• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Earn an Associate of Commerce and Business Administration Diploma at Thompson Rivers University! Associate diplomas are also intended to recognize the accomplishments of student who for financial, family, work or academic reasons are not able to complete a full four-year business degree.
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The Associate of Commerce and Business Administration Diploma at Thompson Rivers University  is awarded to students who have completed the lower level requirements of the Bachelor of Business Administration degree. 


Graduates of the Associate of Commerce and Business Administration Diploma may return to TRU in the future to complete the Bachelor of Business Administration and receive full credit for courses taken in the associate diploma. 

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

Programme Structure

Students may substitute general education electives for: Calculus; for Business and Economics and for Economics and Business Statistics.

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

General Requirements

  • English language proficiency requirements

Applicants are required to meet minimum English language proficiency requirements for direct entry into academic programs.

  • Academic requirements

Admission requirements vary, but all TRU programs require secondary school completion for academic admission. If you are applying for any academic courses, scanned copies of original/official transcripts (or certified copies) of your secondary school grades and any post-secondary institutions you have attended must be included with this application.

  • Minimum age

Students must be at least 17 years old.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14640 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7320 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    14640 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7320 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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  • CAD$7,320/semester (up to 12 credits/4 courses)
  • CAD$8,912/semester (15 credits/5 courses)
  • Each additional credit: $531 (fall/winter); $610 (summer).

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.

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