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Acsenda School of Management
Acsenda School of Management is a private post-secondary institution located in the vibrant business district of Vancouver, offering competitive undergraduate degrees in both business administration and hospitality management.
The Bachelor of Business Administration program includes options for several concentrations, including international business management, marketing management, human resource management, accounting, and a general management option.
The Bachelor of Hospitality Management program, on the other hand, integrates business courses with international internships in the hospitality industry to prepare graduates for successful careers in management.
Situated inside one of the most prestigious buildings in the city, Acsenda is an institution that emphasizes an international business focus, a diverse learning environment and small class sizes.
With students from over 43 different countries, Acsenda prioritizes the global job market at large, proudly relying on a learning philosophy that prepares students for the international business climate.
Unlike other institutions, Acsenda incorporates certification processes into the learning curriculum. This means that Acsenda students will graduate with the necessary credentials and documentation to pursue the career of their dreams.
Acsenda will acknowledge prior studies taken at other recognized and accredited post-secondary institutions by awarding transfer credits up to the maximum allowed under the residency requirement (see Limitations, Restrictions & Residency Requirement below). Courses appropriate for transfer credit are those courses which can normally be applied to fulfill specific or general/elective requirements of a business or commerce degree. Learn more about Transfer Credit at Ascenda.
Applicants may request transfer credit for courses successfully completed at any recognized and accredited post-secondary institution. Where a course has not yet been articulated and published on the BC Transfer Guide, but is appropriate for transfer, credit will be awarded on a case-by-case basis. If students are applying from institutions where English is the language of instruction, they will be required to have a course catalogue or official course descriptions sent directly to Ascenda by the institutions offering the courses. Applicants from international schools, where the language of instruction is other than English or French, will be required to have their transcripts and course descriptions translated by certified translators. International applicants may also be required to have their academic credentials evaluated by a credential evaluation service such as ECE, ICES or WES.
Limitations, Restrictions & Residency Requirement
Students are advised that transfer credits will be granted only for approved courses in which passing grades have been obtained. Transfer credits are awarded both as assigned and unassigned credits. Assigned credits are awarded for courses with content acceptably similar to courses offered by Ascenda. Unassigned credits are granted where course-to-course equivalencies cannot be established. Such credits may be allowed as electives and may also be used to fulfill credit requirements for the degree.
Applicants for admission as transfer students must have completed, with a C average (a grade point average of 2.0), a minimum of 18 transfer credits, assigned and unassigned, appropriate to the BBA degree program. If fewer than 18 credits have been completed during previous studies or the credits earned for courses taken at other institutions cannot be applied to the BBA degree program, applicants will be required to submit official transcripts of their high school record as well.
Applicants who have been required to withdraw from a post-secondary institution previously attended for academic failure may be granted permission, one year after completion of the suspension to attempt selected courses by the Dean as an Access Student for one term.
Submission & Notification of Credits
Applicants requesting transfer credit must submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended. Official transcripts are defined as those sent directly to the Registrar at Acsenda by the Office of the Registrar at the institutions previously attended. Ascenda shall notify students of all assigned and unassigned transfer credits awarded and of assigned course credits offered for Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition.
BC & Canadian Transfer Student
You may apply for transfer credits if you have completed 18 credits with a 2.0 GPA appropriate to the BBA degree program. If students are applying from institutions where English is the language of instruction, they will be required to have a course catalogue or official course descriptions sent directly to Ascenda by the institutions offering the courses.
See Academic Calendar for full details.
Mature Student & PLAR
This category of admission (Mature Student) applies to domestic applicants who completed their secondary studies in Canada but did not graduate from Grade 12. They must be at least 21 years of age and have demonstrated an ability to handle university courses through their work experience or other intellectual pursuits. This may include, for example, recent completion of grade 12 GED, completion of a diploma program, record of achievement at work, and evidence of intellectual pursuit or ability to handle intellectual material.
Letters of reference or additional documentation are normally required to support the decision to admit under this category. Prior Learning Assessment processes may apply. The decision to admit must be approved by the Dean of the program.
Acsenda School of Management reserves the right to determine whether an applicant can be considered admissible or classified as a mature applicant. Once admitted under the ‘mature’ category these applicants will become, upon registration, a ‘regular’ student and therefore must achieve and maintain the minimum academic required of ‘regular’ students.
See Academic Calendar for details.
Learn more about international student admissions at Acsenda and apply online. Applicants from international schools, where the language of instruction is other than English or French, will be required to have their transcripts and course descriptions translated by certified translators. International applicants may also be required to have their academic credentials evaluated by a credential evaluation service such as ECE, ICES or WES.
Acsenda is a private institution authorized to operate in BC under the Degree Authorization Act and are distinct from BC public institutions. Use EducationPlannerBC.ca to explore and apply for admission to BC public post-secondary institutions.
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Acsenda is a private institution authorized to operate in BC under the Degree Authorization Act. Private institutions are distinct from BC public institutions, which are authorized under provincial legislation to deliver post-secondary education and training in B.C. Use EducationPlannerBC.ca to explore and apply for admission to BC public post-secondary institutions.
Main Campus | Vancouver
2nd Floor, 666 Burrard Street