DEC in Business Management – Creative Industries Management

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Arts & Communication | 410.D0 | DEC in Business Management – Creative Industries Management

Montréal is an undisputed center of creativity, innovation and culture. Its creative industries make up a growing sector whose managers enable local talent to further develop their creative potential on a local and national scale.

The creative industries include seven sectors:

  • Architecture and design
  • Performing arts, visual arts, musical arts, digital arts, and media arts
  • Video games
  • Multimedia
  • Media
  • Fashion
  • Creative communication (advertising)

They are the result of the interaction between the arts and new technologies and involve the production of content and its enhancement.

Montréal’s creative industries ecosystem brings together companies, independent troupes of artists and creators, venues, host organizations, events, festivals and government actors.

With the DEC program in Business Management - Creative Industry Management, you’ll develop your skills as a management technician in a dynamic, creative environment.

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A Dragon’s Den-Style Competition where students in their final year of the Business Management program presente their innovative business projects before a panel composed of industry personalities.

Online Info Session: Creative Industries Management

We invite you to take part in the next Online Info Session about our new Creative Industries Management DEC program on November 19, from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m..

Entrepreneurial Spirit Takes Centre Stage for ENTREPRISE 2019

"ENTREPRISE" offers an opportunity for the graduates to apply their entrepreneurial vision by presenting innovative business ideas to an influential jury composed of renowned members of the fashion and business industry.

Restyle your DEC program in fashion in the image of what YOU want to be.

  • Make YOUR DREAMS a reality with the tools that will be provided to you.
  • Give your courses a personal touch by tailoring projects according to YOUR PERSONAL INTERESTS.
  • Build a portfolio reflecting YOUR AMBITIONS.

This program will enable students to develop versatility and autonomy in various managerial roles: marketing, accounting and finance, human resources, operations, or services and communication.

  • 3 Physical Education courses (90h)
  • 3 Humanities courses (150h)
  • 4 Language and Literature courses (240h)
  • 2 Second Language courses (90h)
  • 2 complementary courses (90h)

* The College reserves the right to substitute certain courses.

Creative Industry Management Technicians work in small, medium, and large companies.
  • Creative Administrative Technician
  • Project Manager
  • Tour Coordinator
  • Marketing and Media Coordinator
  • Event Manager
  • Programming and Event Coordinator
  • Sponsorship Coordinator

Work experience is recognized and in high demand by employers. The Work-Study Program (WSP) is an educational model that allows you to undertake two paid internships during your studies to gain work experience related to your field of study. Please consult the Work-Study Program section for more details. Not available to students who begin in the Winter semester.

Semester 1
  • Career in the Creative Industry (45h)
  • Communication in a Creative Environment (45h)
  • Accounting in the Creative Industry (60h)
  • IT Tools for Management (45h)
  • Introduction to E-Business (45h)
Semester 2
  • Management Process (60h)
  • Financial Management in the Creative Industry (60h)
  • Statistics for Management (60h)
  • Creative Industry Marketing (60h)
  • Computer Tools for Creative Industries (45h)
Semester 3
  • Law and ethics (45h)
  • Team and Human Resources Management (60h)
  • Economic News and Corporate Financing (60h)
  • Commercial Research and Innovative Market (60h)
Semester 4
  • Financial Analysis in the Creative Industry (45h)
  • Creative Environment Project (45h)
  • Global Trade in Creative Goods and Services (45h)
  • E-Marketing and Advertising (45h)
  • Sale of Products and Services (45h)
Semester 5
  • Planning and Management of the Operating Budget (45h)
  • Français des affaires en milieu créatif (60h)
  • Optimizing the Customer Experience (45h)
  • Strategic Marketing of Creative Industries (45h)
  • Development and enhancement of Products and Services (45h)
  • Project Management in the Creative Industry (45h)
Semester 6
  • Management and Development of a Sales Team (60h)
  • Digital Commerce (45h)
  • Creative Business Project (60h)
  • Internship in the Creative Industry (120h)
  • Sales and Commercial Representation (60h)

* The College reserves the right to substitute some courses.

In this program, the use of a laptop computer is mandatory. Students must have a laptop or purchase one before beginning their studies. This laptop must be equipped with the Windows operating system to work with all software. Standard or student license software must be installed when requested by teachers.

The following features are required for PCs:

  • Processor: Intel I5 minimum
  • Memory: 8 GB recommended
  • Hard drive: 500 GB minimum
  • Screen: 14 inches minimum
  • Connectivity: WIFI and LAN
  • Ports: Minimum of one USB 3.0 port

We recommend purchasing an external numeric keyboard if your laptop does not already have one.

Required software: Sage 50, MS Office suite (Word, PP, Excel) + specialized software: MS Access and MS Visio, Dreamweaver CC, Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Have obtained a Secondary School Diploma (DES)

Have obtained a Professional Studies Diploma (DEP) and completed the following courses:

  • Language of Instruction from Secondary V,
  • Second Language from Secondary V,
  • Mathematics CST 4 (or Math 436)

Have obtained an equivalent education or an instruction deemed sufficient. Every case will be analysed by the college.

  • This program leads to the granting of a Diploma of College Studies (DEC).

LaSalle College has signed equivalence-granting agreements with various universities, from which our graduates can benefit to lighten course loads.