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Online Graduate Diploma in Management

Building on your existing management experience and expertise, the Graduate Diploma in Management (GDM) will provide you with a Graduate level foundation in general management. The GDM is the first phase of our MBA and is a stand-alone credential.

A solid foundation in general management

The Graduate Diploma in Management (GDM) is awarded after successful completion of the online MBA for executives program’s Phase One courses and comprehensive exam.

The GDM can be taken as a stand-alone credential but it is not a lower level of study than the MBA for executives program; it is a portion of the MBA program and thus, the admission requirements are the same.

The MBA Phase One core courses integrate to provide working managers with a solid foundation of knowledge and skills in the key areas of general management: strategy, economics, human resources, finance, marketing, and operations.

GDM students and MBA students take their classes together, and GDM students who successfully complete all Phase One courses and the comprehensive exam may apply to transfer directly into Phase Two of the MBA.

Is the Online Graduate Diploma in Management Right for You?

Our curriculum is challenging, and concentrates on the key management areas that affect organizational performance: strategy, analytics, human resources, finance, marketing, operations, and information technology. It requires you to exercise your critical thinking and decision making skills, and to apply what you are learning to your work in your own organization—leading to immediate workplace and career impacts.

Program Information

Learn more about our program structure, curriculum, admissions, and tuition.

Structure & Curriculum

The GDM is the first phase of our online MBA for executives. Click here to view the program structure and curriculum.

Admissions

The GDM can be taken as a stand-alone credential but it is not a lower level of study than the MBA for executives program; it is a portion of the MBA program and thus, the admission requirements are the same.

Students who wish to apply to the MBA for executives on the basis of experience only (minimum 8 years of substantial management experience) must apply to the GDM first. Upon successful completion of all Phase One courses and the comprehensive exam, they may apply to transfer into Phase Two of the MBA.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition fees include textbooks and our learning environment software, but do not include Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint are required), Internet charges, or Graduate Student Association fees ($13 per credit).

A $400 (one-time) program surcharge** applies to students living outside of Canada. Click here for more information.

Application & Admission
Application Fee** $200.00 due with your application
Admission Fee** $800.00 due upon acceptance
Phase One Courses
Six core courses $17,586.00 $2,931.00 per course, due upon registration
Total $18,586.00  

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