The BCIT Business Management Advanced Placement option is a nine month full-time program designed for individuals that have completed a degree or diploma and want to quickly enter the workforce with a business specialty. Students will learn about all the functional areas of business, while developing entrepreneurial skills to successfully create and launch a product within a new market. This program will also provide students with the necessary leadership skills and motivational techniques to effectively manage an organization. Graduates of the program will be able to utilize accounting tools, analyze business problems, and discover ways to improve overall business profitability and efficiency.
BCIT Business Management students learn to:
- Apply business strategy and business direction
- Conduct a business needs analysis
- Construct effective project management plans
- Incorporate sustainability practices within organizations
- Manage change for both people and processes
Business Consulting Project
Business Management students undertake a 10 week Business Consulting Project in their final term. Students work in groups of 2-3 and spend two days a week developing a solution to a real business problem for a company. The student teams collect and analyze data to identify opportunities. Using analysis tools and methodologies, the students propose recommendations and present their findings to company management.
Industry networking events
The Business Management program hosts annual industry networking events for students to meet and interact with industry professionals. These events also allow students to learn about different industries and possible career paths. Events include ReConnect, a chance to meet Business Management alumni, as well as the very successful Industry World Café. The Café provides the opportunity for students and alumni to have meaningful conversations with industry leaders from all sectors of BC’s economy.
Bring Your Own Device
Students are required to have their own laptop. Please refer to the Bring Your Own Device Specifications [PDF] for requirements.
Laptop costs vary depending on the configuration chosen, but will likely range from approximately $1,000 to $2,000.
- Beth Ringdahl, FortisBC
- Cale Stewart, Telus
- Graham Sullivan, HSBC Bank of Canada
- J. Travis Stevenson, JTS Consulting Inc.
- Sheri-Lynn Walker, Atlific Hotels
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