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Direct Entry/Prior Learning Nine-Month Diploma Programs

The Business Management and Human Resource Management diploma programs are designed for students that already have a degree or diploma. These nine-month full-time programs are a quick way to enter the workforce or continue on to the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Degree program.

These programs recognize the prior learning, training, and experience of the Canadian Forces (Regular or Reservist) and First Responders (Firefighter, Paramedic, Police), and mature students who have a combination of management experience and industry training certificates (but do not have a diploma or degree). Inquiries regarding eligibility under any of these categories should be directed to

BCIT may award credit for courses, programs, or prior learning assessment recognition (PLAR) completed at BCIT or other institutions towards a BCIT credential. However, BCIT policy allows only a maximum of 50 percent of an additional credential’s credits to be awarded through previously earned credits.

Advanced Placement Diploma Programs

BCIT Business + Media offers students with prior post-secondary education the opportunity for advanced placement in a number of full-time and part-time diploma programs. Seats are limited and entry into the advanced placement programs is competitive.

Diploma | Accounting
Diploma | Business Information Technology Management – Artificial Intelligence Management
Diploma | Business Information Technology Management – Enterprise Systems Management
Diploma | Business Management
Diploma | Business Operations Management
Diploma | Entrepreneurship
Diploma | Finance
Diploma | Financial Planning
Diploma | General Insurance and Risk Management
Diploma | Global Trade and Transportation Management
Diploma | Human Resource Management
Diploma | Digital Marketing and Brand Strategy (former Marketing Communication)
Diploma | Professional Sales
Diploma | Tourism Marketing and Sales