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Business Management Diploma - General Management Major

Applications Open: October

Length of Program: Cert. + One Year

Program Status: Open

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. 

Through project-based learning, you’ll have the opportunity to practice applying foundational business concepts to real world problems. Working alongside business owners and clients, you’ll complete a semester-long project 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.  

Program Intake: Fall Intake (September program start)

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

Length of Program: Certificate + One Year

Delivery: On-Campus

Credentials: Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will receive an Olds College diploma in Business Management, with a major in General Management.

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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

Admission Requirements: 

2.0 GPA in the 30 credits from the Olds College Business Management Certificate program or its equivalent.

Transfer Options: Olds College 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.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition: $5,020 / Fees: $1,300 / Books & Supplies: $2,000

Please refer to the current Fee Schedule for complete details.

* Please note that international students pay 3.5 times the domestic tuition amount. These fees are provided as estimates only for the purposes of budgeting. All students should refer to the Fee Schedule for the most accurate information and all fees are subject to change.*

Tuition, Fees & Payments

Scholarships & Student Awards

Olds College 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 - $1500 for students applying for the 2022-2023 academic year and have a paid tuition deposit by June 15, 2022.

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.

Course Details

For course descriptions and requisites, view the Academic Calendar.

Academic Calendar: Business Management - General Management Major

Term 1
  • Completed the following:
    • FIN2130 - Small Business Finance (3-0-0 hrs)
    • HRM1010 - Human Resources Management (3-0-0 hrs)
    • MGT2110 - Operations Management (3-0-0 hrs)
    • MGT2120 - Risk Management (3-0-0 hrs)
    • MKG2150 - Marketing and Sales (3-0-0 hrs)
Term 2
  • Completed the following:
    • BUS2220 - Research and Data Management (3-0-0 hrs)
    • COM2250 - Strategic Communications (3-0-0 hrs)
    • MGT2240 - Innovation and Strategy (3-0-0 hrs)
    • MGT2400 - Introduction to Project Management (3-0-0 hrs)
    • MGT2210 - Entrepreneurship (3-0-0 hrs)

Career Opportunities

Olds College 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

Admitted Students Information

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 Requirement

It is strongly recommended that you come to Olds College 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 portal.office.com
  • 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.

For More Information

Our Admissions office can help navigate you through the admissions process and answer any questions you have about your program of study. 

☎ 403.556.8281
☎ 1.800.661.6537
✉ business@oldscollege.ca

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