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Business Management (Advanced Placement – Degree/Diploma entry)

Diploma Full-time

Overview

Delivery Mode: ONLINE

  • This program will be delivered online during COVID-19.
  • Your education is our priority and we will continue to deliver the applied instruction, collaborative experience, and industry connections that you expect from BCIT.
  • Students should be prepared to attend some synchronous online sessions during regular school hours (Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 5:30pm PST). Student schedules will be available in late August 2020.

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.

Entrance Requirements

Costs & Supplies

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.

Courses

Program Details

Graduating & Jobs

Faculty, Advisors & Staff

Advisory committee

  • Stephen Abbott, Brand Strategist, Stephen Abbott Group
  • Mary-Louise Albert, Artistic Managing Director, Norman Rothstein Theatre and Chutzpah! Festival
  • Aaron Bastien, Vice-President, Operational Risk Management, Coast Capital Savings
  • Manveet Virk-Lail, Project Marketing Director ,MAC Marketing Solutions
  • Beth Ringdahl, EEC Program Manager, Residential, FortisBC
  • Sharon Rai, Recruiter, RBC Royal Bank of Canada
  • Jim Shopland, President, Shopland Health Connections Inc.
  • Evelyn Gut, Fund Development, The Salvation Army Canada
  • Cameron Laker, CEO, Mindfield Group

Contact Us

Alisha Gardner
Administrative Assistant
604-432-8385 | agardner15@bcit.ca

Contact a Program Advisor with the BCIT program name in the subject line if you have a question about:

  • Program selection and program planning
  • Applying for transfer credit and advanced placement
  • Job placement and graduate outcomes
  • Student life

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