General Studies Diploma

 
This program has been approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of Ministry of advanced Education Skills & Training.General Studies Diploma (GSD) program is designed to provide students with the education and job skills necessary to enter the workforce. This program offers general curriculum and fundamental business knowledge.Upon successful completion of this program, students will be awarded a Diploma in General Studies.
 
NOC code : 1411 - General office support workers, and clerical services



Brief Program Description                                                           
General Studies Diploma (GSD) program is designed to provide students with the education and job skills necessary to enter the workforce. This program offer general curriculum and fundamental business knowledge. Upon successful completion of this program, students will be awarded a Diploma in General Studies.
 
   
Career Occupation*
Administrative officers;
General office worker;
   
Admission Requirements

1. High School graduates or its equivalent, or age 19 and over;
2. Meet the English Proficiency Requirement as followings:
a. A minimum score of 500 in formal TOEFL, or TOEFL IBT 61, or IELTS 6, or pass an in-house English test with the minimum score of 500 conducted by UPC; or
b. Four years of full-time education with the English instructions in Canada or other countries.
 
   
Learning Objectives* Upon completion of this program the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:
1. Gain basic knowledge for entry –level job as well as that for advanced academic study.
2. Demonstrate reasoning, creative thinking, and analytic skills.
3. Have the ability to acquire, organize and present information through strong verbal and written communications skills.
4. Understand ethics, cultural diversity and interpersonal skills.
5. Acquaint with different functions of business in accounting/ finance, managements, marketing, and operations.
 
   
   
   
   

Grading Scales for each class is as follows:
A
94-100%
A-
90-93%
B+
86-89%
B
83-85%
B-
80-82%
C+
75-79%
C
70-74%
D
60-69%
F
0-59%
 
 


 

Completion Requirements*
1. Courses with grades lower than “C” is not counted toward the
completion of GSD program at UPC.
2. Upon successful completion of the 20 courses, General
Studies Diploma will be granted at UPC.
 
Program Duration
Hours: 1440
Weeks Full-Time: 72
Weeks Part-Time: 106
 
Homework Hours
Students are expected to work at least 40 hours on homework per
course. These hours are not considered part of the program
duration.
 
Delivery Method(s)
In-class instruction, Distance/Online, or Combined

 
             

 
 Tuition and Fees
International Students
Tuition: $30,000
Application Fee: $1,000
Assessment Fee: $250
Other: $20

Domestic Students
Tuition: $30,000
Application Fee: $250
Assessment Fee: $250
Other: $20
 
 





Program Organization                  
                                                         
   
Title of Course
 
Credits
1 ENGL 101 English Writing 3
 
2 BUAD 101 Introduction to Business
 
3
3 MATH 101   Business Mathematics
 
3
4 ACCT 101 Accounting I
 
3
5 ECON 101 Introduction to Microeconomics 3
 
6 SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
 
7 ENGL 201 Contemporary Literature 3
 
8 GEOG 101 Human Geography 3
 
9 PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
 
10 ACCT 201 Accounting II 3
 
11 PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
 
12 POLI 201 Introduction to Political Science 3
 
13 ECON 201 Introduction to Macroeconomics 3
 
14 QMSC 201   Probability and Business Statistics 3
 
15 CMIS 201 E-Business 3
 
16 FNCE 201 Corporate Finance  3
 
17 LGST 201   Legal Studies in Business 3
 
18 MAGT 201   Entrepreneur & Management 3
 
19 MGT 203     Operations Management 3
 
20 MKTG 201  Principles of Marketing 3
 
                                                                                                                 
   Total Hours:1440   , Total  Credits:60 
 
 

Learning Resources

Learning resources are mainly from textbooks, while some are from real-life case studies, internet information, as well as videos.
For details, please refer to each class syllabus. Delivery Methods: In-class instruction, Distance/Online, or Combined

Marking Scheme

Most classes have two major exams; each weighs at least 30% towards the final grade. For some classes, there are case studies, term projects, presentations, and etc. Generally, class attendance weighs 5%, assignments weighs 10%, and exams weigh 60%, presentation, participation, and term project together weigh 25%. Instructors have the discretion to make changes to the marking scheme deemed necessary. For details, please refer to individual class syllabus.   

 



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