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Applied Business Management

A Year of Living, Learning, and Working in Canada

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Discover a lifetime of professional opportunity … from Winnipeg to the world. The Applied Business Management will help you advance your career or create new opportunities by increasing your intercultural fluency and giving you international work experience.

Ideally suited for internationally educated professionals with a business management career choice, the curricula combines comprehensive management training with targeted language support and valuable on-the-job experience that you can apply from here to anywhere.

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Launch your career in the Canadian workplace by developing essential management skills, and embark on your employment path in Manitoba.

Certificate courses range from managerial communication, to legal perspectives and financial management. Additional career success workshops, mentorship opportunities, and a path to professional designation – with an industry recognized association, make Applied Business Management an ideal pathway towards professional success in Manitoba and beyond.

Credentials Awarded

Certificate and Letter of Accomplishment (LOA)

Who is the for?

If you’re an internationally educated professional with a business management career choice, the curricula will provide you comprehensive management training with targeted language support and valuable on-the-job experience.

Entrance Requirements


  • An undergraduate degree
  • A minimum of a 2-year post-secondary credential from a recognized institution may be considered.

Language Proficiency:

A minimum of a 6.5 Academic IELTS or equivalentThe complete list of English language proficiency requirements

Work Experience:

  • With an undergraduate degree: a minimum of 1 year of full-time demonstrated professional work experience will be given preference.
  • With a 2-year post-secondary credential: a minimum of 6 months of full-time demonstrated work experience is required; candidates with a minimum of 1 year of full-time work experience will be given preference.

Complete the following application form and submit all required documents.

  • Download and complete the Application form fill out the Application form (PDF)
  • Include a translated copy of your academic transcript
  • Include proof of graduation (official degree or post-secondary credential)
  • Include a translated copy of your resume or curriculum vitae
  • Include a letter of Reference from an employer
  • Include proof of English language proficiency. (i.e. IELTS – academic stream, TOEFL pBT, TOEFL iBT)
  • Include a copy of your passport


  • Strengthen your resume: Gain a University of Manitoba certificate (Certificate in Management and Administration) a recognized university credential, and apply for a professional designation with the Canadian Institute of Management subject to their requirements.
  • Letter of Accomplishment: Career Preparation to develop the soft skills that will help you succeed in the Canadian workplace: learn how to successfully apply for jobs, build your communication skills and begin to network;
  • Ladder into a degree at the University of Manitoba: 24 credit hours of the certificate can be applied towards the Bachelor of Arts: Integrated Studies.
  • Benefit from the Government of Manitoba initiatives for international students to work and live in Manitoba. To find out more, please check the website of the Government of Manitoba. To find out if you qualify for work opportunities in Manitoba, please also check the Government of Canada website.


With a combination of educational components, support services, and work placement, international students will have the opportunity to seamlessly integrate into the Manitoba business community.Graduates of the Applied Business Management (ABM) are eligible to use their certificates in pursuit of a Bachelor of Arts: Integrated Studies.


12 months, full-time


  • Application fee: $300
  • Tuition: $13,740
  • Total: $14,040.00 (Textbooks costs are additional and are approximately $1,000.00)

fees are subject to change


Certificate in Management and Administration

The Certificate in Management and Administration is composed of these courses:

  • MGMT 1030 – Canadian Business Law

    This course provides an overview of business law and a basic understanding of general terminology with respect to the nature and origins of law, law of torts, nature and law of contracts, negotiable instruments, and forms of ownership. On successfully completing this course, students will understand the various types of contracts, their use and special requirements.

  • MGMT 0150 – Project Management
  • MGMT 0100 – Canadian Business: An Introduction

    This course will introduce you to contemporary business management in the Canadian context. You will examine the management functions of planning, organizing, directing and controlling and the business functions of personnel, marketing, production and finance. You will learn basic business management concepts through class interaction. On completion, you will be aware of the fundamentals of today’s managerial world and will be able to discuss current issues challenging Canadian business.

  • FINC 0300 – Financial Management

    Designed to give you a broad overview of the field, this course will introduce you to managerial finance, show how it relates to other functions of the organization and describe the role of finance in achieving organizational objectives. Particular attention will be focused on topics such as financial analysis, management of working capital, capital budget, short-term and long-term funding and cost of capital. Prerequisite: a grade of no less than C in FINC 0200.

  • FINC 0200 – Introductory Accounting for Business

    Introductory Accounting for Business is concerned with the use, interpretation and analysis of accounting data. The accounting process is studied to provide an understanding of the principles used to prepare financial statements. In accounting theory, you will be exposed to generally accepted accounting principles and properly prepared financial statements. You will also be shown how to read and understand these statements, as well as to see the effect of routine business transactions upon them. Accounting for cost control and profit planning explores concepts such as job order costing, process costing and break-even analysis. Financial analysis deals with comparative analysis and methods used to identify financial strengths and weaknesses of the business. The objective is to make you a better manager, not a good accountant.

  • MGMT 0120 – Managerial Communication

    Your success in business depends heavily on your ability to communicate efficiently and effectively. By successfully completing this course, you will be familiar with key strategies and skills in effectively handling both oral and written business communications (letter writing, report writing, and oral presentations). Other topics included are listening skills, resume and letter of application, and non-verbal communication.

  • MGMT 0110 – Organizational Behaviour

    This course is designed to increase your understanding of human behaviour in the workplace. Topics include leadership, motivation, group dynamics and teamwork, problem solving, organization structure and change management.

  • MGMT 0400 – Strategic Analysis

Letter of Accomplishment in Career Preparation

The Letter of Accomplishment: Career Preparation is composed of these courses:

  • MGMT 0132 – The Canadian Workplace
  • MGMT 0138 – Intercultural Communication
  • CONV 0208 – Pronunciation Clinic
  • MGMT 0134 – Powerful Business Writing
  • MGMT 0142 – Effective Presentation Skills
  • MGMT 0136 – Networking 101

Support and Work Placement

Support Services

  • Language and Study Support

Work Placement Work-integrated Learning Project

  • 175 hour internship placement
  • Placement determined by resume and professional goals


How long does it take to complete?

12 months, full-time

What is a Letter of Accomplishment (LOA)?

The Letter of Accomplishment credential indicates that you have successfully completed intensive, focused programming that addresses the educational requirements for a very precise field of study.

If your plans change, are you eligible for a refund?

The $300 application fee and the $2,000 tuition deposit payable at time of admission are non-refundable and non-transferrable. The remainder of the tuition is fully refundable if you decide to withdraw before the start date. Once the programming has started, there is no refund of tuition fees. In exceptional circumstances, Extended Education may consider a refund if an appeal is filed and documentation provided.

Do I have to take the courses in a specific order?


Is there a conditional admission pathway?

Effective January 1, 2020, those that do not meet English Language Proficiency requirements and are seeking conditional admission into Applied Business Management, Applied Human Resources Management, and Applied Business Analysis (Intensive Program Packages) will need to enrol in the Academic English Program for University and College Entrance (AEPUCE) offered by the English Language Centre (ELC).Conditional admission application process into one of the Intensive Program Packages must be done through Extended Education.For more information on AEPUCE please visit


Apply to the Program:

1. Fill Out an Application Form

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Download and submit a completed Program Application Form.

ABM Program Application Form (PDF)

2. Gather Your Transcripts and Documents:

Your submission will include:

  • A translated copy of your academic transcript.  Photocopies are accepted for applications however originals are required upon arrival.
  • Proof of graduation (copy of degree or diploma)
  • A copy of your passport
  • Proof of English language proficiency if not from an English exempt country. (i.e. IELTS, TOFEL pBT, TOFEL iBT, CLB, TOEIL)
  • A copy of your resume or CV
  • A letter of reference from an employer

Transcripts become the property of University of Manitoba and will not be returned.

3. Submit Your Documents:

Submit completed application form, transcripts and documents, along with your $300 application fee payment to:

Student and Instructor Services

185 Extended Education Complex
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB, R3T 2N2
or by email:

4. Reserve your seat:

Your application will be reviewed and assessed within 5 – 10 business days. If you meet the  eligibility criteria and if seats are available, you will be offered admission to the programming you applied for. To reserve your seat, you must make a non-refundable $2,000 tuition deposit within 3 weeks of receiving your admission offer. Upon receipt of your payment, we will issue a Letter of Acceptance to you. If your tuition deposit is not received, your admission offer will expire.

5. Make final payment:

One month prior to your start date, the remainder of the tuition must be paid to the University.

Get your health care plan

If you are an International student with Extended Education at the University of Manitoba, enrollment in the Manitoba International Student Insurance Plan is mandatory.

Find out how to get your health care plan now.

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Student Quick Start Guide

Important information to help you have a positive experience in Continuing and Professional Studies. (PDF)

Earn a B.A. in a Different Way

Bachelor of Arts Integrated Studies

Take your education to the next level and apply your certificate towards an undergraduate degree. Graduates of the Applied Business Management (ABM) program are eligible to use their certificates in pursuit of a Bachelor of Arts Integrated Studies degree.

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What Applied Business Management graduates have to say about the program

“I was happily surprised. I say apply, and give it a try. You will gain skills and confidence. It is a win-win situation. Applied Business Management made me more confident to understand the Canadian workplace.”

Martin Enu (Nigeria)

Financial Services Representative and Investment Consultant, TD Canada Trust

“I liked Applied Business Management very much. It is a really good program. It gives confidence and a good sense of how to do business in Canada. The instructors were very helpful. They encouraged us to come out of our shells.”

Emanpreet Kaur (India)

Laboratory Technician/Assistant, Haplotech Inc.

“Applied Business Management delivers its values and promises. The teachers were really great. I am still meeting with some of them, and they are providing references for me.”

Sergey Pochikovskiy (Belarus)

Business Analyst in IT Project Management

“Everything about Applied Business Management was really beneficial to me. Every course made me feel so lucky. All of my classes I loved so much. The work placement coordinator was there to encourage and motivate me. The courses and teachers encourage you.”

Nan (Luna) Wang (China)

Personal Trainer, GoodLife Fitness