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  • Applied Business Management

    Program Description

    The Applied Business Management (ABM) program is designed for students with a strong personal interest in business, economics and entrepreneurship. Students will receive theoretical and practical experiences through project-based learning and internship opportunities.  The program provides a foundation and a head start for students considering further post-secondary education in business programs at college or university.


    A four (4) week internship will take place in both part 1 and part 2 of the program providing an opportunity to experience two different business opportunities.

    Certification & Dual Credit Options

    LRATC will award certificates to student who successfully complete the requirements for the eight-credits of the program, while maintaining an overall average of 60%.

    Dual Credit - An agreement with The University of Winnipeg provides ABM students, who successfully complete all eight high school credits, with an opportunity to earn up to six credit hours in the Faculty of Business at The University of Winnipeg. The dual credit courses are Introduction to Business 1 (BUS1201 - 3) and Introduction to Business 2 (BUS1202 - 3).

    Prerequisites and Helpful Skills

    • High school students have completed Grade 10 and post-secondary students have completed Grade 12.
      • Applicants not meeting the entrance requirements may be accepted as mature students. Skills assessment may be required.
    • Ability to work in a team environment, follow directions, work with minimum supervision and meet deadlines
    • To be eligible to take the University of Winnipeg's courses:
      • Introduction to Business 1
        • Grade 11 students must have completed English 30S by the start of their program and have an average of no less than 70%.
      • Introduction to Business 2
        • Grade 12 students must have completed or be taking a Mathematics 40S credit while in the course.
        • While currently Essentials Math is acceptable, preference is Pre-Calculus Math, no less than Applied Mathematics. For students to continue on into the Faculty of Business at the U of W, students who took Essentials 40S will be required to take a bridge math course. This is under review by the U of W. 

    Overview and Fees

    Application Fee

    $20 (n/a for high school students)


    NO COST (high school students)
    $2,750 per Semester

    $5,500 Full Program

    Student Fee

    $25 per Semester

    Textbook Fee

    $100 (refundable)

    Additional Costs

    This is a BYOD (bring your own device) program.  
    Students are encouraged to bring their own laptops

    Internship Yes - 4 Weeks
    IntakeSeptember and February

    Tuition is subject to change and is assessed at time of registration.

    Program Advantages

    • Opportunity to earn university credits
    • A combination of theory and project based learning
    • Opportunity to collaborate with clients to develop a marking plan for their business
    • Manual and computerized accounting
    • Working collaboratively with students in other programs
    • Up-to-date software and lab facilities
    • Industry internship (4 weeks) and employability skills

    International Students

    The Louis Riel Arts and Technology Centre will accept International Students. All inquiries are handled by the Louis Riel School Division International Student Program (ISP). Please refer to the links below for more information on the possibility of registering and tuition costs.

    International Student Program

    International Student Tuition and Program Fees