Program Details

Business Management

Diploma of College Studies (DCS)
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About the Program

Develop your skills as a management technician in a dynamic, creative environment with LaSalle College Montréal's DCS in Creative Industries Management.

The creative industries include seven sectors: architecture and design, performing arts (visual arts, musical arts, digital arts, and media arts), video games, multimedia, media, fashion, and creative communication (advertising).

They are the result of the interaction between the arts and new technologies and involve content production and enhancement.

Learning Outcomes

  • Manage creative projects and align business objectives with artistic goals.
  • Acquire knowledge of marketing strategies specific to the creative industries, enabling effective promotion and brand development.
  • Analyze budgets, optimize resources, and make informed decisions within creative business contexts.
  • Lead creative teams and collaborate across different disciplines within the creative industries.

Profile

Successful Managers in Creative Industries have a unique combination of skills, including:

  • Business-oriented

    Combine creative thinking with strategic decision-making for success.
  • Adaptable

    Embrace emerging trends and technologies of the creative industries.
  • Great communicators

    Convey ideas, negotiate contracts, and build relationships with clients.
  • Natural entrepreneurs

    Identify opportunities and take risks to foster business growth.

Career Prospects

Montréal is a thriving hub of creativity, innovation, and culture, with 4.7% of its jobs in creative industries. Festivals, technology, and diverse arts initiatives fuel its flourishing ecosystem.

Career Fields

  • Creative Administrative Technician,
  • Project Manager,
  • Tour Coordinator,
  • Marketing and Media Coordinator,
  • Event Manager,
  • Programming and Event Coordinator,
  • Sponsorship Coordinator.

Diploma & Accreditation

This Diploma of College Studies (DCS) is accredited by the ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur of Québec and is internationally recognized.

Holders of a Diploma of College Studies (DCS) can pursue university studies or enter the workforce directly.

Required Materials

A laptop computer is mandatory for study in this program. This laptop must be equipped with the Windows operating system to work with all software.

Mentors may request other standard or student-licensed software mandatory for their courses to be installed.

The following features are required for PCs:

  • Processor: Intel I5 minimum,
  • Memory: 8 GB recommended,
  • Hard drive: 500 GB minimum,
  • Screen: 14 inches minimum,
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi and LAN,
  • Ports: minimum of one USB 3.0 port.

We recommend purchasing an external numeric keyboard if your laptop does not already have one.

Required software: Sage 50, Microsoft 365 (Word, PP, Excel), and specialized software like MS Access and MS Visio, Dreamweaver CC, Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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Opportunities

Our unique approach incorporates real-world experience with classroom learning for hands-on, practical education.

  • Collaborate with active industry professionals;
  • Sharpen skills in a practical setting;
  • Create a portfolio tailored to your career objectives.

Accelerate your career!

Cutting-edge facilities & equipment

Experiment with cutting-edge, industry-standard equipment, software, and technology in our advanced facilities, including:

Actively participate and collaborate with teachers using these specialized facilities, boosting your motivation and confidence.

Work Experience

Get sought-after practical experience with our Career Service and our Work-Study Program (WSP), which incorporates two paid internships into your program.

Our Business Management – Creative Industries Management program also includes a 120-hour internship as part of the curriculum.

Admissions Criteria

Exceptions to these admission criteria may be applied.

Every application is reviewed by the College.

To be eligible for acceptance into this program, applicants are generally required to meet one of the following criteria:

  • Secondary School Diploma (DES).

  • Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS) with completion of:

    • Language of Instruction from Secondary V,

    • Second Language from Secondary V,

    • Mathematics CST 4 (or Math 436).

  • Equivalent education or an instruction deemed sufficient.

Academic Dates

LaSalle College has three annual start dates: fall, winter, and summer.

We accept applications at any time. Registration is open year-round.

Processing time:

  • Canadian applicants: up to two weeks,
  • International applicants: up to six months.

Submit your application as soon as possible to ensure a spot in your desired semester.

Note that applications are not processed until all required, validated documents and admission fees are received.

List of Courses

Diploma of College Studies (DCS) programs consist of:

  • General education courses common to all programs,
  • General education courses specific to the program,
  • Complementary general education courses.

Concentration Courses

Semester 1
  • Career in the Creative Industry (45h)
  • Communication in a Creative Environment (45h)
  • Accounting in the Creative Industry (60h)
  • IT Tools for Management (45h)
  • Introduction to E-Business (45h)
Semester 2
  • Management Process (60h)
  • Financial Management in the Creative Industry (60h)
  • Statistics for Management (60h)
  • Creative Industry Marketing (60h)
  • Computer Tools for Creative Industries (45h)
Semester 3
  • Law and Ethics (45h)
  • Team and Human Resources Management (60h)
  • Economic News and Corporate Financing (60h)
  • Commercial Research and Innovative Market (60h)
Semester 4
  • Financial Analysis in the Creative Industry (45h)
  • Creative Environment Project (45h)
  • Global Trade in Creative Goods and Services (45h)
  • E-Marketing and Advertising (45h)
  • Sale of Products and Services (45h)
Semester 5
  • Planning and Management of the Operating Budget (45h)
  • Français des affaires en milieu créatif (60h)
  • Optimizing the Customer Experience (45h)
  • Strategic Marketing of Creative Industries (45h)
  • Development and enhancement of Products and Services (45h)
  • Project Management in the Creative Industry (45h)
Semester 6
  • Management and Development of a Sales Team (60h)
  • Digital Commerce (45h)
  • Creative Business Project (60h)
  • Internship in the Creative Industry (120h)
  • Sales and Commercial Representation (60h)

* The College reserves the right to substitute some courses.


General Education Courses

College-level institutions emphasize general education that focuses on core cultural knowledge, skill development, responsible citizenship, and shared cultural heritage.

Alumni have a well-rounded skill set and general knowledge that is valued in the workplace.

  • 3 Physical Education courses (90h)
  • 3 Humanities courses (150h)
  • 4 Language and Literature courses (240h)
  • 2 Second Language courses (90h)
  • 2 complementary courses (90h)

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