Program Details

Business Management

Diploma of College Studies (DCS)
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About the Program

Join LaSalle College Montréal's DCS in Business Management and get trained as a generalist, mastering all aspects of business and sales-force management for companies.

Develop three skills necessary for future business manager technicians: managing a retail business, representing commercial or industrial products or services, and managing your own business. Put your knowledge to work in business and sales-force personnel management, as well as marketing and communications.

This program offers you Work-Integrated Learning option, unique in Montréal.

Learning Outcomes

  • Cultivate and sharpen your entrepreneurial skills while acquiring tools and knowledge needed to thrive in today's dynamic business landscape.
  • Understand all aspects of a business, whether big or small, from marketing, sales, and human resources to finance, accounting, and law.
  • Master the necessary steps of launching and promoting a new business with a cost-effective approach.
  • Develop and refine your social skills, interacting with others more effectively and building meaningful connections.

Profile

Successful Managers have a unique combination of skills, including:

  • Natural leaders

    Motivate others and effectively manage teams.
  • Analytical

    Evaluate data, identify trends, and make informed decisions.
  • Great communicators

    Convey ideas and present information effectively.
  • Problem solvers

    Analyze issues, think critically, and develop innovative solutions.

Career Prospects

Projections for Business Management Technicians employment show an increased growth and many new positions created.

As service and retail industries expand, demand for management experts grows. Businesses aim to excel in customer experiences and operations, creating opportunities for specialized professionals in these fields.

Career Fields

Professionals in Business Management can work in different environments:

  • Management,
  • Retail sales,
  • Inventory management,
  • Advertising and promotion,
  • Accounting, budget planning, and control,
  • Administrative and commercial law.

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, PPT, 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;
  • Familiarize yourself with the software used by today's professionals.

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.

Divide your time between the College and an employer with the Work-Integrated Learning – Remunerated option unique to Montréal and receive practical, concrete and paid field training.

Our Business 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) with completion of:

    • Mathematics CST 4 (or Math 436).

  • 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

  • Careers in Management (45 h)
  • Introduction to eBusiness (45 h)
  • Organizational Communication (45 h)
  • Accounting I (60 h)
  • Computer Management I (45 h)
  • Management (60 h)
  • Accounting II (60 h)
  • Marketing (60 h)
  • Computer Management II (45 h)
  • Statistics for Management (60 h)
  • Business Law (45 h)
  • Financial Analysis (45 h)
  • Français des affaires (60 h)
  • Human Resources Management (60 h)
  • Budget Planning and Control (45 h)
  • Macroeconomics (60 h)
  • Commercial Inventory Management (45 h)
  • Marketing Research (60 hrs)
  • Advertising and Promotion (45 h)
  • Retail Sales (45 h)
  • International Trade (45 h)
  • Supervising and Training a Salesforce (60 h)
  • Sales and Communication (60 h)
  • Business Management Project (60 h)
  • Consumer Service (45 h)
  • Project Management (45 h)
  • Strategic Marketing (45 h)
  • Merchandising (45 h)
  • Ecommerce (45 h)
  • Internship in Business Management (120 h)

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

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