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Business Management

The BCIT Business Management certificate program offers you the most job-relevant business skills with flexible training to accommodate your busy schedule.

With courses like our very popular Principles of Management course, this program prepares you for management and leadership roles. In your courses, you’ll learn to work effectively with others and adapt to an ever-changing business environment.

Through intensive training with industry professionals, you’ll learn key skills in all functions of business, including accounting, marketing, operations, and more. Through your hands-on work and experience, you’ll gain the perspective, abilities, and confidence to launch or advance your career in business.

About the program

  • Part-time certificate program
  • Average 2-3 years to complete
  • Develop full breadth of fundamentals for leadership like principles of management, organization behaviour, and more
  • Continue your education with a diploma or degree program
Find out more about how you can prepare for success in management at the Program Details.

Who should complete the Business Management Certificate?

This program might be right for you if:
  • You’re currently working and hope to improve your job opportunities and earning potential
  • You’re a big-picture thinker and a team-player
  • You’re ambitious and ready to make your dream career happen
Many of our successful students are budding entrepreneurs or employees moving into management roles who are looking for essential business and leadership skills. If this sounds like you, apply today on the Program Entry page!

What grads can do

While you may choose to enroll in just one or a few courses in the program, by earning your Business Management certificate, you’ll be developing lifelong skills in a variety of business topics. After completing your certificate, you’ll be poised to advance your business career or pursue further education.

By completing this certificate you’ll be earning valuable skills, experience, and knowledge that can only increase your earning potential and the opportunity for rewarding jobs in BC and worldwide.

Learn more about the opportunities available to you at the Graduating and Jobs page.

Program Entry

About Part-time Studies

Take a single course, or work towards a credential — all at a pace that's right for you.

Part-time courses are offered in a variety of scheduling formats, including at night or on weekends, flexible day time delivery, or you can opt for distance or online learning. If you meet the prerequisites and there's space available, you can register for a course immediately. Courses are offered in each of three terms: Fall (September), Winter (January) and Spring/Summer (April).

To apply to a Part-time Studies program and earn your credential, you simply need to complete a Part-time Program Declaration Request. Applications are processed throughout the year.

To be successful in BCIT's fast paced applied learning environment, it is strongly recommended that students have English proficiency in all four language skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Two years of education in English in an English-speaking country and English 12 are strongly recommended for success. For information on English equivalencies, testing and upgrading options, visit:

Application processing

Ongoing throughout the year.

Program declaration

Effective January 7th, 2016, Program Declaration requests must be completed online. A declaration fee will be assessed at the time of the request. BCIT will no longer accept paper Program Declaration requests starting January 7th, 2016. Students who submitted paper declaration requests prior to January 7th, 2016 are not required to pay the fee.

Declaring your Part-time Studies program ensures that BCIT is aware of your intent to complete a program as it is currently outlined. BCIT continuously reviews programs and implements changes based on industry and market trends. Program Declaration guarantees that credit for courses which are a part of your program will be honoured despite program requirement changes.

Program Declaration also provides the opportunity to apply for transfer credit.

It is not necessary to declare prior to registering in most part-time studies courses. It is a good idea to complete one or two courses before submitting your program declaration. Check your program's Entry page for specific requirements.

Upon approval, a program plan will be sent to you confirming your program of study.

Declare Now

Please allow approximately 8 weeks for processing.

Scheduled intakes

Ongoing Part-time Studies intakes: January, April and September

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

Please see the Part-time Studies Fees page for information on tuition fees and refunds.

Financial assistance

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

Courses

The flexible course schedule and available topics let you choose the study path that best suits your own career goals. Whether you choose one or a few courses as professional development or you plan to complete your certificate, you’ll get the most job-relevant knowledge from today’s professionals to prepare you for successful leadership and a rewarding career.

Program matrix

Check current availability of courses for this program.

1. Required Courses: Credits
  BLAW 3100 Business Law 4.0
  BUSA 2005 Principles of Management 4.0
  COMM 1103 Introduction to Business and Technical Communication 3.0
  ORGB 1105 Organizational Behaviour 4.0
and
  FMGT 1100 Accounting 1 4.0
  or
  FMGT 1152 Accounting for the Manager 3.0
 
2. Complete a minimum of 3.0 credits from the following: Credits
  ECON 2100 Microeconomics 3.0
  ECON 2200 Macroeconomics 4.0
 
3. Complete 12.0 credits from the following list of electives: Credits
  BUSA 3455 Introduction to E-commerce 3.0
  HRMG 3105 Human Resource Management Fundamentals 4.0
  MKTG 1102 Essentials of Marketing 3.0
  OPMT 1110 Business Mathematics 4.0
  OPMT 1197 Statistics for Business and Industry 4.5
  OPMT 1198 Operations Management Fundamentals 3.0
  TDMT 1104 International Trade 1 3.0
 
4. Complete a minimum of 3.0 credits from the following: Credits
  BSYS 1001 Business Information Systems 1 - Office 2016 3.0
  BSYS 2051 Business Data Analytics with MS Excel 2016 3.0
  BSYS 2061 Business Data Management with MS Access 2016 3.0
 
5. Complete a minimum of 9.0 credits from the following. Courses which were included in Sections 2, 3, and 4 cannot be credited again toward this section. Credits
  BSYS 1001 Business Information Systems 1 - Office 2016 3.0
  BSYS 2051 Business Data Analytics with MS Excel 2016 3.0
  BSYS 2061 Business Data Management with MS Access 2016 3.0
  BUSA 3455 Introduction to E-commerce 3.0
  COMM 2202 Business and Technical Correspondence 3.0
  COMM 2203 Business and Technical Reports 3.0
  ECON 2100 Microeconomics 3.0
  ECON 2200 Macroeconomics 4.0
  FMGT 2100 Accounting 2 5.5
  HRMG 3105 Human Resource Management Fundamentals 4.0
  MKTG 1102 Essentials of Marketing 3.0
  OPMT 1110 Business Mathematics 4.0
  OPMT 1197 Statistics for Business and Industry 4.5
  OPMT 1198 Operations Management Fundamentals 3.0
  TDMT 1104 International Trade 1 3.0
 
Total Credits: 45.0

Check current availability of courses for this program.

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

With this certificate program, you’ll be earning invaluable leadership, management, and business fundamentals in just two to three years. And by offering flexible scheduling and courses at two campuses and through online learning, you’ll be improving your career prospects by training in ways that are convenient for your schedule.

In this program, you’ll develop the introductory skills with a focus on business management in a variety of topics, including marketing, operations, accounting, and computer operations. This breadth of knowledge helps prepare you for a business career, whether it’s with an employer or as an entrepreneur.

By completing this part-time program, you’ll be preparing yourself to further earn a diploma, or bachelor’s degree while also earning job-relevant skills you can use right away in your current career.

Program location

Burnaby Campus
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Downtown Campus
555 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC

Courses are also offered through distance and online learning.

Graduating & Jobs

Through the immersive, hands-on training you receive in the Business Management certificate program, you’ll begin your path toward successful leadership and a career in management.

As a graduate, you’ll have the opportunity to apply your new skills to your current job or begin a path toward a successful career. Additionally, you may apply your course credits toward further training for improved job prospects and earning potential through the BCIT Business Administration diploma.

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.

Apply for graduation

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, complete an Application for BCIT Credential [PDF] and submit to Student Information and Enrolment Services.

Allow approximately six to eight weeks for processing.

All financial obligations to the Institute must be met prior to issuance of any credential.

Fast-Track Option

Accelerate completion of the Certificate in Business Management by taking advantage of our flexible course delivery options, including daytime and online course sections.

The table below shows the required and elective courses that have daytime sections, all offered at BCIT’s Burnaby campus. The section number (CRN) is noted next to the course number.

All required and elective courses (except for TDMT 1104 – International Trade 1) are available through online delivery so you have the flexibility to create an individual schedule that meets your needs.
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE
FLEXIBLE DAYTIME OPTION

Morning
Afternoon
Mon

Tues BLAW 3100
CRN 82135

OPMT 1110
CRN 78486
ORGB 1105
CRN 82140

OPMT 1110
CRN 18678

MKTG 1102
CRN 41524
Wed FMGT 1100
CRN 78437

MKTG 1102
CRN 79370
ORGB 1105
CRN 79561

ECON 2100
CRN 82138
Thurs
MKTG 1102
CRN 83053

OPMT 1197
CRN 78485

BUSA 2005
CRN 82137
Fri
OPMT 1100
CRN 13780

BLAW 3100
CRN 83080

Sat
(All Day)
ECON 2200
CRN 11575

BLAW 3100
CRN 11638

MKTG 1102
CRN 10006

BUSA 2005
CRN 46401

ORGB 1105
CRN 46150

HRMG 3105
CRN 47372


Contact Us

Maryann Newmeyer
Part-time Studies Program Assistant - Business Administration
604-432-8860 | mnewmeyer@bcit.ca

Richard Miles
Part-time Studies Coordinator - Business Administration
604-451-6780 | Richard_Miles@bcit.ca

Contact a Part-time Studies Program Advisor with the BCIT program name in the subject line if you have a question about:
  • Course selection and program planning
  • Declaring your program
  • Making changes to your approved program plan
  • Applying for transfer credit and advanced placement
  • Laddering options
  • Job placement and graduate outcomes
  • Student life

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