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“I learned a lot from these courses. They gave us knowledge about Canadian business law, Canadian business environment, and project management. They also taught a lot of the soft skills that can be used in the Canadian workplace. The program is very helpful for your future career path. It has very excellent instructors. It was a very good experience for me.”

Minghe Zhu (China)
Marketing Professional
Applied Business Management Grad





“I think that my experience at the University of Manitoba was incomparable. It was one of the most rewarding challenges, a great achievement in my life. The quality of the teachers, the staff and curriculum are really important because they made me understand the skills that are transferable from my country to Canada, because you understand how important it is to grow as a professional and as a person. I do recommend everyone come here to study.”

Estephania Guzman (Colombia)
Operational Analyst, The Northwest Company
Applied Business Management Grad





“Applied Business Management was very, very good. I would definitely recommend it to other people who are ready to get an idea about Canadian workplace culture. It really helped me to understand. My project management instructor helped me to build my confidence so I could present myself in front of the crowd. That was a big moment for me. When I went for my work placement, I had that confidence.”

Jatinder Kumar Dhiman (India)
Quality Assurance Technologist, Custom Castings Ltd.
Applied Business Management Grad





“This is a short-term program but it gives you a lot of knowledge, about accounting, finance, and Canadian business, Canadian culture and diversity, and intercultural communication. Doing this program is very helpful. It’s a whole lot of everything together in one place. It’s a great place. It was an exciting journey.”

Gurmehar Kaur (India)
Scheduling Coordinator, CBI Home Health
Applied Business Management Grad





“A business course doesn’t only relate to one line of career. This is a really good one to do. The opportunity is here for practicum. The school, I love it. You’ll go a very long way. I think what I have learned is really going to help me. With my two degrees and my years of experience in my field, this is just like the icing on the cake for me.”

Hauwa Roti (Nigeria)
Student, Applied Business Management


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.

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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 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.

Credentials Awarded

Certificate in Management and Administration 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?

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 equivalent. See the 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 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.


With a combination of educational components, support services, and a work placement, international students will have the opportunity to integrate into the Manitoba business community. Graduates of 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. 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

Industry Experience

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?

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 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


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.

International student update

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, courses for the Fall 2020 term will be offered through a live, synchronous and asynchronous delivery method in Central Standard Time. Extended Education is closely monitoring the situation and will transition to in-person delivery methods only once it has been deemed safe to do so by the appropriate federal, provincial and university authorities.

For information regarding Post-Graduation Work Permit eligibility for students beginning programs online, please visit

Upcoming Intakes

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Intensive English Program

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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