The BCIT Business Management certificate program offers you the most job-relevant business skills with flexible training to accommodate your busy schedule. With courses like our very popular Principles of Management course, this program prepares you for management and leadership roles. In your courses, you’ll learn to work effectively with others and adapt to an ever-changing business environment.
Through intensive training with industry professionals, you’ll learn key skills in all functions of business, including accounting, marketing, operations, and more. Through your hands-on work and experience, you’ll gain the perspective, abilities, and confidence to launch or advance your career in business.
About the program
- Part-time certificate program
- Develop full breadth of fundamentals for leadership like principles of management, organization behaviour, and more
- Continue your education with a diploma or degree program
Find out more about how you can prepare for success in management at the Program Details.
Who should complete the Business Management Certificate?
This program might be right for you if:
- You’re currently working and hope to improve your job opportunities and earning potential
- You’re a big-picture thinker and a team-player
- You’re ambitious and ready to make your dream career happen
Many of our successful students are budding entrepreneurs or employees moving into management roles who are looking for essential business and leadership skills. If this sounds like you, apply today on the Entrance Requirements page!
What grads can do
While you may choose to enroll in just one or a few courses in the program, by earning your Business Management certificate, you’ll be developing lifelong skills in a variety of business topics. After completing your certificate, you’ll be poised to advance your business career or pursue further education.
By completing this certificate you’ll be earning valuable skills, experience, and knowledge that can only increase your earning potential and the opportunity for rewarding jobs in BC and worldwide.
Learn more about the opportunities available to you at the Graduating and Jobs page.
About Part-time Studies
Take a single course, or work towards a credential — all at a pace that’s right for you.
Part-time courses are offered in a variety of scheduling formats, including at night or on weekends, flexible day time delivery, or you can opt for distance or online learning. If you meet the prerequisites and there’s space available, you can register for a course immediately. Courses are offered in each of three terms: Fall (September), Winter (January), and Spring/Summer (April).
To apply to a Part-time Studies program and earn your credential, you simply need to complete a Part-time Program Declaration Request. Applications are processed throughout the year.
Applicants to the BCIT School of Business are required to have completed two years of full-time study in high school or post-secondary program in English in an English speaking country. If you do not have English 12 and have not studied in an English-speaking country, you will need to demonstrate your skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. For information on English equivalencies, testing and upgrading options, visit:
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.
Important Updates to Part-time Studies
The flexible course schedule and available topics let you choose the study path that best suits your own career goals. Whether you choose one or a few courses as professional development or you plan to complete your certificate, you’ll get the most job-relevant knowledge from today’s professionals to prepare you for successful leadership and a rewarding career.
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.
With this certificate program, you’ll be earning invaluable leadership, management, and business fundamentals in just two to three years. And by offering flexible scheduling and courses at two campuses and through online learning, you’ll be improving your career prospects by training in ways that are convenient for your schedule.
In this program, you’ll develop the introductory skills with a focus on business management in a variety of topics, including marketing, operations, accounting, and computer operations. This breadth of knowledge helps prepare you for a business career, whether it’s with an employer or as an entrepreneur.
By completing this part-time program, you’ll be preparing yourself to further earn a diploma, or bachelor’s degree while also earning job-relevant skills you can use right away in your current career.
Through the immersive, hands-on training you receive in the Business Management certificate program, you’ll begin your path toward successful leadership and a career in management.
As a graduate, you’ll have the opportunity to apply your new skills to your current job or begin a path toward a successful career. Additionally, you may apply your course credits toward further training for improved job prospects and earning potential through the BCIT Business Administration diploma.
Contact a Part-time Studies Program Advisor with the BCIT program name in the subject line if you have a question about:
- Course selection and program planning
- Applying for transfer credit and advanced placement
- Declaring your program
- Making changes to your approved program plan
If you have other program questions that are not answered on the program pages, you need help with a course in which you are currently enrolled, or the waitlist, then please contact us at Kim_Petkov@bcit.ca.
Dr. Izelde Van Jaarsveld
Part-time Studies Coordinator – Business Administration
604-432-8665 | email@example.com
Program Assistant – Business Administration
604-432-8860 | Kim_Petkov@bcit.ca
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