Questions Regarding Admissions
What are the admission requirements of this Post Graduate Program?
In addition to meeting the general entrance requirements for admission to Selkirk College, applicants from countries outside of Canada must meet the following Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration requirements.
Bachelor’s degree from a recognized post-secondary institution.
IELTS 6.5 overall with no band score lower than 5.5 or IBT TOEFL 82.
Applicants with 6.0 IELTS overall with no band score less than 5.5 may be admitted to the program, but will be required to take an English upgrading course, EASL 066, in the first semester.
Math 12. Applicants who cannot demonstrate Math prerequisites can upgrade their math skills during the first semester of the Post Graduate Diploma. All applicants will be required to take an assessment test, which will be used to assess an applicant’s math skills and to determine what upgrading courses are required.
Can I apply without an IELTS scores if I plan to take the IELTS test at a later date? Do you issue conditional offer letters?
Selkirk College will issue a conditional offer letter, but only once. This conditional offer letter will outline all outstanding conditions that need to be met before an official offer letter can be issued, including IELTS test score, payment of tuition and fees, etc.
Do I need to submit an IELTS or TOEFL test score if the national language of my home country is English?
If the national language of your home country is English, and you have completed your secondary and post-secondary studies in English, you may be exempt from these language proficiency tests. Please contact the Selkirk International Admissions office to find out if this is the case with your country at email@example.com.
Questions Regarding Tuition and Fees
What are the total fees to be paid by the student for one year (combining tuition and any other mandatory fees like health insurance)?
Choose the program you are applying to on the left hand column of this page, along with the semester you are planning to join Selkirk. Then, after clicking there, look to the right hand side of the screen for full tuition and fees details. For example, you are applying to Post-Graduate diploma in Accounting in the fall semester.
The tuition fee is mentioned in the program flyer for one year. Can the student pay this in 2 installments?
Yes, the annual tuition fee will be paid in two installments, due before the start of classes. Please consult the program website for any changes in these fees.
Questions Regarding This Program
Who is this program designed for?
This program is designed for two types of students:
Students who have completed a Bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than business, who want a condensed business program as preparation for a career in business.
It is also designed for international students who have a Business degree from their home country, but want a Canadian credential and would like to learn business from a Canadian perspective.
I have a BBA or B.Comm already from a university in my home country. What will I study in the Post Graduate Diploma in Business?
This program contains some introductory business courses as well as some higher level business courses. This program is not an MBA level program, and should not be viewed as a replacement for an MBA.
Will I find the courses easy or repetitive if I already possess a BBA or B.Commerce from my home country?
In the first year, you may find some of the courses contain content that you have previously studied. However, the content will be from a Canadian business perspective.
I have a Bachelor’s degree, but not in a field related to Business. Can I take this program?
Yes, this program is designed for students who have a Bachelor’s degree in any field and want to enter the field of business.
Who should not take this program?
This program is not for students who possess a Business Diploma, BBA, or BComm from a Canadian or American college or university. There will be too much coursework that will be repeated.
Can courses in this program transfer into an MBA or other Master’s degree program?
No, at this point, there are no courses that transfer into a Master’s degree program.
Questions Regarding Career Prospects
What jobs are available after I graduate?
Business and finance specialists like human resource managers, marketing professionals, accountants, and entrepreneurs are among Canada’s top 5 highest paid personnel. This program will prepare you for entry level positions in these and other business fields.