Management Certificates

Flexible Programs for Working Adults

If you are changing your professional business focus but do not wish to pursue/commit to earning a formal Bachelors' degree, then you may wish to consider completing one of the Dhillon School of Business' 10-course Management Certificates (undergraduate-level micro-credentials) for your educational needs.

All successfully admitted Management Certificate students are given up to a maximum of 5 years to graduate from their programs, following their first year of study.

At the Calgary Campus, 1-of-4 majors can be pursued within the Management Certificate program (click on the below links for further information):

Major Major Description Current Curricula
Finance Link Management Certificate in FINC
General Management Link Management Certificate in GMGT
HR Mgt & Labour Relations Link

Management Certificate in HRLR

Marketing Link Management Certificate in MKTG


  • The Management Certificate program's 2 other declarable majors, as listed below, are currently all exclusive to the Lethbridge Campus, at this time:
    • Indigenous Governance & Business Management (IGBM) - formerly 'First Nations' Governance'
    • International Management (IMGT)
  • While 10 courses is the average number that an admitted certificate student could be expected to complete within their individual program, the exact number however can range anywhere between 5 - 12 (or greater), depending on the student's background coming into the university.
    • A certificate student's confirmed course requirements will only be determined by an Academic Advisor AFTER their successful program admittance.
  • The discipline of ACCT is not pursuable as a "Management Certificate" at uLethbridge, but is instead provided as an entirely separate credential: the CPA-accredited, Post-Bachelor Certificates in Accounting

1-of-4 possible admission routes (In descending order of academic education level. The highest level achieved, will determine the applicant's appropriate admission route):

  1. After Degree: A completed 3 or 4-year Bachelors degree (at least 90.0 credits in duration), a graduate degree, or their recognized equivalents in any discipline, with a minimum CGPA of 2.00
  2. After Diploma: A completed 2-year college diploma (at least 60.0 credits in duration) or its recognized equivalent in any discipline, with a minimum CGPA of 2.00
  3. Post-Secondary Course Credit/General Transfer: A minimum of 8 university-level courses (24.0+ credits) completed, with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 (on a 4.0 scale)
    • Applicants presenting 7 or fewer post-secondary level courses will unfortunately not be considered for Management Certificate program admission
  4. Matriculated/Adult Admission (link)
    • Applicants who are (1) Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents, (2) at least 21 years of age by the first day of classes of the intended term of intake, AND (3) who do not fulfill the requirements for any other above-provided admission routes (i.e. those who only have a non-academic post-secondary/trades background or those with only work experience to their name) will be considered for general admission, as outlined in the above link.
    • The number of seats available for Non-Matriculated Adult Admission will be limited (as determined each term)


  • Direct High School/Secondary school transfers are currently not eligible to apply for the Management Certificate program, at this time
  • The successful completion of MATH 30-2 or its recognized academic equivalent (i.e. a grade 12-level math course) is required for the FINC, HRLR, and MKTG majors in the Management Certificate program
  • Applicants presenting a management, business, or commerce-related college diploma or Bachelors degree at the time of application, will be considered to have met/be exempted from the math requirement


**Additional (Non-Negotiable) English Language Proficiency (ELP) Admission Requirement for Undergraduate Applicants: Link - mandatory for all applicants, irrespective of individual program, campus, country of origin, educational history, or current residency status.
For Calgary Campus-bound Undergrads

Fall Intake

(Sept start)

Spring Intake

(Jan start)

Summer Intake

(May start)

Off-shore International Students & Visa Holders June 15 September 15


Domestic Students (Cdn Citizens & Permanent Residents) August 1 December 1 N/A

*All intake-specific application periods will close at 11:59pm (MST) on the deadline date indicated above.

*Undergraduate program application periods for subsequent intake terms, will normally open via ApplyAlberta by no earlier than one year in advance.

  • Examples:
    • Fall 2021 intake = applications first opened on Sept 1, 2020
    • Spring 2021 intake = applications first opened on Jan 15, 2020

*Deadlines may be extended at the discretion of the uLethbridge Registrar's Office (not always guaranteed)

See our Associated Fees webpage here



*IMPORTANT NOTE I: Due to the incredibly short and individually customizable nature of uLethbridge's Management Certificate programs, it should be noted that international graduates may not be eligible to apply for a post-graduation work permit (PGWP) after program completion. As a result, any prospective international student who is interested in pursing a Management Certificate for their educational goals, is strongly advised to contact the uLethbridge International Centre at prior to applying for this program, so that they can be provided with the appropriate guidance that they need to help mitigate the potential for future residency/permit complications.

In addition to Canadian study permit and PGWP counsel, uLethbridge's International Centre is also able to answer other international student-specific questions such as those pertaining to: international travel/quarantine requirements, immigration, Canadian residency, work permits, or bringing dependents, among others (see additional weblinks below):

*IMPORTANT NOTE II: Due to our small size, the Calgary Campus currently does not possess any of its own institutionally-managed housing (onsite or offsite) services for admitted students, at this time. As a result, all inbound out-of-city/out-of-country students who are in need of living accommodations within the City of Calgary while they pursue their academic studies with uLethbridge, will be responsible for sourcing and coordinating their own living arrangements via researching local listing websites, such as (but not limited to):

All successfully admitted undergraduate and graduate program students (domestic and international) are provided with the opportunity to apply into the university’s Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Program (“Co-op” for short) as a way to supplement their studies and enhance the value of their program and potential employment prospects upon graduation. Co-op job positions will usually consist of full-time paid work experience and will be typically related to the student’s respective area of study/major.

At this time, Co-op Work Terms are not built directly into any given uLethbridge credential program’s curriculum and are also not required for graduation purposes, at this time – that is, they are 100% OPTIONAL, meaning that a student can fully graduate from their respective uLethbridge credential program without pursuing a Co-op.

Admission into Co-op will entail its own separate application process to which individual students can elect to apply for at any time during their studies (even during one's first year) so long as it is accomplished before formally applying to graduate from the university during their last term of study.

*IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the condensed and individually customized nature of the Management Certificate program (any major), applying for Co-op may be trickier to guarantee, when compared to if one was pursuing a formal degree program. All certificate students are strongly encouraged to connect with the uLethbridge Career Bridge office at with their Co-op questions as soon as they are admitted into the university.

Students may elect to declare up to a maximum of two (optional) minors within a single undergraduate-level certificate or Bachelors degree program, either at the time of application or added at any point during one's studies prior to graduation.

Minors are defined as a set of 6 distinct courses (18.0 credits), per minor, which are to be completed on-top of the student's base coursework in their primary program and ultimately aim to provide learners with a fundamental depth of knowledge in a particular sub-discipline (which do not necessarily have to be related to one's major or program faculty). Upon the successful completion of all calendar-mandated course requirements, the student's chosen minor(s) will be denoted on their official uLethbridge transcript.

While there are 47 possible undergraduate minors to select from with uLethbridge, the Calgary Campus however can only guarantee completion for the following 6 at this time, due to our small size:

  1. Accounting - Cannot be declared by ACCT majors
  2. Health Leadership
  3. International Management - Cannot be declared by IMGT majors. Will entail the completion of at least one full-term/4-month outbound international exchange
  4. Marketing - Cannot be declared by MKTG majors
  5. Mental Health
  6. Population Health

Consult the current undergraduate Academic Calendar ("Minors" section) to determine which exact courses are to be completed in order to satisfy the curriculum requirements for specific minors. Minor course requirements can be subject to change with every new calendar year. uLethbridge's 41 other declarable undergraduate minors, as listed in the Calendar, are exclusive to the Lethbridge Campus, at this time

*IMPORTANT: No undergraduate minor can be fully completed in one single semester as not all associated courses are offered every term. In addition, many minors will entail courses with specific pre-requisite conditions, which means that said courses will need to be completed in a certain sequential order due to their progressive knowledge-building/laddering structures.

Please visit the following weblinks for some example career titles, acquired skills, and possible work settings which may be in store for you as a future management certificate graduate, with respect to your chosen major of study:


(The above button will direct all navigators to the Apply Alberta system first, who will then be eventually brought to uLethbridge's own institutional application later on in the process)