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The Business Administration associate certificate program is an excellent place to start learning essential business skills. With just a few courses, you’ll build a strong, lifelong foundation required for an entry management position in almost any industry. In this flexible program, you’ll learn the most current job-relevant skills from industry professionals while preparing for a variety of business roles.

Fall 2021 delivery mode: in person and online options

  • Part-time students have the option to take courses in person and/or online.
  • 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

  • Seven courses to complete
  • Flexible training with in-person and online courses
  • Build a solid foundation of skills necessary in any aspect of business

To learn more about how this program prepares you for career advancement, visit the Program Details.

Who should complete the Associate Certificate in Business Administration?

This program might be right for you if:

  • You’re looking for the core skills required in any aspect of business
  • You’re hoping to build a new career
  • You might be interested in continuing your training to a diploma program

Begin your training for a new career in business today by visiting the Entrance Requirements page!

What grads can do

With the experiential learning you receive through this BCIT program, you’ll be getting the most usable, job-relevant knowledge, and skills that you can apply immediately to your current job or toward a new career in business. This program will help prepare you for entry and mid-level jobs in almost any area of business while also offering you the opportunity to apply your credits toward further training and even more career opportunities and earning potential.

Visit the Graduating and Jobs page to learn more about the opportunities awaiting graduates of this program.

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.

Applicants to the BCIT School of Business are required to have completed two years of full-time study in high school or post-secondary program in English in an English speaking country. If you do not have English 12 and have not studied in an English-speaking country, you will need to demonstrate your skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. 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.


Important Updates to Part-time Studies

1) Need to waitlist for a School of Business + Media course? Find out more.
2) English Requirement: Find out more.

By focusing on the essential foundations in business administration, you’ll be preparing for lifelong success in business. The courses in this program are flexible to suit your needs, you’ll work with industry professionals for the most current information in topics like marketing, accounting, business communication, and more.

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

The BCIT Business Administration associate certificate program gives you the core competencies needed to start your business career with flexible training.

You’ll be able to choose the schedule of your courses to suit your current needs, including in-person courses on two campuses and online learning. In each of these courses, you’ll earn necessary knowledge and confidence in many aspects of business, including marketing, accounting, and operations management, to help advance or begin your career.

Graduating & Jobs

By gaining a strong foundation in many aspects of business, you’ll find a variety of corporate opportunities.

Some opportunities include:

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Marketing Assistant/Coordinator
  • Salesperson
  • Import/Export Assistant

Additionally, by earning your associate certificate, you’ll be eligible to transfer your course credits for direct entry into many BCIT full-time diploma programs.

Whether you choose to begin your career immediately or continue your education, BCIT prepares you for your future in business.

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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