Diploma in Business Management

The Diploma in Business Management (DBM) Program provides knowledge, skills, and competencies to individuals who aspire to become frontline managers of business enterprises in all types of industries.

Students will have the ability to identify the major forces apparent in the marketplace and analyze how they affect the competitive advantage of a business.

Length of program: 1592 hours (24 months) including 360 hours of work experience (Practicum)


DBM710: Principles of Management
Introductory management course that focuses on planning, organizing, leading and controlling in a business environment
DBM720: Organizational Behavior
Students will develop basic understanding, skills, various theories, and models of organizational behaviour
DBM730: Micro Economics
The basic principles of individual economics, applying the knowledge of current Canadian economic problems
DAP410: Management Information System
This course covers the fundamentals associated with the management of information technology in a business enterprise
DAP220: Commercial Law
This course introduces Canadian legal system, tort law and professional liability, the principles of contract law, the law governing specific commercial contracts, including sales, and forms of business organization
DAP110: Introductory Financial Accounting
Course covers principles, concepts, and other application; financial accounting, financial statements, the elementary rules governing their preparation
DBM810: Human Resource Management
This course will help understand the human resource management (HRM) functions with organizations, including an appreciation of the roles of both HRM specialists and line managers for effective HRM policies and practices.
DBM910: Marketing Management
Students will learn about key marketing concept, principles, and theories that help them make effective strategic marketing decisions
DBM740: Business Statistics
Concepts and methods of statistics, covering topics such as variability, data analysis, probability, estimation and hypothesis testing
DAP510: Business Communications
This course provides the effective writing letters, correspondence and reports, with particular emphasis on employment letters, customer relations and sales messages

Accounts Specialization Courses

DAP120: Corporate Finance
This course will talk about capital budgeting/corporate investment, capital structure, and corporate sources of funding, dividend policy and corporate contingent claims, international finance, and financial risk management
DAP210: Managerial Accounting
The principles, techniques, and uses of accounting in the planning and control of business organizations from a management perspective
DAP130: Intermediate Financial Accounting-I
Students undertake in-depth analysis of the asset side of the balance sheet, cash, temporary investments, receivables, inventories, long-term investments, and capital assets. Also, discussed are the accounting concepts underlying Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
DAP160: Principles of Auditing
This course covers the basic principles of auditing, internal control, duties and responsibilities of Internal and External Auditors and their functions in the financial control, procedures used by public accountants •Verification of financial statements and other accounting data also teaches the legal responsibility and ethical requirements of the profession and the related standards of professional conduct
DAP230: Cost Accounting
This course covers cost concepts, cost accounting process and principles, and integrated accounts
DAP140: Intermediate Financial Accounting –II
This course examines in detail of the liability and equity section of the balance sheet. Key concepts include current and other liabilities; long-term liabilities, dilutive securities and earnings per share (EPS), income taxes, pensions and other employee future benefits, leases, accounting charges and error analysis
DAP150: Accounting Theory
This course covers topics like contributions of economics, finance, other disciplines to accounting theory; the practical and theoretical problems of the present value model; foreign exchange accounting; hedging; the process and issues of standard setting; agency theory; and other topics related to specific industries or sectors of the economy
DAP 310: Canadian Taxation
This course covers topics, such as sources of income, deductions tax credits, dividends, capital gains, retirement planning, estates and trusts, business income and capital cost allowance.
Job search Techniques
Learn resume making, hidden job market, cold calling, networking and preparation for job interviews

Marketing Specialization Courses

DBM920: Consumer Behavior
Students will learn about the theoretical concepts to marketing activities, such as consumer and marketing segments, environmental influences, individual determinants, decision processes, information research and evaluation
DBM930: Professional Selling
Student will understand the role of personal selling in marketing and in society, as well as its application within organizations •Topics include: the field of selling; building professional relationships; the buying function; the selling function; negotiating; strategic planning and sales management
DBM940: International Business
This course will cover the world trade and the processes that business managers go through in order to establish or expand operations into international markets •Students are also introduced to international organizations including the World Bank, the International Development Association, the World Trade Organization, and the International Monetary Fund.
DBM950: Retail Marketing
This course covers in-depth examination of the retail industry and will cover planning, management, and execution of various activities taking and selling of goods and services for the end customer
DBM960: Integrated Marketing Communication
The course covers the use of promotional tools, enterprising, publicity, and personal selling and sales promotion
DBM970: Marketing Research
This course is based on the proactive approach to the management of marketing information and the application of that information to marketing decisions
DBM980: Services Marketing
The important and growing role services marketing plays in both consumer and organizational target markets •Focuses on effective consumer relationship management
DBM990: International Marketing
The overview of the international marketing arena offers to marketing challenges faced by Canadian small and medium-sized business
Job Research techniques
Learn resume making, hidden job market, cold calling, networking and preparation for job interviews

Human Resource Management Specialization Courses

DBM820: Strategic Human Resource Management
Strategic approach to human resource management with practical aspects of people in the managing workplace, importance of coaching and open communications
DBM830: Labour Relations
Provides a balanced perspective of the requirements and goals of both union and management •Deals with labour relations issues in the workplace
DBM840: Effective Leadership
Explore how leaders take action to make a positive difference and investigate various approaches to leadership within a variety of contexts
DBM850: Motivation and Productivity
A practical approach to the effect of supervisory practices on employee motivation and productivity
DBM860: Strategic Compensation
Understanding of strategies, issues, process, and techniques involved in developing and administering a compensation system
DBM870: Employee Training and Development
The courses focus on the functions of HR department that is to develop and administer policies, practices and procedures. This course will provide students with an understanding of the skills required to assess employee training needs
DBM880: Managing Occupational Health and Safety
Understanding of the Occupational Health and Safety legislation, processes, procedures and techniques
DBM890: Recruitment and Selection
Design and implement efficient and effective recruitment and selection strategies
Job Search Techniques
Learn resume making, hidden job market, cold calling, networking and preparation for job interviews
Career Opportunities
Administrative and Management positions in various fields

How to Apply

Domestic Students

Prospective students must complete the following to gain admission into this program:

  1. Student must meet all entry requirements of program,complete and submit the Enrollment Form in-person at the college
  2. Students must pay the entirety of the course fee prior to the commencement of the course. However, in deserving cases, students may be permitted to pay via an interest-free installment plan. This can be done in-person at the college.

International Students

Step 1: See the eligibility criteria for the program or course in which you are interested under the “Eligibility Criteria” below.

Step 2: If you meet the criteria for the program or course, send an email to info@pacecanada.ca including:

  1. General information about yourself
  2. Your desired course or program
  3. A scanned copy of your IELTS score or equivalent English test (if an international student)
  4. Your general academic qualifications (no supporting documents are needed for this).

Step 3: The College will then review this information and, if approved, send you a ‘Letter of Offer’. Students must complete and sign the ‘Letter of Offer’ as well as the Enrollment Form for International Students and submit it to the college. During this step, students will also be required to deposit the first fee installment stated on the ‘Letter of Offer’.

Step 4: Once these 3 steps are completed, students will be issued a ‘Letter of Acceptance’ and thus will be officially admitted into the College.

Note: International students will need this ‘Letter of Acceptance’ to apply for Study Permits, etc.

Eligibility Criteria- Domestic Students

  • 19 years of age
  • Passed High school



Tuition Fee$15480.00
Registration Fee (if applicable)*$200.00
Other Fees$200.00


Tuition Fee$18480.00
Registration Fee (if applicable)$350.00
Materials & Supplies$800.00
Other Fees$250.00

# Additional textbook charges may apply during program. * non-refundable

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