Mature Students

If you have five or more years of professional business experience, you may qualify for an alternative path to complete a diploma or degree as a mature student.
Alternatively, you may qualify for advanced placement "direct entry option" into the following diploma programs:

All of the above options first require an Advanced Placement and Prior Learning (APPL) assessment which outlines individual path and bridging courses into the program. All applicants will need to demonstrate that they meet all program entrance requirements and meet one of the advanced placement eligibility requirements for their pathway. 

International students: advanced placement "direct entry option" pathways and the BBA Degree Executive Path require part-time bridging courses. Part-time Studies is only available to domestic students or international students who have a valid status in Canada. If you are currently outside of Canada, you may only apply to the Advanced Diploma in Business Management or Level 1 of the Business Diploma programs.

Advanced Placement Eligibility:
(At least one of the following)
If you only have a Diploma or Degree, including ICES Certified, check for Advanced Placement with the Program Head directly

Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics Eligibility:
  • Three years of post-secondary education at a Canadian recognized institution or equivalent International degree (ICES or WES certified)
  • Five years of work experience in Data Analytics or related field (Business and Computer Science experience is advisable).
BBA Executive Path Eligibility:
(At least one of the following)
The work experience indicated above is equivalent to:


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, please complete the following APPL Assessment Process.

Step 1: Have the following documents ready:

Step 2: Request an Assessment.

Step 3: Pay Assessment Fee

The Financial department at BCIT will contact you shortly to process your payment. DO NOT SEND CHEQUES OR PROVIDE CREDIT CARD INFORMATION TO THE ADVISOR.

Please note: Your assessment will not be processed until the assessment fee and all documents including proof of English have been received. Assessment processing time is four to six weeks.

Contact Us

To find out more information on mature student pathways, please contact Karime Kuri at or by phone at 604-456-1170.
Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics