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Business Management (Former Post Diploma)

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The BCIT Business Management Advanced Placement (former Post Diploma) option is a nine month full-time program designed for individuals that have completed a degree or diploma and want to quickly enter the workforce with a business specialty. Students will learn about all the functional areas of business, while developing entrepreneurial skills to successfully create and launch a product within a new market. This program will also provide students with the necessary leadership skills and motivational techniques to effectively manage an organization. Graduates of the program will be able to utilize accounting tools, analyze business problems, and discover ways to improve overall business profitability and efficiency.

BCIT Business Management students learn to:
  • Apply business strategy and business direction
  • Conduct a business needs analysis
  • Construct effective project management plans
  • Incorporate sustainability practices within organizations
  • Manage change for both people and processes

Business Consulting Project

Business Management students undertake a 10 week Business Consulting Project in their final term. Students work in groups of 2-3 and spend two days a week developing a solution to a real business problem for a company. The student teams collect and analyze data to identify opportunities. Using analysis tools and methodologies, the students propose recommendations and present their findings to company management.

Industry Networking Events 

The Business Management program hosts annual industry networking events for students to meet and interact with industry professionals. These events also allow students to learn about different industries and possible career paths. Events include ReConnect, a chance to meet Business Management alumni, as well as the very successful Industry World Café. The Café provides the opportunity for students and alumni to have meaningful conversations with industry leaders from all sectors of BC’s economy.

Program Entry

Application processing

Open to applications beginning November 1st (or next business day)

Applications are considered for a specific intake.

Entrance requirements

Applicants must meet all entrance requirements and will be accepted on a first qualified basis as long as space remains.

Applicants who have completed post-secondary studies outside of Canada, United States, the United Kingdom, Australia or New Zealand will require a comprehensive evaluation of their credentials by the International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES).

Read more about how to meet BCIT’s entrance requirements

Applicants currently enrolled in the last term of their degree/diploma must be on track to complete by May. To apply submit both of the following documents from your post-secondary institution:

  • Transcript of completed courses
  • Confirmation of enrolment letter verifying your current course enrolment and registration in the final term of your degree/diploma

Recommended for success

  • Applicants should be interested in supervisory and managerial positions or operating their own businesses.

  • Previous business experience is preferable but not mandatory.

Transfer Credit

Transfer credit may be granted for courses completed at BCIT or another post-secondary institution where the learning outcomes duplicate those of the BCIT course. As per Admission Procedure 5003-PR1, the department reserves the right to determine the granting of credit where appropriate.

Applications will be accepted up to day 14 of the term; an official transcript and a course outline where appropriate must be provided (or be on file with BCIT) to process the request. A maximum of two courses per level are eligible for credit through this process.

Apply to program

BCIT only accepts complete applications. In order to apply:

  • Include proof of meeting all entrance requirements prior to submission
  • Convert all transcripts and supporting documents to PDF files
  • Have a credit card ready to pay the application fee
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You can check the status of your application online at any time using the Student Information System.

Scheduled intakes

September each year.

myCommunication

Within 2 business days of submitting your completed application, BCIT will send a message to your personal e-mail and your myBCIT e-mail address. All correspondence about your application will be posted to your online myCommunication account at my.bcit.ca. We'll send you an email when a new message is posted. It's important to watch for these emails, or regularly check your account online.

You can expect to receive communication concerning the status of your application within 4 weeks.

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

Please see the Fees, Payments and Refunds section of the website for information on full-time tuition fees.

Books and supplies

Level 1: $980; Level 2: $1,168
(General estimated cost, and subject to change)

Financial assistance

Financial assistance may be available for this program. For more information, please contact Student Financial Aid and Awards.

Courses

Program matrix

Level 3 Credits
  BLAW 3100 Business Law 4.0
  BSYS 3100 Database Applications 3.0
  BUSA 3800 Entrepreneurship 4.0
  BUSA 3850 Management and Industry 4.0
  FMGT 3221 Management Accounting Administration 4.0
  MKTG 2341 Introduction to Marketing Research 3.0
  ORGB 3600 Leadership and Change 3.0
 
Level 4 Credits
  BUSA 3515 Management Science 4.0
  BUSA 4620 Internet Applications* 2.5
  BUSA 4750 Business Metrics 2.5
  BUSA 4800 Management Policy 4.0
  BUSA 4900 Business Consulting Projects* 8.0
  FMGT 4561 Finance for Business Management 5.5
  HRMG 3205 Labour Relations 1* 3.0
  OPMT 2171 Project Management* 4.0
  ORGB 4600 Organizational Change* 2.0
* denotes a half-term course
 
Total Credits: 60.5

Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

Program length

Nine months, full-time

Program location

Burnaby Campus
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Continue your education

Degree Completion

Graduates of this program may continue their studies to complete the BCIT Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program. The BBA program provides you with the flexibility to complete your degree full-time within 8 to 12 months (depending on previous transfer credits from other institutes), or you can choose to begin your career and finish your degree courses part-time, usually within 2 to 3 years.

Block credits from your diploma may also be transferred to business degrees at Simon Fraser University, the University of Northern British Columbia, Royal Roads University, Lakehead University and others. Please confirm details with the respective program that you are considering if this option is of interest.

Graduating & Jobs

Graduate employment outcomes

The BCIT student outcomes reports present summary findings from the annual survey of former students administered by BC Stats one to two years after graduation. These reports combine the last three years of available results for the 2013-2015 BCIT Outcomes Surveys of 2012-2014 graduates and for Degree 2010-2012 graduates. The reports are organized into three-page summaries containing information on graduates' labour market experiences and opinions regarding their education. More detailed information can be accessed at the BC Student Outcomes website.

To view these results, you may need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed in your Web browser.

Faculty, Advisors & Staff

Advisory committee

  • Lori Daniels, Salish Consulting
  • Shauna Patterson (Chair), White Spot
  • Lino Siracusa, Canada Mortgage & Housing Corp
  • Ted Rattray, Belkorp Environmental Services Inc
  • Michelle Neilly, Western Economic Diversification Canada

Contact Us

Sarah Chanway
Administrative Assistant
604-432-8385 | SChanway@bcit.ca

Charlotte Culver
Program Head, Business Management
604-451-6787 | Charlotte_Culver@bcit.ca

Contact a Program Advisor with the BCIT program name in the subject line if you have a question about:
  • Program selection and program planning
  • Applying for transfer credit and advanced placement
  • Job placement and graduate outcomes
  • Student life

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