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Applied Business Management

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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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Description 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.

Admission Requirements



  • An undergraduate degree, or
  • 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).


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-month full-time Intensive Program Package. UM credentials completed in the first 10 months of study, over three consecutive academic terms. Industry experience or placement completed in the last two months of study. Academic program supports throughout.


  September intake fees:

  • Application fee: $300
  • Tuition: $14,255.00
  • Total: $14,555.00 (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 0130 – Canadian Business Law This course provides an overview of Canadian business law and a basic understanding of general terminology with respect to the nature and origins of law, law of torts and contracts, business regulation, forms of ownership, and recent developments in law relevant to businesses. On successfully completing this course, students will understand the various types of contracts, their use, and special requirements.
  • MGMT 0150 – Project Management This course is designed to equip and empower you to successfully take on projects. It will teach you the key principles needed to plan, organize and execute projects. You will learn the terminology, tools and techniques used in project management and understand how to balance the competing project constraints- scope, time, cost and quality throughout the entire project life cycle. You will learn the key competencies and skills needed to manage the team, build trust, resolve conflicts and drive high performance on your projects. This course is a good starting point for those aspiring to become successful project managers within their organizations or those who want to be able to manage their individual and personal projects using a standardized process that will boost their chances of success. In addition to receiving an overview of key concepts from the Project Management Institute’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide), this course is designed to build your confidence and raise your chances of passing the PMP Exam.
  • 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 Financial Management is designed to provide a broad overview of corporate finance and the capital markets. This course will provide an introduction to managerial finance, demonstrate how it relates to other functions of the organization, and describe the role of finance in achieving organizational objectives. The main focus of this course will be on tools for managerial decision making, which will include topics, such as financial statement analysis, management of working capital, capital budgeting, 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 This introductory accounting course is designed to help students develop an understanding of how accounting information is prepared and used. This course covers key financial and management accounting topics, including an introduction to the accounting and financial reporting process, analysis of balance sheets and income statements, a study of cost behavior and estimation techniques, and the budgeting process.
  • MGMT 0120 – Managerial Communication Success in business depends heavily on one’s ability to communicate efficiently and effectively. In this course, students will learn key managerial communication strategies and effective skills and practice both written and oral business communication, such as letters, emails, reports, and business presentations. Other topics included are social media and blog writing; effective listening, speaking, and etiquette skills in meetings and team settings; proper grammar and punctuation use; and using a writing process.
  • MGMT 0110 – Organizational Behaviour Organizational behaviour is the study of how people behave within the context of a specific organization. Through analysis of organizational structure and systems, ways of optimizing performance can be identified. In this course, you will examine what motivates people to behave the way they do, including what factors influence your own behaviour. By assessing the root causes of employee behaviour, you can improve productivity, engagement, and commitment. This course will include the application of organizational behaviour to shape employee behaviour through feedback, reward systems, and operant conditioning.
  • MGMT 0400 – Strategic Analysis Students will apply their skills and knowledge to multi-dimensional case problems. Through case analysis, online discussion, and a group project, students will learn and utilize strategic analysis decision-making tools and processes. The decision-making tools and processes require a disciplined approach to identifying a strategy based on internal and external environments, resources, and other issues. Students will synthesize these issues and apply the decision-making tools to develop strategies and management action plans.

Letter of Accomplishment in Career Preparation


  • MGMT 0132 – The Canadian Workplace Building soft skills is essential to a successful career in Canada. This workshop provides an introduction to the Canadian workplace, focusing on the unwritten workplace rules. Students will have opportunities to explore and discuss expectations common to Canadian employers, thus raising their awareness and understanding of the Canadian workplace. Topics covered include communication, time management, teamwork, feedback, hierarchy, risk tolerance, problem solving and decision making. Students will examine case studies and reflect on their own experiences, biases, and personal expectations with regards to being employed in Canada.
  • MGMT 0138 – Intercultural Communication This workshop introduces students to the practice of intercultural business communication. Students learn about barriers to intercultural communication and explore strategies for dealing with cultural differences in a workplace context. This workshop encourages students to explore their own cultural biases and better recognize, acknowledge, and respect the role that culture plays in the workplace. Students will have opportunities to reflect on and share their own experiences with intercultural miscommunication, especially within a business context.
  • CONV 0208 – Pronunciation Clinic This workshop helps students speak more clearly as well as develop an awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses. Students are able to improve their pronunciation through a variety of authentic speaking tasks. The various components of good pronunciation, including linking, intonation, word stress patterns, and focus words, are introduced, and examined. Students will see improvement in both their overall comprehension and comprehensibility.
  • MGMT 0134 – Powerful Business Writing Powerful business writing is a key aspect of business communication, and professionals who can write clearly and effectively are highly valued in the business world. This Workshop introduces students to common types of business correspondence, including emails, memos, formal letters, and reports. Students will study the formulae often used in business writing, examine examples of good writing and gain practical experience writing for a variety of purposes.
  • MGMT 0142 – Effective Presentation Skills A key soft skill in the Canadian workplace is the ability to give effective and engaging presentations. This workshop helps students hone their presentation skills and develop the confidence necessary for successful public speaking tasks. Students learn how to present ideas, communicate messages, and use voice, gestures, and body language more effectively within a business context.
  • MGMT 0136 – Networking 101 This workshop develops students’ understanding of what networking entails in a Canadian context and its importance as a professional tool for career success. Students will study and apply the interpersonal skills and strategies commonly used by effective communicators/socializers in everyday networking situations. In doing so, students will be exposed to language that is reflective of authentic conversation in terms of cultural politeness and appropriateness within the Canadian workplace context.

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-month full-time Intensive Program Package. UM credentials completed in the first 10 months of study, over three consecutive academic terms. Industry experience or placement completed in the last two months of study. Academic program supports throughout.

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 Winter and Summer 2021 terms 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

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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