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.
Program 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.
Please note that a BCIT School of Business associate certificate (or equivalent) with a minimum 21.0 credits and 65% GPA is required for program entry.
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 (Global Studies Option)
International business is the cornerstone of a globalized business world. Students with training in international business practices and experience are able to work successfully in companies that engage in international trade. The opportunity to get that experience is available through the School of Business Diploma in Business Administration (Global Studies) which is offered in partnership with post-secondary institutions worldwide. BCIT has already established international student exchange agreements with institutions in Europe, Africa and Asia. This diploma provides a formal framework and a credential for students completing their business studies at our exchange partner schools or through participation in our International Summer Field Schools.
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.
Consider completing BSUS 1110: Introduction to Sustainable Business Management
The market for graduates with international experience and training is growing all the time. Over the past 10 years, Canada’s exports have grown approximately 58%, our imports by 63%. As they have grown, so has the demand for competent employees that are skilled in the activities associated with this new breed of global company. In British Columbia alone, there are over 2,800 companies that export their commodities around the globe.
Graduates may be employed in any economic sector in which international markets play a role in the firm’s success. Career opportunities occur in marketing, finance, and management with firms such as trading houses, importers and exporters, customs brokers, freight forwarders, and transportation providers.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the BCIT program name in the subject line.
For all other inquiries, please contact:
For Study Abroad/Exchange component of your program, please contact:
International Programs Advisor
604-412-7486 | Mark_Nakamura@bcit.ca
Office location: SE6-210
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