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Fall 2020 Delivery Mode: ONLINE

  • This program will be delivered online for the Fall semester.
  • Your education is our priority and we will continue to deliver the applied instruction, collaborative experience, and industry connections that you expect from BCIT.
If you’re looking to grow your career even further, one of the most essential skills you’ll need to develop is leadership.

Combining elements of leadership and change management, this seven-course program has been specially designed to give you the ability to bring people together to further develop your team and your own career.

Whether you’re a working professional looking to move into management or a supervisor in your first level of management, BCIT gives you hands-on learning and the full breadth of knowledge to develop your leadership skills.

About the program

  • 21-credit Associate Certificate Program
Learn more about how BCIT’s focus on practical leadership training can help you advance your career in the Program Details.

Who should complete the Leadership Associate Certificate?

The Leadership Associate Certificate is right for you if:
  • You are a first-level manager and supervisor in any industry
  • You are already working in small-to-large organizations
  • You want to gain leadership skills to execute your new or current role better
If you’re interested in developing stronger leadership skills to help you in your current work or to advance your career, be sure to check with your employer as many of our students are industry-sponsored to help cover costs for additional education.

Apply today on the Program Entry page.

What grads can do

This flexible program with many courses that are offered online focuses on professional skills development that you can apply to almost any industry. By helping you develop your leadership and change management skills, you’ll be better prepared to move up into managerial roles or give you, as a new manager, the skills to lead your team, and your career, effectively.

Additionally, upon completion of this program, you’ll have the opportunity to apply some of your course credits toward further education in the Human Resource Management Certificate, the Diploma in Business Administration, and other programs.

Learn more about your opportunities on our Graduating and Jobs page.

Program Entry

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:

Application processing

Ongoing throughout the year.

International applicants

This program is not available to international students. View available programs

Program declaration

Declaring your Part-time Studies program ensures that BCIT is aware of your intent to complete a program as it is currently outlined and provides you the opportunity to apply for transfer credit.
Learn more about program declaration

To submit your declaration:

  • Answer all questions completely.
  • If required, convert transcripts and documents to PDF files.
  • Have a credit card ready to pay the application fee.
Declare Now

Upon approval, a program plan letter will be sent to you confirming your program of study. Please allow approximately eight weeks for processing.

Scheduled intakes

Ongoing Part-time Studies intakes: January, April and September.

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

Please see the Part-time Studies Tuition & Fees page for information on part-time tuition fees.


With in-class and online course options, this flexible, seven-course program gives you the practical, experiential learning you need to develop your leadership and management skills, as well as the confidence and knowledge to apply them to your current and future positions.

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.

Program matrix

Check current availability of courses for this program.

1. Required Courses: (15.0 credits) Credits
  BUSA 1305 Supervisory Skills 3.0
  BUSA 2905 Managing Conflict in the Workplace 3.0
  BUSA 3105 Leadership 1 - People Skills 3.0
  BUSA 3155 Leadership 2 - Team Skills 3.0
  ORGB 2605 Managing Organizational Change 3.0
2. Complete 6.0 credits from the following list of electives: Credits
  BUSA 1005 Introduction to Business 3.0
  BUSA 2005 Principles of Management 4.0
  BUSA 2205 Entrepreneurial Management 3.0
  BUSA 2705 Teamwork Skills 3.0
  BUSA 3015 Negotiation Skills 3.0
  BUSA 3165 Leadership 3 - Leading Organizations 3.0
  BUSA 4705 Leading People and Teams Across Cultures 4.0
  HRMG 3105 Human Resource Management Fundamentals 4.0
  HRMG 3205 Labour Relations 1 3.0
  HRMG 4155 Performance Management 3.0
  ORGB 1105 Organizational Behaviour 4.0
  ORGB 2505 Interpersonal Skills 3.0
Total Credits: 21.0

Check current availability of courses for this program.

Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

Earning your Associate Certificate in Leadership helps you build lifelong career skills and applicable management techniques. It also shows to your current and future employers your dedication to being a leader and making that organization function better.

In this flexible program, courses are offered on-campus and online to meet your own demanding schedule. Through courses developed by working management professionals, you’ll find the skills and training to sharpen your supervisory, teambuilding, and change management skills.

Program location

Burnaby Campus
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Downtown Campus
555 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC

Many courses are also offered through distance and online learning.

Graduating & Jobs

With the training you’ll receive in this program, you’ll develop the people and supervisory skills to successfully lead small and medium-sized staffs.

Graduates of this program have successfully continued on management tracks within industry and government organizations.

Many graduates continue working with their current employer while also furthering their education. Some course credits from this program can be applied towards a Human Resource Management Certificate which in turn can be applied towards a Diploma in Business Administration and then a bachelor’s degree.

Graduate employment outcomes

The BCIT student outcomes reports present summary findings from the annual survey of former students administered by BC Stats one to two years after graduation. These reports combine the last three years of available results for the 2017-2019 BCIT Outcomes Surveys of 2016-2018 graduates and for Degree 2015-2017 graduates. The reports are organized into three-page summaries containing information on graduates' labour market experiences and opinions regarding their education. More detailed information can be accessed at the BC Student Outcomes website.

To view these results, you may need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed in your Web browser.

Apply for graduation

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, complete an Application for BCIT Credential [PDF] and submit it to Student Information and Enrolment Services.

Allow approximately six to eight weeks for processing.

All financial obligations to the Institute must be met prior to issuance of any credential.

Contact Us

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
Program Assistant - Business Administration
604-432-8860 |

Richard Miles
Part-time Studies Coordinator - Business Administration
604-451-6780 |

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