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Business Administration Diploma (Part-time)

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Credential: Diploma
Available: Continuing Education Online

The following majors are available as a part of this program:

Advance your career on your schedule with the Business Administration diploma offered entirely through part-time studies evening and weekends and/or online. You will develop in-demand business skills in a collaborative learning environment. You have up to seven years to complete this 20-course program with many degree transfer options upon graduation. Please visit the program page on sait.ca for admission requirements; you can apply to this program year-round.

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Program Description

Our part-time Business Administration diploma offers flexible learning through online business courses, evening and weekend classes, or full-time study.

We provide you with practical, specialized training to improve your professional skills in business communications, computers, business math, financial accounting, economics and more. You have the option to specialize in Financial Services, Management or Marketing.

"The SAIT business program stands out from other programs because of its hands-on approach. It prepares you for the career opportunities outside of SAIT. It gives you the business education you need to succeed in the real world."
Desmond Nwaerondu, SAIT Outstanding Young Alumnus 2012

Learn from Industry Professionals

From executives at top corporations to veteran small business owners, our instructors have a broad understanding of business and real world experience. They combine academic theory with traditional learning, helping you develop strategies that can be directly applied in your workplace.
Lean more about SAIT's business programs and hear students' perspectives on the quality of education offered by the School of Business.

Laddering and Transferability

Students can ladder into this diploma program from the Accounting, Financial Services, General Business Administration, Management, or Marketing certificates of achievement, as well as the Community Economic Development certificate.

The Business Administration diploma has several transfer agreements to allow you to ladder into a degree program. Degree transfer options vary by major. GPA requirements and number of eligible credits vary by institution. Please contact transfer.options@sait.ca for more information.

Your Career

Graduates of the diploma program with a Financial Services major find careers in banks, credit unions, investment firms, insurance companies and more. Management majors have careers in human resources, project management, sales, recruiting and supply chain. If a Marketing major is more your style, you are likely to find positions in marketing, advertising, communications and public relations.
Careers may include:

  • Financial Services: Branch Manager, Financial Advisor, Fraud Investigator, Investment Dealer, Mortgage Broker, Personal Banker, Sales Associate
  • Management: Consultant, Human Resources Coordinator, Operations Manager, Project Coordinator, Purchasing Specialist, Recruiter
  • Marketing: Advertising Sales Representative, Recruiter, Marketing Coordinator, General Manager, Business Development Officer

Admission and Completion

In order to enroll in the program, you need the following admission requirements or equivalents:

  • At least 50% in Pure Math or Math 30-1 or Math 30-2, or at least 60% in Applied Math 30, AND
    At least 50% in English Language Arts 30-1, or at least 60% in English Language Arts 30-2
  • Students (including those educated in Canada) must demonstrate English language proficiency prior to admission

For equivalencies across Canada, refer to the High School Course Equivalencies page.
For upgrading options, refer to the Academic Upgrading page.

To get started on enrollment, select a major and submit an application through Apply Alberta. Twenty courses, including electives are required to complete this program. You can take up to seven years to complete all 20 courses. You must meet the graduation requirements as they exist at the time you register for your first course (see AC.3.1.1 Grading and Progression).

Course Selection

Courses for this program may be available through Continuing Education, offered in the evenings and weekends, and/or through Distance Education, available online.
Evening courses have start dates in January, May and/or September
Online courses are offered up to 12 times per year; start dates vary

Registration for coursework is outlined as follows:

  • Fall enrollment opens in July
  • Winter enrollment opens in October
  • Spring enrollment opens in February

Online registration closes about 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. Courses do fill up, so it is recommended you register early.
Twenty courses, including 10 core courses and 10 major-specific courses, are required to complete the program.

Accounting Major

COURSE NAMECOURSE CODEOFFERED
LEVEL ONE COURSES
Communication and Presentation Skills COMN-220 Classroom or Online
Business Mathematics BMAT-230 Classroom or Online
Business Productivity Tools and Technology BCMP-225 Classroom or Online
Introduction to Business MNGT-200 Classroom or Online
Introductory Financial Accounting I ACCT-215 Classroom or Online
LEVEL TWO COURSES
Marketing Essentials MKTG-260 Classroom or Online
Quantitative Methods STAT-270 Classroom or Online
Organizational Behaviour MNGT-250 Classroom or Online
Microeconomics ECON-250 Classroom or Online
Introductory Financial Accounting II ACCT-255 Classroom or Online
LEVEL THREE COURSES
Macroeconomics ECON-305 Classroom or Online
Business Law BLAW-300 Classroom or Online
Intermediate Financial Accounting I ACCT-315 Classroom or Online
Management Information Systems ACCT-320 Classroom
Introductory Management Accounting ACCT-338 Classroom
LEVEL FOUR COURSES
Intermediate Financial Accounting II ACCT-350 Classroom or Online
Finance Management FNCE-390 Classroom or Online
Intermediate Management Accounting ACCT-380 Classroom
Managing Strategically MNGT-395 Classroom or Online
Elective (Choose 1 of the following 3 courses):
Critical Thinking PHIL-241 Classroom/Online Combinations
Computer Accounting Software ACCT-395 Classroom
Introduction to Taxation ACCT-375 Classroom or Online


Financial Services Major

COURSE NAMECOURSE CODEOFFERED
LEVEL ONE COURSES
Communication and Presentation Skills COMN-220 Classroom or Online
Business Mathematics BMAT-230 Classroom or Online
Business Productivity Tools and Technology BCMP-225 Classroom or Online
Introduction to Business MNGT-200 Classroom or Online
Introductory Financial Accounting I ACCT-215 Classroom or Online
LEVEL TWO COURSES
Marketing Essentials MKTG-260 Classroom or Online
Quantitative Methods STAT-270 Classroom or Online
Organizational Behaviour MNGT-250 Classroom or Online
Microeconomics ECON-250 Classroom or Online
Personal Financial Planning BFIN-255 Online
LEVEL THREE COURSES
Macroeconomics ECON-305 Classroom or Online
Business Law BLAW-300 Classroom or Online
Introduction to Taxation ACCT-375 Classroom or Online
Money and Banking BFIN-333 Classroom or Online
Risk Management and Retirement Planning BFIN-341 Classroom
LEVEL FOUR COURSES
Relationship Selling BFIN-360 Classroom or Online
Mutual Funds and Securities BFIN-356 Classroom
Integrated Finance BFIN-386 Classroom or Online
Financial Planning Process and Estate Planning BFIN-380 Classroom or Online
Managing Strategically MNGT-395 Classroom or Online

IMPORTANT: This program was revised for the 2014-2015 Academic Year. For students who started the program between July 2010 and June 2014, you require BFIN 301 Finance for Managers in place of BFIN 386 Integrated Finance. If you started your program prior to July 2010, please contact business.advising@sait.ca to confirm your graduation requirements.


Management Major

COURSE NAMECOURSE CODEOFFERED
LEVEL ONE COURSES
Communication and Presentation Skills COMN-220 Classroom or Online
Business Mathematics BMAT-230 Classroom or Online
Business Productivity Tools and Technology BCMP-225 Classroom or Online
Introduction to Business MNGT-200 Classroom or Online
Introductory Financial Accounting I ACCT-215 Classroom or Online
LEVEL TWO COURSES
Marketing Essentials MKTG-260 Classroom or Online
Quantitative Methods   STAT-270 Classroom or Online
Organizational Behaviour MNGT-250 Classroom or Online
Microeconomics ECON-250 Classroom or Online
Introduction to Management MNGT-255 Classroom or Online
LEVEL THREE COURSES
Macroeconomics   ECON-305 Classroom or Online
Business Law   BLAW-300 Classroom or Online
Project Management MNGT-321 Classroom or Online
Human Resource Management HRMT-320 Classroom or Online
Finance for Managers BFIN-301 Classroom or Online
LEVEL FOUR COURSES
International Business MNGT-360 Classroom or Online
Business Leadership LDSH-360 Classroom or Online
Managing Strategically MNGT-395 Classroom or Online
Electives (Choose 2 of the following 4 courses):
Principles of Supply Chain Management MNGT-370 Classroom or Online
Entrepreneurship ENTR-350 Classroom or Online
Economic Development Fundamentals ECON-355 Online
Municipal Structure and Governance MNGT-367 Online

IMPORTANT: If you started your program prior to July 2010, please contact business.advising@sait.ca to confirm your graduation requirements.


Marketing Major

COURSE NAMECOURSE CODEOFFERED
LEVEL ONE COURSES
Communication and Presentation Skills COMN-220 Classroom or Online
Business Mathematics BMAT-230 Classroom or Online
Business Productivity Tools and Technology BCMP-225 Classroom or Online
Introduction to Business MNGT-200 Classroom or Online
Introductory Financial Accounting I ACCT-215 Classroom or Online
LEVEL TWO COURSES
Marketing Essentials MKTG-260 Classroom or Online
Quantitative Methods STAT-270 Classroom or Online
Organizational Behaviour MNGT-250 Classroom or Online
Microeconomics ECON-250 Classroom or Online
Marketing You MKTG-275 Classroom or Online
LEVEL THREE COURSES
Macroeconomics   ECON-305 Classroom or Online
Business Law   BLAW-300 Classroom or Online
Brand Management MKTG-306 Classroom or Online
Consumer Behavior MKTG-340 Classroom or Online
Marketing Action MKTG-336 Classroom or Online
LEVEL FOUR COURSES
Strategic Marketing MKTG-380 Classroom or Online
Integrated Marketing Communications MKTG-375 Classroom or Online
Marketing Research MKTG-322 Classroom or Online
Managing Strategically MNGT-395 Classroom or Online
ELECTIVES (CHOOSE 1 OF THE 4 FOLLOWING COURSES)
Principles of Supply Chain Management MNGT-370 Classroom or Online
Entrepreneurship ENTR-350 Classroom or Online
Business Development MKTG-366 Classroom or Online

IMPORTANT: This program was revised for the 2015-2016 Academic Year. For students who started the program between July 2010 and June 2014, MKTG 365 Professional Selling is a required course, not an elective. For students who started the program prior to July 2016, if you completed MKTG 358 International Marketing, you may not require MKTG 340 Consumer Behaviour. Please contact business.advising@sait.ca to confirm your graduation requirements.


Supply Chain Management Major

COURSE NAMECOURSE CODEOFFERED
LEVEL ONE COURSES
Communication and Presentation Skills COMN-220 Classroom or Online
Business Mathematics BMAT-230 Classroom or Online
Business Productivity Tools and Technology BCMP-225 Classroom or Online
Introduction to Business MNGT-200 Classroom or Online
Introductory Financial Accounting I ACCT-215 Classroom or Online
LEVEL TWO COURSES
Marketing Essentials MKTG-260 Classroom or Online
Quantitative Methods STAT-270 Classroom or Online
Organizational Behaviour MNGT-250 Classroom or Online
Microeconomics ECON-250 Classroom or Online
Introduction to Supply Chain Management SCMT-255 Classroom/Online Combination
LEVEL THREE COURSES
Macroeconomics   ECON-305 Classroom or Online
Business Law   BLAW-300 Classroom or Online
Operations Planning and Scheduling SCMT-300 Classroom or Online
Logistics I SCMT-310 Classroom
Procurement I SCMT-370 Classroom/Online Combinations
LEVEL FOUR COURSES
Quality: A Supply Chain Perspective SCMT-320 Classroom
Operational Performance Analytics SCMT-350 Classroom
Professional Practice in Supply Chain Management SCMT-360 Classroom
Materials Management SCMT-380 Classroom
Managing Strategically MNGT-395 Classroom or Online

Student Success

  • We find that there is a direct correlation between the time and energy invested to the amount of success achieved.
  • Remaining focused and diligent with coursework is important for success in completing the program.
  • You must be able to read, write, and understand the English language at a level exceeding basic conversational English.

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