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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.

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 (Human Resources 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 behaviour impact business strategy and success. This program is offered for students who wish or need to obtain a Business Administration Diploma (Human Resources) by completing courses on a part-time studies basis. It enables you to pursue lifelong learning while maintaining daytime employment or other activities, by attending evening or weekend classes or studying as an online learner. Students can also take a less intense course workload than the regular, full-time program.

This program is a logical next step for students interested in a HR oriented career who have completed a Human Resource Management certificate. Courses you have completed to obtain a certificate that are also included in the program matrix, count toward this program and do not have to be repeated.

In this program you will experience BCIT’s unique blend of academic learning and applied skills. Successful students develop a solid understanding of core business concepts including effective hiring and retention practices, developing compensation programs, dealing with workplace conflicts, planning staffing levels, employment law, computer skills, business communications, economics, business math, and accounting practices.

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.


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 stretches your capacity to learn, develops your time management skills, all the while providing you with the opportunity to learn about the many facets of human resource management.

Employers recognize the strength our alumni bring to the workplace! The career track of graduates is aimed at entrance, at a professional/technical level, into either a generalist or specialist human resource management position. Some graduates also find employment in operational units which place a heavy emphasis on team management and project development activities. More experienced graduates also have an opportunity to pursue human resource consulting activities. You will graduate with increased self-confidence and friends for life!

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 with the BCIT program name in the subject line.

For all other inquiries, please contact:

Pierre Matthee
Program Head

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

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