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  • 16-month post-graduate diploma program
  • January entry date
  • Currently open to International Students only

The Business Management post-graduate diploma provides a unique opportunity for professionals who want to advance their careers through the development of leadership and management knowledge and skills.  Students will apply theory to real-world situations through business simulations, case studies and group projects, using industry standard software in their courses. The combination of core and elective courses and culminating with an intensive work experience will prepare students for progression into career opportunities requiring strong leadership and management skills.

Students will develop competency in key management development skill areas with relevance to business and enterprise operations, business process improvement, sustainability of the supply chain and risk assessment and mitigation. Practical application and industry projects will further hone their business skills during the four-month Work Integrated experiential learning and produce confident graduates who have real work experience to incorporate into their resumes in search of career opportunities. 

Admission Requirements

Your Academic History
If your academic history includes any of the following, please visit My Education for important information: post-secondary studies at an institution other than Red River College Polytechnic; Modified (M), English as an Additional Language (E), or GED high school courses; or home schooling; international secondary (high school) studies.


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Internationally Educated Applicants - visit www.rrc.ca/credentials for credential assessment information.

Submission of required documentation indicating proof of completion of admission requirements is due within 15 days of applying unless otherwise noted in the program's admission requirements.

However, if you apply within 6 weeks of the program start date, admission requirements are due within 5 days of applying.

Regular Admission Requirements

  1. Diploma or Degree
    • Submit proof of graduation from or enrolment in the final year of a post-secondary: 
      • Diploma (two-year or longer program)
      • Degree
    • If you provide proof of enrolment at time of application, your official final grades indicating successful completion must be submitted by the deadline specified in your admission letter.
    • Post-secondary transcripts must be submitted directly from the post-secondary institution.
    • If you completed your education outside of Canada or the United States, do not submit your international academic credentials until requested to do so. See English Language Requirements (ELRs) for more information.
  2. English Language Requirements (ELRs)
    • Have you successfully completed the equivalent of three years of full-time secondary (high school) education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country where English was the language of instruction? To view a list of ELR exempt countries click here
      • If yes, you appear to meet English language requirements. Submit your transcripts for verification purposes.
      • If no, you are required to submit proof of meeting an English language requirements option. If you choose to complete an English language assessment, review this program's approved assessments and required levels.
      • If you completed all of your education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country in English but did not complete three years of high school, submit your transcripts for review.

Applicants with related work experience will be considered and an interview may be required to determine suitability.

English Language Assessments

English Language AssessmentMinimum Required Levels
L - Listening, S - Speaking, R - Reading, W - WritingLSRW
AEPUCE (Academic English Program of University and College Entrance )
Requirement: Submission of a parchment (certificate) indicating successful completion of the AEPUCE program, including language levels achieved if available.
CAEL and CAEL Online (Canadian Academic English Language)
CLB (LINC) (Canadian Language Benchmark - Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada)
Canadian Citizens: LINC programs are not available.
Duolingo (Duolingo English Test)


There are no minimum required levels for L,S,R,W.

Only Duolingo English Test scores that have been verified through the Duolingo English Test Portal will be accepted.

IELTS - Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Please Note: 3 year expiry date for Nursing Program Applicants
LSI (Language Studies International)
PTE - Academic Online Assessment (Pearson Test of English)
Password Skills (An in person English Language Assessment hosted by RRC Polytech)
This in-person, computer-based test is composed of four test modules: reading, writing, listening and speaking. The test takes 3 hours and 5 minutes to complete and is conducted in two parts. The first part assesses reading, listening, and writing, and the second part assesses speaking in a separate room. Password Skills costs $139 to take through RRC Polytech. Password Skills is hosted by the RRC Polytech Testing and Assessment Centre: E440, Manitou a bi Bii Daziigae building, on the fourth floor. If you wish to do Password Skills remotely (not in-person), Password Skills Plus can be taken online. RRC Polytech does not offer Password Skills Plus, but we do accept the results for entry into program.
Password Skills Plus (Password Skills Plus is an online assessment that can be taken instead of Password Skills. )
TOEFL-iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language - internet Based Test)
To meet the needs of students who are unable to take the TOEFL iBT® test at a test center due to public health concerns, ETS is temporarily offering the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test in selected areas.

Locations, Dates and Fees

Costs (estimates only; subject to change)

Program/Student Fees
Year 1
Year 2
Books and Supplies
Year 1

Students may apply for financial assistance through the Manitoba Student Aid program. For general information on applying please call 204-945-6321 or 1-800-204-1685, or visit their website at www.manitobastudentaid.ca, which also includes an online application. For detailed information, please visit one of the RRC Polytech Student Service Centres or call 204-632-2327. Applicants requiring financial assistance should complete their student loan applications well in advance of the class start date.

Red River College Polytechnic is a participating institution in the HigherEdPoints program. Through this program, students are able to convert Aeroplan® Miles and TD Points into funds to help cover their tuition. Family members and friends can also contribute to a student’s education by converting their loyalty points - anyone can donate their points to an individual student.

Visit the HigherEdPoints website for more information about the program and/or to set up an account to convert your points.

Courses and Descriptions

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check www.rrc.ca/rpl for additional contact information.
ACCT-1054Accounting for Managers
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This course will examine the knowledge of accounting and finance required in the role of a manager. The content will include an introduction to essential accounting concepts, the development and analysis of financial statements, profit planning to aid management decisions, management of working capital, and preparation of sales and cash budgets. Students will explore these topics from a managerial perspective to better understand the financial decision-making processes.

ADMN-2053Business Law
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In this course the student will develop an understanding of the legal rights and responsibilities attached to a wide range of activities necessary to conduct business and commerce. The goal of this course is to teach the legal aspects and consequences of various business endeavours and to introduce the following areas of law: contract, tort, property, and case analysis using legal writing.

ADMN-2058Organizational Behaviour
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This course serves as an introduction to the field of organizational behaviour with a specific focus on how individuals work together within organizational systems to achieve common goals. The student will study the impact individuals and groups have on the organization through a wide breadth of theories and applications. Topics include dealing with different personalities, diversity, innovation, adaptability, Emotional Intelligence (EI), group dynamics, perception and decision-making, conflict, and ethics. The student will study and develop an awareness of how these topics can create an effective work environment and cultivate positive organizational citizenship.

BUSA-1167College Success Strategies
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This course offers tools that will help students to navigate the changes that come with moving on to a new school.  Students will learn how to define and set achievable goals, using time wisely as well as establish and nurture relationships with instructors and peers, allowing them to respond to stress and balance studies, jobs, friends and families.  Students will have a greater opportunity for academic success as they develop effective study habits, note taking strategies, and test-taking skills.  They will achieve greater confidence as they enhance academic integrity and learn creative ways to solve problems.. 

BUSA-1168Intercultural Competence
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This course covers concepts, theories, and frameworks fundamental to building mutual respect between people across cultures. The course demonstrates how students can help build stronger teams and communities that benefit from the power of understanding diverse worldviews, attitudes, and contributions. It highlights the skills and attributes students need so they can collaborate effectively in a multicultural context. While honoring their knowledge and experiences, this course provides a venue for exploring creative ways of bridging a student’s perspective with that of others who have backgrounds different from their own. Students will develop skills for communicating and working within a diverse setting. 

BUSA-1169Effective Writing & Speaking for Business
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Having effective communication skills is key to a student’s success in this fast-paced and globally connected world. This course provides guidance for writing common types of business text including informational and analytical reports, workplace emails, letters, memos, and short essays. Students will also learn guidelines for properly documenting sources of information they obtain from their research. During the coursework, students will also get a closer look at the processes involved in interpreting authentic reading materials such as case studies, course textbooks, and articles from journals, news, and websites. Students will polish their ability to learn through reading and researching. 

COMM-1162Communicating for Results
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This course is designed to prepare students with the skills needed for their academic program. Students will learn how to write in a Canadian academic setting, increase self-awareness to maximize learning, understand how to work with integrity, and read and research critically. Students will have opportunities to apply these strategies and reflect on their progress as learners.

COMM-1173Communication StrategiesRPL
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Everyone communicates, but are they doing it well? Communicative competence takes practice and self-awareness. By developing their communication skills, the student will improve their interpersonal ability, intercultural competence, and digital fluency to prepare the student for success in the workplace. In Communication Strategies, the student will learn through discovery and project-based activities to practice approaching situations critically and collaboratively. The strategies the student will gain in this course will be useful throughout their program and in their chosen industry.

COMM-2172Communication for the WorkplaceRPL
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This course reinforces the communication strategies practiced in COMM-1173 to provide students with the communication skills needed to apply for, stay in, and progress in the world of work. Students will further develop their interpersonal skills and digital fluency by seeking college, industry and community supports. Additionally, they will apply speaking, writing, and collaboration strategies to getting the job, adjusting to the job, and developing long-term career goals. Communication for the Workplace is a creative and active learning opportunity to set students apart in today’s competitive job market.

COMM-2174Communication for Business
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Do you trust your own judgement? Can you make decisions confidently, give feedback constructively, and handle disagreements professionally? Your ability to successfully work in the business sector requires strong communicative competence.

In this Communication for Business course, the student will continue to develop their communicative competence by collaborating with their peers to manage and present information in oral and written form, demonstrate active listening, and practice negotiation/persuasion strategies in a business context (marketing, sales, and customer service).

COMM-3175Communication for Global MGMT and Leadership
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Welcome to Communication for Global MGMT and Leadership. Human skills such as intercultural competence, collaboration, and negotiation are essential for working in any business environment. In this course, students will continue to practice advanced communication skills expected in today’s leadership and management positions in a variety of business settings (public/private, domestic/international). This course will give the business professional practical communication skills and strategies for administrative, accounting, leadership and management roles in the global business environment.

COMP-1255Business ApplicationsRPL
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This course is offered in a blended format featuring online content with in class workshops on current topics in computing. This is a hands-on course where the student will develop skills in the use of Windows, Word, and PowerPoint, advanced skills in Excel and exposure to relational databases. A final project integrates these applications.

MATH-1079Critical Thinking for Results
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Being able to think critically and to solve problems with creativity and resourcefulness are two key skills that employers want you to have. This course will give you exposure to some proven problem- solving techniques, along with opportunities to practice thinking critically and solving problems. You will work individually and in groups to explore real-world issues; you will report to the instructor and to your classmates on your findings in both written and oral formats. 

MGMT-1069Intercultural Management
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The course will cover how to leverage an organization’s diverse workforce to enhance its competitive advantage. It will include the elements of culture that define societies, intercultural communication skills that support collaboration, and strategies that enhance organizational and personal efficiency and effectiveness.

MGMT-1070Strategic Management
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This course covers the key concepts, tools, and principles of strategy formulation and competitive analysis, designed to capitalize on emerging opportunities. The content focuses on information analyses, organizational processes, skills, business knowledge and judgement that managers must possess to devise strategy, to position their firms to sustain and maximize progress in the face of uncertainty and competition. Learners will take a general management perspective, viewing the organization as a whole entity by examining how policies in each functional area are integrated and woven to represent the whole firm to achieve sustainability and profitability in an ever changing and competitive environment.

MGMT-2026Management and Leadership
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This course introduces students to the concepts of management in today’s ever changing business environment. The student will examine the multi-faceted role of managers and leaders within organizations. The course covers leadership, motivation, adaptability, innovation, empowerment, control, and planning for operating in an ever changing economic and political climate. The student will develop skills in management, in light of sustainability and ethical and diversity issues, within a competitive climate.

MRKT-1039Marketing Management
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This course will discuss the role of marketing management and marketing strategy and demonstrate their importance to the survival and success of the organization within a competitive and dynamic business environment. During the course, participants will create and present a comprehensive marketing plan for the marketing activities within a particular industry. 

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The student will complete a minimum sixteen-week paid work experience. While the College will help students find work placements, it is each student’s responsibility to find a position. The College approved placement must be related to the specialty courses of the program. Students will prepare an assignment related to the placement, and final evaluation will be assessed by the Work-Integrated Learning Coordinator and the College. 

PROJ-1005Organizational Change Management
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Study the theory behind, and practical application of, essential change management tools and techniques. Learn to employ strategies to assist you in recognizing, diagnosing, planning, implementing and sustaining organizational change.

Examine current change management issues facing organizations, executives, project teams and work groups, along with strategies to solve them.

PROJ-1030Project Management FundamentalsRPL
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Study the fundamental aspects and principles of project management including life cycle, integration, planning, organization and communication. Learn about work breakdown structures, diagramming, cost management and resource allocation. Examine today’s issues affecting project management including risk management, quality, conflict, and team building.

CO-OP/Practicum Information

There will be a (4) four-month work-integrated learning component and the type of experience may vary among students depending on available industry opportunities. For more information, see the Work-Integrated Learning information located here.

Computer/Laptop Requirements

Online learning is a critical component of course delivery in all Red River College programs. To ensure each student has the tools they need to achieve their academic goals, all Red River College students require, at minimum:

  1. Off-campus access to a current Windows based laptop computer with a webcam
  2. A high speed internet connection
  • Recommended minimum speed: 10 mbps for download, 3 mbps for upload.
  • Slower internet connection speeds may result in audio and video issues. Please keep in mind that if others in your home are using the same internet connection at the same time as you are, you may also experience audio and video issues.
  • Please refer to https://www.rrc.ca/studentcomputing for further information on Computer Requirements for Students.

Please note that any anticipated costs are not included in Books and Supplies estimates.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which documents and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses/programs. For more information, please visit www.rrc.ca/rpl.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete the program within four years from the start of the first course in the program, unless otherwise stated in the program outline. 

A program GPA of 2.0 (60%) is required to graduate.

For complete details on applying to graduate and convocation, see rrc.ca/convocation

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