The Diploma in Management Studies and Diploma in Management Studies with Work Placement
are ideal for motivated students who have minimal or limited background in business studies.
The Diploma in Management Studies consists of an eight-month classroom curriculum which
exposes students to the foundations of management and allows some flexibility in electives.
Students who complete the Diploma in Management Studies course credit requirements, meet
work placement eligibility requirements, and receive an offer of employment from an approved
employer may complete a 16-week paid work placement leading to a Diploma in Management
Studies with Work Placement.
Diploma in Management Studies Admission Requirements
All students will apply to the Diploma in Management Studies. If a student meets work placement
eligibility requirements and receives an offer of employment from an approved employer, she will
be accepted into the Diploma in Management Studies with Work Placement.
Normally, students who hold an undergraduate degree in Business, Management or Commerce
are ineligible to apply. Course equivalencies will be determined at the time of admission.
Enrolment in the program is limited. Meeting of minimal requirements does not guarantee
admission. Applicants must demonstrate:
- Completion of Business Administration 2257 (or its equivalent) with at least a 70% average.
- At least a 70% average over the last 10.0 undergraduate credits.
- No single grade below 60% over the last 10.0 undergraduate credits.
Students may be accepted conditionally, pending the completion of Business Administration 2257 (or equivalent)
with a 70% average before the beginning of the program.
Online applications will normally open in late November. The application deadline is March 1.
Applicants who must apply for admission to the University are encouraged to begin the
application process as soon as possible. Normally, course work will be completed from
September to April and, if accepted into the work placement, normally students will complete it
from May to August.
Diploma in Management Studies with Work Placement Admission Requirements
The work placement consists of a 16-week paid placement for students who have completed 5.0
diploma credits, the first 2.0 credits at a minimum average of 70%. Students are required to
complete MOS 4499Y prior to beginning the work
Students must be legally eligible to work in Canada as either a Canadian citizen, permanent
resident, or hold a student visa that allows paid work.
Enrolment in the work placement is limited. Students must meet the work placement admission
requirements and receive an offer of employment from an approved employer.
Applicants whose first language is not English must furnish evidence of their proficiency in the
use of the English language. See the Western University Academic Calendar English Language Proficiency Admission Requirements for details.
Diploma in Management Studies with Work Placement Program Requirements
The Diploma of Management Studies with Work Placement requires completion of the 5.0 credit
course program requirements and successful completion of the work placement course (0.5
Evaluations in any of the courses may take multiple forms from written assignments, in-class
exercises, feedback on simulation exercises to case studies. The faculty expects post-degree
level work from the students with a high level of participation in discussions and team work.
3.5 courses: MOS 2205F/G; MOS 2181A/B; MOS 3310A/B or MOS 3260A/B or MOS 3370A/B; MOS 3320A/B; MOS 3330A/B; MOS 4410A/B; MOS 4499Y
1.5 courses from: Any MOS level 2000-4000 course with relevant prerequisite, Philosophy 2074F/G, Dimensions of Leadership 2233A/B, Dimensions of Leadership 3333A/B
0.5 course: MOS 4500Y
Students must take 5.0 courses as outlined in the program requirements. Courses taken as part
of an undergraduate degree may not count toward the fulfilment of these requirements. Students
who have satisfied any of the Diploma in Management Studies requirements prior to entering the
Diploma program must consult with the Brescia University College to determine course
equivalencies and make appropriate course substitutions at the time of admission.