Many people are passionate about environmental issues and sustainable business practices, but only a relative few are making a career with that passion. With BCIT’s Advanced Certificate in Sustainable Business Leadership, the only program of its kind in BC, you could create a job path that’s fulfilling and rewarding, both for you and those around you.
By studying and practicing the issues and skills concerning sustainability, you’ll prepare for work at traditional businesses, non-governmental organizations, community organizations, social enterprises, and socially and environmentally conscious companies around the globe. In just nine months of evening classes, you’ll train both in class and in business settings on the most up-to-date practices, problems, and management skills necessary to become a leader for sustainable business. For more flexibility, you can also study part-time and earn your credential at your own pace.
About the program
- Full-time and part-time options
- Full-time: complete in only nine months
- Part-time: take courses at your own pace (up to seven years to complete)
- Focus on management and leadership in any industry
If you have a BCIT diploma from one of the programs listed here
, and have been accepted into the BCIT Bachelor of Business Administration degree, you can use the Sustainable Business Leadership program to meet your Bachelor of Business Administration elective requirements.
If you have a degree or diploma from another institution, depending on your previous credential, courses from the Sustainable Business Leadership Advanced Certificate could be used to gain entry into the BCIT Bachelor of Business Administration program or to fulfill the BBA elective requirements. You can arrange for a pre-entry assessment by contacting the BBA department
Find out more about the courses, focus, and opportunities available with your Sustainable Business Leadership Advanced Certificate at the Program Details
Who should apply for Sustainable Business Leadership Advanced Certificate?
This program is often most valuable to students who:
- Already have a diploma or degree
- Are working toward a diploma or degree at BCIT
- Are passionate about environmental issues
- Want to improve corporate social responsibility
- Hope to become a leader in sustainability
If this sounds like you, visit our Program Entry
to apply today.
What grads can do
With the hands-on experience through your business consulting capstone project alongside the theoretical exercises and in-class studies, you’ll be prepared to lead and manage a variety of companies and organizations interested in sustainable methods of doing business.
With our focus both on sustainability principles and on practical application and management, BCIT Sustainable Business Leadership graduates can find opportunities in diverse companies, government organizations, and not-for-profits as sustainability managers, operations analysts, supply chain coordinators, or start their own businesses and work as sustainability consultants.
Learn more about the career opportunities open to BCIT graduates of this program on the Graduating and Jobs
Other program options
The Sustainable Energy Management (SEMAC) program is a completely online part-time studies program that will provide graduates with the skills and knowledge of sustainable energy management principles, approaches, techniques, and tools, in order to be able to function quickly and effectively in the energy management industry.