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Overview

The BCIT Business Administration diploma is ideal for students seeking choice and flexibility when it comes to starting or advancing their career. Complete your diploma at your own pace by attending evening or weekend classes at BCIT’s Burnaby or downtown Vancouver campuses, or studying as an online learner. Part-time courses are scheduled throughout the year for maximum flexibility.

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.

Once you have earned your diploma, you can continue on and complete our BBA program in as little as one year (three terms).

Business Administration (General Option)

This option is for students entering the Business Administration diploma without a business credential. Students with a business credential should choose another option. Successful business people communicate well and understand how organizations work. They know how to assess business problems and develop workable and effective solutions. They understand how marketing, finance, and organizational behavior impact business strategy and success.

The BCIT Business Administration diploma (General) will help you develop the knowledge and skills for a successful career, whether you are just starting out or have been working for a while. You will build a strong foundation in business fundamentals and develop specialized knowledge and applied skills. With an industry project at the end of your diploma, you will graduate with the job-ready skills that BCIT is known for.

Entrance Requirements

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.

Courses

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.

Featured open elective
Consider completing BSUS 1110: Introduction to Sustainable Business Management

Program Details

Graduating & Jobs

Job Opportunities

This program is designed to help non-business students gain management skills to augment a specialty already taken in a non-business field. All aspects of the business environment are covered in this program, thus making it very suitable for a professional looking to advance within their existing company or industry. At the same time, you can take a variety of courses within the option to customize your experience to your individual needs. People wanting to advance to supervisors, managers or executive positions within their area of specialty should consider this option.

Contact Us

If you have questions about:

  • Applying to your program
  • Course selection and program planning
  • Applying for transfer credit and advanced placement
  • Laddering options
  • Job placement and graduate outcomes
  • Student life

Contact program_advising@bcit.ca with the BCIT program name in the subject line.

For all other inquiries, please contact:

Pierre Matthee
Program Head
Pierre_Matthee@bcit.ca

Kim Petkov
Program Assistant – Business Administration
604-432-8860 | Kim_Petkov@bcit.ca

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