand their career options after graduation and while gaining a larger network."

Allison Wheeler

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Program at a Glance

Length: Certificate + One Year

Delivery Method: On-Campus

Program Intake: Fall Intake (September program start)

Applications Open: First Wednesday (9 a.m.) of October

Program Status: Open