Diploma in Business Communications

Build transferable teamwork and communication skills that will help you achieve success in any workplace.

In British Columbia, this program has been approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training.

Build a dynamic set of technical and soft skills that are in high demand in modern workplaces.

The Diploma in Business Communications will help you develop a set of business communication skills that are fundamental for building and maintaining business relationships with colleagues, stakeholders, and customers. Students will explore teamwork, communication, and customer relationships, and will also learn personal development and self-awareness strategies to set them on the path towards continual career growth.

Take the co-op program to get hands-on experience in a business role related to your studies.

A Diploma in Business Communications can open opportunities in many fields, in roles like Office and Administration Assistants, Office Managers, B2B Sales, and Communications Assistants/Officers.

Why Choose the Diploma in Business Communications.

  • Gain a solid foundation in administration skills and prepare for entry into the world of business.
  • Improve skills needed for success in a business environment, such as communication, teamwork, prioritizing, and problem solving.
  • Learn how to support organizational goals through team projects and performance management and develop strategies and techniques to create your own personal professional development plan.
  • Take the co-op program to put your skills into practice and get Canadian references in a work placement related to tourism, hospitality, sales, or marketing.

Vancouver, Toronto


Morning 24-32 weeks
Evening 46-48 weeks


Morning 48-56 weeks
Evening 86-88 weeks

Academic Morning Schedule includes 24 weeks study + up to 8 weeks scheduled breaks
Co-op Morning Schedule includes 24 weeks study + up to 8 weeks scheduled breaks + 24 weeks co-op placement
Academic Evening Schedule includes 36 weeks study + up to 12 weeks scheduled breaks
Co-op Evening Schedule includes 36 weeks study + up to 16 weeks scheduled breaks + 36 weeks co-op placement

Schedules will be adjusted in December to accommodate public holidays. Contact us for more information.


Intermediate 2

(Equivalent to TOEFL iBT 35, or IELTS 5.0)

OR Completion of a minimum of three full years of study in a secondary or post-secondary institution where the sole language of instruction is English.


View general Greystone College Admission Requirements for your chosen campus.


2024: Jan 2, Jan 29, Feb 26, Mar 25, Apr 22, Aug 12, Sept 9, Oct 7, Nov 4, Dec 2, Dec 30 (first session of 2025)
2025: Jan 27, Feb 24, Mar 24, Apr 21, Aug 11, Sep 8, Oct 6, Nov 3, Dec 1

2024: Jan 29, Mar 25, May 21, Jul 15, Sept 9, Nov 4, Dec 30 (first session of 2025)
2025: Feb 24, Apr 21, Jun 16, Aug 11, Oct 6, Dec 1

Start dates are dependent on enrolment and are subject to change


Summer Breaks:
Morning Schedule Only:
2024: Jun 17 - Aug 9, 2024
2025: Jun 16 - Aug 8, 2025

Winter Breaks:
Morning Schedule:
2024/2025: Dec 23, 2024 - Dec 27, 2024
Evening Schedule:
2024/2025: Dec 16, 2024 - Dec 27, 2024


This program offers credit transfer into some of our partner schools. Learn More

Why Choose Co-op?

Co-op or “co-operative education” combines academic study with a work placement related to your study area. This popular Canadian learning approach provides students with hands-on experience in their study field, quality references, and networks that will give them a competitive edge for finding future work and growing their career.


Take the Diploma in Business Communications co-op and build work experience in entry-level positions like:

  • Office Administrator
  • Liaison Officer
  • Planning Officer
  • Team Leader
  • Customer Relationship Officer
  • And more

Program Courses

NOTE: Starting in Vancouver on March 25, 2024, some courses in this program will change:
The new Workplace Skills & Tools course will replace:
Professional Business Documents AND
Work Placement Skills 1 & 2 or Job Search Preparation (depending on your schedule and whether you are taking an academic or co-op program)
* This change will be implemented for new Greystone College Vancouver students who begin their program on or after March 25, 2024. We anticipate this change will eventually apply to all campuses.

This course teaches effective approaches to team management and communication within a team. Students will look objectively at the benefits and value of teamwork and learn about the importance and prominence of teamwork in the professional workplace. In this course, students will learn ways to support organizational goals through team projects and performance management.

In this course, students will learn the key principles of business communication, becoming aware of different means of communication and building effective strategies for collecting and presenting information.

This course deals with the importance of customer expectations and how CRM influences customer experiences. It identifies how customers' experience and perception of an organization can be beneficial or detrimental to its success. In this course of study, students will gain objective knowledge about what positively and negatively affects customers' experience.

In this course, students will learn strategies and techniques to establish and implement a personal professional development plan to strive for efficiency and effectiveness in business. Students will reflect on their personal Self-Awareness through assessing their values, strengths and weaknesses as well as their vision in life. This will also help students set meaningful life and career goals, align with their goals more effectively and understand oneself in relation to others.

In this course, students will learn to adapt the style and layout of documents to their intended audience, while respecting the organization's policies regarding document integrity.

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