Mature Students

Individuals who do not meet the traditional entrance requirements have an alternative path to complete a diploma or degree. If you have five to seven or more years of professional business experience, you may qualify for:
Alternatively, you may qualify for Direct Entry Option to second year of the following diploma programs:
Note that each direct entry option will require 2 to 5 program specific bridging courses prior to placement into second year. The specific courses are determined for each applicant at the time of assessment.

All of the above options first require an Advanced Placement and Prior Learning (APPL) assessment.

Applicants must meet one of the following eligibility requirements or equivalent:

Advanced Diploma in Business Management Eligibility:
(At least one of the following)
Direct Entry Option into the two-year Diploma Eligibility:
(At least one of the following)
BBA Executive Path Eligibility:
(At least one of the following)
The work experience indicated above is equivalent to:

Delivery

The BBA Program is offered part-time to enable students to maintain part- or full-time employment while studying. Completing the program part-time takes two or three years. The courses are offered year round in Fall, Winter, and Spring/Summer terms. Courses are also offered online and in a distributed learning format, which is a combination of in-class and online studies.

Fees

There is a $115 mature student APPL assessment fee for applicants with Canadian credentials and/or work experience and $285 fee for applicants with international credentials and/or work experience. This fee includes:
**Prior learning assessment fees are additional, per course challenged.

APPL Assessment Process

To create your personalized education pathway complete the following APPL Assessment Application Process.

Step 1: Before you apply, please have the following documents ready:

Step 2: Apply for an Assessment.

Step 3: Pay Assessment Fee

Please note: Application will not be processed until the assessment fee has been received. Application processing time is four to six weeks.

Contact Us

To find out more information on mature student pathways, please contact Julia Dreyer at jdreyer@bcit.ca.