Applied Business Management
A Year of Living, Learning, and Working in Canada
Discover a lifetime of professional opportunity … from Winnipeg to the world. Applied Business Management will help you advance your career by enhancing your intercultural fluency and international work experience.
Ideally suited for internationally educated professionals with business management career aspirations, the curricula combines comprehensive management training with targeted language support and valuable on-the-job experience that you can apply anywhere.
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 business law 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 Canada.
Certificate in Applied Business Management and Letter of Accomplishment (LOA) in Career Preparation from the University of Manitoba, plus eligibility for an additional credential from the Canadian Institute of Management (CIM)
Who is it for?
- An undergraduate degree
- A minimum of a 2-year post-secondary credential from a recognized institution may be considered.
A minimum of a 6.5 Academic IELTS or equivalent. See the complete list of English language proficiency requirements
- 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) https://umextended.ca/abm-ahrm-form
- 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 with a University of Manitoba credential. Gain a Certificate in Management and Administration, and apply for a professional designation with the Canadian Institute of Management (subject to their requirements).
- Achieve a Letter of Accomplishment: Career Preparation. Develop soft skills that will help you succeed in the Canadian workplace. Learn how to successfully apply for jobs, build your communication skills, and network.
- Ladder into a degree at the University of Manitoba. Up to 24 credit hours of your 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 visit the Government of Manitoba website. To find out if you qualify for work opportunities in Manitoba, visit the Government of Canada website.
- 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
- 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. Upon successfully completing this course, students will understand the various types of contracts, their uses and requirements.
- MGMT 0150 – Project Management
This course will focus on the project management life cycle and organization including project definition, cost benefit analysis, planning, scheduling, group dynamics, control and project completion.
- 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. You will gain an understanding of the business functions of personnel, marketing, production and finance. You will also learn basic business management concepts through class interaction. On completion, you will be aware of the fundamentals of today’s managerial world, and 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 covers 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 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 business communications (letter writing, report writing, and oral presentations). Other topics include verbal and non-verbal communication skills, listening skills, and resume and cover letter development.
- 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
- 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
175 hour internship placement OR preparatory industry experience course. Placement eligibility determined by resume, professional goals and performance in the program.
How long does it take to complete?
What is a Letter of Accomplishment (LOA)?
If your plans change, are you eligible for a refund?
Do I have to take the courses in a specific order?
Is there a conditional admission pathway?
Effective January 1, 2020, those who 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 Programming) will need to enroll 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 http://umanitoba.ca/student/elc/fulltime
1. Fill Out an Application Form
Download and submit a completed Program Application Form.
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 Services185 Extended Education Complex
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB, R3T 2N2
or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
If you are an International student with Extended Education at the University of Manitoba, enrollment in the Manitoba International Student Insurance Plan is mandatory.
Applied Business Analysis
Sept 2020 - Closed
Jan 2021 - Open
Applied Business Management
Sept 2020 - Closed
Jan 2021 - Open
Applied HR Management
Sept 2020 - Closed
Jan 2021 - Open
Intensive English Program
Paused until further notice
Important information to help you have a positive experience in Continuing and Professional Studies. (PDF)
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.
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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”