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General Business Administration Certificate of Achievement


Credential: Certificate (non-credit)
Available: Continuing Education Classroom or Online

Program Description

Gain a solid foundation in business to advance your career. Boost your skills in communications, teamwork and problem solving as you apply your knowledge to various business disciplines. You can tailor your choice of electives to meet your career or educational goals. Courses are available through part-time studies (evenings, weekends and online) and are transferable to SAIT's Business Administration diploma. You have up to five years to complete this program.

Admission and Completion

There are no entrance requirements for this program. You can begin registering for courses anytime by clicking a course name in the below table. Once you have registered for at least one course and have a SAIT student id number, consider filling out and submitting the Program Declaration Form to Student Services. Contact information for Student Services is located in the upper corner of the form. You can take up to five years to complete all certificate courses and must meet the graduation requirements as they exist at the time that you register for the program's first course (see AC.3.1.1 Grading and Progression).

Laddering and Transferability

You can transfer these General Business Administration courses into the full-time or part-time Business Administration diploma (any major) at SAIT. You must meet the admission requirements for the diploma. You have a maximum of seven years to complete all 20 diploma courses (including the certificate-level). The diploma has degree transfer agreements, enabling you to ladder from certificate to diploma to degree.

Course Availability and Registration

These business courses are available through Continuing Education (evenings) and Distance Education (online). Evening courses start in January, May, and September. Online courses are offered between three and twelve times per year, start dates vary.

Registration for Fall course start dates opens in July. Registration for winter courses opens in October. Registration for Spring courses opens in February. Online registration closes approximately one week before the course start date. You can register up to one business day before the start date by calling 403.284.7248 or 1.877.284.7248.

Course Selection

Four core courses and four electives are required to complete this program. 

Core Courses:
Business Mathematics BMAT-230 Classroom or Online
Communication and Presentation Skills COMN-220 Classroom or Online
Business Productivity Tools and Technology BCMP-225 Classroom or Online
Introduction to Business MNGT-200 Classroom or Online
Electives (Choose 4 of the following courses)
Business Law BLAW-300 Classroom or Online  
Introductory Financial Accounting I ACCT-215 Classroom or Online
Macroeconomics ECON-305 Classroom or Online
Marketing Essentials MKTG-260 Classroom or Online
Microeconomics ECON-250 Classroom or Online
Organizational Behaviour MNGT-250 Classroom or Online
Personal Financial Planning BFIN-255 Online