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Business Administration - Socially Responsible Management (Post Degree Diploma)

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Total Credits:        45+
Credential:             Post Degree Diploma in Business Administration in Socially Responsible Management 
Program Code: BUS.SRM.PDD
CIP: 52.0201


The Post-Degree Diploma in Socially Responsible Management provides students with the opportunity to integrate their existing knowledge, skills, and experience with principles and practices of socially responsible management. Designed for individuals who already hold a bachelor’s degree and wish to gain specialized knowledge and skills in the field of socially responsible management, the program prepares students to address the social, economic, and environmental challenges facing organizations and communities in today’s complex world.

Drawing on principles of relationship and reciprocity, students will develop the business skills and strategies to manage organizations with a focus on sustainability and social responsibility, including managing change, measuring impact, and community engagement. Students will be able to critically assess and implement strategic plans to meet community and organizational goals.

Applied learning opportunities and hands-on projects ensure students have a strong foundation in organizational strategy, with the skills to build respectful and effective working relationships. Students develop the ability to use the tools and technology necessary to ensure organizational effectiveness.

Students have the option of participating in a co-operative education work term, providing them with the opportunity to gain practical, real-world experience and build professional networks in the field while completing their studies. Graduates of the program are prepared for entry-level management careers in a range of roles in business settings, such as non-profit organizations, government agencies, Indigenous nations, and consulting firms among others.


One of:

And all of:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized post-secondary institution

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, the learner will be able to 

  1. Apply a strategic management lens to the planning, implementation, and evaluation of organizational goals to ensure sustainability
  2. Make evidence-informed decisions and respond to organizational challenges using ethical and socially responsible approaches to management
  3. Apply principles and practices of equity, diversity, inclusion, and Indigeneity to leadership and management approaches and processes
  4. Develop and maintain respectful working relationships between and among diverse Indigenous and non-Indigenous people and organizations
    1. Identify Indigenous governance structures, rights, and responsibilities
    2. Recognize how legislation affects business and potential partnerships in Canada
    3. Exercise culturally appropriate and culturally safe behaviours in management
  5. Apply principles and practices of social responsibility and sustainability in order to manage change for positive impact
  6. Use communication skills and strategies in various contexts with different audiences to advance goals by influencing and motivating others


Program Participation Requirements

  • Many first year Business courses require Math as a prerequisite (e.g. “C” in Pre-calculus 11, Foundations of Math 11, MATH 073  , MATH 077   or MATH 137; or “C+” in MATH 072   MATH 075   or MATH 135).  Students may enter this program without Math but please note, students must complete one of the Math courses as listed above or successfully complete Camosun’s Math assessment in or before their first semester of study

Program Completion Requirements

  • An overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 (C+).
  • Students must have completed an accredited bachelor degree from a recognized post-secondary institution.