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By earning your Advanced Business Management certificate, you’ll gain the necessary knowledge, skills, and confidence to enhance your career or prepare you to complete a Business Administration diploma. Throughout this program, you’ll complete the required core courses to earn your certificate and then choose from a range of electives which include advanced courses from the Business Administration diploma.

Fall 2021 delivery mode: in person

  • This program will be delivered in person for the fall semester.
  • We have put measures in place for your safety and well-being, ensuring that all safety protocols are addressed. Please see the BCIT COVID-19 page for details on the procedures that have been implemented.

Your education is our priority and we will continue to deliver the applied instruction, collaborative experience, and industry connections that you expect from BCIT.

About the program

  • Prerequisite: the Business Management certificate
  • Specialized with mix of more detailed management courses and business training

To learn more about how earning your advanced certificate can help propel your career, see more at the Program Details.

Who should complete the Advanced Business Management Certificate?

This program is tailored for you to help you bolster your skills and move toward earning a diploma.

Get started on your certificate and the skills that go with it at the Entrance Requirements page today.

What grads can do

By focusing on earning the most relevant, up-to-date business and leadership skills, you’ll be preparing both for career success and for continuing your education in the BCIT Business Administration diploma program. With the range of courses and experience in this program, you’ll be well prepared to work in entry and mid-level business administration positions across many industries.

Find out more about the opportunities awaiting you at the Graduating and Jobs page.

Entrance Requirements

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:

Costs & Supplies

Bring your own device

Most courses and programs in the School of Business + Media are BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). Please ensure you bring a laptop to every class. Plug-in outlets will be provided at most stations in classrooms, but not in all classrooms, so please ensure you have at least 2 hours of battery life available at the beginning of each class. Check the following recommended computer requirements prior to the start of class. If a program or course does not require you to provide your own device, that information will be provided by your instructor or indicated in the course outline.

For online classes, it is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content.


Please note: part-time programs and courses are open enrolment and although we make every effort to accommodate demand, course registration cannot be guaranteed in every semester. High demand courses fill quickly and may result in students unable to register for a course that semester. Courses may also be cancelled due to low enrolment.

Program Details

By earning the skills and hands-on experience through this certificate program, you’ll be preparing yourself for business leadership and management. BCIT is well known for giving you the relevant, practical skills you need for a successful career.

The focus on entrepreneurial thinking includes giving you a broad range of topics and electives throughout almost every area of business, including accounting, economics, marketing, business law, communications, and more. And by diversifying your knowledge, you’ll be preparing for career success, whether it’s with a traditional employer or by starting your own company.

Additionally, earning your Advanced Business Management certificate prepares you not only for advancement in your career, but also to continue your education for even more career opportunities and earning potential. Many students continue to earn their Business Administration diploma.

Graduating & Jobs

Because of the flexibility of this part-time program, you might currently be working while you train for more effective management and business skills. By completing the advanced certificate, you’ll be preparing for leadership roles in business, whether it’s through your existing company or as you begin an exciting new career.

Some job opportunities in business management include:

  • Project Manager
  • General Manager
  • Sales Leader
  • Marketing Coordinator

Additionally, you may choose to begin your career immediately upon graduation, or choose to broaden your career skills and education by transferring your course credits toward earning your Business Administration diploma.

Contact Us

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
  • Applying for transfer credit and advanced placement
  • Declaring your program
  • Making changes to your approved program plan

If you have other program questions that are not answered on the program pages, you need help with a course in which you are currently enrolled, or the waitlist, then please contact us at

Kim Petkov
Program Assistant – Business Administration
604-432-8860 |

Richard Miles
Part-time Studies Coordinator – Business Administration
604-451-6780 |

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