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General Business Studies Diploma


Intake
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer

Courses in this program are offered using online and/or hybrid delivery method in Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 due to COVID-19. Confirm directly with KPU about the learning method.

  • Campuses
    Langley

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    City of Langley
    Richmond

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    City of Richmond
    Surrey - Main

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    City of Surrey
  • Length
    Two Years (60 credits)
  • Tuition Estimate
    $5600 per year
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1200 per year
  • Credential Granted
    • Diploma
    • University Block Transfer
    • University Course Transfer
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • Temporarily online/hybrid Summer 2020
    • Temporarily online/hybrid Fall 2020

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out KPU's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Students are admitted based on their date of qualification. Early application and documentation submission is extremely important. Regular application periods are:

Semester

Applications Open

Early Application Deadline

Late Application Deadline

Fall (Sept)

October 1

March 1

August 1*

Spring (Jan)

February 1

August 1

December 1*

Summer (May)

June 1

December 1

April 1*

 

First day students can apply online

Apply by this day for admission offer and priority course registration

Apply by this day for continuing registration


*no application accepted after this date.

Application Fee: $40 (domestic students); $120 (international students)

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

1. One of:

2. English Proficiency

One of:

  • English Studies 12 (C+) or equivalent
  • English First Peoples 12 (C+) or equivalent
  • Literary Studies 12 (C+) or equivalent 
  • IB (International Baccalaureate) English A1 or A2 (HL or SL) with a minimum grade of 3 (or C+)
  • AP (Advanced Placement) English Language and Composition or AP English Literature and Composition with a minimum grade of 2 (or C+)
  • 3 credits of undergraduate-level English course (C-) from a recognized post-secondary institution where English in the primary language of instruction
  • A baccalaureate degree, or two-year diploma, or 60 undergraduate-level credits, at a recognized post-secondary institution where English is the primary language of instruction (2.0 cumulative GPA)
  • Both KPU ESLT 0381 (B) and ELST 0383 (B)
  • Both ELST 0381 (B) and KPU placement score higher than ELST 0383 level
  • ENGQ 1091 (C) or ENGQ 1092 (C) or ENGQ 1099 (C)
  • KPU Placement Test into ENGL 1100
  • IELTS Academic score = at least overall 6.5, with 6.0 in each band (within the last two years)
  • Internet-based TOEFL score = at least 88, with no sub score less than 20 (within the last two years)
  • CAEL score = at least 70, with no sub score less than 60 (within the last two years)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) score = at least 61 (within the last two years)
  • LPI score = at least level 5, with an essay score of 30 or higher (within the last two years)
  • Duolingo English Test score = at least 110 (within the last two years)*
Note (*): On a temporary basis until in-person testing resumes, Duolingo English Test is accepted as one of the ways to satisfy KPU's Undergraduate English Proficiency requirement.

Admission Advice

1. If you are unable to satisfy the English proficiency requirement to enter the undergraduate program at KPU, you may be able to begin your studies through the Faculty’s pathway program wherein you will have the option of taking English proficiency upgrading courses, while simultaneously taking a limited number of undergraduate courses at KPU.

2. If you have any general questions about this program, please contact KPU's Future Students’ Office.


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy KPU's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

All applicants to undergraduate studies must satisfy KPU's Undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement through one of the following ways (with minimum grades in brackets):
  • English Studies 12 (C+) or English First Peoples 12 (C+) or Literary Studies 12 (C+) or equivalent 
  • IB (International Baccalaureate) English A1/A2 (HL or SL) with a minimum grade of 3 (or C+)
  • AP (Advanced Placement) English Language and Composition or AP English Literature and Composition with a minimum grade of 2 (or C+)
  • 3 credits of undergraduate-level English (ENGL) (C-) from a recognized post-secondary institution where English is the primary language of instruction
  • Graduation from a baccalaureate degree, or two-year diploma program, or successful completion of two years of study (60 credits) at the undergraduate level, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, at a recognized post-secondary institution where English is the primary language of instruction
  • ELST 0381 (B) and ELST 0383 (B)
  • ELST 0381 (B) and KPU placement score higher than ELST 0383 level
  • ENGQ 1091 (C), or ENGQ 1092 (C) or ENGQ 1099 (C)
  • KPU English Placement Test (EPT) with placement into ENGL 1100
  • IELTS Academic = 6.5 overall band, with at least 6.0 in each band (taken within the last two years from the term of admission)
  • TOEFL = iBT 88 overall, with no sub score less than 20 (taken within the last two years from the term of admission)
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) = Score of 70 or higher with no sub score less than 60 (taken within the last two years from the term of admission)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) = Score of 61 or higher (taken within the last two years from the term of admission)
  • Language Proficiency Index (LPI) = Level 5 with an essay score of 30 or higher (taken within the last two years from the term of admission)
Note: English proficiency requirements for university preparatory studies and vocation studies vary by program. (These admission requirements are detailed within each program profile for KPU within EducationPlannerBC's Search Database)

Verify with the institution directly.

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

Kwantlen Polytechnic University's General University Admission Requirements are found here.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

To qualify for admission into Kwantlen Polytechnic University, you must meet the English proficiency requirement in addition to any additional requirements for your intended program. For more information on admission requirements for different applicant categories (including for High School graduates), click here.

Out-of-Province

To qualify for admission into Kwantlen Polytechnic University, you must meet the English proficiency requirement in addition to any additional requirements for your intended program. For more information on admission requirements for different applicant categories (including for High School graduates), click here.

BC Transfer Student

To qualify for admission into Kwantlen Polytechnic University, you must meet the English proficiency requirement in addition to any additional requirements for your intended program. For more information on admission requirements for different applicant categories (including for Transfer Students), click here.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

To qualify for admission into Kwantlen Polytechnic University, you must meet the English proficiency requirement in addition to any additional requirements for your intended program. For more information on admission requirements for different applicant categories (including for Transfer Students), click here.

Mature Student

KPU proudly welcome students of all walks and ages. If you have not graduated from High School and are 19 years of age or older, you can be admitted as a mature student. Mature students bring a lot of experience and diversity into the classroom, and KPU will support you in achieving your personal and professional goals. For more information on how you can apply to KPU, visit: KPU Mature Students.

International Student

Kwantlen Polytechnic University accepts applications from international students who meet the English Proficiency Requirement. All international undergraduate applicants are required to demonstrate English language proficiency prior to admission.

Details on admission for International Students can be found here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

There are 5 categories that offer students special consideration for admission:

  • Aboriginal
  • Visiting
  • Exchange
  • Concurrent
  • General Interest

To learn more about these categories, visit: Applicant Categories

 

How to Apply

Related Occupations information is not available for this program.