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."
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:
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."
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 placement.
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.
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 credits).
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.