Course Availability

PDD students are advised that not all PDD courses will be offered every term, as a result of there being no Summer 2020 intake. Students who need to repeat certain courses may need to wait one or more terms to do so. If the course being repeated is a prerequisite for future term courses, this may cause further delays in program completion.

Please review the list below for anticipated gaps in course offerings.

NOT OFFERED FALL 2020

  • BUSM 4885
  • ECON 4800
  • FMGT 4810
  • MARK 4820
  • EXPE 4801

NOT OFFERED SPRING 2021

  • FMGT 4820
  • FMGT 4860
  • ECON 4810
  • BUSM 4810
  • BUSM 4840
  • MARK 4810
  • MARK 4830
  • EXPE 4802

NOT OFFERED SUMMER 2021

  • FMGT 4818
  • FMGT 4824
  • FMGT 4865
  • BUSM 4830
  • BUSM 4850
  • INTB 4810
  • INTB 4800
  • MARK 4840
  • EXPE 4803

NOT OFFERED FALL 2021

  • FMGT 4870
  • FMGT 4880
  • BCAP 4820
  • STAT 4810
  • EXPE 4814

NOT OFFERED SPRING 2022

  • FMGT 4828
  • BUSM 4855
  • FMGT 4875

If you need to repeat a course in a term it is not offered, please contact program advising at business@langara.ca to discuss your course plan. 

Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate from the Post Degree Diploma (PDD) program, students must:

  • Successfully complete all the courses listed in the program curriculum;
  • Achieve a minimum “C” grade in all courses; and
  • Have a minimum PGPA of 2.33 (C+ average).

Notes:

  1. Students who fail or withdraw from any required course will need to repeat the course to meet their program and graduation requirements.
  2. EXPE 4814 – Experiential Learning Work Term is not a graded course, and is not counted towards the student’s PGPA.

CGPA vs. PGPA

In the PDD programs, the Program Grade Point Average (PGPA) is used for graduation purposes.

The PGPA is the weighted average of final grades earned in all credit courses at Langara applicable to a specific program. PGPA is calculated based on the most recent attempts of all required courses in the program. If a student repeats a course, only the most recent grade for that course will count.

However, the student’s transcript will always show the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA), which is the weighted average of final grades earned in all credit courses at Langara in which the student has been enrolled. Unlike the PGPA, the CGPA counts all grades for all attempts at all courses.

For more information on CGPA and PGPA, please visit the Grade Point Average information page.

How to Calculate Your PGPA

To find your PGPA, multiply the letter grade point equivalent for all Langara courses on your transcript by the number of credits granted for all courses. Then add up these figures for all courses and divide the total by the total of credits for all courses you have attempted, not including courses resulting in ‘S’, ‘SR’, ‘U’ or ‘W’. Please refer to Grade and Grade Point Average chart. If you repeat a course, only the more recent grade will be used in the calculation of your PGPA; however the original grade(s) will remain on your transcript.

Example:

Credits

Grade

Letter Grade Point

Credit x Letter Grade Point

3

A

4.00

12.00

3

C+

2.33

6.99

3

C

2.00

6.00

3

C-

1.67

5.01

1

B-

2.67

2.67

Total 13

Total 32.67

32.67 divided by 13 = 2.51 PGPA

Academic Standing

PDD students are required to meet Langara’s Academic Standing requirements. These requirements are based on the student’s Semester Grade Point Average (SEM GPA) which is the weighted average of final grades earned in all credit courses taken in a semester at Langara in which the student has been enrolled.

For more information on SEM GPA, please visit the Grade Point Average information page.

Intent to Register

Students registering into their Term 2, 3, 4, and 5 courses are required to fill out the Intent to Register Form. The form is emailed to the students prior to the beginning of the registration period. Students are responsible for filling out the form and submitting it within the given deadline.

Note:

Students are required to follow the program structure and not to take courses out of order. The program structure is found in their PDD Student Handbook, and in the links below.

Schedule

The PDD programs are full-time programs. Classes are scheduled Monday to Friday during the day, anytime between 8:30 AM and 6:20 PM, with the occasional evening section, from 6:30 PM – 9:20 PM.

There are no scheduled breaks for the PDD programs, and students are expected to study full-time continuously (minimum 9 credits per term).

Waitlist

Students who choose to waitlist when there are still seats available in other sections should note that accommodations cannot be made for reasons such as schedules for work, daycare, volunteering, transit, and preferred instructors and schedules, etc. Students are expected to register sections with available seats that do not conflict with their other courses.

EXPE 4814

EXPE 4814 – Experiential Learning Work Term is considered full-time and taken on its own. It is a 3-credit course, although it is not graded or counted towards the student’s PGPA. If needed, students can take only one course with their work experience term.

EXPE 4803 should be taken in the term immediately preceding EXPE 4814.

Repeat Limits

All BCAP, BUSM, FMGT, INTB, and MARK, courses have a repeat limit of two. If you have registered* in any of these courses two or more times, permission from the department will be required to register again.

PDD students needing to take the same course a third time may be requested to meet with a Program Advisor to request a repeat limit override. They may also be required to complete a Learning Contract before a repeat limit override can be considered.

To request a repeat limit override, students must email business@langara.ca and provide:

  • your first and last name;
  • your Langara ID number;
  • the course name and number (ex. BUSM 4800) that you wish to repeat;
  • a reason for the request.

Notes:

  1. Repeat limit override requests are not guaranteed to be approved, and are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
  2. Repeating a course means that you will be required to pay for the course a second time.

*If you registered and then dropped the course (i.e. it does not appear on your transcript) it does not count. If you registered and then withdrew from the course (i.e. it appears on your transcript with a “W”), then it does count towards the limit.

Prerequisites for Fall 2020 term

Due to COIVD-19, the Langara English Test (LET) will not be offered until further notice. Students who do not otherwise meet the English prerequisites for their School of Management courses are encouraged to take the appropriate English upgrading course (ENGL 1107, ENGL 1108, ENGL 1110, ENGL 1120, ENGL 1121) in their next term of study.  Information on eligibility requirements for English upgrading courses is available on the English department website, and the COIVD-19 Update page here

 

Please be advised that the School of Management does not grant prerequisite overrides for students who do not meet the English requirements for their BCAP/BUSM/FMGT/INTB/MARK courses. Please consult online course descriptions for updated course prerequisite information.

 

If you are a School of Management student with a question about your eligibility for any School of Management course, please contact business program advising at business@langara.ca.

 

Prerequisites

All prerequisite requirements must be met before a student is eligible to enroll in a business (BCAP, BUSM, FMGT, INTB, and MARK) course. Courses in progress can be used as prerequisites when registering for courses; however, when final grades are updated, students who do not meet the minimum grade requirements for the prerequisite course will be dropped from their registered course automatically.

PDD students should refer to their Student Handbook for information their prerequisite requirements.

Transfer Credit

The PDD programs do not accept transfer credits.

Email

Email is the primary method of communication to students. Students are responsible for checking their myLangara email regularly to remain up to date with important program information and notifications.

For information on how to change your preferred email address, visit the Student Accounts page on the Information Technology Department’s website, or visit the IT Help Desk.

Note:

Even if the student’s preferred email address has been changed, students are still advised to check their myLangara account regularly.

Contact information

Students are responsible for keeping their personal contact information updated through the Langara login page.