About the Program

Today’s global business environment is fast-paced, requiring managers with specialized skills. Rapid changes in technology, resource allocation, structural shifts in the economy, changes in consumer preferences, global competition, and shifts in the employment market all require a better understanding of the role and nature of business in today’s society.

The PDDB Program also offers a stepping stone for students who wish to pursue the VIU MBA degree but need to develop a stronger academic background. Students who successfully complete the PDDB program with a minimum "B" average will be deemed to have met the minimum grade entry requirement for the VIU MBA program. For more details, please contact the interim PDDB academic advisor Andrea Martin.

What will Students learn?

The program currently has three concentrations (groupings of courses) to offer students with different business needs.  These areas of concentrations are:

  • Marketing
  • Economics/Finance
  • Management

Please note that the PDDB no longer offers the concentrations as listed on the calendar page; however the program entry requirements as listed there still apply. 


Why choose the PDDB at VIU?

VIU's PDDB is a one-year program which provides an opportunity for students who already possess an undergraduate degree to hone their managerial skills to meet the challenges of the global business environment. Students may select Economics/Finance, Marketing or Management concentrations.

Economics/Finance Concentration

FALL START

Fall

Select 2-3 lower-level ACCT 100, ACCT 294, ECON 211, ECON 212, FNCE 130, MGMT 192 or QUME 232
Select 1-2 upper-level ACCT 350, ECON 305, ECON 340, FNCE 423, FNCE 429 or MGMT 323
     

Spring

Select 1-2 lower-level ACCT 294, ECON 211, ECON 212, FNCE 130, MGMT 192 or QUME 232
Select 3-4 upper-level  ECON 305, FNCE 330, MGMT 450 or QUME 380
     
Summer* Select 1-2 lower-level ACCT 294, ECON 211, ECON 212, FNCE 130, MGMT 192 or QUME 232

SPRING START

Spring

Select 3-4 lower-level ACCT 100, ECON 211, ECON 212, FNCE 130, MGMT 192 or QUME 232
Select 1-2 upper-level  ECON 305 or MGMT 323
     
Summer* Select 1-2 lower-level ACCT 100, ECON 211, ECON 212, FNCE 130, MGMT 192 or QUME 232
     

Fall

Select 1-2 lower-level ACCT 294, ECON 211, ECON 212, FNCE 130, MGMT 192 or QUME 232
Select 2-3 upper-level ACCT 350, ECON 306, ECON 340, FNCE 330, FNCE 423, FNCE 429, MGMT 450 or MGMT 495

Management Concentration

FALL START
Fall Select 2-3 lower-level ECON 100, MGMT 192, MGMT 292  or QUME 232
Select 1-2 upper-level ECON 305, ECON 306, ECON 340, FNCE 330, FNCE 429, FNCE 423, MARK 450, MGMT 323, MGMT 450 or MGMT 495
     
Spring Select 1-2 lower-level ECON 100, MGMT 192, MGMT 292  or QUME 232
Select 3-4 upper-level  FNCE 330, MGMT 392, MGMT 450, or MGMT 495
     
Summer* Select 1-2 lower-level ACCT 100, FNCE 130, or MARK 160

 

SPRING START
Spring Select 1-2 lower-level ECON 100, MGMT 192, MGMT 292  or QUME 232
Select 3-4 upper-level  FNCE 330, MGMT 392, MGMT 450,  or MGMT 495
     
Summer* Select 1-2 lower-level ACCT 100, FNCE 130, or MARK 160
     
Fall Select 2-3 lower-level ACCT 294, ECON 100, MGMT 192, MGMT 292  or QUME 232
Select 1-2 upper-level ECON 305, ECON 306, FNCE 330, FNCE 423, FNCE 429, MARK 450,  MGMT 323, MGMT 450 or MGMT 495

Marketing Concentration

FALL START
Fall Select 2-3 lower-level ECON 100, MARK 160, MARK 260, MGMT 192  or MGMT 292  
Select 1-2 upper-level ECON 305, ECON 306, FNCE 330, FNCE 423, FNCE 429, MARK 324, MARK 360, MARK 361, MARK 368, MARK 450, MGMT 323 or MGMT 495
     
Spring Select 1-2 lower-level ECON 100, MARK 160, MARK 260, MGMT 192  or MGMT 292  
Select 3-4 upper-level  FNCE 330, MARK 324, MARK 325, MARK 361, MARK 362, MARK 365, MARK 368, MARK 430, MGMT 323 or MGMT 495
     
Summer* Select 1-2 lower-level ACCT 100, FNCE 130, or MARK 260

SPRING START
Spring Select 1-2 lower-level ECON 100, MARK 160, MARK 260, MGMT 192  or MGMT 292  
Select 3-4 upper-level  FNCE 330, MARK 324, MARK 325, MARK 361, MARK 362, MARK 365, MARK 368, MARK 430, MGMT 323 or MGMT 495
     
Summer* Select 1-2 lower-level ACCT 100, FNCE 130, or MARK 260
     
Fall Select 2-3 lower-level ECON 100, MARK 160, MARK 260, MGMT 192  or MGMT 292  
Select 1-2 upper-level ECON 305, ECON 306, FNCE 330, FNCE 423, FNCE 429, MARK 324, MARK 360, MARK 361 MARK 368, MARK 450, MGMT 323 or MGMT 495

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