Marketing, Postgraduate Diploma

Marketing, Postgraduate Diploma

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
A Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Marketing at Thompson Rivers University will be of interest to students who have a non-business degree, and who want to return to university for one or two years to acquire a specialty in a functional area of business in order to enhance their employment opportunities.


Students with a first degree in business, but who want to change their area of focus, may complete a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Marketing Marketing at Thompson Rivers University Thompson Rivers University as well.

Post-baccalaureate diplomas are also valuable to international students who wish to come to Canada to learn English, gain exposure to the culture, and study in a compressed format. Many who do so have already studied business in their own country and have received transfer credit that reduces the length of the Marketing program from the Thompson Rivers University.


Many students find that a specialty enhances their employment opportunities.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Management Information Systems
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Marketing Research
  • International Business
  • Business Ethics and Society
  • Marketing Strategy

                Detailed Programme Facts

                • Programme intensity Full-time
                  • Full-time duration 24 months
                • Languages
                  • English
                • Delivery mode
                  On Campus
                • More information Go to the programme website

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                English Language Requirements

                You only need to take one of these language tests:

                • Minimum required score:


                  The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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                • Minimum required score:


                  The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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                • Minimum required score:


                  The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                Academic Requirements

                • Bachelor's degree
                • Students are expected to have taken Foundations of Math 12 or Pre-calculus 12 (or equivalent). Those who have not done so can still be admitted to the program, but they must complete equivalent courses as approved by a program advisor
                • At least six credits of university English. Applicants who have not completed at least 6 credits of university English and/or Communications (at an English language University in an English-speaking country) prior to admission must provide TOEFL or IELTS or other acceptable English Placement test results (must be current within two years) or take TRU English Placement test upon arrival.

                Tuition Fee

                • International Applies to you

                  575 CAD/credit
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 575 CAD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
                We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
                • C$5,175/semester (9 credits/3 courses)
                • C$6,900/semester (12 credits/4 courses)
                • C$8,625/semester (15 credits/5 courses)

                Living costs for Kamloops

                • 1240 - 1930 CAD/month
                  Living Costs

                The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


                Check the programme website for information about funding options.

                StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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